While you don’t actually need money to write, there are plenty of endeavors related to your writing career that require capital. Thankfully, there are ways you can make money with or for your writing exploits.
Let me begin this post with one basic fact: You need no money whatsoever to write. All writers started as someone and something else, and they wrote, regardless of whatever else they were doing.
Writing happens when you put pen to paper or keys to computer. With the exception of the National Endowment for the Arts, you will find no grant or funding stream that will let you quit whatever else you are doing to write. Writers write, regardless.
There’s not much more to pay for, and with a little research, you can determine what these figures will be for you. Remember, you shouldn’t ask for money until you clearly define how much you need and exactly what you need the funds for.
Once you’ve determined those things, where are you supposed to find the money? You can:
freelance and earn money writing articles and blog posts
do copywriting for businesses
speak and teach for honoraria
take pre-orders for your book
create a website/blog and seek advertising revenue