Earn money by writing romance novels
Why you should give it a try?
Writing is an ancient technique to pass on your message to others. Fortunately, it is still in our hands, we can express our feelings by writing it down. But now, you can make money from writing passive stories. This was shocking for me too, when I heard from my friend that how much she is earning from writing a romantic novel. It is indeed a chance that you can use your writing skills and it will instantly pay you off with dollars.
Based on Google statistics, one of the best opportunities for writers is to make money writing romance novels. Becoming a romance writer there is an opportunity for success because of the huge demand for romance novels by readers. Using Amazon and Kindle Amazon you can self-publish a book, make money writing romance novels. Romance novelists can earn money as freelancers, ghostwriters, teachers, consulting experts as well.
But one question is how to become a romance novelist?
If you are an excellent writer and you want to to become a romance novelist in the first step you need to read novels whose theme is romance.A lot of reading and ideas a writer can get only if read a lot, learn from excellent and famous romance novelists. In the second step, romance novelists should start to write short stories related with romance. Then the writer can earn money as a ghostwriter or short romance story publisher. After, the writer is ready to write the first romance novel.
You must be wondering how much you can earn by writing a novel?
Based on Google statistics, you can easily make around more than 3000 dollars from a novel. If you have hands-on experience in writing a romantic novel than you should expect more.
Why romance novels are making more money?
It was the question I asked when I first heard about the income of romance writers, so after what I researched the answer is quite shocking that there are more romance readers than the other genre like sci-tech or fiction or criminal case or dark love story, etc. It is an obvious fact that a book is not to be called a book if it does not have readers. The more the readers, the more it is clear that romantic novels are in demand by readers. If the writers write in series and they are engaging their readers deeply then, nothing can stop the readers to buy their books.
Over here it is quite clear that readers are an integral part of writing a book, and the amazing yet a plus point we have is the more readers of this genre.
Writing a romance novel is not a new thing you know, the writing space is as old as the language, not any modern thing. There are three kinds of people one is those who are mastered in speaking and they can mold your emotions and feelings through their words in speech. They can be motivators or politicians. In other kinds of people, there are those, who use their bodies to express their feelings. Such type of people we called them actors. They can make you laugh or cry with their actions. The third and last kind of people is those who use a pen to express their feelings. With the word ‘pen’ I mean is to write, because it all started with a pen. The writers write to show their feelings. People (writers) try to express their stories through words. So it needs quite a skill to express your feelings through writing it.
Writing might seem very easy but only a reader can approve it. If the words are not engaging the reader, the reader will not spend a single moment to read the next word before he or she closes the book.
So, you need some skills to master!
If you are willing to try this out, then start making drafts. The first draft might not be worthy of reading but that’s ok. It happened with me as well, mine was too rash and after I read it I even could not find any romance in it. It is completely fine, try and try until the final product deserves a thousand readers at once.
1- Drafting-sketching outline-starting instructions.
Ok right! Drafting! In your first draft try to sketch a storyline, whether you are taking the story to its good end or bad end that does not matter until you reach a climax of the story. What matters most is the introduction. Taking a start matters the most in the story, start catches the eyes and if it does not interest the reader he or she will not buy it. Even it is you to buy a book with an uninteresting preface you won’t buy it. So think like if you are the reader and start making your draft.
The draft starts right after you make the outline. And then you plot the structure of your story based upon that outline. Define your characters and the scenes in a manner one by one.
Tip: Do not discard your drafts, write one draft, and cancel it if it has mistakes, write another draft and improve the mistakes that were present in the first draft. Repeat the same process with the third draft and forth and eventually, you will reach the final result with a deep and interesting scenario with a steamy and spicy romance in it.
2- Read more romance novels
To get a better result of your story you first need to read more and more. When you have more in mind you can write by then. But if you have not read what is in the trend and which words play the role of an engagement or what are the catchy words there, how come you can write an effective piece.
Tips: So the first rule is to read. Follow the top writers and see what and how they are writing. What is there in their writing that you do not have? Then find the replacement of words and fix your mistakes in writing.
Try to write one story that is on top and best-selling of the experienced author. Once you write their words with your hands you will get the basic idea of how it works.
Here comes the difficult part. Even you and I are the same. When we type 500 words or more, we are less likely to see our mistake but we see ourselves as heroes. No one wants improvement but rather they see themselves as the perfect one. The same goes for storytelling or writing. After writing the complete scenario you see it as not only the perfect but a golden piece.
We skip the major part in our writing part that is an improvement. We oversee the mistakes that we see in other writings. Sometimes we overlook the general grammar mistakes too. This is a blunder you know it too.
Match your work with the other stories that may have any relevance to your storyline. If it does not work or you may not find any novel matching yours than find a close reader or give it to your friends and ask for their opinion on it. If they seem to have any interest in reading your story then congratulations and if they laugh or make fun of it, then you probably know what is the next step you have to take.
Tips: Do not rush to the climax because in rushing to the next scene you will ignore the required details that you may know but your reader might not know. To find a perfect moment or create it if it is not there and give the complete details like explaining the scene and the movement of characters, their dressings, their dialogues, etc.
4- Reread + review + revise
Finally, this is your second last step regarding your writing. After you have done with your typing process, just not only give one review to it but make it reviewed and revised and reread day and night, until unless you find any last mistake of yours. Then give it to your friends to review it again over again.
Tips: The more you revise it the more it will the clear that there is no mistake in it and this thing will boost your confidence in your writing.
5- Make Samples
Now, you have mastered writing and plotting the great romance novel, but to get it sold, you need to make the samples of your work. What sample means is to create 4 to 5 stories that would be your great piece of work and place it in a portfolio. Whenever you apply for freelancing or freelance content writing or romance novel writer this will be the first thing your client would be asking for.
If your work samples are great they will act as the key to golden opportunity and the same goes with the opposite side too. You need to put your whole energy and great effort in making the samples, they are your resume. So do you want your resume to be rejected? Of course not!
How to Make Money Writing Romance novels
The important thing is here after you are done with the samples, there is the process of making money. The important part!
Making money is not that difficult, you just need to know where you want your product (novel) to be sold. There are many places where you can sell your writings, like amazon, websites, or Upwork, freelancer, or Fiverr.
- Freelance sites
There are a few sites where you can work as a freelance writer. For this, you need to sign up and make your profile put your samples over there and then apply for romance novel writing projects there are hundreds of projects that are popping up every day. Match your interests first before applying read through the complete details then send your proposal to the project owner that is your client and within few days you will get the response hopefully.
If you do not want to go for freelance sites then the other best option is to sell your novel on amazon, over there the same process goes too. Sign up on amazon and make your profile, add your payment method, get verified, and there you go!
Place the price and publish the book cover. You can sell it on your own chosen price.
The last but not least option is to launch your own website. It is not a bad option too, it just needs a few dollars payment and you have your own website. You can design it as you like and start to market your novels at the desired price. If you do not know much about designing the websites do not worry to hire the website designer, just go to wix.com there will get the readymade templates for your website in the minimal amount. The more attractive your website is the more you will have customers.
Upload on a weekly basis and have a verified payment method. It is necessary to step. If you are unverified in your payment method, your customers find restraints in paying you online. Be clear with your payments, before you start selling your novels.
writing short stories also interests many people. the plus point is here that you can earn instantly, and the readers will be more as there is less time required to read a short story for once.
The other major benefit you will get is that the short stories are very much in demand by the media or studio people. they need a storyline on which they can make a video and earn from that. so if your writing material is quite good like the video can be made on it. then there are many chances for your story to get sold.
In the future, you can work as a permanent story writer for the film industry as well but this opportunity does not come so easily, the story must be realistic and have a real sense of meaning. the more you spend time on your work the better is there a chance to get the eyes of others.
If you want to hold on with your readers and compel them to buy your upcoming books then here is the trick, you can write series. When you make series your upcoming books or novels will surely be in your reader’s hand.
Writing series is a bit complex task like you need to plot the whole story and then you have to divide them into episodes like pieces. Each of your episodes must be worth reading and must have the required storyline in it. You need to be careful about the sketch and the link between the last episode and the upcoming episode. If the link is broken then your whole series might be a waste.
First, learn how to write the story in a series and how much you’re each episode should contain the material. Then divide the complete story equally in each part. Do not mention anything unnecessary in order to make your episode lengthy, so that it might not interest the reader.
How to Price Your Romance Novels?
Like you are new to being a writer and do not know much how to price your product (writing). here is the simple formula that will help you. place the price of your words like 10 dollars to 1000 words, short story. 20 dollars 1500 to the steamy story etc. Like this it will be easy for you to calculate how much you are writing and how much you will get paid.
The more your work gets promoted (the more readers ) you can raise your demand for money accordingly.
Romance novelists can earn money in an indirect way too, not just selling a written novel. The best ideas are: Product sales, Consulting, Teaching, Crowdfunding, Pre-sales, Speaking gigs and Special events, and travel tours.
Every work requires the time of the person who is doing it. there are thousands of writers in the world but only some are known by the world. the reason behind this is that they write fearlessly, they’ll their pen write whatever there is in their minds. they do not copy or cheat anyone’s idea. the uniqueness comes in your work if the words are coming directly from heart and mind. the copied material is not worth your name to be published with.
Writing the novel does only require uniqueness and it only comes if the work is totally yours and the words are from your heart.