A Faster Path To Becoming A 6 Figure Writer With Matthew Thrush

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In this 43rd episode of Author Platform Rocket, host Jonny Andrews interviews author Matthew Thrush, who writes novels full-time, who has went from being $85,000 in debt in 2015 to become an independent writer, and building his business up into a six-figure career. Download PDF Podcast Transcription

  • In 2015, Matthew had $85,000 of debt and wasn’t able to land a job in eight months for typically be overqualified.
  • He got finally landed one as technical writer in Houston.
  • His vision was to be earning 6 figures from his writing
  • Matthew sought mentors, researched, and began to write 2,500-5,000 words per day.
  • Matthew’s 2017 goal was to make writing books his full-time job, and made this happen in four months and earned six figures.
  • Ghostwriting was extremely lucrative for Matthew, which he was inspired to do by watching the movie “The Ghostwriter.”
  • Matthew set a goal to reach $10,000 a month.
  • His ghostwriting rate started at 4-5 cents a word and has moved up to 15 cents a word for fiction and 25 cents a word for nonfiction.
  • Ghostwriters can sometimes be credited as co-authors.
  • Upwork has been a great resource for getting writing jobs.
  • Focus on your proposal on how you can help them achieve their goal.
  • Helping others leads to an abundance mindset into of a scarcity mindset.
  • Download PDF Podcast Transcription

3 Key Points:

  1. Treat writing as a full-time job.
  2. Set clear and achievable goals.
  3. Make writing your full-time job.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “You have to surround yourself with like-minded people who are either on their way to  where you want to be or are already there.“ – Matthew Thrush.
  • “Ghostwriting…at the very basic level, someone pays you.to write a book and they have all the rights. However, “– Matthew Thrush.
  • “Visualize clients like people, because that’s who they are.“– Matthew Thrush.

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