Are you happy with your writing sales?
If you're not, chances are that you haven’t got a big enough inventory.
Let's see how this works for other business people. (If you're a creative, and you're trying to sell your work, you're a business person whether you face the fact or not. :-) )
Let's say you're a real estate agent. You need listings. Lots of listings. The more listings you have, the more properties you can show a potential customer, and the more likely it is you'll sell a house.
Or let's say you're Kmart. How much would you sell if you only had two items to sell in the whole store?
Artist and photographers are happy to create material for their inventory, writers much less so.
Among writers, a common view is: "I'll write it if someone promises to pay me for it".
Or: "I wrote this, but I haven’t been able to sell it. This means that I'm a lousy writer and I'll never be able to sell anything, so I'm not writing anything else until someone tells me that I'm wonderful and talented and promises me that I'm going to sell the next thing I write."
Selling your creative work is a numbers game. If the idea of writing for inventory is new to you, think about it. How can you build your writing inventory?
Remember that if you're having trouble selling your writing --- or are unsure how to get paid for your writing skills, Digital-e offers Writing Coaching. Go to our Coaching page to learn more.