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Three Ways Authors Can Obtain Consistent Income

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Chasing the dream of growing your reader base means finding ways to pull in consistent income to fund this dream

Many authors dream of filling hundreds of pages with memorable stories, but until you grow your reader base, how do you fund this dream?

Even though authors wish they could be writing these stories full-time, there are ways to grow your reader base and your income.

  1. Social Blogging: Places like Medium offer great ways for you to get paid for your writing. By choosing to write on social blogging sites, you are putting your work in a place that already has an established reader base.

  2. Copywriting: This is a job that has a high demand and can often offer a high pay scale depending on the job. You can find these jobs on Google with a simple search or on freelancer websites like Upwork or Fivver.

  3. Teach what you know: Even if this doesn’t have to do with writing, everyone has a skill. There are websites such as Gumroad, Coursera, and Skillshare that allow you to create a course and get paid fast. Some of these courses can pay up to $100 dollars depending on the length and topic.

Believe it or not, these other revenue avenues also open opportunities for new readers to check out your brand.

The profiles you create for blogging, copywriting, and teaching allow you to put links to your website and social media.

Take full advantage of this by placing a LinkTree in your profile. It should include these things:

  • Your website

  • Social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Medium, TikTok, and LinkedIn)

  • Amazon Central Page

  • Goodreads Author Profile

Using a LinkTree in your profile cuts down the description and number of immediate links your audience has to search through.

Chances are, if people like hearing what you have to say, they are going to start poking around your platform. So, make sure your brand images are consistent across your platform (banners, promotions, and profile pictures). And, last but not least, be sure that your platform is being consistently updated.

Authors cannot only pull in revenue through novels.

If you spread your wings and see what other opportunities you can apply your skills, the possibilities are endless.