Making Money Making Art

Kate Cavanaugh

The podcast where artists and creators chat transparently about how much money they make from their art! (And occasionally get sidetracked by their favorite recent reads, the eternal struggle against perfectionism, figuring out how you even start a freelancing career anyways, what to share on social media, & a whole lot more!) I'm your host, Kate Cavanaugh, writer, YouTuber, streamer, and general dabbler. (Right now I'm trying oil painting for the first time!) New episodes are posted each Monday. And if you'd like to support the podcast, or recommend a guest, you can reach out here: https://ko-fi.com/makingmoneymakingart The Making Money Making Art theme song was created by the wonderfully skilled and talented Maiga Vidal!

Becoming a USA Today Bestselling Author & Exploring How Self-Publishing Has Changed (with sweet romance author Regina Duke)
Apr 13 2022
Becoming a USA Today Bestselling Author & Exploring How Self-Publishing Has Changed (with sweet romance author Regina Duke)
In today's episode, we're chatting with USA Today Bestselling sweet romance author, Regina Duke! We discuss what it's like to continue a long-running series (she's expecting to publish the 13th book in her Colorado Billionaires series at the end of this year) while also playing around in multiple different genres (sci-fi, mystery, etc.) and all the formats (short story, novella, and novels so far). Regina also takes us through how the self-publishing industry has changed over the decade she's been publishing. She takes us through the great years (hitting that USA Today Bestseller list, selling tens of thousands of books in a month) and also the slow years. One of the aspects I loved most about our conversation was Regina's emphasis on celebrating those big moments but also relishing the freedom that the slower times gift her. I had such a fun time digging into the nitty gritty numbers with Regina and also discussing how we plan to keep treating ourselves for the work that we're proud of accomplishing! And I hope you enjoy her insights as much as I did! Find Regina Duke & her work online! Check out her ko-fi page for her most recent updates: website: Amazon link to her books, though she is a "wide" author so you'll be able to find her work wherever you buy books!: the podcast or recommend a guest here: can find me online at Kate Cavanaugh Writes on YouTube, Twitch, and Instagram! (The Making Money Making Art theme song was create by the incredibly talented and skilled Maiga Vidal! You can find her here:
Submission Limbo & Receiving Your First Trad Pub Paycheck (with regency romance author Charlotte Anne)
Mar 15 2022
Submission Limbo & Receiving Your First Trad Pub Paycheck (with regency romance author Charlotte Anne)
"I remember I once wrote a book that had vikings in it. And I submitted it to a publisher who was like ‘great book, but we just a week ago signed another author for a viking book.’ So it had nothing to do with me, it was just the timing. Timing is so important.” In today's episode, we're chatting with regency romance author, Charlotte Anne! At the time of recording, Charlotte had submitted her second book to her publisher but hadn't yet heard if it would be accepted (and I'm VERY happy to share that it has!!!). Being out on sub is an incredibly vulnerable time as a writer and I feel so fortunate that Charlotte took us through the process with her. We also chat about how the Australian traditional publishing market works, including payment periods and what marketing promo the author is responsible for. We gush about romance books and the genre as a whole and also discuss her free novel on Wattpad, with almost 550,000 reads. And while editing this interview, I really felt like Charlotte gave a pep talk about the importance of timing and luck in this industry. She speaks about the contests she's won, the breakthroughs she almost had but didn't, and the impact of the Bridgerton TV show becoming a pop culture moment and what that meant for her book (and regency romance as a whole). Chatting with Charlotte was so illuminating and I had all the giddy fun discussing one of my favorite genres with her. I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did! Find Charlotte Anne & her work online! Her website (featuring that amazing cover): Instagram: her book!: free reads: the podcast or recommend a guest here: Making Money Making Art theme song was create by the incredibly talented and skilled Maiga Vidal! You can find her here:
Getting Paid to Write Fiction Online & Impostor Syndrome (with Wattpad Star Auburn Morrow)
Mar 1 2022
Getting Paid to Write Fiction Online & Impostor Syndrome (with Wattpad Star Auburn Morrow)
“As artists, you know, it’s always like you’re this suffering, starving artist....but I’m thinking about the end game, how am I going to get to the next step in my career. What do I need to do to push that? Something about my time with Wattpad has really made me think about the future. Not just writing stuff because it’s fun, but because the world would be interested in it too.” In today's episode, we're chatting with Wattpad star, Auburn Morrow! With over 650K combined reads and 2 paid stories, Auburn explains the other bonuses of signing an exclusive deal with Wattpad (including a sponsored writing opportunity with Maybelline for National Coming Out Day) and what it's like to get paid to write fiction online. One of our main points of discussion is around the artist's worst, but sometimes closest friend: Impostor Syndrome, and how it stays with us through every step of the creative process. We also discuss time management, our propensity to turn into potatoes if we don't keep busy, and how to decide between different avenues of publication. It was such a delight getting to talk with Auburn! I had so much fun manifesting and commiserating together, and I hope you enjoy hearing from her as much as I did. Find Auburn & her work online! Her Wattpad stories, including 30 Day Trial Period and The Irresistible Mickey Holly: Instagram: Twitter: the podcast or recommend a guest here: Making Money Making Art theme song was create by the incredibly talented and skilled Maiga Vidal! You can find her here: