Saturday, October 19, 2013

How to Make $10,000 a Month Writing Erotica Books

While surfing the internet this past week, I came across an article that caught my attention. The article was titled How to Make $10,000 a Month Writing Erotica Books by Jim Krukal and posted on the Huffington Post website. 

Let's face it, sex sells... One has to look no further than to successful authors and their published works, like E. L. James's 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trilogy or to Anne Rice's 'Sleeping Beauty' Trilogy.

I tend to view the success that both E. L. James and Anne Rice have received for their erotica trilogies as the exception, not the rule when it comes to hitting it big time in the erotica genre. The reason for my viewpoint is that the erotica genre still seems sort of taboo in our society. And for the most part, erotica fiction usually doesn't make the bestseller's list and erotica authors usually don't become well-known... So, I didn't realize that the average person could, with a lot of hard work, potentially make $10,000 a month (or more) writing erotica novels, short stories, etc., until I read Jim Krukal's article above and listened to his audio podcast.

Krukal interviews Marla, a successfully published author, who is making $10,000 per month writing erotica! Here's what Krukal wrote in his article about Marla's success story:
So how did she do it?

1. She made writing her job, not a hobby.
2. She focused on making her books an average of 10,000 words, with an average price of $2.99
3. She wrote books in series
4. She looked and learned what books sold, and what books didn't. Then emulated those successes and stayed away from the failures.

And many more lessons learned. The bottom line is that there is money to be made writing books if you choose the right genre of books to write, and you treat it more like a business as opposed to a hobby.
Click on the above link to read the full story.

You may also listen to Krukal's interview with Marla in podcast form! Happy listening!

I kind of found Krukal's article and podcast interview with Marla inspiring. It makes me wonder if I could write erotica novels or short stories and make $10,000 a month? Wouldn't that be a hoot!? I wonder how difficult it would be to replicate Marla's success?

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