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How to Make Money Writing Romance: Earn Up to $2,000 Per Month (Or More!) Self-Publishing Short Romance Novels

Published by Yuwanda Black, Site Editor


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Why $2,000 Per Month and Not More, or Less?

I settled on this amount because I believe it’s totally achievable within three to six months if you’re constantly producing, as my numbers will show.

I earned almost $2,000 within the first couple of months that I started writing romance regularly. I had seven titles out, which included the one I’d written in May of last year (2013). I published six short novels between March and April of this year (2014), which is one reason my income exploded so quickly, in my opinion.

How to Make Money Writing Short Romance NovelsAnd this is with practically no marketing; no name recognition as a romance writer; and again no experience writing in this genre before May of 2013. This is very important to keep in mind.

With this type of output (I didn’t say it was gonna be easy, just very possible), if you’re writing good stories in a popular genre, I’d say you can duplicate my success. And the reason I know this is that I’ve read at least 20 or 30 stories on the web of new romance writers who’ve done the same thing – most earning much more than I have.

I like to give people totally reachable goals though. That’s why I’m not promising that you’re going to become rich writing romance. It’s possible, but it’s not a claim I can make because I haven’t done it (yet!).

Make a Full-Time Living Writing Romance in 6 Months?

I can only tell you what’s worked for me. Which is why what I will say is that I think earning $2,000 to $3,000 per month writing romance is very possible within six months – if you constantly put out new titles (eg, one a week; minimally two to three per month) and follow some of the marketing advice discussed within – which is very minimal.

Unsolicited Testimonial

Hi Yuwanda,

Just wanted to let you know I tore through your latest, the romance novel writing book, and loved it. It gave me so many tools to begin immediately and a big boost of confidence. I love how you break everything down with links, your personal experience, and solid advice.

As a side note, my boyfriend spotted a typo on the cover. It says “how to money” instead of “how to make money”. I did not even noticed it until he pointed it out as I was reading. (Author Note: I fixed the cover!)

Thanks again for another great investment!~Laura

What’s Covered Within

LOTS of Actual Sales Data!

From No Experience to Full-Fledged Romance Novelist — How I Did It

Why Short Romance Novels Sell

A Rule of Thumb for Writing Short Romance That Sells

The Various Genres of Romance Writing (It’s a Huge Niche!)

The Importance of Selecting a Profitable Niche

Copies Sold of First Romance Novel: 16 Months of Sales Numbers

A Surefire Way to Tell What Sells in Romance

How to Create an Outline for Your Romance Novel

Example of a Romance Ebook Outline

Tips on Writing Your Romance Novel

Where to Get Art/Photos for Your Romance Novel Covers

How Much Should You Expect to Spend for a Romance Novel Cover?

How to Upload Your Romance Novel to Amazon

How to Choose “Selling Categories” for Your Romance Novel On Amazon

How to Price Your Romance Novel to Sell

Romance Novel Sales: What You Can Expect When You First Publish

How I Earned $1,000 per Month Pretty Quickly Writing Romance

How to Decide Whether or Not to Use a Pen Name

Do You Need an ISBN Number to Sell Your Romance Novel?

Where to Distribute Your Romance Novel to Sell More

How to Market Your Romance Novel to Start Getting Sales Right Away

A Dirty Little Self-Publishing Secret — How Amazon Can Help You Sell More

How to Handle Good and Bad Reviews from Readers

What a “Hot Selling” Romance Novel Looks Like — The Numbers


… And So Much More!

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Posted on August 30, 2014 

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