The Myth of the Starving Writer

In 2020, I want to help the writers of this community develop a writing process and a content strategy to reach their personal, professional, and financial goals.

Writing has never been as marketable. It will help you learn, sell, and connect. It generates plenty of opportunities. In an ocean of noise where everyone fights for attention, writing is a superpower.

The myth of the starving writer is no longer relevant. We never have enough content. Book publishing was a 129 billion dollars industry in 2019. Blogging is a billion-dollar industry too, and 89% of B2B marketers use content marketing.

The problem is that more than 80% of bloggers made less than $100 in 2019 from their writings. Even if there is a market, there is also a huge gap in the revenue distribution between big publishers and indie writers.

Indie writers don't know how to market themselves, monetize their activity, or write consistently to find an audience. Writing in itself is not particularly valuable. You need to have things to say, be good, keep improving, and put yourself out there. You don't need an agent or a publisher, you need a network. A community. Solving this problem is my mission this year.

Why am I writing this today? Well, I have great news to share: I started freelancing for a B2B startup. I wasn't even writing a year ago and I graduated as a software engineer, but I managed to obtain a contract as a technical writer to publish one long-form article per week: enough to cover my living expenses, save money, and keep growing my digital products, working only one day a week. If I managed to do it, I'm sure I can help others do it too. And it all started with a hard yet simple step: write every single day.