This week, you'll see what it takes to make money writing online.
The reality is, it takes time, effort, and creative consistency (just like anything else that's worth working toward).
Digital Writing is like a snowball:
The more you write, the more influence you gain.
The more influence you gain, the more sales you make.
The more sales you make, the more revenue you'll realize.
It's a pretty sweet cycle, but most people start with an invisible blindfold.
We're about to take it off.
👀 I'll Prove It
As I stumbled upon the world of Digital Writing, I noticed 2 things:
- There are tons of people earning a living with their laptops.
- Nothing happens when I press publish.
I'm sure you can see the disconnect, and you may have felt the same.
How are they doing that?
What am I not doing that they are?
When will I be able to see the same success?
The first piece of proof came from my articles on Medium.
I wrote about things I liked, and all of a sudden I saw some money. Nothing life-changing (not even close), but I found my first answer:
I can do this (and you can too).
⚙️ How This Works
You can make money writing about literally anything.
To keep this super simple, you need 2 things to make it rain:
The attention comes from social media. All you really need to do is pick a platform, press publish, and repeat. As you continue to see what works and what doesn't, you'll improve.
Here are some quick examples to inspire you:
You're a single mom. You've struggled to care for your children, but you pushed through the pain and made a little life for yourself (this is a lot like my own mother). You start talking on Twitter about the mistakes you made, the lessons you learned, and the success you've acquired.
You're a dog lover. Every dog you've ever had was well-behaved because you took the time to train it. You start writing articles on your blog about how to train your dog. You share the best tips and tricks.
I call this Thought Monetization.
💰 The Money
This is the fun part.
After you've gained attention online, you can start to "ask" your audience. Using CTAs (Call-to-Actions), you can plug your product or offer.
This can be:
Anything that is a direct implementation of your niche.
This is not as difficult as it sounds.
When I was aimlessly writing on Medium, I started to get a feel for the platform, and I got to a place where I was earning $100+ each month. That's nothing crazy, but it became a passion of mine.
So, I wrote an eBook and made a few sales.
I didn't have an audience that was the size of a small country, I didn't have everything "figured out," and I certainly didn't have the know-how that some other people do.
I simply put my thoughts out there, for someone a step or two behind.
With time, effort, and creative consistency as I mentioned before, this can scale into a life-changing empire that you never thought possible.
I'm currently climbing the staircase right now (join me).
See you next week!