Time is a constant barrier, for many of us who do not write as a full-time hustle. Some applications and techniques can help us all cut down on the time writing takes. These are essential as they help us become more productive. The better we use our time the better the results.
Throughout my time writing, the question I am asked more than ever if how I have time to write as much, as I do, and bring up a family. There is not always a perfect science to writing. On many occasions, my systems let me down. This weekend, my little one turned one. I then hit the depths of writers' block and for five days I have published nothing. Unheard off in recent months.
Too many times writers are crippled with writer’s block. I have been amongst these. My advice when the writing bug takes you is to go with it and get as much writing done as possible. These golden times with give you a cushion if writer’s block hits again. As writers, we should embrace the golden … Continue reading Ride the Wave of Inspiration
As a writer, you have to have a portfolio of your work to share with prospective job opportunities. Many people will say that they have Medium as their portfolio of work. However, there is a problem with this. Unless your prospective employer is a Medium member, they will not be able to read your locked … Continue reading Ko-Fi Anyone — Is This The New Big Publishing Platform to Make Money
You will read many articles that speak about making money as a writer. The majority of the advice they offer is how to format and write articles. There is, however, another way you can make income from the articles you write.
You can use your writing to advertise a second business. This can be through directly linking to the service or product you offer or by growing your brand. Once you have grown your brand and are recognised as an authority in the topic, you can start advertising.
I started writing seriously five years ago. Like many new writers, I thought the money would be rolling in within a year. I read all the articles that said it could take at least five years to build a brand, still, I thought I knew better. My main aim was to make money on the articles I wrote.
How do you build a second business though?
Since I started writing I have been amazed at the advice and support I have received from others.
Writers who are well established never worry about you taking readers from them. Instead, they support you, answer your questions and share their experience.
The advice has always helped a great deal, not only with my writing career but personally.