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Starving to Successful: How to Become a Full-Time Writer

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    14:31
  •   12 Publish a Manifesto

    13:39

Class duration: 5h 13m

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About The Class

Strategies to make your writing profitable

Do you love to write or want to start writing, but think that if you do that you will always be broke?

Do you want to write full time and be the next Stephen King? Do you want to be a thought leader and get paid for your ideas like Tim Ferriss? Or are you an author/entrepreneur that wants to create a business from your writing or maybe simply be a better blog writer?

Did you know that the most writers, do not make more than $1,000 a year off their writing?

Jeff Goins, author of, Real Artists Don't Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age, debunks the myth that if you are creative person, including being a writer, that you need to be broke.

In his class, he will first teach you how to stop self sabotaging and get you to break that mental block so you can see yourself as a profitable writer.

He will then help you identify which type of writer you want to be to set you on a path to profitability. He will teach you the strategies to get going in each of these paths.

After you pick your course of action, he will then get you to 1k a month, then 10k a month, and soon you will be able to do what you love AND make money doing it.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    14:31
  2. 02

    The 3 Types of Writers

    11:29
  3. 03

    Clarify Your Message with a World View

    09:02
  4. 04

    Pick a Platform Personality

    14:27
  5. 05

    Platform Personality Discussion

    19:30
  6. 06

    Launch a Blog or Website

    08:12
  7. 07

    Publish 1 New Blog Post Per Week

    04:56
  8. 08

    4 Elements of a Blog Post

    19:11
  9. 09

    When to Publish a Blog Post

    04:44
  10. 10

    Start an E-mail List

    28:03
  11. 11

    Interview with Shaunta Grimes

    19:32
  12. 12

    Publish a Manifesto

    13:39
  13. 13

    Get Your First 100 Subscribers

    09:51
  14. 14

    Publish 10 Guest Posts

    20:05
  15. 15

    Interview with Bryan Harris

    20:04
  16. 16

    Get 1,000 Subscribers

    19:49
  17. 17

    Conduct a Survey

    06:29
  18. 18

    Create a Minimum Viable Product

    14:13
  19. 19

    Create a Signature Product

    10:49
  20. 20

    Scale to $10K Per Month

    12:52
  21. 21

    Interview with Ben Hardy

    26:47
  22. 22

    Final Thoughts

    05:17

Meet Your Expert

Jeff Goins

Originally from Chicago, Jeff moved to Nashville after graduating from college and spending a year traveling with a band.In college, Jeff studied Spanish and Religion and spent part of his Junior year in Spain, which unlocked a passion for travel, ... read more

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  • pdf Jeff Goins - 12 Steps to Make a Living Writing
  • pdf A Beginner's Guide to Guest Posting
  • pdf A Step-by-Step Guide to Launching Your Own Blog
  • pdf Why Every Writer Needs an E-mail List

100% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • Caroline DePalatis

    August 2017

    I had the opportunity to be LIVE for this class recording. An amazing experience, for sure! I came to this day knowing about Jeff Goins' work but not familiar with CreativeLive. Now I know I will explore more classes. THIS class offers so much value to the participant. You will gain a boatload of confidence and terrific ideas, as well as learn a step-by-step process to take action on your idea and make it something you can be proud of and grow your creative idea upon. Jeff's teaching is clear, inspiring and actionable. Unequivocally worth the investment.

  • Caroline DePalatis

    August 2017

    I had the opportunity to be LIVE for this class recording. An amazing experience, for sure! I came to this day knowing about Jeff Goins' work but not familiar with CreativeLive. Now I know I will explore more classes. THIS class offers so much value to the participant. You will gain a boatload of confidence and terrific ideas, as well as learn a step-by-step process to take action on your idea and make it something you can be proud of and grow your creative idea upon. Jeff's teaching is clear, inspiring and actionable. Unequivocally worth the investment.

  • Corrie Ann Gray

    August 2017

    Jeff has a terrific delivery method of his material. He is passionate about writing and truly wants to help other writers make a living doing what they love. This class, his books, and his courses are all worth your time and money. Lots of call to actions that, if you do them, will help you become a successful and prolific writer. Thank you Jeff! You rock!

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