Stuck Earning $100,000 Per Year As A Digital Writer? Read This.

Nicolas Cole
5 min readJan 10, 2024

I recently wrote a Medium post titled, The Dead-Simple Path To Go From $0 To 7-Figure Writer, walking through the 5 steps you can take to accelerate your income as a Digital Writer.

However, something that doesn’t get talked about very often is what happens when you go from $0 to approximately $100,000 per year.

You reach a ceiling.

Once you learn some of the foundational skills of Digital Writing — like how to write irresistible headlines, 10x the formatting of your content, and how to create your own niche, all things we teach inside Ship 30 for 30 — earning $5,000 per month, or upwards of $10,000 per month as a writer/creator becomes very feasible. (All you need is 3 clients paying you $3,000 per month and you’re earning six figures!)

But then something unfortunate happens…

You get stuck.

  • You can’t work “harder.” You are already working hard!
  • You can’t sell more time. You only have so many hours in the day.
  • And you can’t charge more per hour. You will eventually reach a breaking point of what people are willing to pay you.

So, what do you do?

Don’t work harder! Work smarter.



Nicolas Cole

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