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Writers Can Sell Merch, Too

Alicia Sekhri
Alicia Sekhri
Writing is such a personal craft.
You put your personality and feelings into your words, hence it feels like a personal attack when someone criticizes your work. Not everyone will be friendly or benevolent, especially online. The anonymity of technology tends to make people feel like it’s okay to be mean and disrespectful.
First, please don’t ever be that person. Here’s a great resource to learn how to provide constructive feedback. If you ever get negative comments on your work, this is how to respond in a constructive way.
Do you know when to quit and when to stick? I was a loyal reader of Niklas Göke’s newsletter and was pained to hear that he decided to stop writing it… Yet I understood. In a brutally honest article, Niklas explains why he quit his Substack newsletter, even after making $3,700 in revenue in just a few weeks.
I came across an interview with music industry veteran Tristra Newyear Yeager, who encourages writers to be inspired by the business model of indie musicians. This means multiple income streams, different types of content, and… merch. How about offering a limited edition of your novel with a special cover? Or mugs, notebooks, whatever. If you have an audience, it’ll sell.
Copywriters, bloggers, newsletter writers… No need to knock yourself down over subject lines and headlines anymore. These 22 Sure-Fire Headline Formulas that Work might even inspire your next piece.
Danavir Sarria from Sumo also compiled a list of the 80 Best Email Subject Lines. These are very “sales” oriented but remain a great source of inspiration.

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