I want to start writing a web novel but I'm still an amateur and I don't really know what to do. I found some people in these forums with great success, having a blog with a solid patreon account.
Once you have some fame I think that isn't difficult to run your own blog as the main platform for your writings but for someone who's just starting like, me what's the best option?
I could start a blog and set a patreon account but people will not find my blog. Doing some research I found some websites like Royal Road which I think it's decent but I also found some people saying that isn't good. Not sure what's the truth, they own your novel?
Writing is a hobby but I want to make it a full-time job, without dreams we have nothing, right? Even if I don't have any experience, you can't buy it and the only way to get it is by doing it, so here I am.
What should I do? I know that even if I do everything properly my novel must be good and I understand but I need to know exactly how to start and get noticed. I really like the idea of having a profitable blog where I post my works but to start with seems to be quite a difficult task because people will not be able to find my blog and I'm not very good promoting content with social media, even more knowing that I have a job and some other projects so I don't really have the time to be on social media with 5 different accounts trying to build a community there.
That's the main reason why I want to grow and quit some of my projects so I can spend more time writing. A lot of people can share their opinion but most of the times they don't know what they're talking about. I would love to read real feedback from someone making money writing web novels or getting awesome results.
Also, how many chapters a week should I post as a minimum? How many words? Any other thing that I should take a consideration?
If you find any grammar issue I apology, English isn't my main language but I'm doing the best I can to improve. Anything would be helpful since I don't have experience and I'm stuck thinking what should I do before writing. Any writing tip is welcome as well.
Thanks a lot for your time and valuable knowledge, I hope to learn something from you guys!