Friday, April 15, 2011

A to Z Blogging Challenge: M is for Money

M is for Money. Let's face it. If you are an online writer looking for tips to become more successful online, money pays a big  part in your decisions. Although how much money you make may not be a good indication of how skilled you are as a writer, it does reflect how skilled you are in the business of writing.

Over the past few years, I've discovered some amazing things about writers and their money. Some aren't going to like me for what I have to say, but I would be remiss if I didn't warn new writers of this tiny quirk. Writers lie. Especially when it comes to money. Many would have you believe they are wildly successful and raking in the money for their work, when they really aren't. 

Maybe it stems from those who see writing online as a hobby and really think a few dollars a month is making a lot of money.  Maybe it stems from the belief that if you see and present yourself as successful others will see you that way too. Maybe it stems from the belief that no one will know the difference so embellishing is okay. I really don't know. But I have seen writers who wouldn't dream of lying about nearly anything else, lie about the money they make.

Guard against measuring yourself against the money claim to make with their writing. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is "spot on". S Faloon