Why Writing Is My Favorite (But Not My Only) Way to Make Money …

“Clean out your desk today” …

When I first wrote a novel in 1991, I remember walking down the road and seeing a pretty girl and thinking, “She might like me now.”

I know that a lot of what I write seems to involve whether or not women like me.

But that’s what I think about. Actually I want just want everyone to like me. And when I was younger, it was more important that women liked me than men.

Oh, and I also wanted money …

I DIDN’T want to work for a boss.

That scary feeling of being called into the boss’s office after you know you did something that was “wrong.”

“Don’t you have any pride in your work?”

“Clean out your desk today.”

“Did you steal all of the paper?”

“Why did the office cleaning lady find 20 moldy sandwiches in your drawer?”

“Why didn’t you test the software before it went to the client?”

Whatever. It’s because I was busy and no, I didn’t have pride in my work.

I was 22 years old and trying to impress people and trying to publish a novel on the side so I didn’t have to work anymore. And I have no comment about the sandwiches.

It took many years before I made any money as a writer …

And what worked then is different now.

The rules change every three or four years and they will change again. Just like they change with everything in life.

By the way, that first novel, and the four that came after it, and the 50 short stories that came after it, never got published.

I used to think I needed to publish something before I could:

  • Feel good about myself …
  • Before I could call myself a “writer” …
  • Before I could have a girlfriend …
  • Before I could get a real job …
  • Before I could move to NYC …

What a pathetic weight on my shoulder to think I needed something controlled by just a handful of people.

Those weights stayed on my back for years.

Here’s the truth. If you want to be a professional (profitable) writer, nothing is stopping you.

So go out and be one.

I finally did … but I didn’t stop with JUST writing. I also:

  • Invested in over 30 private companies (And I'm on the boards of several others, including a billion-dollar firm in the employment sector) …
  • Started and been part of dozens of businesses. I’ve been the CEO, an investor, and an early employee in businesses across dozens of industries …
  • Published 17 books … including a handful of best sellers …
  • Started and ran hedge funds and funds of funds …
  • Started a business from my kitchen table that I sold for $10 million only 8 months later …
  • Been a regular on FOX, CNBC, CNN, and other major media outlets …
  • Started a blog that now gets over 1,000,000 readers a month …
  • Started a top-rated podcast that gets millions of downloads per month …
  • Started another business that went from $0 to over $17,000,000 in less than a year …

In other words, I hated feeling obligated to just one job, to a boss, to a single source of income.

So I didn’t JUST decide to finally make a living by writing.

I decided to totally change how I make money.

I chose to reinvent myself. I chose to create income streams.

Over and over.

Here’s the thing …

When you create multiple income sources, you get to make up your own schedule, and depending on how well you establish yourself, you could make a ton.

Unfortunately, getting started can be tricky without inspiration, ideas, without previous experience or a large network.

But it’s not impossible.

Like starting any other business, it takes perseverance.

A lot my friends spent multiple years building up the skills and experiences needed to actually create income streams. They tried a lot of things … a lot of things failed.

But, eventually, enough things worked that they were able to quit their jobs.

But that can take forever if you don’t have a good starting place.

So if you want to change how you make money by creating multiple streams of income, let me show a resource I built. It’s a “shortcut” thousands of people have successfully used.

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Published: July 3, 2017

2 Responses to “Why Writing Is My Favorite (But Not My Only) Way to Make Money…”

  1. Good Morning! The multiple income streams I've been considering right out the gate: alternative Health Copywriter for snail mail and the web; MMW (I have ideas I'm working on for 2); Social Media (goal is to obtain 3 steady clients @ at least $2k/each; Ebooks; travel writing; and real estate investing (was a Realtor several years ago). Keeping the dream of financial independence ALIVE! ;)

    Linda Beauty Marks

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