If 2020 taught us anything about our lives, it would be this: we need to prepare ourselves to overcome any obstacles that stand in our way. Right when the news of the pandemic hit, I knew I had been called to do something to help all the writers out there who struggled to work through the added stress and anxiety it caused. That’s when I created my Quarantine Writing Challenge, and it was a huge hit! Many writers all around the world came together and did what we do best: write, write, and write some more.
For many children’s book authors, after the thrill of the initial book launch, signings at brick-and-mortar stores, and the first few book readings at local public schools, typically the thrill is gone, and they’re left wondering what else they can do. Many lament that they don’t have the same opportunities to create various streams of income as other types of authors. This is the myth.
In the most recent post in this series, Can You Make More Income with an Online Course? The Truth Every Writer Needs to Know!, we talked about how to turn your book into an online course. This week, we’d love to show you how a live coaching business can help you increase your impact, influence, and income. I’ve done this with my books, and you can do it too!
Whether online or in-person, a book launch can have far-reaching benefits—not only for the launching author but also for the members of his or her launch team. If you participate in a successful book launch, you’ll have fun, meet people with similar interests, and receive valuable insider tips for hosting your future book launches.
In this series of blog posts, I’ll teach you my own techniques for earning 18 streams of income from publishing your book. I’ll also give you an opportunity to participate in a free training that talks about each of these 18 ways to make money from publishing your book.
One of the greatest feelings in the world is when we realize that we’ve just finished writing a book. But when we go back to read it, sometimes we question whether it’s good enough to publish or not. That’s when the imposter syndrome starts to set in, and we feel like failures.
Every author wants success, but most authors have no idea how to achieve it. No matter how you publish or what you publish, there are five essential elements that will put you on in the fast lane on the road to success.
Why Focus on Six Figures? Though it might surprise you, it’s not about the money. Let me tell you my author journey to show you what I mean... I published my first book in 2004, The Journey Toward Relevance. The truth is, I didn’t know what I was doing. No one had mentored me on the finer details of writing, publishing, or marketing. Naively, I thought I’d sell a million books and make a million dollars, and I realized many other writers have made that false assumption as well.
Have you ever heard anyone say this before? "That business card changed my life!" Probably not. But what about this: "That book changed my life!" If you’ve gone to a few writing conferences and talked to other published or aspiring authors, you might have heard them refer to their books as business cards.