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.