How do I make money as a writer? Part 2
One of the things I love about writing is its ability to allow me to live in technicolor. Sharing my thoughts with you, the reader, through my writing fills me with so much gratitude. When I was a little girl I wrote my first book called “The Two Inch Boy.” That book and the accolades I received from it sparked a little seed that has grown into a publishing company. I wrote for many years after that, sometimes writing just for me. What I’ve grown to love is the ability to have a creative thought and through so many different mediums, share it with you.
Writing holds you accountable.
My writing friends know exactly what I mean.
It allows you to go into your mind as a character; and into your heart to share your life or what you have experience in. Professional writing requires passion. Once you get past the creativity, if you want others to benefit from what you’ve created, you have to market and let people know it’s available.
In part one of this series, I talked about a way to bring in a somewhat steady income while you write. I started there intentionally. If you are a writer, no matter if you are working independently, or working with someone else, there is more involved than just writing. There are ways to make money consistently…BUT there is a bit of a hustle and bustle that goes with writing too. There’s Facebook, Twitter, and blogging. Let’s not forget public speaking events, radio interviews, and book tours. The amount of time you spend marketing yourself warrants compensation. So I encourage writers to think of themselves as a business and know that the writing business is run on multiple streams of income.
Which is awesome by the way!
In part three of this series, we’ll discuss blogging and how to create that stream of income as a writer. Do you have concerns about making money as a writer? Please share in the comment section below.