Financial Tips for Aspiring Writers

If you’re interested in earning money as a writer, there’s several things you should know up front.

One: Don’t Go To College For a Writing Emphasis

The things you’ll learn in college if you take any writing classes will serve you well if you’re going to be writing technical essays, research papers, or case studies. None of which will earn you very much money unless you’re specialized in one of those 3 areas and you’re willing to write 8 hours a day for basically the rest of your life.

Two: Get a Business Degree

Writers, much like lawyers, dentists, doctors and other professionals, don’t know the first thing about marketing themselves online. Granted, you can go to industry conferences and setup booths and you’ll sell a few hard copies. But if you want to sell yourself or your books online, you need to study up on how to do that. The internet marketing industry changes constantly, and there are always 1 or 2 new platforms or tools you can use for pretty cheap if you know what to look for.

Three: Pay Good Money for eBook Cover Design

The old adage, ‘never judge a book by it’s cover’ is exactly why you’ll never make much money if your ebook cover design sucks. You can find some pretty amazing designers on Fiverr who specialize in creating ebook designs that also come in all the digital formats you’ll need for uploading to CreateSpace and Amazon.