3 Paths to Making Money as a Writer

3 Paths  to Making Money as a Writer
You can make money in a lot of different ways as a writer. Here's a short list.

Author: write a book...
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How and Why You Should Build an Email List

How and Why You Should Build an Email List

Starting with the why since this is a continuation of Why Amazon Is Bad for Authors .

Building an email list is one of the most important things you can do as an indie author. You want an email list because you want access to your buyers, to your perfect reader, to your community.

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Why Amazon Is Bad for Authors but Authors Work Around It

Why Amazon Is Bad for Authors but Authors Work Around It
One downside to selling your book on Amazon is that you don’t have the readers/buyers’ information. You don’t know who bought your book, and you can’t communicate with them. This isn't an issue exclusive only to them if you sell through other distributors. (Where Should I Publish My Book?)

Amazon keeps the emails of everyone who shops with them, and they are not sharing. It would be irresponsible of them if they did. The only access you have directly with buyers and readers is the one you create. Amazon does allow you to create an author page. Part of your funnel can start there.
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Do You Need an Email List?

Do You Need an Email List?
Tl;dr yes 

If you are online and building a business around writing and being an author, eventually you’re gonna hear about newsletters and email lists. 

Here it is. This is that moment.

But what’s the point? Email is dead, and no one reads those.

Actually no, people do, but only ones they want are giving them valuable content.



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4 Kinds of Social Posts for Writers + prompt list

4 Kinds of Social Posts for Writers + prompt list

I found it really challenging to find readers and build a community. Writing and publishing a book to market is a great accomplishment, but a book needs readers to be worth the effort.

Marketing is a huge aspect that I wasn’t prepared for, but it can be a lot of fun. Rather than feeling like marketing is this terrible overwhelming thing you have to do, think of it as this wonderful opportunity you have to meet new readers. Using content marketing to funnel readers to you can be fun and easy and you can make new connections with people you wouldn’t have otherwise.

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