Is money Important for a Writer?

This is a question that perhaps goes in the mind of any person who wants to be a writer? In the past, I used to think this question is only for people like me living in third world countries like Bangladesh. Here, earning money through writing is very difficult. First of all, the payment by most newspapers and magazines is inadequate and irregular. May be there is an exception or two but exception is not rule. Now, I know that the same kind of uncertainty exists in USA too. Still, there is no shortage of people like me who are dying to become a writer. I wonder why do we care to become writers when we know that it is a field with financial uncertainty?

On the other hand, in our daily life, we need money for everything. No matter how much we try, we cannot escape this reality unless you come from a very rich family. So, money is very important for everyone including a writer. I think that the problem is many people tend to think that writing and money are two different things. I do not agree with them. My idea is that you have to make adjustments in your life in every job. You have to try to earn money by using your skill. The same way, in writing, you cannot always write what you like or want. For example, if I could I would just write short stories every day. However, until now, I could write only 4-5 short stories in the last one decade. Instead, I had to most of the time write for newspapers on business and computer related topics and then for the last 3 and half years, I have been blogging full time on different topics.

This is my literature blog but I hardly can update it because it does not bring money. In fact, earning money through a literature blog is extremely difficult. So, I have to make some adjustments. Well, what I have is the dream that may be someday, I can give a lot of time for this blog.

For the last few days, I have got an idea to publish a serial novel in this blog. The basic idea is that once a week, I would update some parts of a novel. This way, I do not need to give a lot of time but the readers can have something. Anyway, this is possible when I have some regular readers. Hopefully, it will happen soon.

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  1. Being able to be writer is a matter of honor, a matter of inner happiness and self gratification, although it’s tough and full of uncertainty. But the skilled and experienced writers are always evaluated with much demand in many sectors. Search English has been playing very crucial role for creating so many writers in English, and a great number of them are already able to manage own living using skill of writing in English gained from here. So, all credit goes to honorable mentor Razib sir for this great work. Heartily gratitude to you sir.

    1. I am absolutely agree with you because I think that nobody can do anything without money. So you being writer or any other profession money is must be needed although our honourable mentor Rajib sir open a great platform for us to developing English skill without any pay. Thanks a lot sir.

  2. Most of the people thought that money is the fact, but it does not that. Actually we should have to developed our skill. Your novel is most wonderful and so well that could be safe from dying.

  3. Most of the people thought that money is the fact, but it does not that. Actually we should have to developed our skill. Your novel is most wonderful and so well that could be safe from dying.

  4. I am here joinned last day.i was read something post.as well as i can realize which reading more difficult just for me.casuse i getting from every post new word which word i don,t know.if that word i no know rather how much read every post..??

  5. Writing is novel thing. I really respect it a lot. Being a. good writer is very difficult that you mention vaia, even it’s take our full life to become successful. but that kind on passionate peoples are very rare. I don’t know that I will be a writer or not. but I definitely try it.

  6. As a human being money is needed for a writer. Without money it is not possible to survive. Not only in our country but also in USA earning money by writing is quite impossible. But if you have quality then you deserve it. Our great RAZIB AHMED vhaia created a good platform like SE gruop. In the mean time we got many good writers from this group..Firstly developed yourselves then money will come.

  7. sir i have take time in reading this topic 4 miniut

  8. Everybody want to earn money. but everybody don’t know how do to make money, if i don’t know proper way then i can’t earn money so first of all i need english developmet then i will do follow one kind of professional sector i like outsourcing but i don’t know proper way, i know how to do make money but i don’t know how to do marketing. i think marketing is the most important part.

  9. very nice advice for writers.i also want to be a writer and i also want to take it as a profession .so i think your post about writing is so helpful for me.thanks for the post.

  10. The writer expressed the real fact of life. Money is nothing but necessary for daily life. As a writer it’s difficult to earn money. From my point of view, if skillful writers had life security then we could get more precious writing from them.

  11. Nothing is easy to do. And earning money is also a very much hard work by writing.
    As you mentioned, in this post that, Earning money in Bangladesh from writing in different newspapers and magazines are quite difficult along with uncertainty and shortage of payment.
    But vaiya, A writer needs many things, many knowledge and experience and need to have strong basic on his topic to write but Here we all are, to get skill in english.
    We are in Search English content to make ourselves skilled in reading and having a good figure in vocabulary to read anything perfectly and fluently within becoming a skilled buddy in the reading section which is most important in Learning English.
    Thank you for this post thus we could be more encourage with gathering knowledge and becoming more hard worker to be good writer who are actually desire for it.
    By the way, Vaiya, May be you are going to have very good number of visitors soon and that’s why you can take preparation for publishing your novel to your blog.
    we are eagerly waiting to read your novel.

    Another important thing is, if anybody could be skilled in English then it wouldn’t be any matter for him to earn money. Hope that, everybody will try to be skilled in English because there are many jobs are waiting for them just for their English skill.
    Thank you again vaiya for this platform.

  12. In our country when we start our study we memorize composition “my aim in life “.There we want to be a doctor, teacher,engineer etc.But nobody want to be a writer. why???? because we know there is no money.
    In Bangladesh earn money through writing is difficult. yet possible when he or she became a famous writer.
    we are not famous. we don’t want to be a famous writer. Here we write only for learn. Our respectable Razib vai advise us if we want improve we need to write. so I write.

  13. Wow..great post sir ..money is not all thing ..u r great man who is free from money thinking ..this article needed 1.40 minute to read

  14. everybody has needs money. money is no fact you should wish.everything is possible if you would be clinging.

  15. Yes money is more important than anything. We can’t do anything without money.The middle class of people in our country suffers more only for money. The lack of money makes our life difficult. Though it has many advantages, it’s also the roots of all evil. Writing is a great occupation I think. Best wishes for u.

  16. Yes, why not? Money is need to all peoples that’s may be varry higor less by his quality or expectation.
    But, money must be need for a writer otherwise how he make his life to properly. We are know it, without money doesn’t one couldn’t carry his life as nicely. So, our magazines and others whose are take to story from writers they should give to writers as right payment that will be helpful to creating more good writers in our society and country.

    1. Money is important to every life. Without monwy we can’t move single a moments. so we need money but it’s not main things to live happily.It’s difficult to earn money throw writing. A writer be a huge experience, many setor and give much time in this sector.Bangladesh is the third world of country. In this country, to earn money by writing it’s very necessary for all,who’s want to it.Our SeG gave a opportunities for us. We read the reading section and become a good writer.So thanks sir,creating this group.

  17. sir,I have take time completed this paragraph
    only 3.37 min.
    yea sir,earn money need whole person of the earth.
    Across the earth people with competition earning money.
    who have.until the money, she is want to more it.

  18. All of speach are absolutely right about those matter.This will be possible if we regularly read those content and utilize these our real life I think we will must be beneficial from this creation.

  19. Earning money by being a writer sooth to say, it is tough but not impossible. I can remember, one day I was translating a post of you . It was a brief story of a writer. I forget the name. He was trying to be successful writer. He had to leave everything for running behind this. he had to pass his day most of the in starving. Struggling after 20 years he has become a good writer actually a handsome earner. But the main thing and also important thing is adjustment. Adjustment the writing with time, readers, issue.

  20. Now I can’t say anything about writing issue. I am waiting to my best.

  21. Writing work like an oxyzen for every writer…..yah we need to think both money and writing…..Because we need support which is given by only money

  22. There have a common provad that “”Money is the second God of the World””
    In my life it’s a experience that there don’t have any human who’s will say no need money.

  23. If you want to be good writer. so,write only for developing your skills.

    Nowadays Money is the 2nd God in the world. but money is never give happiness.

  24. We will be also a good writter one day.In sha allah.In this group we are all tried.so the day will be come.when in this group most of the people are being a good writter one day.

  25. without money we can’t done any work. admit school, you have to spand money. admit your relative in hospital you have to be money. everywhere, everywork have need money.

  26. nice post!

  27. Sir we r with you and your blog. we read your post with full concerntation n try to understand it carefully. Hope we well in english soon with you n your blog.

  28. Your opinion is so well. I think money is important for Every person . Many people earn Money by use his skills.

  29. Money is an important thing in life.Without money no work is impossible.

  30. many people think that writing and money are two different things. I do not agree with them..
    sir, I also. coz they writers have also a family.. they also want to lead a comfortable life..

  31. Money is important for everyone’s life. But if a writer think about money or if he writes for others, it will be a wrong decision.

    A writer should write for only his inner happiness and self gratification. It is not a stage to give others mind satisfaction.

    If a writer writes for readers, for earning money, or for being famous, he will lost his personality. He will be like a greedy person or will be the writer of low quality. No writer can to go to apex by influencing others mind.
    So every one should not thing about money when he writes.

  32. Money is important for everyone’s life. But if a writer think about money or if he writes for others, it will be a wrong decision.

    A writer should write for only his inner happiness and self gratification. It is not a stage to give others mind satisfaction.

    If a writer writes for readers, for earning money, or for being famous, he will lost his personality. He will be like a greedy person or will be the writer of low quality. No writer can to go to apex by influencing others mind.
    So every one should not thing about money when he write..
    Thanks sir for sharing this topic.

  33. we are eagerly waiting to read your novel

  34. 3rd countries specially Bangladesh it is dream that a person become a writer and rich. publisher won’t given more then 20% reality to a writer. so how became he wlll rich. way only sight blogging but you telled your experience basis that it is too difficult also.

    many writers wrote there story like novel, drama, short story, fiction and other more twice or more within a year so it became quality less, someone of them popular too. But have few writer who gave us qualified story like Arunshti Roy in India became success because near to there money is second perpose. the writer I mention here his last book published before 20 years ago and 2017 published a book, few month ago.

  35. Money most important our life.Some times money is not most important.

  36. Hopefully, you already found lots of great readers from Search English. And I think, you will get new new great readers. So, brother, please go ahead. Continue to write your story. We are waiting for that. I hope, that stories will help us to learn something new.

  37. I think money is important for our daily life.without money we can’t spend any moments.

  38. I hope you have successful on your job coz now you have more and more readers for your achieveing goal…. May Allah fulfill your dream.

  39. money is majority for everywhere. without money you won’t living in the world. as much you have you want more then.main point that, earning money from writing its difficult from others way. its true that if you can adjust your writing profession with your earn you also can earn more money.

  40. Obviously money is important for a writer.But a writer must be skill about different announcement. For example I want to be a writer but I have no skill for that I couldn’t want to be a writer.After getting skill in our country earning money is totally uncertainty things because most of the people hass no interest to read blog.So we have to build our people to a habit that reading blog not writing when they achive skill then they reveal their thought.

  41. I am Excited. Becuase your blog posts very helpful. All Blog Post is very important.

  42. It’s possible sir ,because you have lots of reader.But i have real message here that i need to use my skill if I have .And may be all need to think like you.

  43. money is a very important a writer. I think ; money is the most important for our daily life & everything. we don’t think a day without money; I think. most of people are need are need money cause money is the most important for higher study.

  44. Yep,yearning money is very difficult through writing.

  45. man what ever say, Money is impotance in every person life. there are no word who come from poor or middle family like me . from Bangladesh earing money is difficulted by writting . In this post you sir says that he hardly update his literature blog a and he wrote 5-6 sort story only . But he alot time spent to blogging which bring out money however ,we do all for money except few people .

  46. In this digital era many skilled writers are being made and it’s very tough for any person to become famous competing with many skilled writers..But as taking writing as a passion is a very full of uncertainty and many men can’t become successful in earlier time and fall in crisis they fly off from the competition and abandon writing…

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