It’s easier to reach $100 a month than most imagine
Lately, I’ve read quite a few posts by writers wondering if they’ll ever reach the $100 a month club. Follow these 7 steps if you want to increase your chances of getting there.
1 — Write and publish daily — it’s a numbers game
This might be the most important step. The more articles that you publish the more chance there is of one or more gaining significant views. Just think about it. With everything else being equal, which writer do you think has the greatest chance of success — the one that published 100 stories in the last 3 months or the one that published 25? It should be obvious to you that the more you write, the greater the probability of success will be. It really is just a numbers game.
There are always exceptions to rules. I’m not saying you can’t get to $100 by writing a few articles a month. I’m saying the probability is lower.
2 — Experiment with different niches
If you only write stories within one niche, you may never reach $100 a month in earnings if that niche isn’t popular. Experiment by writing stories in different niches. That way you are more likely to spot a lucrative niche. After all, you’re a writer. You should be able to write stories in different niches.
Initially, I never thought about writing about weight loss but decided to write two articles to see how well they would do. To my great surprise, one of them was my top-earning story last month. If you don’t try different niches, you’ll never know what could be.
3 — Write great headlines — don’t skip this step
Headlines were something I didn’t think about when I first started writing. I wrote a story and then just added any boring headline that came to mind. That all changed after I took Tim Denning’s 3-day writing course. Day 1 is all about headlines.
Having a great headline can be what gets readers. Having a bad headline can mean your story gets totally ignored.
Many writers still skip this step. Don’t be lazy. Put in the work. You’ll be rewarded.
4 — Engage with other writers
It’s by engaging with other writers that you get noticed and make connections. If you read a great article consider sharing it in a future story of yours. Remember that it’s not all about you. Share the love. Others will reciprocate.
Reading also helps you find new topics to write about and shows you what’s popular on the platform.
5 — Check your stats and adjust your writing accordingly
I don’t mean that you should obsessively check your stats every day. But once a month or so, take a look at which stories are doing well and which aren’t. You may notice that a certain niche is doing well or you may notice that you have written better headlines for your top stories.
Whatever you find, do more of what’s working and do less of what’s not working.
6 — Stop making excuses
This is also a biggie. Don’t make excuses. I’ve heard them all and used many myself.
Maybe you don’t have enough time to write more often because you have a full-time job and children to take care of. But is that the real reason or just an excuse? Many writers on here have full-time jobs and children. They still write. They don’t use it as an excuse. If you really don’t have enough time to write then maybe you just need to accept that you may have to wait until you have more free time.
Maybe you can’t think of enough things to write about. If that’s the case, work on ways to come up with new ideas. Surely your life can’t be so dull that you have nothing to say? If you have children, for example, there must be 100s of story ideas there alone. Every story doesn’t have to be a masterpiece. I’m sure that plenty of people that are planning to have children would love to hear from others that already have them.
7 — Be patient
This is a tough one for many, me included. We live in a world where everyone seems to want instant gratification.
The best things tend to come to those that are patient.
So don’t expect to hit that $100 mark in your first month. Many writers that earn large amounts of money wrote for many months before they saw some real success.
All you need to do now is make a plan and stick to it. Don’t give up just because you don’t have instant success. Stick with writing for 6-12 months. Follow the steps outlined above.
Good luck. I’m sure you can reach the $100 a month club if you put in the work.
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