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Are you writing for fame or money?



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Are you writing for fame or money?

Some people are motivated to write either for fame or for money. Their are some who are pushed to write for both fame and money. One can argue that having either one can bring the other simultaneously, so in essence which one are you after at first? Which one do you think is more important to pursue first?

Fame or money? 

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theresajane

Honestly, for me it's a combination of everything. I want to write to express myself, to earn money and to be known by people. Well, even though we have different reasons why we choose to write, we must respect each other's decision.



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Kakashi2020

I agree, popular people seems to have no problem financiallyIt goes to say that fame and fortune are always connected to one another.



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emiaj55

Well there are alot of famous people that are not really rich, from where I come from. But now it gets me thinking, if you have fame then you might not have a problem with money. But if we reverse it, would it still be true?



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Kakashi2020

Reverse? Like if you're unpopular or just plain normal then you have less money? Well I guess yes. If you have money then most of the time you're famous or popular and that goes both ways. Money attracts attention and attention attracts money.



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emiaj55

Oh haha no, I mean, if they have the money, then would it be so easy for them to get famous as well? I think that it may be easy for them, but I feel that creativity and skill should still play.



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Wenkx03

I think that's right. I guess if writing is your passion. If you get famous from it. You maybe don't notice it but your earning at the same time.



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knnon

The poster asked a very interesting question. It's also a combination of everything for me. Fame, money, passion. Being able to sit down and put your thoughts into words gives so much satisfaction and having the money and fame that goes with it is just a bonus.



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Kakashi2020

I'm in it for the money but the way I see it, to earn more mobey, I need to get attention and be popular because fame is equals to more opportunities and more money.



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knnon

We all have different reasons for writing. And yes in order to increase sales you do need fame for that. But I guess it's safe to say that we all enjoy writing that's why we're doing it Are you writing for fame or money?



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allyn2017

Same here, but since it is source of my income, sometimes I write for money. Sometimes, there are times where I don't want to write, but I need to because of money.



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Martinsx1

It's a good thing to write for money, there is nothing absolutely wrong with doing that as long as you are writing something that is good which makes your money earned from being a writer to be worth it.

Along the line when you get very good at what you do, then I'm sure that fame would follow you as well without your planing for it.



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ajahcuizon

We all have reasons and preferences on why we are writing. There are people who only write just to earn money and some just want to be famous. Each one of us wants to reach and prove something, I take that as a reason for them kept on working hard just to be able to reach their goals.



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Martinsx1

Exactly! Our different individual goals as to why we started writing is what motivates us to keep going until we achieve our writing set goals and objectives.

This is actually the reason why when you see one who is directed towards earning money online from his or her writing, they always look for new opportunities to take advantage of.



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ajahcuizon

I believe that all of us are working hard for something. Most of the people work just to earn money and fame will become a bonus for their hardwork. Being famous is a sign that many people admire your works and that's something that you should be proud of.



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emiaj55

I think there are still a few who just aims to influence others. And I think there are still some who continues to write just for passion, such as writers of some personal blogs. Those blogs have a lot of interesting entries and yet they remain behind the glamour of lights because they chose to be unknown.

These kinds of writer are really amazing and very inspiring. But as I am dreaming of a good life for my family, I would at least aim for the pay. Lol, pun intended.



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achikeziah

To be honest, I write because I would like to earn money. Its not for me to be known by others.



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Martinsx1

Personally, I started out with the interest of making money online as well. I actually never believed that it was possible to earn money online being a freelance writer but I was proved wrong when I was introduced to freelance writing and when I earned my first pay from my works.



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luv2xacosta

Well for me, I could choose both, fame and money, since my purpose is to write and works well be known to others. But it can be very difficult to be famous compared to earning money.



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Barida

It is going to be difficult when we are trying to write just for fame, but the thing is that it is not totally impossible for one to achieve. So, what is important is to do that which is going to bring the desired results at the end.



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Bravosi

The problem is when you write for fame then you attempt to fit in the society's desires. But masterpieces were written by people with new innovations and their will to write something they want, and not the publicity.



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Martinsx1

Exactly! As much as most people deny it, getting fame is more difficult from earning money. There are so many millionaire in the world but not all of them are famous.

You have to go extra mile to be famous and it's why most people look at earning money first from being a writer than being famous.



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hstinscdln

If you would count my status as a student, I write because it is a requirement. But because I am still a student, I don't get enough money for myself. I want to earn some extra money and accept job such as writing an essay for someone to earn a little money. So to answer you question honestly, I write for money. I am also not fond of being famous so it's not a reason for me to write.



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Martinsx1

Seriously, I understand the life of being a student and how hard it is to have enough money to take care of all your needs as a student.

I envy you a lot because it would have been very useful for me to have become a freelance writer back then in school as a student. It would add a decent amount of money in my pocket.



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Corzhens

I really cannot say right now if I am writing for fame or money because what's on my mind when I am writing is the passion inside of me and how to express it. When I was submitting blogs as a guest blogger, my intention was to showcase my experience on the niche and I didn't have even the slightest motivation from the earnings or even for the fame. But when I saw my article in print, I was really so proud because the publication was a major magazine here.



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stbrians

The feeling of a published writer.

Joy and contentment. One feels like floating on thin air. Life seems worth living.



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Martinsx1

When passion drives you to write, money wouldn't be your main goal but innate satisfaction from doing what you love.

In this note, it would be more closer to writing for fame than writing for money in my opinion.



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Kakashi2020

For the moment I'm writing for money but my long-term goal is to be a famous writer or influencer so that I would earn more money.



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theresajane

It would be a great goal if after earning enough money, the name for yourself in writing follows. It's very practical, and very possible.



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stbrians

I can assure you here you are moving in the right direction. Just keep on keeping on and you will surely succeed. You can give me the money and keep the fame.



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allyn2017

It is great that you have goal, but are you happy with writing? because if you are then you have a good life.



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Martinsx1

This is a very good point about how and what to write for. It's very important that every writer is supposed to have both short term and long term goals.

So, it's good to say that one's short term goals as a freelance writer is for money and the long term goals is being famous which also comes with making money as well.



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Jelineex

It's a good motivation to earn on something you love to do. You will become famous one day. Just keep doing what you think is right. Be the best of yourself and enjoy each moment. Remember, me when your on fame. I hope you will share your blessings as well. Thanks, in advance.



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Martinsx1

Definitely! It's such a wonderful feeling when you see that your efforts are yielding dividends for you. There is no greater feeling than that because it shows that all your efforts are not in vain.



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Barida

I try to improve on my name when I write. This is the major goal that made me started writing and I believe that in no distance time, I am going to enjoy some good times on doing so as well which is awesome to me.



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Martinsx1

Personally, I look at improving the quality of my writing as well on daily basis even though I'm looking for opportunities to make money online along the way as well.

I wouldn't call it looking for fame at the moment for me but getting better at what I do.



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HappyLady

I will take both. Fame is all very well, but in real terms I would like to eat. In reality, what I would really like is to know the books are read and if they forget my name and read the book, as long as people pay, I will be happy with the money. However, do I WANT the fame? Oh yeah!



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theresajane

Well, fame comes with money. So, it's fine. As long as your writing makes sense, seeking to be famous or have a lot of money is fine.



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stbrians

In this discussion here is choosing between fame and money. Which can't you do without and which can you do without. You can take your fame and give me my money. I will be very comfortable.



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Martinsx1

Well, in my opinion, being very honest with yourself about what you want and what you do would give you a lot of confidence in doing that well with pride because you have nothing to be ashamed of at all.

So, if it's for the money that you are writing for, do it with pride and have it done effectively and efficiently.



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romyter013

For me its really more of writing because of how you feel, what you think that plays to your mind all the time. Its a talent I say. Expressing yourselves is something like you are talking as your second personality because for some they can only express it by writing. I guess for those that has passion for writing, being fame and money are just only second thing for them.



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emiaj55

I could agree with you. First and foremost I write because I write. If I get fame and fortune for writing what I like then well and good. But if I don't then I am okay with that too.



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stbrians

Like what you write before others like it. I think that is expressing oneself. The others come second then. Your feelings, likes and aspirations put on paper and print is the basis of your writing.



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Martinsx1

This is absolutely true when it comes to doing what you love for passion and not money or any other variables. When you write for passion, you are definitely going to love your work no matter what happens but when you put money first and the money stops coming, you will lose interest in your writing.



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amelia88

I've got no desire to be famous. I'd like to be well regarded for my writing, sure - but famous? That's a whole different ball game. For me it's a financial motivation. I like being able to do something I love and still earn a living from it.



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Martinsx1

At every turnaround, we all need money and financial breakthrough every now and then.

Let's not kid ourselves about not admitting we need money because the obvious truth is that we all do and can't really survive without having money.



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anyone01

If you evaluate among fame and money then you definitely are comparing the wrong factor. For my part there is no contrast between fame and money. Each are essential for life. all of us wants money. every person desires to become famous.



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amelia88

I actually have no desire to be famous! I think being famous would be an awful life. I think being respected for my writing is one thing, but no thanks to the fame portion!



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rose61

Mainly,i write for money.Whenever I'm working on a piece,it is for the money.The only exception, which comes rarely,is when writing something for my church. This could be poems or a play for the Sunday school class.



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theresajane

That's so nice of you to write for your church. I actually haven't done that. That's very generous.



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stbrians

Money attracted me into writing and am sure the appetite has not been quenched. It will be an added advantage if I will become famous through writing. Though money is not everything in life it is necessary.



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cks003

Both fame and money are achieved simultaneously; when one achieves fame through his articles/books, money will pour in to purchase the articles/book. But one should not write for money, at least it is not healthy to solely aim for money when one started writing. It is the passion and interest of a writer that makes a story/article/book interesting and widely accepted by the public.



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nrnlss

I agree with you, we should Ballance everything and don't let our greed take over our body.



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esteban123

I agree that I am also writing for fame and money because I want also to be recognized and earn something while I am working with my articles. It would helps me a lot if I would be receiving some recognition and money since I can buy things that are important to me and I really need.



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allyn2017

I honestly, choose money because I don't want fame. I would like to keep my life private, and the fact that I suck with socializing so I don't really like it.



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nrnlss

i feel you, I am not social type of person too and I struggle really hard to socialize with people, so being famous will make me suffer from awkward talks.



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amelia88

That’s a big part of why I would hate fame too. I’m an introvert and much prefer a quiet life than one in the spotlight. I think being famous would honestly be terrible in my eyes!



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DenisP

I guess that you could say I’m writing for money, but not in the sense that I intend to get rich from my writing. I write for a living simply because it’s what I’m good at, am passionate about, and it puts dinner on the table. I don’t expect to ever get ultra-rich off of my work, and that’s okay because that was never my goal to begin with.

I just like having enough money to pay the bills, have food to eat, and occasionally buy something nice for myself. I’d never write for fame because I don’t like being in the spotlight.



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Bravosi

Well I'd say that almost every way of making money began as a hobby. Personally I created a YouTube channel for fun, and with time it began to give me ad money, and quite a decent amount actually (for me). Same with writing, currently I do it for fun, but God knows what will happen tomorrow! ;)



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nrnlss

I've always wanted to set up a YouTube account however I am not great with videos and editing.



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mark8625

There are video tutorial about video editing for beginner. Editing is hard and tricky but once you will learn it will become easy for you.



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ajahcuizon

Actually for me, money will come after fame. Everything will have to follow their own process. It would be better if we will famous of our good quality writing. After then, money will come once we reached our fame. That's why we should always make good quality contents so that more people could appreciate more of our work.



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Wenkx03

I think its practical to write to earn money. If its your way of living I think that's not an issue. We always write to inform or to express ourselves. And I think if you earn money while doing that its only a bonus.



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amelia88

That’s how I feel too. I love being able to share knowledge with others through my writing and articles, but I’m also thankful that I can not just help others but earn an income from it. I’d probably still write anyway if I wasn’t getting paid, but it’s certainly a good incentive to be a writer when you can earn from it.



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kaushikangara

It is for both. I want to be noticed and at the same time earn some money for contributing my part. Influencing others through your writings is an art and I want to become an influencer. And at the same time, I would like to share my knowledge about the topics I know about. I want to help as many people as I can and even if one person gets the necessary help, I would be a very happy person.



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nrnlss

That's really good goal in life, wanting people to learn from your masterpiece.



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burgosmichael24

Fame and fortune are good motivation for us to get inspired and be passionate in what we are doing. However, it was not those things that I'm after. We can't deny the fact that we need money for a living and the more you get famous the more opportunities will chase after you. Honestly, I don't consider writing as my career but my calling. I write for the greater cause. People need inspirations, guidance and encouragements. With all the problems this world is facing, we need one another to stir the passion inside of us and motivate us. I wrote to inspire other people and guide them back in the loving arms of God. People need the Lord. We can't do anything, but we can do something.



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amelia88

The passion you have for writing shows through the fact you referred to it as a calling and not just a career. It’s refreshinf to see someone so passionate about the written word!



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nrnlss

I am writing for money, to provide food to my kids.I don't really aim to be famous, maybe I want people to notice my article but I don't want to be that known.



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amelia88

Having the financial security to provide for my family is a big part of why I write too. I’m glad that I can pursue a passion of mine but earn an income from it too.



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NerdIndeed

Same here. There are those well-known writers out there that are under a pseudonym as well. Maybe they want to be famous but not compromise their private lives.



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jpk0007

Well, I would say that I write for both these factors. I think that I basically do write to express myself more clearly through my words. I don't think that a writer becomes famous overnight through his work. It takes a lot of time and patience for a writer to become famous and well known. Until then the important motivation for him to keep on working is money. However, I don't think that a writer who looks at writing as an art would only be motivated by the amount of money he is able to earn through it. So I think that it is a combination of all these factors which motivate me in my work.



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Kakashi2020

For me it's really a combination of both fame and money. Writing is a vehicle for me to be famous as well as to earn money from. It goes to say that the more famous I get, the more money I'll earn.



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stormbreaker10

If the two is only a choices, i'll go for the fame is not only because of wanting to notice me but in this word "fame" , you can see the fashion and hardwork in it.



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NerdIndeed

As soon as you gain "fame," money goes along with it. Perfect analogy of it is marketing. People spend money to get their brand out there. Why? Of course, to gain more sales. More sales = more money.



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stormbreaker10

I agreed with you. Also because if the first priority is money in your carrier its higher chance to fail.



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NerdIndeed

The point of gaining popularity is to have that recognition, to have you as a brand stick to their minds and get a good reputation along the way. Money comes after. If your starting a business and your motivation is merely to earn it back asap, there's a possibility that you'll fail.



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YoloBoy

I actually do it for both. I don't expect to become that rich nor that famous but step by step, time by time I'll reach a point in my life where I will be able to see my self as a successful person where I can enjoy anything in my life and be able to give back to those who have given me so much. If I was to become famous I would not be that snobbish nor ignorant but rather show my kindness and consideration especially to those who need help and comfort. Becoming rich I would give back a lot of things to my family and friends for the things they have given me, taught me and grew me up on who I am now.



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mark8625

I choose both. That is the reason of many writers I knew. Why are you writing if you will not benefit from this in the end. Fame is not easy to get when you are writer because there are many good and competitive writers out there but money is easy in writing.



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rubeth1726

Fame. I like to write for me to be known or popular in this industry. I would love to share my insights and knowledge to everyone who will read my piece. It is my passion to help to educate people and express y thoughts. With fame, my writings will absolutely become accessible and recognize by many people. I will be having a great impact to reach many people throughout the world.

I also believe that when I became famous, it will definitely change or contribute positive changes in my personality. First, my self-worth and self-confidence will increase. Next, being famous will be one of my biggest achievements. Moreover, if a person become successful and able to establish a good name, then most probably your effort and work are definitely great and valuable. Finally, sharing my words and knowledge to many people are my self-fulfillment. If I will be famous then I will have a lot of connections and my beautiful messages will spread to those who will read my content. I care about people and I care about our world. And with writing, I can express it and help our mother earth to make it a better place to live in.

On the other hand, fame and money are both important but with fame I believe money will come along with fame. If you are a well-known writer it is parallel to a well-paid for your work and generate great income.



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Alymae

Writing is my passion. It is my way of expressing myself and this is also a source of my income. I am not interested in becoming famous, I don't like the limelight on me. I just want to write and have money to help my family, that's all. But for a writer to be rich we have to be famous right? It comes together. if the time comes, then, I will accept.



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Jelineex

It's best for me to choose for money especially if it means for a living. I find it useless when you have the passion for writing and your not making out of it. This is a God given talent and not everyone has the ability to write interesting and useful write-ups. Your work will speak for you. Sometimes, it's best to be recognize to have a wider line of opportunities. There is nothing wrong with fame except when you lose your sense of responsibility and passion.



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NerdIndeed

I would not lie by saying that mostly I write because of its monetary benefit. And for those who write to be famous, I'm sure the reason why those people who want to gain fame is to earn moolah as well.



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Judas2018

You should write for experience or practice first. Once you've gotten extremely sharp with it, then start writing for money. Once your rep is built and grows, you can begin writing for MORE money. As for fame, you must decide if that's really what you want because it is as much of a curse as it can be a blessing.



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jaymish3

@Judas2018 with the hard economic times hardly anybody can follow this process. Anyone with a computer and an internet connection gets into writing even if they can't speak the language. Sad because this spoils the market. Back to the point I don't care about fame so its fair to say I write for money. However I make sure to constantly improve on my writing skills so that I'm offering value for money.



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axl2468

If I was to choose between being the most famous writer ever, or having wads of cash from book sales, I'd rather get the money. Sure, fame gets people to know you. The thought of being known by a lot of people sounds nice, but I'd rather be forgotten by people in the future than experience financial stress.



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Jeane

I think would choose to write for money any time. Many writers who earn a lot of money each year aren't famous. They are ghost writers.

So if writing will make me enough money to live on even if I don't get the fame, I wouldn't mind that. I suppose though if you are really good at what you do, you can have both.



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gutzman

I don't mind getting famous. I could be a ghost writer for my whole life without thinking about getting recognized or make a lot of work using a pseudonym. The latter is just a bonus for me. Earning while doing the thing that you like is very satisfying



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Jeane

Agreed. It doesn't really matter if you are famous or not. In fact, fame can rob you of the peace you had before you were famous. Fans stopping you on the street for autographs, people trying to assault if say you killed one of their favorite characters (it can happen). The important thing is to earn money while doing something you like even if you don't get to be famous at the end of it all.



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Franzel2oo

Any one who takes writing as a career should definitely be interested in money. Everyone who works deserves to be paid. Writers should not be any different. They write to earn a living. Fame could come as a byproduct.



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burgosmichael24

I agree with you. If they wrote for money or to make a living, they deserve that. Some people consider writing as their career and I admired them. However, I consider writing not as a career but rather a calling. I write for a specific mission and purpose.



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menchuuy58

I don't write to be famous. I just write to have an income. We have needs that needs to met.



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focusedwriter10

I am writing for fame. I feel so nice whenever I see my work published. Once you gain fame, money finds its way. Thus, both are interconnected, but fame first.



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Jeane

The sure-fire way to achieve this is by writing for sites that get lots of traffic daily. Listverse, todayifoundout are just a few of the sites where a writer who is interested in attaining fame quickly should be publishing their articles. Sure they pay for every published article and it is pretty hard to have your articles accepted but once your break in, you'll be well on your way to being a famous writer.



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davedaot04

I'm just motivated to write to express myself and to earn money, hell no! I don't wanna be famous, I hate being famous, I just want to live a normal life but as what they say fame follows when you get a lot of money but really to be honest I just love writing I don't wanna be famous.



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JBeleren

I write to express myself creatively and to have some extra cash. I am a very private and introverted individual and would prefer to be just one of the people in the crowd rather than be the reason there is a crowd in the first place. Writing just gives me fulfillment and helps me voice out opinions I otherwise would have kept to myself.



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mhingnhormz

Are writing for fame or for money: As of now the reason of my writing is to practice my self more, to enchance my writing skills and knowledge. I didn't earn money now in my writings, i just want to inspire my friens who read my works ang moyivate them as well in some aspects of life.



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