Set Realistic Expectations for Writing Earnings

So, I had a friend who has worked as an editor in print for decades say she has a goal of $1 per word writing. Y'all, only once in a blue moon for a print publication will you get that rate for writing. If you want to write, land an agency or two and go the assignment route. You will make 2¢ to 10¢ per word. Query letters are nearly dead. Print buys very little now. If you want to make a good rate per hour, join Upwork or Freelancer.

Writing is not a get rich quick scheme. You need a degree in journalism and experience to earn well.

Many book publishers use agencies now to headhunt experienced writers. The game has changed hugely. The glut of self-taught bloggers killed rates. Be ready to sweat next to them and work long hours. Hit me up in this message or in IMs if you want to get started writing content, articles or you have book goals. I am always happy to share what worked for me because I want us all earning.

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