A tip jar isn’t going to cut it.
Writing– journalism, essays, memoir, fiction, research– is hard work. It’s also a job.
Thanks to platforms like Patreon, Substack, Kindle Direct Publishing (and a thousand more), it’s never been easier to build a paying audience for your writing. But the number of writers vying for the same readers in a tough economic climate means it’s also never been harder.
Paul Bradley Carr has earned his living as a writer for more than two decades. He has written memoirs and novels for several of the Big Five publishers and has also worked as a journalist for publications including The Guardian, the Telegraph, the Wall Street Journal, Private Eye, Food and Wine… and dozens more.
BUT some of his most successful projects have been reader-funded.
While still at University (almost 20 years before Substack) he created one of the world’s most successful paid-subscription email magazines, he launched the reader-supported NSFWCORP that the New York Times dubbed "the future of journalism." He has hosted 30-hour telethon podcasts (netting $50k from listeners) and most recently self-published his first novel which led to a starred review in Publishers Weekly and international rights sold to Penguin Random House.
In other words, Paul knows a lot about what readers will pay for.
And now he’s ready to share.
In this 6-week course, Paul will teach everything he knows about the so-called “hustle economy” for writers. How to find your niche, how to build an audience, which platform (or platforms!) to choose, pitfalls to avoid, and everything else you need to know to turn your talent into a real job.