6 lessons From Writing Online For 90 Days
My 90 days writing experiment has come to an end. As a personal growth coach, I love striving to do better and see where I land.
The 90 day concept is popular in the realm of behavior change. It is called the 21/90 rule, which implies it takes 21 days to form a habit and 90 days to make a permanent lifestyle change.
Here are my lessons from this experiment:
1. Making money online is hard until you build a reputation
It is a jungle out here. I cannot imagine how it must feel for people starting out and getting lost among all the competition.
Medium is great for passive income but in my personal opinion, relying on Medium as your only source of earnings is risky.
It is saturated and as there is little barrier to entry, more people participate.
So, in a way, we are fighting for a piece of an ever growing pie that is skewed towards people already having exposure.
2. You do not need a writing course
People who have started earlier have the benefit of hindsight and after learning the tricks of the trade, start passing on the knowledge for a fee.
That is great until you realize the algorithm is forever changing and what is true today may be gone tomorrow.
Plus, you do not need to be a pulitzer prize winner to write here. Just do your best and instill the discipline of writing everyday. I got used to the platform and slowly adapting to it.
Conceptualizing your ideas and putting them in words is more important than your command of English.
3. Your dearest posts might be a dud
The post I poured my heart and soul into writing (below) did not perform that well (in terms of views).