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Old 06-29-2016, 04:38 PM
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The 7 Things Writers Need to Make a Living

I'm sure you know a few but you really should read the whole thing before commenting.

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If youíre a writer, you might have heard this most of your life:


People donít make a living writing. You should find something practical to do with your life.

Smart, capable writers grimly pass around war stories on Facebook. Penny-a-word assignments, clients who donít pay, disdain for our craft, and disrespect for our profession.

And yet, look around at this digital world so many of us spend our lives in ó itís made of words. The technology to produce digital content exists because we create words worth sharing.

Text, video, audio ó it all needs great writing if itís going to be worth spending our time on.

If writing is your profession and your passion, you can accept crap assignments for crap money and crap treatment.

Or, you can choose something better. Because there is something better.
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I couldn't agree more with the first point. Writing is incredibly hard, and there are times when I just think, "I will shoot myself if I have to write about this topic anymore". But the love of the craft is what gets you through it. Creating the perfect sentence, then trashing that sentence because it hinders from creating the perfect paragraph, then trashing that because it hinders from creating the perfect article. You have to be attached to your words, yet not so attached that you're unwilling to let them go for the greater good.

Thanks for sharing snakeair, you always seems to find good stuff!
 
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I do agree with the first one. But for me, writing is a good activity to kill time with something meaningful. If you write to make money, your readers would smell that you regard to promote something. I just share something beneficial to others and because I love writing. Just that.
 
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these are nice tips. iwill try this and then ask you about it. how much it is effective
 
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these are nice tips. iwill try this and then ask you about it. how much it is effective
All of it is effective. I didn't write the blog post btw.
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I do agree with the first one. But for me, writing is a good activity to kill time with something meaningful. If you write to make money, your readers would smell that you regard to promote something. I just share something beneficial to others and because I love writing. Just that.
100% correct. If you are writing something helpful to reader than as a reference you can generate your affiliate sales automatically....

For example if you are writing about " how to make a dish to boost your energy " than you may get chance to sell necessary ingredients through your affiliate network.

In that way you can earn through a good informative story...
 
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noted each and every point
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The editor that I hired is in college but has 2 editing jobs putting herself through college and she wants to do this full-time outside of college. It is possible to do this and my editor is getting a good education and getting real world experience at the same time.
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The editor that I hired is in college but has 2 editing jobs putting herself through college and she wants to do this full-time outside of college. It is possible to do this and my editor is getting a good education and getting real world experience at the same time.
As mentioned in The 7 Things Writers Need to Make a Living, having a huge passion for your job indeed is very - if not most - important. In my opinion, if you don't love what you do, you can't be truly successful. And that doesn't just apply to a writing career, but to any career out there.
 
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