#1 is the most important.
I started reposting my blog posts to platforms in 2020, and just a year later started writing exclusively for those platforms.
My hard work paid off and I made $20,000 in the last year and a half.
Here’s what I learned along the way:
There are barriers to doing content.
People want to read things they don’t know, so your job as an online writer is to share the concrete knowledge you’ve gained by doing unusual things.
Podcaster and author Steph Smith advises aspiring writers to get a little life experience before embarking on a career as a writer.
This is great advice to follow.
If you don’t write anything, people won’t read it.
Many people will say that growing your audience “takes time”, but this is not true.
Ray Dalio’s first book is a NYT bestseller, and he has spent the last 40 years acquiring the very specific knowledge that everyone wants to know.
It took only one book for him to succeed as a writer. He had already spent his time acquiring knowledge.
Writing online is not writing online.it’s about what you know that others are not.
To write interesting stuff, you have to live an interesting life.
We live in an age of appearances.
I’ve learned, sadly, that form is more important than content.
You can write articles about making the ultimate money, losing weight, finding happiness… but if it’s written in a boring or annoying way, people won’t read it.
Writing valuable content is another thing. Packaging it in a digestible way is another thing.
Instead of writing a terribly interesting article, you’d be better off writing an empty article that “brings copyright catharsis” (patent pending).