This, to me, is the key - You can't expect to be a "big earner" here or anywhere in the first month or first few months. You have to write, write consistently, and put out quality work. If I go to your page and read your stuff, I want it to be very good - great, even. That's what makes me hit "follow." If your writing makes people think - or grabs them emotionally, they'll engage with it - even share it. Getting to that point takes time.

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Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .

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