Here’s a few observations, for writing in these times.
Demand for quality content is not down, it’s up.
There is no shortage of outlets looking for qualified journalists.
More people are demanding quality content, so what the market will bear may pay less per item.
You can work with this writers, if you can ditch your all or nothing thinking.
If you can’t, join the ranks of the many bemoaning that things have changed.
I you can, start thinking differently, adapting, and becoming a pioneer.
The pioneers look at the horizon and see only opportunities.
Those who were married to the old ways, spy only things to complain about.
Things have already changed in publishing and they have changed radically. I doubt we are ever going back to precisely the way it used to be.
We have some of the old ways still around, but the only way to make them work is to combine some of the old ways with new ways of thinking, being, and doing in your writing business.
So, if you have been unwilling to adapt, I suggest you consider adapting now.
It’s never too late. The same opportunities that are available to those who have been willing to adapt are still available to you.
It all starts with putting your writing skills through the paces, selling your words, specializing as you go, building a platform, and keeping your eye on the bottom line.
If you want to be a prosperous writer, you have to learn these skills. There is simply no other way, unless, perhaps, you have a huge publishing imprint taking care of you. Or maybe a trust fund?
So, start taking care of you. Produce your own success. I can show you exactly where to start. And you will learn a lot about yourself and your business in the process.
Join us! We’re the happy few in an ocean of discontents.
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