Lesson 1

Congratulations for coming on board.

Today, I shall be laying the foundation with you.

There are a lot of writers who would like to make money doing what they love. However, any a few actually succeed in doing this. I hear most writers ask questions that border on making money from writing,

How can I earn from writing?

What platforms can I explore to earn from writing?

How can I command influence to be paid much more as a writer?

If these questions and more have been burning in your heart, then I’ve got good news for you. You too can earn the pecuniary rewards that abound in the writing industry. Yes, you can transit from writing-for-the-love-of-writing to building a career from your writing and earn enough to cruising on a yatch in the Caribbean while sipping a glass pina colada. 

You’d love that right?

Let’s dig in.

Making money from writing is a goal that requires an in-depth knowledge of how the game works so you don’t run round and round in circles without making a head way. So before you start trying to monetize your writing skills, you first have to find out how you can do so. It all starts with getting seen. Look around you, the online world is the new market place. As you scroll through the internet or your news feed on social media you will find that everyone is flaunting their skills, talent, career, lifestyle, intellect and affluence. As a writer, you must optimize the online world to sell your skill and expertise.

How do you share your craft with the world?

How do you ensure that your voice is heard above the din?

Tip 1: Become Active on Social Media

Today, with the aid of your mobile phone, you can get seen and fulfill your dream of becoming a millionaire writer. All you have to do is create a presence on social media. The whole point of social media is to get noticed for what you do. Posting regular content on social media will increase your visibility as a writer. It’s one of the easiest ways you can get seen and known as a prolific writer. 

Select one or two social media platforms that suit your personality and become active-posting content and interacting with your followers. Aside from the views and engagements; people see you as the go-to expert in your niche and that’s an added advantage. Take a moment to think of what you’re going to bring to the table that people would love to read every single day and start writing on social media.

Tip 2: Start Blogging

Gone are the days when blogging was just a hobby we indulge in our pastime. Today, blogs are used to share valuable information. What better way to get seen than to start sharing your views and thoughts with the world? You can create engaging blog posts on the things you know and build a network of readers who share same interest. The more people visit your blog, the more exposure you get.

What if I told you that you can also earn money through blogging? 

Well, that’s a subject for another day. For now, draft a list of specific topics you can start blogging about. 

Tip 3: Explore Guest Blogging Opportunities

Getting your articles published on other blogs or online magazines with high domain authority will boost your reader base. By writing as a guest blogger, you are sharing your knowledge/expertise and establishing yourself as an authority figure in your industry. It will help you increase your following on the internet and network with other gurus in your field. It could also be a means of navigating traffic to your personal blog. Reach out to owners of blogs you love and read regularly and pitch an article that provides value to their audience. 

That’s it for today!

Now sit down and start thinking of how you can explore these options.

See you Tomorrow.