The first thing you have to do is to stop dreaming about being a writer and write. If you’re already past this stage you have to get your work in front of the public. And then you have to promote your work like crazy.
Hello hello hello, all my fans who live all over the world!
It’s a beautiful, sunny day in The ‘Burgh and the high will be around 57. Early this morning the high was supposed to be around 61, but weather reports change during the day.
But I digress.
So, you’re a writer and you want to make some money from your work.
That’s a tough call. But it can be done. If I can do it, you can do it. Just remember that 99% of all writers do not make a living from their writing. But you can supplement your income from writing by becoming a regular contributor to several paying markets and by self-publishing your work. This means you have to invest in your talent. You have to search for and find as many paying markets as possible that are open to your work and would like to publish you on a regular basis and you have to find the best platform for your self-published work. And you have to read the masters of your genre and actually study the craft of writing. You must actually want to be the best writer you can be.
Sounds like a lot of work, doesn’t it? It is a lot of work. It’s the kind of work that separates writers from wanna-bes.
You have to build an audience for your work and this takes time. And if you’re conscientious about your writing maybe, just maybe, you’ll build a large enough audience for your work that the pennies will turn into nickels and the nickels will turn into dimes and the dimes will turn into quarters and the quarters may one day turn into dollars.
Invest in your talent. No one else can do it for you.