Writers have magic to be envied – possesing the rare skill of making something from nothing. They can change thinking, create emotions, and paint pictures in your readers’ minds. They can manufacture money just by moving your fingers across the keyboard.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) May 10, 2012
The Digital Writer, founded by writing maverick Sean Platt, was started because writers are living in a world where they’ve never held more potential, and yet, so many are still struggling to make a great living. This is because they don’t know how to ditch the wheelbarrow method of making money. Most writers don't know how to make passive income. He hopes to change all of that with The Digital Writer.
Just starting its second month, with only its fifth post published, the Digital Writer has already earned over 1,000 social mentions. Not just another blog, the Digital Writer does things differently.
Rather than publishing daily content, The Digital Writer focuses on one "epic" post each week, launching mixed media, content rich guides to help modern writers get smarter faster.
So far, The Digital Writer has released, "The Ultimate Guide to Twitter," "The Ultimate Guide to Blogging." and “The Ultimate Guide to Social Media., and a guide to building a list,. With this week’s guide, the Digital Writer hopes to help with one of the things modern writers need most – Building Assets.
This week's epic post is called, "5 Smart Ways For Writers to Make Easier Money" where Platt says, “Writers have magic to be envied. They possess the rare skill of being able to make something from nothing. They can change thinking, create emotions, and paint pictures in your readers’ minds. They can manufacture money just by moving your fingers across the keyboard.”
He adds, “Through the alchemy of writing, writers can take what makes them unique and turn it into consistent revenue. Write with a plan and you can turn your thoughts into assets that pay out on repeat. Consistent asset development is essential to your growth as a writer, and the money you will make throughout your career. Writing your first eBook is a great place to start.
Every Digital Writer epic post comes with a free ebook, and these ebooks come with free printables, available in the Members Area, where The Digital Writer provides additional free tools and resources. Sign-up is free and comes with the weekly freebie alert:
Platt says that ebooks are the future for writers: “Print on Demand technology and Kindle have leveled the playing field for authors by letting them bypass the gatekeepers and get their work to the masses in just a few reasonably simple steps. You can make great money from your fiction, but you must treat it seriously. Your social media strategy and reader reviews are everything. And if you think you can publish marginal work and people will buy, think again.”
But he also warns, that quality is everything: “Pretend you’re writing your book for a traditional publisher. Take the time to edit, re-edit, and edit again. Hire a professional to do your layout and cover design. You could make an amazing living on Kindle alone, but only if you have the essential elements of a good book, regardless of the format.”
To make the post especially bookmark worthy, "The Digital Writer’s Guide to Building Assets" gathers some of the best blogging posts previously published from around the web.
In addition to being the “Digital Writer,” Sean Platt is co-author of the groundbreaking post apocalyptic serial, Yesterday’s Gone, which is one of the Top 100 reviewed fiction books on Amazon of all time, and one third of the Self Publishing Podcast, available on iTunes and other major podcast directories.
For questions, or to reach Sean directly, please email him at: sean(at)thedigitalwriter(dot)com