• How to Make a Living with Your Writing

  • Turn Your Words into Multiple Streams of Income
  • By: Joanna Penn
  • Narrated by: Joanna Penn
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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How to Make a Living with Your Writing

By: Joanna Penn
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Publisher's Summary

Do you want to make a living with your writing?

Do you want to turn your words into multiple streams of income?

I’m Joanna Penn and I left my corporate job a decade ago to become a full-time author entrepreneur. In this completely updated third edition, I’ll explain how I make a living with my writing and share tips from other writers on how you can do it too with practical, actionable advice that you can implement for yourself.

If you love to create and you’re ready to learn fresh skills in a fast-changing environment, this audiobook will give you lots of ideas on how to make money with your words.

Each section provides ideas you can use to research each opportunity in more detail and questions to guide your thought process. Sometimes it’s just about knowing what’s out there in order to find what’s right for you.

Introduction 

First principles 

Part 1: How to Make Money with Books

1.1 Your publishing options and how the industry has changed

1.2 Your book is a valuable intellectual property asset

1.3 Traditional publishing

1.4 Self-publishing or becoming an indie author

1.5 Write more books

1.6 Write books that people want to buy

1.7 Publish in multiple formats

1.8 Publish globally

1.9 Sell direct to your audience

1.10 Market your books

Part 2: How to Make Money with your Writing in Other Ways

2.1 Your author ecosystem

2.2 Affiliate income

2.3 Crowdfunding, patronage and subscription

2.4 Professional speaking, teaching, performing, and live events

2.5 Online courses, webinars, events, and membership sites

2.6 Advertising and sponsorship

2.7 Physical products and merchandise

2.8 Freelance writing and ghostwriting

2.9 Consulting or coaching

2.10 Author services

2.11 Other ways to make money with your writing

The transition to making a living with your writing.

If you want to make a living with your writing, download a sample or buy now!

©2021 Joanna Penn (P)2021 Joanna Penn

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Brilliant advice

Simply brilliant !! The author makes it so easy to learn and understand the most important tricks of the author's trade.... Highly recommended for all new aspiring writers!!


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Great ideas for indie authors!

I was looking for a book to motivate me. This book did the trick! I had hoped it had more practical marketing tips and tools, but I believe Joanna Penn has other books that have practical marketing tools. All in all it's a encouraging book for Indy authors struggling to make money from their work.

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Excellent resource

If you have been looking for roadmap to get started making a living with your word, this is it!

Highly recommend for writers at all stages of the journey.