If you’re looking to get paid to write, a good place to look is in journalism. Even if you don’t want to stay in the field, it’s a wonderful learning opportunity.
Being a journalist is difficult work. You write under strict, hard deadlines. Research often means going out to investigate and interview. Probably worst of all, you’re not writing about the bright and happy news in the world. What you write is about current events. Murders, crime, chaos. However, it is a guaranteed way to have readers. If you work for the right outlet, you get paid well to do it. You will also have a lot of opportunity to hone your writing skills and learn to pay attention to the important details. In this episode, we break down more of the advantages and disadvantages of such a career path.
First aired April 18, 2022.