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5 Ways to Get Paid for Your Knowledge

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By William Vogeler, Esq. on February 22, 2019 2:00 PM

After jamming all that law into your head, the way you make money is by getting it out.

Typically, lawyers do it by advising clients, drafting legal documents, and making arguments in court. But there are other ways, and most lawyers don't do it.

It's surprising because it's not like they have to learn anything more. The knowledge is already there for the paying.

1. Be a Coach

Attorneys consult with clients all the time, but legal coaching is different.

A coach helps others play the game. Give them a game plan, and let them execute it. It's like being a mentor, but for money.

2. Post Online

It's easy to get published on social media.

You can Twitter, Facebook, and post about legal topics. Get followers, and more will come.

3. Give Speeches

Lawyers often think they are good at giving speeches because they know how to talk in court.

But a courtroom audience is a captive audience, so yeah. Work on your presentation, offer some workshops, and people might pay to hear you speak.

4. Create an Event

If you have a good network (because you coach, post, and give speeches), you can pull it together by hosting an event.

It doesn't have to be an MCLE program, but it would be attractive to attorneys -- especially at a luxury resort. Make them pay, and it's a win-win.

5. Write a Book

By the time you have done everything on this list, you will have enough material to write a book.

Unless you are John Grisham, however, you will not make big money writing about "the law." Better write about a law firm conspiracy, a murder-mystery, or political scandal.

Just make sure you have the necessary permission if it's based on a true story. As it turns out, sometimes truth pays better than fiction.

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