How do you get paid for your time?
And you can't buy it either.
I get paid for results.
I sell your book, I get 15% of the proceeds.
All of the work you see here on the blog, or that you get at a conference is unpaid.
Why would anyone do that you ask?
Well, I ask myself that question sometimes too.
The real answer is: the value of something is not always measured by what you're paid for it.
I value the camaraderie here on the blog more than any amount I'd be able to charge you to read it.
I value the thanks I receive from writers who've been helped by QueryShark more than any amount of money.
I value how much I've learned about writing by having to write this blog.
I value how I've learned to explain things by answering questions.
I value the varying perspectives I've heard from the comments on the blog posts.
And you simply can not put a dollar amount on how wonderful it is to be one of the first readers of amazing new books. To have a hand in shaping them. To have a big hand in helping that book find more readers. To be a stalwart source of information and expertise for the writers of those books.
There's a lot that money can't buy. My time is just one of them.