How To Make A Living From Your Writing: Books, Blogging and More

How To Make A Living From Your Writing: Books, Blogging and More
Event on 2015-05-09 09:30:00

You’re a writer, or you’re ready to become one…

Perhaps you’re an aspiring author or blogger, someone who wants to use their words to change other people’s lives – as well as your own.

Maybe you have written a book already, or have a blog, but you’re not making a decent income from it and you’re ready to take it to the next level.

Or maybe you’ve never pictured yourself as an author, but you do know that there’s a book in your head that you want to get out into the world.

You’re ready to raise your game…

You’re ready to learn what it takes to make a living from your writing, and you’re ready to commit to a more creative life.

Maybe you want to publish that book that you’re always thinking about.

Maybe you want to build a high-traffic blog.

Maybe you want to create a career where you get to use your words to educate, entertain or inspire others, as well as provide a great income and lifestyle for yourself.

Starting out is scary…

Everytime you think about building a career based on writing, you hear the following voices in your head:

  • Who are you to think that you could do this?

  • No one makes decent money from writing these days. I’ll never be able to pay the bills.

  • My writing isn’t strong enough to compete.

  • I could fail.

  • What if it all ends up being a massive mistake?

  • You convince yourself to give up before you’ve even started.

But now is the best time in history to make a living from your writing!

The internet enables writers to reach a global audience and earn an income online. Publishing has been radically changed by the rise of ebooks, mobile technology and print on demand options that enable authors to reach customers directly across the world.

Free marketing tools empower creatives to find their fans and interact without a middleman. It truly is a renaissance for writers, and you have a chance to be a part of it!

This inspirational and info-packed day will expand the possibilities for your writing, and you will leave with personalized next steps to further your creative and entrepreneurial career.

Who is this course for?

  • Those who long to make writing a more active part of their life, but are lacking the confidence to take it further. People whose creativity is being destroyed by years of corporate work and are ready to break out.

  • People who write – diaries, letters, long emails, blog posts, articles, stories, books, poems, anything – and who want to make writing their career.

  • Authors and/or bloggers who aren’t currently making a decent income from their words and want to take the next step.

What you’ll walk away with:

  • An overview of the changing industry for writers – the rise of ebooks, digital publishing, self-publishing, global and mobile markets, changing consumer habits to support artists directly, blogging and content marketing, micro-niches and more. Why this is the best time to be a writer!

  • Creating a business through writing fiction and/or non-fiction books. The definition of an author-entrepreneur. How to turn one manuscript into multiple streams of income. Building your own assets for long-term success.

  • Blogging as content marketing for products, services like professional speaking or consulting and affiliate income. The hybrid approach for combining both models.

  • The practicalities: Sales and distribution, marketing, income and getting paid, expenses and start-up costs, cashflow and how the money works, time and productivity, business set-up. How long you can expect it to take before you can give up the day job!

  • Pre-requisites to success: Understanding customers, building your team, the mindset of the creative entrepreneur, definitions of success. Shifting your perspective and next steps.

What do past attendees of this workshop say?

"A day of high-octane learning – something to kick-start your journey and give you the tools to follow through. Do it!" Peter 

"Highly practical advice married with inspirational delivery." – Jule

"The "speaker style" was energetic, inspiring, and honest. In other words, a refreshing way to spend a Saturday sitting and listening to someone speak." – Vai

Click here for more testimonials about Joanna Penn

Full day seminar – includes morning and afternoon refreshments + lunch

Please note: This course will not teach you HOW to write a novel or non-fiction book. This course will teach you about the potential business models around writing – through books, blogging, content marketing and other forms of writing. You can still do the course if you don’t have a book/blog yet, but it will be focused on the business and entrepreneurial side of writing.

at Lumen
88 Tavistock Place
London, United Kingdom

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