Know Why You Do It

By: Tia Love

So, with all of this writing advice I’ve given you, you’re probably wondering how you can make money using the talents you were given. Right? Well, no need to fear, your writer friend is here to dish on the raw and real on how to make money as a writer.

I’m kidding.

I definitely have some information to give you, but I don’t believe that there is any set formula on making money as as a writer, and, as much as you may hate me for saying this, I don’t necessarily share the idea that we write to make money anyway. As a writer, I do it because there are words inside of me that need to get out. I am going to write, until either I lose the ability or the world ends, whichever comes first. Being paid for it is not the end goal, but of course, I am not against that idea either. I think that if you find joy in what you are doing and do it well, the rest will take care of itself.

The first thing you have to consider is what type of career in writing you want to have. Do you want to write fiction novels about villains that everyone loves? Or maybe you want to be the person that creates those incredibly corny sayings inside of greeting cards on Valentine’s Day.

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I can’t believe
I just typed this to you

Anywho! Work out what kind of writing you want to do. Here’s a list of some careers where we can best put our talents to use.

Greeting Card Author
Comic Book Writer
Novelist
Writing Coach
Creative Advertising
Screenwriter
Lyricist
Freelancer
Creative Writing Instructor
Ghostwriter
Columnist
Personal Poet
Playwright
Resume Writer
Journalist
Transcriber

Those are just a few, and there are many, many more. You just have to find what you are good at, and what you enjoy doing; your niche. Personally, I like to blog and share my thoughts and ideas with the rest of the world, regardless of how different they may be. I write on my own blogs and for others everyday, because I want to quit my boring day job (or maybe reduce it to part-time) one day and spend my life blogging about all types of things. That is my niche. Along with blogging for others, I created my own platform where I can blog, even if I don’t have a paying job lined up. I am always working in the area that makes me most happy, so even when deposits aren’t being made into my account, I am still feeling a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment.

Isn’t that why we do this?

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