You CAN become an author and as a business owner, you should! It will give you extra credibility, exposure and cash flow!!
But, you should know that one of the biggest myths is that you will make money from a book. I say “ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha to that!!”
Really, most authors (unless they get published by a big time publisher and go New York Times Best Seller) won’t make money from just selling a $20 book. That’s NOT where the money is.
What else are you selling? You want to build a business around your book, add in additional products, programs and services that correspond with what the book is about like a 6 week training, live event, audio book, home study or even coaching program possibly.
There are 3 Keys I look for what someone comes to me who has a book they want to get into more hands and for building their business around their book (even if your book is not done yet you want to work on this):
- What other business models do you have in place – what else can you sell?
- What does your online presence look like – not just a social media site or two, but your whole online platform including a kick butt and very professional website (don’t just rely on Amazon to sell your book, YOU need to!)
- What is your marketing strategy – you have to build a fan base for your book, followers who will read your posts, get on your email list, share your stuff and refer to you.
There are numerous things you can do for marketing your book (and your business) such as:
- social media marketing and connecting
- speaking live or virtually
- holding your own events
- getting publicity and being on TV or radio shows, podcasts and more
- become your own host of a TV, radio or podcast show
Check out the video below for more “Secrets to Becoming an Author”!
“Secrets to Becoming an Author“
Writing a book can be easy and fun if you get help by someone who can pull it out of you, watch todays’ video tip for more info and encouragement and reach out to talk with me if you’d like – I’m here to help you make a lot more money doing what you love!
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The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &
Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful
“Kicking YOU and YOUR Business Into High Gear Making a LOT More MONEY Doing What
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