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09/19/2013 10:12 pm ET Updated Nov 19, 2013

How to Make $10,000 a Month Writing Erotica Books

Meet Marla. Marla was a struggling independent author who wrote mostly fiction books in the Horror genre. Then one day Marla said to herself, "If I want to make a living at writing maybe I should write more of what people want to read?"

Smut!

So in August of 2012 Marla decided to spend the next year of her life writing erotica books. 100 of them to be exact. Guess what? It worked. She self-published them across Amazon and many other websites to hungry, and horny, readers.

A year later in August 2013 Marla made $9,651.42 from her efforts. For one month.

If you'd like to hear Marla's story from her directly you can listen to this exclusive podcast audio file here.

So how did she do it?

1. She made writing her job, not a hobby.
2. She focused on making her books an average of 10,000 words, with an average price of $2.99
3. She wrote books in series
4. She looked and learned what books sold, and what books didn't. Then emulated those successes and stayed away from the failures.

And many more lessons learned. The bottom line is that there is money to be made writing books if you choose the right genre of books to write, and you treat it more like a business as opposed to a hobby.

Listen to Marla talk about her success in this podcast.

Note: Marla chose not to reveal her pen names for this article.

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