FAQs: How Do You Become a Writer?

Asking, “How do you become a writer?” is a bit of a loaded question because there are a lot of different types of writers. However, if you want to write books, magazine columns or just about anything else other than writing for television or movies, then you’re at the right place. With that having been said, you need to understand the difference between writing for fun and writing seriously. If you’re asking this question, then this is what you’re really asking:

How Do You Become a Writer With a Real Audience?

If all it took to be a writer was to write something, then you could open up a Notepad window, type away for a couple of hours and call yourself one. However, chances are that you’re looking for a way to get paid and have a real audience who cares about what you’re writing. The whole point of is to show you how to do that, and you’re going to achieve it through a process we call applied specialization.

Applied Specialization

The process of applied specialization is basically the process of starting general to get experience and then building experience, authority and connections over time while you get more and more specific about what you’re writing on. That sounds like some really vague kind of BS, but it really just breaks down to a process that we walk you through. These are the steps you’ll follow with our framework:

  1. Get some work with websites that want to pay you (in cash via PayPal, not goofy points or other deals) for writing on a variety of subjects that require cursory research.
  2. Use your work on those websites to get experience, learn the practical skills to writing and to improve your writing as a whole.
  3. Build connections through the clients you meet through those jobs (and other means we’ll teach you) to get work in a specific industry or of a specific type so that you can build a following.
  4. Get paid by those clients and that following for all of your work to come.

The Following is Key

I get asked frequently, “How do you become a writer?” I’ve been a full-time writer for years in an industry that I love, and I always tell them the same thing: The following is what you need to actually be a writer. Before you have an audience, you’re really just a typist. Reading goes along with writing, and if no one’s reading what you’re writing, then it’s like that old joke about if a tree falls in the woods but no one’s around to hear it. Does it really make you a writer? Probably not, and that’s why this framework we have is so important.

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FAQs: How Can I Become a Writer?

It used to be the case that you had to go through a long, complicated process to get started on your writing career. However, with how things are now on the Internet with an overwhelming demand for high-quality content, the answer to the question, “How Can I Become a Writer” is a lot different than it used to be. is all about providing a simple pathway to becoming a writer as quickly as possible while giving you the tools and information you need to earn more and more.

So How Can I Become a Writer Without a Degree?

The fact of the matter is that having a degree doesn’t really mean as much as it used to. Being in demand in today’s content marketplace is all about things like being reliable, having the ability to do basic research on Google and being willing to work on your grammar following simple lessons. You don’t necessarily want to become one of the highest-paid authors in the world, but you do want to be able to make a part-time or full-time income.

The bottom line is that you don’t need a degree to make a part-time or full-time income from writing if you follow the framework we work from here.

The Simple Path to Follow

We have a pretty simple path for you to follow here:

  1. Start off by picking and choosing from the absolute best content mills — not the ones that exploit their writers and don’t pay anything close to a living wage.
  2. Gain experience working with clients to understand the common things that clients need in their content.
  3. Expand to gain clients in a specific industry where you brand yourself over time as an expert.
  4. Get tons of work and job offers off of the back of that authority as a writer.

This path might sound scary, but it’s straight-forward with our approach. What’s more is that I’ve personally tried it with several people I know, and the majority of them were able to create a reasonable income from their work. This approach has been tried and proven in the field, and that’s why I created this website in the first place.

What This Approach Is Not

I want to point out a few quick misconceptions about becoming a writer using this system. First, we aren’t looking to sell you anything if you want to learn how to do this. Second, you aren’t going to have to write anything for free with “promises” of getting paid some small amount in the future. Third, this is a real way to build a real, long-term career with no bull.

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FAQs: Should I Become a Writer?

There’s a saying that becoming a writer isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to be incredibly hard either. The biggest concern that people have when they ask, “Should I become a writer?” is that they think it’s going to be too hard for them or that they’re not smart enough or interesting enough or talented enough to make it work. At, we’re here to show you that it’s not as hard as you think to make a reasonable income from writing.

In fact, this entire website was originally created after I helped a number of friends build their own writing careers, so the process I advocate has been proven to work.

Should I Become a Writer? It Depends on Two Things

There are two main things you need to know before you decide to become a writer using our system. The first thing is that you need to know if starting out at $10-15/hour on all of the work you do is worth it to you. The pay only goes up from there, but it’s not worth it to some people who might already have a lot of money.

If starting out at $10-15/hour from your very first writing job isn’t enough for you, then you shouldn’t become a writer with this framework.

Paying Your Dues

A lot of people think that paying their dues will mean writing a lot of stuff that doesn’t get paid in hopes that one day they’ll be “discovered” and land a big contract. That’s not how it works in today’s world. In fact, there are only a few things you’ll need to do to have a straight path towards becoming a writer as a long-term career:

  • Be willing to initially write on a wide variety of topics that you do light research on via Google.
  • Be willing to accept payment through PayPal for each piece you write.
  • Be willing to focus on a single industry that you want to focus on and become an authority in.
  • Be willing to get clients and job offers in this industry as a result.

Yes, it will take some work. However, little or none of that work will be without getting paid if you follow the framework that we use here. It’s a pretty straightforward process if you have the information that we have for you organized like we do. Everything difficult about starting out has been stripped away so that all of the guesswork is out the window. All you have to do is show up and start working through the process. That’s it.

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FAQs: How to Become a Book Writer

A lot of people have come to me wanting to know how to become a book writer, and I have the same advice for all of them: In today’s marketplace, the fastest and easiest way to start writing books and actually getting people to buy them is to build a following first. The following is where your money is at, not in the book itself. Even if it’s not about the money to you, the simple fact of the matter is that your book is useless if nobody is going to read it, and nobody is going to read it unless you have a following.

How to Become a Book Writer: Gain a Following

At, we have a framework that we use to build a following in a particular industry, and this works pretty much regardless of what kind of industry you want to write in. If you want to write about anything from adult stories to guides on how to remodel your house, you can do it using this universal framework.

We teach you how to get paid for writing, build a following for that writing, and then cash in on that following with a series of books.

So What is Involved in This Framework?

When it comes to writing books and getting people to buy them, there’s a process that our framework will have you follow to build up an initial following. Once you have enough people backing you and you release your book, word of mouth will help to grow that following (and your book sales) to a greater degree. We’ll hold your hand and walk you through these steps:

  1. Getting paid work writing in a related industry to get your message and expertise out there.
  2. Leverage the readers of that work to want to read more of what you have to say.
  3. Consolidate that into a single following that cares about your work.
  4. Grow that following to the point that releasing a new book means lots of readers.

But How Do You Get Paid Work?

The number one thing I get asked about in this framework is how I’m so positively certain that I’ll be able to show people how to get paid work. I’ve been doing this long enough and have enough experience helping friends with this method that it’s easy at this point. If you can manage to tie your own shoes, then you’ll be able to manage getting paid with writing work while you become a book writer that people actually want to read. It’s that simple as long as you follow the framework.

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