Making Money As A Writer


You’re unlikely to ever make any serious money from writing. You’ll probably stop. And you’ll pass away with unfulfilled hopes. The statistics clearly support that. But if you pay attention to me, you can change. The same reason most company entrepreneurs fail also applies to most writers. They overly romanticise what they do. You should write for the love of it, I promise—I do. Nevertheless, love won’t help you pay your expenses or find a way to quit your 9 to 5 work and pursue your passions.

The way to approach writing, in the words of Jeff Goins, is to earn money in order to produce more art. Having financial flexibility gives you more creative freedom. You can write whatever you want as long as you take care of your bottom line. Here are some methods you can employ to accomplish that.

Choose the Writing Genre You Want to Be, Wealthy Dad More than 32 million copies of Robert Kiyosaki’s book Poor Dad have been sold. He describes a conversation he had with a young woman who aspired to become a best-selling author in the book. She was dedicated about her craft and held an MFA. She anticipated learning tips on how to write as effectively as possible. Instead, Robert offered her suggestions on how to market, advertise, and sell her work. The young lady disregarded his suggestions.

He responded with what he had to say. Best-selling author, not best-writing author, is the term used. You must realise that writing is a product just like any other if you wish to earn money from it. Although some of the best-selling authors may not necessarily be the best writers, they have amassed sizable fan bases through time that enable them to earn money. Adopt a marketing and sales mindset to go with your attitude of craftsmanship.

Consider these concepts and tactics:

  1. Creating a tribe – You must create a tribe of devoted readers who only enjoy your material. This entails figuring out a strategy to stay in touch with your followers, for as by creating an email list. You should always include a call to action at the end of every piece you write (if allowed).
  2. Pay attention to packaging – You need to know that quality doesn’t matter if no one reads your work, which includes crafting headlines that make readers want to click and books with intriguing titles and covers. You need to figure out how to make it appealing.
  3. Be a brazen promoter – when you have stuff to discuss or services you like others to purchase, go with the option of being more aggressive. I sent three times as many emails to my list during the launch of my third book as I did during the launch of my second book. Sales were significantly higher. Even if you alienate certain customers, chances are they weren’t ever going to buy anyhow.

It is not possible to have your cake and eat it too. You may write for yourself or for an audience, but not for both, according to Josh Spector. This does not preclude you from writing about your life, but you must ensure that your work is something that readers other than yourself would be interested in reading. Reread that last sentence. If you approach writing as a business, you’ll see that various forms of writing have diverse markets.

You can opt to write in an unprofitable market, but don’t be disappointed if your work doesn’t bring in much money. You can opt to write for yourself rather than for readers, but don’t be disappointed if you push publish and no one reads it. You can discover the point where what readers want and what you want to write meet if you decide to start with an audience-driven strategy. Find out where and what the readers want to read. Choose a subject that appeals to you.

Some methods for producing material geared towards an audience:

  1. Market research: If you plan to write a book, check Amazon to discover if any other authors have published works with a similar premise. Find out what kinds of articles and themes are popular on the platform or website where you plan to post your work.
  2. Studying your audience will frequently offer you the exact outline for your writing. I frequently read through the comments on blog posts to seek for recurring themes, such as questions posed, observations made, or even grievances voiced. These findings can also be used to develop a profile of your ideal reader.
  3. Accept responsibility – Never blame the readership if your article isn’t gaining the attention you seek. I frequently come across writers who claim that “they just don’t get it.” The author is actually the one who has delusions.

Take the Inverse Path to Successful Writing
That will sound counterintuitive, but the first step in earning money from writing is to stop thinking about it altogether. Another important lesson I picked up from Kiyosaki was this one: “Work to learn, not for money.” In the first several years of most firms, you usually break even or lose money. This is due to the fact that you are laying the groundwork for your company’s future success by developing your skills,
potential clientele, and network.

Writing generates income through exponential development. You start out as a complete nothing. But just like interest in an investment account, your abilities and your reach both grow over time. For the same amount of work in the future, the benefits will be significantly higher. Every successful writer I am aware of has mostly followed the same path. They started out working for nothing. They afterwards enjoyed the benefits.

A “work to learn” mentality can be adopted by:

  1. Strive to gain exposure – When you first start out and have no audience, your major priority should be to grow your tribe. Sure, you can make money along the road, but at first it makes sense to exchange your time for access to potential customers.
  2. Practice in front of an audience because your early work isn’t very good. It is not yet worth reading. Because you need to get used to sharing your work with others, you should publish it nevertheless. Take advantage of your small or nonexistent crowd and practise with less pressure. I assure you that the pressure only increases as you mature.
  3. Adopt an investor’s mindset — In the initial weeks or months after beginning to add to their portfolio, a wise investor doesn’t worry about the balance. They don’t even care about the initial years, in all honesty. They are aware that time is the main worker. Just make the mental note that this is going to be a protracted voyage. If you’re unable to do that, you will fail.

You Have a Choice

You can take whichever path you like. Some writers despise my approach to writing. Many individuals believe that those who instruct writing in this formulaic way are full of it. Okay by me. I produce art. I produce high-caliber writing, and I could easily compete with a “artistic” author. Writing well and with artistic genius comes from approaching it like a business owner or professional. Why? because experts really perform the work. The majority of the time, those who assert their artistic integrity are simply selfish and unmotivated. They are unwilling to put in the work necessary to support themselves through their writing. Do you? How your writing career develops will depend on the response to that question.

Hi, I’m Garima and I write about life experiences. I have several books available on Amazon. Check them out today! Any purchases or KDP reads will be greatly appreciated. If you like my books, do leave a review. Here’s my author page on Amazon –


4 Comments Add yours

  1. sicetnon3 says:

    Writing is also a gift/joy shared with others without expectations. Perhaps it depends on which face you recognize.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Absolutely, I share that belief. Nevertheless, on some days, even if it doesn’t pay, all I want to do is write, which is impossible in the real world. In the end, it is possible to earn a living doing what you love, but it requires a lot of effort and commitment to your skill. You’re at the correct spot if you find yourself enthusiastically nodding “yes” to any of these questions. Your future is also closer than you would imagine.


  2. Lazarus says:

    I found this to be a helpful read. Thanks for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Thank you Lazarus.

      Liked by 1 person

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