Writing About How Writing About Money Makes Money

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Andy Spears
2 min readJan 3, 2022

So, yes, I am a writer. Most of what I write about here and in other places is related to consumer affairs, education, and health policy. I’m also a reader — and, when I come to Medium, I see all sorts of interesting content. Plus, a ton of articles about how to make money writing online — in Medium, even.

This one by Tessa Schlesinger is pretty interesting. The central claim: That if you want to make money writing, you need to write about making money. More specifically, you need to highlight a path for other writers to use to make money.

As Schlesinger notes:

The reason is that most of us (me included) avoid anything that is too difficult, and we also all need money to survive, if nothing else. The more money we have, the easier it is to survive. If we make a lot of money, we then have the freedom to tell others we don’t need or want them in our lives. Money gives us the power to determine the choices we have available to us. If we can make that money by simply writing, investing in a bit of cryptocurrency, or posting pictures of our well-honed bodies (aka Kardashians), then why don’t we?

Why Writing About Making Money Makes Money — $25,000 a Month… | by Tessa Schlesinger | World Issues — Politics, Economics, and More | Nov, 2021 | Medium

I mean, if we could all really make $25,000 a month just by writing about money…



Andy Spears

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