If you are passionate about poetry you can make money writing poetry. All over the world there are poetry lovers just like you who will become your fan and buy every work of art you release.
A loyal customer base of crazed fans does not happen over night. You must first know how to get exposure, deliver samples of your work, and gain appreciation for your work. This involves a very specific marketing process which I am going to outline in this article to help you make money writing poetry.
What I am going to teach you is nothing new. However, it is a critical process that artists often miss because they are coming from an artistic angle rather than a business prospect.
When it all comes down to it, you are running a business … A business selling your poetry. And that's how you must pursue it if you want to make money writing poetry.
Here are the steps you must take.
1. Set up a lead generation page. This is simply a one-page website where you offer a free sample of your work and invite people to join your mailing list in order to get more samples of your work. In essence, this lead generation page is how you will build your fan base.
2. Communicate with your fans via an auto responder. An auto responder is simply a mailing list that sends out a sequence of pre-written emails once a person opts in to your mailing list from your lead generation page. This is how you can expose your work and build credibility with your fan base on autopilot.
3. Sell your poetry in digital format. There is free software and online utilities you can use to publish your poetry in digital format. You can take a collection of poems and digitize them into ebook, video, or audio format and allow your fan base to pay you via Paypal and download the product immediately after wards. Paypal has a feature that allows you to create such a payment button for your website.
4. Continue to build your fan base, communicate, and sell your work. Over time, you can build a large fan base that will poor thousands of dollars in your Paypal account, at the click of a mouse, every time notify your mailing list of crazed fans about the release of your new ebook ebook, or mp3 audio, or online video.