six-figure-writing Archive

Stop Chatting, Start Writing

How much of your time do you really spend on writing and how much do you spend on tasks with no leverage? I am tempted to simply paste in a short

The Four Stages of a Successful Blog (and How to Promote at Each Level)

Despite what some self-appointed gurus will tell you, creating a successful blog is a long-term process, not a series of tricks and shortcuts. If you ask most people who have been

First and Best Aren’t Necessary for Success, but Competent and Different Are

So much advice in business and entrepreneurship tells you to be the very best at what you do, or to get a big first-mover advantage to stand out. Much of that

Audience First, Money Second for Writers in the Digital Age

Editor’s note – This is an update of a post that originally went up in 2010, thus the old comments. I’m reviving it again because it’s an answer to one of

We Don’t Have to Be Starving Artists Anymore

When I started out as a travel writer way back in the dark ages of the early 1990s, it was a very tough game. Some ancient SATW veterans talk about those