Tag: income

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Authors Are Giving Up: Why, How to Keep Going, How to Help

Authors are giving up

More and more authors are giving up and it’s a tough thing to watch. Lately it seems like every time I open my social media feed or visit the blogs of my author friends I see another post that goes something like this: “Dear friends, this post is incredibly difficult to write, but the time …

Freelance Writing Advice, Writing Tips & Career Advice

There’s Nothing Dishonorable About “Selling Out”

Moneybag

A long time ago, I had high artistic ideals. I wanted my work to change the world, to bring awareness to important issues, and to be “great.” That lasted until I was out of college. That’s when I realized that I had to eat, pay rent, and fill up my gas tank. High ideals went …

Freelance Writing Advice, Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Making a Living in a Creative Profession

Creative

Many people are gifted in the areas of art, music, dance, writing, and acting. However, when it comes time to choose a profession, many choose to pursue something other than their creative gift. “You can’t make money as a writer (dancer, artist, musician, etc.),” they are told. Or the pressure to get a “real” job …

Freelance Writing Advice, Writing Tips & Career Advice

51 Ways to Make Money as a Writer

Piggy bank

When people think of someone as being a writer, they often think in terms of books. Fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and scholarly books all come to mind as “writerly” pursuits. And certainly books are a noble goal and worth writing if that’s what you want to do. However, there are many more ways to make money …