How to Make Money Writing
You will always be able to make money writing if you improve yourself with the same intensity as you improve your writing.
Think about it:
People are hungry for information that can improve their lives. So if you, the ardent self-improver, make a personal breakthrough, your experience will be valuable to someone who wants the same improvement.
Take my meditation epiphany, for instance.
I had one of those days where you feel like a strung-out crackhead without having had the benefit of smoking actual crack. My mind raced, I bounced ineffectively from one uncompleted task to the next, and I found myself afraid to stop and be. So I took a walk. When I passed by my park, I instinctively went to relax on the lush grass. And after five minutes of gazing at the clouds and the sky and the mountains, I realized that I was meditating, and it felt insanely good. I felt like me again.
After the experience I was inspired to write about it. I thought about why I had been so scared to be still that day…and why everyone’s so scared to break from the break-neck pace of modern life. Then I shared my simple way to get the benefits of mediation (relaxed mind, reduced heart rate, sense of peace) without the lotus position and the OMMMMMs.
And a lot of people found that valuable, because they want the same improvement. I worked on the article for one or two hours and sold it to Fitbit for $400. Here it is:
I’ve been able to turn my sidehustle into a full-time career because I became obsessed with improving myself, which is freagin’ incredible. I write on my passions; I sell the product to the right publication; then I get positive feedback from the audience, which inspires me to write more, and to write better. People thank me for an article that hit home, and they tell me that even though they’ve heard similar advice from the Gurus like Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss, the way I wrote it made the information sink in. My experience made the difference.
You don’t have to be famous to do this. You don’t have to be inordinately successful. You just have to live like you’re getting paid to share your experience and be brave enough to pitch your value to large companies. If you learn the craft well enough, you will get paid to write. (That means study and practice every day!)
I’m not suggesting that everyone become a writer. Few people are actually cut out for the demands and the self-discipline. But if you’re one of those nuts that can write four hours a day and edit till the sun sets….you can make a living by selling your self improvement.
Once you make the cognitive leap—once the possibility becomes real—you’ll look at each moment as something to be improved and shared. That’s when your life really catches fire, and your career too. You’ll look at each book as a treasure trove of ideas to try and to share. And every ounce of education you receive can be turned into pounds of profit. It’s a good life.
So for all your would-be writers…
It’s time to get paid to write! Which means committing to your self improvement journey like you’re getting paid. Start today!!!