6 Simple Tips to Increase Your Productivity and Make More Money as a Writer

Follow these tips to increase your productivity and fatten your wallet.

T.S. Johnson
6 min readAug 8, 2022


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As a writer, there’s a lot of advice out there telling what, when, and how to approach your career. I suppose I’m contributing to the noise with this article, but this article is less about telling you what to do and more about showing you actionable ways you can increase your productivity and bottom line with some very simple changes.

We all want to make more money and as a writer, the easiest way to do that is to produce more content. However, without a solid plan in place increasing your output can seem impossible.

These six tips will help you increase your productivity without decreasing your quality

I think they can do the same for you.

1. Write Daily

This is just non-negotiable with me.

When I see “writers” telling other writers they shouldn’t write every day; I want to rage stroke. It’s just the worst advice you can give, particularly to new writers.

Now there may be reasons why you can’t write every day, that’s one thing, but your goal should always be to get back to or work your way up to daily writing.

Writing is similar to exercise; it is a muscle you have to build every day, or it will atrophy and die. If you’re a new writer, you need daily practice to become better at your craft and improve your skills as a writer.

To ensure you meet your daily writing goal, you need to write at the same time each day. It’s not going to happen unless you schedule it.

I would recommend you block out at least 10 minutes each day for writing.

Why 10 minutes?

Because it’s an easy number to commit to if you haven’t been a daily writer in the past. Starting a daily writing habit can be daunting, so you need to make…



T.S. Johnson

Writer. Editor. Professional Smartass.