How to Make a Living Wage as an Author

It may be different than you think…

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Here’s the real piping hot tea:

Unless you are already a well-known and popular influencer in another space or an already successful and profitable author, your published book royalties are unlikely to be enough to live on by themselves. That is why most authors also write other things — blogging, editing, writing copy for clients, etc.

How Do I Make My Money?

In many ways, my first published book was the launching point of my career as a writer.


My books have been an amazing marketing tool. I’ve gotten emails and been contacted through my website from people who found me through my books.

You will not make a full-time salary from your first book.

I am not here to sugarcoat it or lie to you.

Written by

Entrepreneur, writer, editor, book coach, cat lover, weirdo, optimist. Author of “Write. Get Paid. Repeat.” & “Concept to Conclusion.”

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