I got this book when I started creating content websites. I was paying a lot of money each month to have blog posts written, and therefore, wanted to look at ways in which I could re-purpose that content and maximize my investment. 

About How to Make a Living with Your Writing

As you would expect, How to Make a Living Writing provides you will all the information you need to know about the publishing industry, as we as guidance on becoming an independent (indie) author using platforms such as CreateSpace (now Kindle Direct Publishing) and Amazon.

Surprisingly, there are a lot of ways to make money out of writing besides the obvious route of printing and publishing books. Yes, that process is included in the book, but Joanna Penn also explains how to tap into other markets, such as:

  • Product sales
  • Affiliate income
  • Professional speaking
  • Consulting and coaching
  • Advertising and sponsorship
  • Freelance writing
  • Using content marketing to help boost businesses

You can write, but can you sell?

We’ve all heard a lot about failing authors. Those who spend a huge amount of time writing a piece of work, but when they finally launch it on Amazon they make zero sales.

The problem is that they don’t know how to market!

They could be the most skilled writer, but if they don’t know how to package and sell their work, then they’re not going to get very far.

This book teaches you how to do everything except the actual writing

So, if you can do the writing part, this book will show you (as the title suggests) how to make a living from it.

My overall thoughts

Because Joanna Penn has been making a living from her writing for quite some time, it doesn’t come as a surprise when I say that this book is really well written!

If you do anything that involves putting words onto paper (or on screen), then you need to get this book.

The author tells you everything you need to know in an easy-to-digest manner. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.

Have you read “How to Make a Living with Your Writing”?

This book review is my personal opinion and experience of “How to Make a Living with Your Writing.”

If you’ve read this book, share your thoughts in the comments section, and don’t forget to leave your own review in the box below. 

Roseanna x

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This book is a little gem for anyone who is wanting to learn how to make money from their writing. It covers not only traditional and online publishing but other ways that you can earn such as blogging, affiliate marketing, freelancing, and so much more.

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