Can you make money as a writer? Tim Denning shows 11 examples of writers who are making a living with their craft. Writing is an essential skill to master if you want to be successful, so in a sense, we are all writers. I think the best advice is to avoid starting with a blog. There are better places to start earning attention. This article is on Medium. If you are past your allotment of free articles, open it up in a new browser.
Resources for influencers, newsletters, podcasting, community, digital goods, virtual events, and more. Each category has it’s own subdirectory of even more resources. This is a good site to bookmark.
Marketing Idea: These resource directories are getting more common, but they can still be a good way to get everyone in a niche to know your business. They are still popular to launch ProductHunt, also.
Found on Josh Spector’s For the Interested newsletter.
You’ve probably heard about Brandon Stanton and his project to photograph 10,000 people in New York City. This Twitter thread tells the full story.
He has gone on to raise millions of dollars for charity.
This is a great lesson in the power of consistency and how opportunities will come if you just persist long enough and adjust.
Marketing Idea: Telling the story in a Twitter thread like this is also worth noting. This is a good way to get more attention on Twitter.
A great lesson in the power of consistency. Shelby Church started publishing YouTube videos when she was 14 years old. She now has 1.56 million subscribers and publishes one video a week. The interview with Noah Kagan provides some good insights in doing YouTube as a business. Check out Shelby Church’s video on how much she made from YouTube Ads in 2019 with 1 million subscribers. Hint: it is $140k. It seems she also earned about $100k from affiliate promotions.
YouTube sensation Shelby Church compares ad revenue sources for vloggers and bloggers. Bloggers have a much higher CPM and can earn $15 or more CPM (for every 1000 views) with ad networks like MediaVine and AdThrive. In contrast, Shelby earns about $5 CPM for her YouTube videos.
For example, FoodwithFeeling earns about $12k per month from ad revenues with 800,000 page views per month. Shelby Church made $4k with over 900,000 views. BySophiaLee earns more than $10k per month with ads and earns even more with affiliate sales. Pinterest is a major driver of traffic for these sites. Shelby Church also said her Medium articles have earned her $18,000.