How to Make a Living as an Author

Learn how to prosper as an author

There is a common myth that authors must starve like artists.

While it is true that many authors struggle to pay the bills, that doesn't have to be you. The truth is, authors can and do make a living doing what they love.

The key is to know how successful authors make a living.

This course is not about how to get rich. Getting rich usually means spending time on the New York Times Bestseller list. For that, you need to work on your craft and we have other courses here on the CWI to help you with craft.

This course is about how to make a living, which you can do without needing to be a best selling author.

In part 1 of this course, you will learn how money works for Christians. This Biblical view towards money that may help break some of the mental chains that are holding you down. You will also learn how to think like a business and build a team that will help you succeed.

In part 2 of this course, you will learn about the four primary ways authors make money and which are the best fit for you. The wonderful thing about being an author is that you have multiple sources of income beyond the book. Ignoring those additional sources of income is one of the reasons many authors struggle to pay the bills.

Your Teacher

Thomas Umstattd
Thomas Umstattd

Thomas Umstattd, the CEO of AuthorMedia, built his first website at the age of 13 and has been helping people use the web ever since. Thomas is an award-winning speaker on the subject of marketing and technology. Author Media is the company behind popular WordPress plugins like MyBookTable and MyBookProgress.

In his spare time, Thomas enjoys reading, volunteering for pro-life ministries, and blogging on his personal website, You can follow him on Twitter @ThomasUmstattd.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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