If there is one bit of advice I can give you on making money as a writer online, it’s this:
Deliver value daily.
I don’t mean tweet or post on Facebook daily, I mean daily emails in your readers’ Inboxes.
Daily. Yes, you read that right. IT MUST BE DAILY.
Over the years of writing and self-publishing (about 6 years so far) I’ve watched countless writers make money and studied countless ways of doing it by trial and error, by reading books, by asking people, and by making mistakes.
And I found that those who made it—who are successful and who are making a living—are writers who deliver valuable content daily.
As an example, I’ve relaunched my blog, and started posting every day. At first I was losing subscribers. I was ready for it and didn’t panic. I’ve lost about 20. And this week, finally, the trend has shifted! I got 3 new subscribers in a day, and 0 unsubscribers.
This trend will only keep growing, as I knew it would. The initial fear was to do it. To trust it will happen.
So you see, you can do the same.
Here are your three steps to action:
1. Pick a platform (Blog? Patreon? Something else?)
2. Pick a value (Daily tips? Daily process sneak peeks? Something else?)
3. COMMIT TO IT AND DO IT.