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12-step Process I Use to Make $5,000 Monthly From Writingby@hackernoonthreads
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12-step Process I Use to Make $5,000 Monthly From Writing

by HackerNoon ThreadsSeptember 14th, 2022
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Writing is the most powerful tool to make money online. Sadly, most people have no idea how or where to start. Here's my simple (you can have it for free): What you'll learn in this thread: • How to build an online audience • How to write content that spreads • How to convert readers into subscribers • How to leverage your content into income • How to syndicate your content across platforms

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This thread was Originally published as a Tweet by Jon Brosio


Writing is the most powerful tool to make money online. Sadly, most people have no idea how or where to start.


Here's my simple 12-step process I use to make $5,000 every month (you can have it for free)


What you'll learn in this thread:

• How to build an online audience • How to write content that spreads • How to convert readers into subscribers • How to leverage your content into income • How to syndicate your content across platforms


Let's go!

  1. Identify your niche

As a creator, you need to create for an audience. Think about:

• What you like • What is profitable • What is already popular

The intersection can be your niche.

2. Monopolize your niche

Position yourself as a "creator of one"

To do that, fill out the "Creator Statement"

  1. Distill the Creator Statement And use it for your profile. Make sure you still address:

    • WHO this profile is for • WHAT this profile is about • WHY the reader should care

  2. Test new content

Use Twitter to test niche content.

Post:

• 2-3 posts a day • For 30 days • Track data

Create an archive of content that "hits"


  1. "Borrow" your initial audience. Use other people's audiences to attract a following:

• Help their audience with questions • Publish value-added comments • Be the first to add a comment

The "Waffle House Marketing Strategy" will help you out here: Unroll available on Thread Reader https://twitter.com/jonbrosio/status/1510285951561572353

6. Repurpose content into threads

Take your winning:

• Comments • Tweets

And repurpose into threads. Use:

• Twemex • Blackmagic • Tweethunter


To help you write & schedule

  1. Convert threads → articles

Take your threads and repurpose them into Medium articles.

• Add more body content • Turn on monetization • Pitch to publications

Make slight changes on the new platform:


  1. Turn on monetization. Your first taste of income...

Once you get 100 followers on Medium – turn on monetization.

Repurpose every thread into an article and start earning:


  1. Add opt-in "plugs"

Every piece of content should invite a subscription.

Use:

• Promos • Auto-plugs • Newsletters • Article Footers


To convert readers into subscribers


  1. Survey list for products

Now that you have a list, use your newsletter to:

• Pitch how you can offer value • Ask about their problems • Survey their interests

Listen for signals and track responses.


  1. Create a welcome sequence

This is where you make the "real" money.

Use:

• Psychology • Storytelling • Urgency

To create a sales sequence that coverts subscribers → customers: https://twitter.com/jonbrosio/status/1567875436624986114


12. Message large accounts for 10X leverage. Now that you have momentum, get larger accounts advocating for you.

• Make them feel good • Showcase your leverage • Provide a quick, actionable ask

If they don't get back to you – don't take it personally. Now you can try all of this on your own and struggle to attract an audience. Or you can spend 4 weeks learning to leverage psychology and 3X your way to your first 10,000 followers.


And that's it!

TL;DR (Part I)

A simple 12-step process to make $5,000 a month writing online:

• Message large accounts for 10X leverage • Repurpose content into threads • "Borrow" your initial audience • Distill the Creator Statement • Create a welcome sequence

TL;DR (Part II)

• Convert threads → articles • Survey list for products • Monopolize your niche • Turn on monetization • Add opt-in "plugs" • Identify your niche • Test new content