3 Mistakes Keeping Digital Writers Broke (And How to Avoid Them)

Writing online can be frustrating if you don’t fix these common blunders.

Evan Kelly
3 min readMay 30, 2024
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Digital writing seems like an easy path to success, but many writers struggle to pay the bills.

The reason:

Poor planning and bad choices.

In this post, we’ll dive into the top three mistakes that keep digital writers broke so you can avoid them.

Mistake #1: Treating Writing Like a Hobby

Many digital writers don’t take their work seriously.

Instead of creating an environment where they can diligently work on their craft every single day, hobby writers sit down and riff about something whenever inspiration strikes.

The problem with this approach is that inspiration rarely strikes on a daily basis when you have actual time to write.

When I first started writing on Medium, I wrote sporadically, thinking my passion alone would bring success. It didn’t.

It wasn’t until I started showing up consistently that things began to pick up regarding audience growth and earnings.



Evan Kelly

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