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085 | From Passion to Profit | M.K. Williams

Science-fiction author M.K. Williams talks about her journey toward financial independence, the decisions she’s made along the way, and self-publishing her first three novels.

  • How did Mary Kate and her husband get started on their path to financial independence?
  • What adjustments did they make while sticking close to the Early Retirement Extreme plan, and why did they choose to make those decisions?
  • How did MK’s house hack work?
  • What did MK and her husband do with their income after they had paid off their mortgage and student account?
  • Where did MK and Jason keep their savings?
  • What suggestions does MK have for listeners?
    • Don’t let assumptions of your community hold you back.
  • How much did MK save by not having a car, and walking to work?
  • What choices did MK make to save money during college and keep her student debt low?
  • High school students: Spend more time writing scholarship essays.
  • What gift did MK’s parents give her, in regards to student loans, that helped her pay off her loans quicker?
  • How did Jason’s college experience differ?
  • What is MK’s side hustle and how did she get started?
  • Why did MK decide to self-publish?
  • What advantages does a traditional publishing company have?
  • How does someone get access to MK’s book?
  • What does marketing a self-published book involve? Check out MK’s article about self-publishing.
  • What is MK’s preference: digital, paperback or audiobook?
  • How does MK get reviews?
  • Is writing financially profitable yet, and what is the ultimate goal?
  • How many books would it take to fully fund MK’s lifestyle?
  • What is MK’s perspective on grammar, and how has she worked to improve her writing?

Links:

Enemies of Peace – digital book

Enemies of Peace – audio book

Nailbitersnovel.com

Mr. Money Mustache

Sell your crap. Pay your debt. Do what you love. – Adam Baker

From Passion to Profit | M.K. Williams
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