I spent the past week on a stunning Greek island, driving private boats 🚤, eating my weight in tzatziki 🥒, and sipping at least two freddo cappuccini a day 🤌.
I might've gained a pound or two, but it was 100% worth the pleasure:
Back in the office, I replied to emails from dozens of readers yesterday, and one stood out. 👇
In one of the first emails of my free email course on how to grow your audience on Medium, I talk about how I wasted nearly 2 years before I was able to make a full-time income through my writing.
In fact, I published more than 150 articles while making an average of $6 per post (not exactly what I was hoping for 💸).
Today, I'm making 6-figure profits per year by writing on the internet, and I'm one of the go-to experts in my field.
A few days ago, a subscriber replied with a valid question about my story:
I loved the dedication and smartness of that question because, of course, you can achieve similar results faster if you skip the mistakes I (and most other creators) made.
I wasted 2 years because I didn't know how to do it better. 🤷
There hasn't been as much valuable information available on how to build your audience and income online 5 years ago as there is today.
I relied on trial and error instead. 🔁
Plus, I didn't even know what I really wanted.
Long story short: Yes, you can achieve tremendous results in your first year as a writer, but it's not easy because you have to avoid most beginner mistakes, be consistent, and take lots of right shots in a short period.
Put simply, you can't make mistakes.
🥳 BUT here comes the good news: I'll help you skip three of those mistakes today:
I'm hosting a live training with my dear friend and top Medium writer Ayodeji today to help you overcome the 3 most common mistakes almost all writers make on their journey.
We're starting at 7 pm CET - add a reminder to your calendar, so you don't miss out. 📅
I hope to see your name pop up in the chat when we go live to help you avoid those common mistakes. 🥳 (We'll also have time for a Q&A session to respond to your questions.)
Big love from my screen to yours,
🎨 PS. I recently published a piece on how to authentically stand out in our noisy world by relying on your natural talents and your energy as a creator.