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

You don’t have to starve as a writer. Click here to watch a free video about the steps you can take to make a living writing.

It never fails. Every week, I overhear a conversation at a coffee shop or get an email that essentially says the same thing:

“Writers don’t make any money.”

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

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.

You can make a living writing

Every year, I see writers do this. I see them bridge the gap between barely surviving and making a great living. I’ve personally taught hundreds of them each year in my Tribe Writers course and applauded as they’ve seen their dreams come true.

Here’s the deal. I’m tired of this whole “starving writer” thing. It needs to go away. So, recently I documented the process that all professional writers follow to turn pro.

And today, I want to share it with you.

  • If you haven’t gotten a chance to download my new free guide yet, get it right here: 12 Steps to Make a Living Writing.
  • Click here to watch a tutorial as I walk you through the writer’s roadmap and explain the 12 steps in detail.

The myth of the starving artist has dominated our culture for long enough. It’s time to equip writers and creatives with the tools to make a living from their craft.

Are you feeling stuck? These resources will help you. Get started by downloading the guide and watching the free video.

Where do you feel stuck in your writing? What do you hope to accomplish with your writing? Share in the comments.

About Jeff Goins

I write books and help writers get their work out into the world. I am the best-selling author of four books, including The Art of Work. Each week, I send out a newsletter with free tips on writing and creativity.

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