Why you don’t have to sell your soul to make money writing online.
Time after time, I hear certain questions asked in the forum, usually by new members… How do I make money here? How do I get More hits? How do I make the hot content list? It seems to happen to us all here… we get so caught up in the monetary aspect of this that we forget what originally brought us to Triond- the dream of being a ‘writer’. Of seeing our name on the cover of an actual book. The notion of sharing our creativity; having others from all over the world read what we created. But that goes away as we begin to quantify our writing, measuring it in increments of views, likes, and comments. I’ve done it myself; I once wrote an article about American Idol. And it was, in all honesty, garbage. Filler with some video clips. But it spent several days on the list, and pulled in thousands of views. And brought me absolutely none of the joy that good writing should.
Follow these steps, you’ll make money. You’ll get views. You may very well find the hot content list. (If you put in the legwork) But at what cost? It isn’t necessary to sell your soul in the process. The secret is as simple as this…. Promote what you write, don’t write with promotion in mind. Anything can be promoted. The internet is a huge place, and there are people out there looking for everything. It’s just a matter of finding the fishing holes.
If we lose sight of what it was that brought us here, then there was no point in us having come at all. Write out of love for writing. Utilize the forum, and mingle with other aspiring writers. Triond truly is a miracle of technology… a place where writers are united… to share, to learn, to grow. Let’s not get so caught up in the hunt for a couple of dollars that we forget that. Never before has there been such a concentration of writing talent as the internet provided. Let’s enjoy it.