There’s some controversy on this issue. Some writers swear the only way to make money is by creating a name for yourself in one particular area (travel writing, romance novels, food writing, etc.) I can see where this would help you develop a platform and a following (“When’s your next romance novel coming out”) but at the same time, I can tell you that I make my living (and fight boredom) by diversifying. Here are just some of the ways I make money: articles, essays, reviews, short stories, poems, greeting cards, copywriting (products, brochures, Web sites), press releases, book editing, magazine editing, ghost writing and books.
Would anyone like to share how they make money – in a niche or by being diversified?