Most of us have a day job that pays the bills and then we write as our second job. All of us have the dream – our book makes the New York Times Bestseller list and we make tons of money and quit that day job. There are actually very few authors who can do that. If all you depend on is a best seller to make your dream come true, then you may want to rethink your plan. Since most of us won’t realize millions from a breakout book, we need to develop multiple sources for income that are related to our writing.
Consider developing some of the following:
1. magazine articles – online or print
2. write articles for Article Banks – top 10 on some lists are:
3. Participate in anthologies
6. Speaking and presenting to writers groups and conferences
7. Teaching writing classes
You don’t have to do all of them at once, but you can decide which ones are your priority and add others over time. Then, you can plan to quit your day job one of these days. Be persistent and keep on working at your craft. I’m sure there are additional resources for income not listed here but this will get you started.
July 25, 2011 at 8:55 am
Thanks, Dianne, for the information. Hope your Monday is happy!