Self-Publishing: Getting Paid To Do What You Love

Gone are the days of being stuck in the same career your entire life. Gone are the days of being confined to a boring, 9-to-5 job. Gone are the days of longing to be a published author. Gone are the days of unpublished manuscripts stashed away with piles of rejection letters. With the growing trend of self-publishing and the constant advancements in technology, you now have the power to make all your dreams come true. Here are three ways self-publishing can help you get paid to do what you love.

1. Increase your credibility and build your brand.

Whether you are a yoga instructor, doctor, or any other professional, self-publishing a book is a great way to build your brand and increase your credibility. Many professionals use self-publishing to publish books within their niches. These books are a great way to showcase your expertise and educate current and potential clients.

2. Add to your revenue stream.

Self-publishing is popular among public speakers, mentors, and other entrepreneurs because books can be an additional source of revenue. For instance, many public speakers sell their books at their speaking events. This not only increases their credibility and branding, but it is also provides a simple way to increase revenue at the event.

3. Be the writer you dream of being.

Many authors have found significant success in self-publishing. Depending on your goals and determination, it is possible to earn supplemental or a full-time income by writing and selling your self-published books. While it takes hard work and dedication, it is possible to make a living as a writer.

I’d love to know, what is your dream career?

ABOUT KELLY SCHUKNECHT: Kelly Schuknecht is the Vice President of Outskirts Press. In addition to her contributions to the Outskirts Press blog at, Kelly and a group of talented marketing experts offer book marketing services, support, and products to not only published Outskirts Press authors, but to all authors and professionals who are interested in marketing their books and/or careers. Learn more about Kelly on her blog at

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