Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

What Successful Writers Do That Unsuccessful Writers Don’t

What Successful Writers Do That Unsuccessful Writers Don't

Over the past six years, I’ve been working hard to answer one big, very important question: “How do you make a living as a writer?”

At first, it was something I just wanted to answer for myself. But when I figured out how to support myself with a writing career, I began to wonder if it was possible for others. And what I discovered surprised me.

It turns out that most successful writers do some of the same things. And it also turns out that these are the very same things most unsuccessful writers DON’T do. So what are they?

Yes, You Can Make a Living Writing

Yes, You Can Make a Living Writing

For years, I’ve taught tens of thousands of writers the steps it takes to go from floundering in obscurity to turning their writing into a viable vocation.

This past week, I shared with you a series of resources that walked you through the first three of those steps.

And now, this week, I’m hosting a live training where I’ll teach you the WHOLE process — everything I’ve learned from coaching thousands of struggling writers, helping them succeed — and how you can follow in their footsteps.

3 Steps You Can Take Today to Start Making a Living Writing

The First 3 Steps You Can Take to Make a Living Writing

Since the last Tribe Writers class I taught in October, I’ve been busy. In the months since, I’ve spoken with hundreds of writers, asking them where they are getting stuck and how to work through those challenges.

I’ve been coaching, teaching, and learning a lot — all with the intent of better helping you, my dear reader and fellow writer.

I’ve been studying the methods of successful writers from all genres, and what I’ve developed is a 12-step roadmap that will help just about any struggling writer break through to the next level.

How One Writer Landed a $220,000 Book Contract Without Being Famous

How One Writer Landed a $220,000 Book Contract Without Being Famous

I am consistently amazed by what many writers think is not possible. For instance, the other day I was talking to someone who wanted to get a book published and start making money writing. But at some point someone told her she couldn’t do that.

“You won’t make more than a few bucks off your first book,” one author told her.

“That’s not true,” I said.

And then I told her the story of Benjamin Hardy…

The Writer’s Roadmap: 12 Steps to Make a Living Writing

The Writer's Roadmap: 12 Steps to Make a Living Writing

“Writers don’t make any money.”

I’ve heard teachers and relatives and even authors themselves say this. But is it true? It doesn’t have to be.

Yes, we have all heard the tales of starving artists. But here’s the other side of that story: You don’t have to starve. Not today. Not with the countless opportunities that exist to share your message with the world.