The aim of an author-entrepreneur is to balance craft with commerce, making a living while creatively fulfilled. In today's show, I discuss how creators can earn a living with Nathan Barry, who moved from non-fiction author to software developer, focusing on email marketing for online entrepreneurs – people like you and me!
In the introduction, I talk about my personal creative challenges right now as I head towards 10 years as an author-entrepreneur. Plus, I'm working on How to Write Non-Fiction, a book and course that a lot of you have asked for.
This podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which helps authors self-publish and reach readers in global markets through the Kobo eco-system. You can also subscribe to the Kobo Writing Life podcast for interviews with successful indie authors.
Nathan Barry is the author of three books, a software designer, and the founder and CEO of ConvertKit, which helps creators earn a living through email marketing.
- How writing his first books inspired Nathan to create ConvertKit
- Managing the balance between craft and commerce
- Committing to an idea for the long-term despite short-term financial squeezes
- Balancing the positive and negative sides of ambition
- How ConvertKit solves problems for authors
- The creativity inherent in communicating with our readers
- Beginner tips for starting with ConvertKit, whether you have a list already, or are starting from scratch
You can find Nathan Barry at ConvertKit.com and on Twitter @nathanbarry