Skip to content

Engaging Your Readers

How do you get readers to pay for your writing online?

Robert Rackley
Robert Rackley
4 min read
Engaging Your Readers
Image source: Syd Wachs on Unsplash

A few weeks ago, Baylor professor and author Alan Jacobs wrote a post (I can't find it now — possibly deleted) about how best to get his regular readers to contribute financially to his online writing. He posed the question of what would provide value to his followers to the extent that they would be willing to offer remuneration for his work. It's a question many prolific writers have these days. I believe the desire to make money from your writing online is strengthened by the fact that companies like Substack and Ghost are in the business of making people feel like their work can provide a sustainable income.


Related Posts

Members Public

This Time, I'm Out

After 14 years and over 10,000 tweets, I've deactivated my Twitter account. I've been critical of Twitter for a long time now without actually leaving the platform. Obviously, things have changed rapidly for the worse. When, on Saturday, Elon Musk let DT back on the platform, while including a

Members Public

Predicted Collapse

My degree is in psychology, and though I focused on family and child counseling, industrial/organizational psychology was a close second in my affections. I loved taking a case study from a disaster at NASA — like the Challenger shuttle explosion — and looking at what went wrong organizationally to allow that

Predicted Collapse
Members Public

When Is Software Too Indie?

Think about the size of an independent publisher when assessing your needs.

When Is Software Too Indie?