How I turned my writing hobby into a business

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Are you a writer who loves to tell stories? Meena is a writer who turned her love for writing and celebrity culture into a business. Here is her story:

I started writing when I was 12 and I haven’t stopped since. At first, I would write short stories about the things that I saw at school and then I joined the team at the school newspaper and that’s where I started writing about social events at our school. I would write about our Sisters With Voices group and our matric dances.

My blog began to attract a lot of readers and before I knew it, I was being invited to events all over the country. I have now turned my little blog into a full online magazine and I could make other writers dreams come true by hiring writers to work with me.

Writing is not the only craft that you can turn into a business. Here are tips to turn your hobby into a business

Do your research

Find out how you can make money from your craft. If you make furniture or accessories - Google other people who have the same talent that have made money. For example, Meena found out online that she could make money by advertising on her blog.

Be a master of your craft

Always work on your craft. Strive to be a better writer than you were yesterday. With her knowledge and experience, Meena used her writing skill to pitch stories to other publications, and got paid to write for other magazines.

Be prepared to take criticism

Don’t take it too personally when people criticise your work. Rather listen to the helpful hints and use it to make yourself better.

What hobby would you like to turn into a business? Tell us in the comments section

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Puno

I like writing stories alot

Oct. 30, 2022, 4:05 p.m.

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momodacutiegurl1

Me too

Manyathi

Hello guys. I also like writing especial poem any one who can help me

Oct. 24, 2022, 9:51 p.m.

alimaziy

I also love love love writing because that's where I can just me my self writing is the most of the most best of the best doing l love love love love someday as I am a 13 yr old I just want to have my stories to be read coz I am a really person who loves to motivate even on my stories

Oct. 7, 2022, 3:31 p.m.

alimaziy

I also love love love writing because that's where I can just me my self writing is the most of the most best of the best doing l love love love love

Oct. 7, 2022, 3:29 p.m.

Zoey

Hi springster I love ❤️ writing ✏️ books 📚 and I would like to enter competitions but I don't know where l will find competitions does springster maybe host competitions?

Sept. 26, 2022, 4:39 p.m.

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Sadloner

There is this app on moya that allows you to have competition

InMyOwnWorld

Which one??

momodacutiegurl1

Hi springsters I am also passionate about writing but I don't know how can I find a publishing company

Sept. 21, 2022, 2:53 p.m.

Wow, but what job can you do so long

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Hello Favourite If you are asking which job can you get by being a writer then you can get a list of jobs.You can be a journalist,a reporter,copywriter,editorial assistance and others.I hope this has answered your question.Please come back and tell us if it has helped you.

Hy am 16 yrs old doing grade 11 am ashame of my eye

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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What's wrong with your eye Linda?

Linda why are you ashamed of your eye

Hey Springster, we all have things we're super insecure about. Try not to be too hard on yourself. If you like, you can read the article below for some motivation today: http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-life/you-define-beauty/

You are unique,smart and beautiful .. never be ashamed of yourself remember that God created u with love and care ... all u have to do is to be proud of who you are.. always be confidence ... appreciate your image and uniqueness... strive for excellence and success ... focus on all the good things in your life .. I don't know what is wrong with your eye but what i know is you are beautiful and clever...and u have a bright future ahead...

Zoey

Hi

Zoey

Hi why are you ashamed of your eye what's wrong 🥺 and you don't need to be ashamed because you are unique and beautiful don't doubt your self ☺️

Tell more am also interested in having my own blog like there are so many thing happining in my hood i would like to write about where to i even begin

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

I'm an artist of visual art make drawings but i have no idea how to use it.

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Share ur watpp num

Hi am jimmax Mlt... I want to ask if am allowed to perform my song on Hectic Nine-9

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

How do I create NY own blog /page in here?

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Hi @-air1, you can start your own blog on websites like Tumblr or Wordpress. If you do start one, let us know how it all works out :).

I can also write. I write poems so how can i created my own blog of poetry??

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Hi N.M.Z, there are lots of online platforms that you can use to create your poetry blog. One of the easiest is a site called Tumblr. You can start your own account and build your blog. If you decide to start one, please tell us about your progress. Good luck Springster!

Hello..im also a writer but i just don't know how to publish my work it poetry i would love to give love and hope to my people outta there...plz help

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

Am a poetry writer and I really do love my work...so can anyone please advise me and help me go out and help poetry readers

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

Education its your self Education it's changing your self Some children is think the education it's soccer ⚽ field

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

I enjoy writing short stories, motivational quotes and sharing my life experience stories... my has been a long journey I have experienced a lot as a teenager that I even wanted to quit and gave up in life... but i found comfort through writing i convinced myself that i am better than being seen as a quiter... I stoop up and pulled up my socks and kept on moving... life is full of challenges but one should never let that take them down whatever difficulties or challenges u experience take that as a lesson and try again until u reach whatever u want... I would like to make it one day as a writer and motivated people out and let them no nothing is impossible in life... it always seems impossible until it is done... love you all.

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

I would like to turn my writing skills into a hobby and also earn money I write poems and short stories

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Hlw i enjoy writing but i write mostly about deep nd personal issues i have been writting since i was 12 nd ever since than i have been writting my problem is i know what am writting is good but i dnt onow how i can make myself be known or how i can turn it into business

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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Hi SIYAKUDUMISA, we'd suggest that you continue to practice your writing skills. It doesn't matter if your writing is personal or not. As long as you write everyday, you can help improve your writing. You can also go online and research publishers that will help you get your work out there once you feel you are ready.

Hi I enjoy writing but most of the time my writing is person because I write about thing which had happens to me or my family

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Heyya everyone! Writing is my hobby n I have been writing since I was like 10 or 11.I always write about orientation, things I always come across ,I also got about 4 books which I write on yeah! So anyone with information about achieving my writing skills please help ey..

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Me too,am a writer n I have maybe 7 short stories. I only write shot stories .I love to write cause writing makes me imagine things n it calmes me .I only write when I'm sad .my stories are' bout romance,horror,paranormal n so on...I love writing. But I haven't published my books .I'm kinda worried because I'll have to purchase another book to continue writing .😊 ...#writing is fun!

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

I'd like to turn my Rap, act, and dance skills into business

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

-🌷 Hey . I started writing from grade 4 , and im now in Matric but i am still writing . I basically write poems , songs and i have my own autobiography but no way forward . I am also about to start writing short stories after the final exams 👏💜 . Blessed enough , a publisher has approached me , but i do not trust him because he now wants a relationship from me 💔 . All hope is gone , but i need a way forward because i cannot possibly hang onto the past 😢🍃 . That is also what drove me out of the music industry .. so i would not gamble my talent for such 👐💜 . I am ready and willing to be part of your writer's group 🙋📓 . I assure you , i am a good writer 😘😊

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

I find writing as meditation. I write whenever I feel oppressed and as one who struggles with self conflict I find comfort in it. I make my own pictures which have quotes of my own words. They are not gender based but of any kind of individual. I work as -KooBlurry and all my writings as Koo'Word also as a Facebook Page. I'm only in Grade 11 and I am hoping to get access to resources to simply blog or outline my work. Writing is my soulmate💕

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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Surely sees that writing is in your blood ....Dont stop until the world hears your voice

I started writing at the age of 11 years and mostly i like to write poems and perform them at school because the school believed on me....while writing my novels i am always hurt or saw some hurt and then i go and ask her/him then afterwards i then go and write a story similar to her's/him....i really love writing my book is nearly filled.....

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

I started writing at the age of four as a way of expressing my feelings after going through a very big storm that changed my life. It has always been easier to talk to a book rather than a person became it doesn't judge nor criticise.

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

In primary school in grade 5. I wrote a story that was perfect that my teacher said I copied it somewhere somehow.

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Hey springster i also love writing and my writing is basically about environmental and social issues, Lifestyles and experiences I went through ,words of encouragement, words or love,teenage time and the roots of being human kind ,my writing is my voice of expression which aknoledges and teaches both families, friend/all different types of relationships and I write when am sad/happy /whenever I feel too and I hope one day I'd share that with the world too to also see the world in a different way too

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

I'm writer too I love writing stories about life n I need someone who can help me out I want to speak out about my story

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Hi Springster,I like to change my writing into a business too,I had tried that ..like how to be freelancer ..I been googling to get some tips,i even created a Facebook page where I write stories, I really too wish to have a mentor.

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

I love writing about things that's hold us back how do I help others became mo responsible with my writing

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

I really luv writing but I never thought u could make writing a business

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Motivational Speaker!

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

I love poetry and every now and then I write my own poems but I've never thought about making money out of that

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.