I Made $500,000+ by Writing on the Internet — Here Are 50 Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Sooner

On creativity, reader psychology, mindset, and much more in ten minutes

Sinem Günel
ILLUMINATION-Curated
10 min readMar 6, 2024

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Photo by Ewan Robertson on Unsplash

If you had told me I'd end up making money by typing words on my computer a few years ago, I would've laughed—a lot. Yet, here I am — having published more than 600 articles on the internet, making a living by writing online and teaching others how to do the same.

That's the beauty of life: It's unpredictable. I never thought I was a great writer (I still don't), and I've never been particularly creative. I studied business administration and quit in my final year because I wanted to do my own thing.

Writing was one of many side hustles I tried, but the only one I really liked. I loved how independent I was. I loved that I could write anywhere, at any time of the day. That I could just let my thoughts flow and share my ideas with people from all corners of the globe.

If I had to start all over, I'd give myself a little notebook with these 50 lessons to keep in mind. I will summarize them under seven headings to make it easy for you.

1 — On Getting Started

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