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Ways to Make Money with Poetry
Improving your game!
Donít get bewildered with this point as itís not really a way to make money through poetry but a requisite for any and everyone who wants to make money or sales from poetry.
Forget it, thereís no money to be made in poetry if youíre a novice in this thing called poetry.
You might as well say that making money from poetry is for those whoíve upped their game and the ones respected in the creative scene.
There is a good news to it though, you can join this league too, you can become a better poet too.
People actually pay for the services of poets worldwide, and this is an extra source to earn. With the usage of tools such as Fiverr, Upwork and so on, poets get paid hourly for the services they render to various individuals through poetry.
You can sign up to these platforms now.
Convert and Sell your Writings
You can sell your poetry to people through platforms like Etsy which allows poets create prints of their poems on paper in a frame or on a canvas and place for sale.
Although not as vibrant in the African setting, if embraced and utilized as a platform to help.
Editing Poetry Books and Anthologies
Some pre-occupied poets actually are willing to pay poets like themselves to get their works edited on agreement. This is usually done by the customer, the author and the service person, the poet.
Selling your poems online retail centers
Since the emergence of the need of poets to be able to make money from their doings without the hassle to publish a poetry anthology, there has been need for a platform which makes this possible.
There are platforms now where poets can sell their works but for free?! Not so much.
These poems gets sold with imprinted ģ rights to the original author.
Itís just like having a personal portrait replaced with a beauty of an art work, poetry.
Teaching Poetry to Those interested
Even without face-to-face meetings with students, the internet has made it possible for teachings to go on from any part of the world even in the toilet, itís just a matter of yourself/your presentation, a connecting device (preferably a laptop/notebook) and access to the internet.
Skilled and knowledgeable poets can teach those interested and willing to pay for such classes in various formats, through video tutorials, pdf formats or just text Ė your choice.
(Since we need money too, we might consider doing this too or wonít you support?)
Create a poetry blog or website
This is definitely one of the hardest platforms to make money from except if youíre like Shakespeare with million praising your great deeds in the literary world.
To earn with blogging is not easy because you need to get hosted plus domain and finally need to design a befitting site for yourself or brand.
There are a lot of steps to take when looking into blogging as a means of revenue through poetry but if done well and optimized for SEO (Search Engine Optimization), and garners in enough traffic, adverts placed on websites can be a really sustaining source of money though poetry sharing and featuring.
The more you write, the easier it gets for one to attract more interested visitors. Also, people would rather visit a website where they can find authentic, well edited and great contents than they will a less stimulating one, so thereís work to do in this aspect also.
Getting Published in Magazines
Many magazines, e-zines (not all) pay their contributors for their poems getting accepted into these zines and they really do pay a fair amount of money to all contributors.
Some others offer to give the published works to the contributors
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