Creating content online and earning money is both rewarding and challenging. I won’t lie to you, writer fam; it’s hard. Especially if you don’t have much experience, an established writing habit, or a large dedicated following on a social media platform and aren’t willing to take shortcuts to gain followers — like paying for them.
The challenges are what I love about writing and creating content. Overcoming them is oh so possible with ongoing effort.
I didn’t start with a habit, an agent, or a following. Yet, I found a way to forge my way through to a lucrative habit…
I’ve been writing for a while. Now that I have some perspective on writing and writing for money, I can assess what is most important. Sometimes we need years of experience in one domain to figure out what drives us to keep doing whatever we are pursuing. There is nothing wrong with making money from art, whether you are a writer, sculptor, painter, musician. But don’t forget to have fun doing it.
Several things are the most important thing for me on this journey: to have fun while doing it, write without fear or judgment, and write you something entertaining…
I let my nutrition slide when the pandemic first hit us. If the world was ending, I didn’t want to go out with zero body fat from never eating a carb. So I ate bread and butter and watched Netflix. My gym closed, and my attitude was fu*k it. Who cares.
But last month I was tired of feeling…tired. Exhausted and depleted. I was having trouble staying focused, and my energy dipped drastically.
I have things to do, places to go, and stories to write. I need my energy back.
A month ago, I gave up sugar and start each…
Words. Writers love words. Writing isn’t hard. Writing well is hard. Learning how to sit down every day and face a blank screen and blinking cursor is hard. But once you have the habit of writing down, you have conquered half the battle.
Sitting down and writing is the hardest part. Once you master it, writing daily to get your reps in becomes a lot easier with each passing day.
If you write, you are a writer. Some will argue this point. I believe we are all writers. Some practice the craft of writing more than others. If you sit…
I’ve been blogging for almost five years. Writing well is hard. It’s a skill that takes years of deliberate practice to develop and hone. With conscious effort, the good news is you can become a better blogger/writer over time with hours dedicated to the craft.
The good news is also the bad news.
It takes a lot of time devoted to writing to become an effective writer. Yes, some are born with a natural talent for words, rhythm, flow, and an ear for verse. But most of us have to work at it. It takes practice, trial, and error to…
There is no better medium of expression from one person to another than writing provides. Taking writing seriously for the last year and a half has changed my life. I’m making good money from this side hustle I love. I’m growing as a writer, gaining confidence from successes, allowing me to reach for more opportunities in the content creation domain.
But really, I’ve always considered myself a writer. Just never paid for my words until I got serious and got up the nerve to share publicly.
Though, I’d still write for free. The creative part of me demands I live…
Reading science, math, and philosophy for one hour per day will likely put you at the upper-echelon of human success within seven years. — Naval Ravikant
The reason prolific content creators can write a lot of content is they consume the right kind of content. Usually self-starters who are inner-directed they take learning seriously and are self-described autodidacts.
Always curious. Always learning.
Creators devour information through books, online material, podcasts, and video — think TED Talks — until the knowledge becomes a part of their thinking, absorbing it on a deep level, weaving it together with their perspective until it…
The next generation’s fortunes are going to be made from media or code. We are in the creator economy. We are creators. Or can be. Some of us create content, while some of us consume it. How many people do you know who don’t have a social media account?
Even my grandmother is on YouTube.
But all of us have the opportunity to create. The new economy is permissionless. Meaning you don’t need anyone’s permission to be a creator on the internet. You don’t need permission to record a podcast, write a piece of code to build the next app…
A quarter of 2021 is over. Are you where you imagined you would be at this time of year in your writing career? Have you established a habit, found your routine? Written every day?
There’s still time. It’s never too late.
You have 284 days left of 2021.
The problem with goals and why I don’t make resolutions arbitrarily at the end of each year is that “new goals don’t deliver new results. New lifestyles do.” — James Clear.
The reason it doesn’t work to only state your goals aloud like, I’ll lose twenty pounds or I’ll create a…
Each writer is unique. We come to writing and developing a habit by our own design based on our individual personalities. Through lots of practice, trial and error, we hone in on the creative process that works for each of us. That being said, there are three pieces of advice writers often give. They are common because they are true and achieve results.
If you want to be a writer, start with these three commandments on writing first.
Haruki Murakami: “The repetition itself becomes the important thing.”
Most writers advise writing every day (although, when I give this advice, I…
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