SNM060: 5 Ways to Make a Living as a Writer

So many writers struggle to pay their bills.  They are locked into one path to success and miss every opportunity that comes your way.

Instead of sending your book out to fifty more publishers who will just send you fifty more rejection letters, find ways to quickly turn writing into dollars.

Fast Work

One of the fastest ways to make money as a writer is writing for other people.  There are always thousands of blogs, magazines and news sites desperate for more content.  Writing like this is a great way to hone your skills and make more money.  There is nothing better than getting paid to learn.

Slow Work

Building your own blog is very rewarding.  It feels wonderful to have total control over your destiny, but it can take time for those profits to come rolling in.  Just converting my website to the new design took over a month.

Building a blog is about the long view.  I can take a long time to earn any money, but from that first dollar your profits will shoot up like a rocket ship.

Mixed Strategy

The smartest move is to combine short term and long term projects.  Use the money from your writing jobs to support you until your long term projects explode and the money comes pouring in.

Key Points:

  1. There are multiple ways to make money as a writer
  2. Do not lot limit yourself from success
  3. Plan for fast and short term profits

Resources Mentioned:

Breaking Orbit

Serve No Master on Amazon

Send in your questions to podcast [at] servenomaster [dot] com

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1 thought on “SNM060: 5 Ways to Make a Living as a Writer”

  1. Love the sound of the waves! Thanks for recording even in a typhoon.

    This is exactly what I was looking for! I have been trying to figure out how to make money writing immediately while building a blog and writing kindle books to create future revenue.

    I guess it’s time to go to the writing mills!

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