Well, this year has been a crap-shoot, hasn't it? 🤣 I keep hearing that 2020 is "cancelled". Which is, like, cute... but you can't cancel a year. You can't cancel your goals. You can't cancel your life. 2020 is not turning out the way we expected it to, but you can still push forward on your goals and work towards making big moves even though the world is a bit weird right now. I am often asked about book-writing and of course, how to self-publish on #AMAZON. What better project to work on than something you can accomplish in a few minutes a day, from the comfort of your own home, and make available to your audience and potential clients from one of the most popular international e-commerce platforms? It's not as difficult as you may think, and there are many benefits to self-publishing and getting your work out there. Let's start with the most obvious benefits: 1. You don't have to wait to be "picked" Old school publishing is not the only way any more. You no longer need to find a literary agent, pitch your manuscript and then sit pretty waiting for someone to select you. Not that this is a bad route - it just isn't guaranteed. I'd rather "just do it" and pick myself. That's the message I want the universe to hear: I need nobody's approval! 2. Passive income When you have a book on #Amazon, it becomes a passive recurring revenue source from an "evergreen" product. Evergreen means it's something that isn't time-limited and is available at all times, anywhere. It's not like that group coaching program that has closed doors after X date. It's there, it's live, and even though you're not making hundreds of dollars per sale, it's an easy product to market and you can point people to it for years. 3. Exposure / Reach If you also run a business, #Amazon is a potentially untapped resource for you to expand your reach and exposure to new people. Once you've launched your product, not only do you have the ability to start raking in your royalties, the platform will also recommend your book to potential shoppers who have searched for books with similar themes, search terms or categories. BOOM. 4. Searchability Speaking of search-ability, what better piece of info to pop up when someone googles you than "OH COOL, SHE WROTE A FREAKING BOOK!" That will happen and direct people to Amazon to snag their own copy. Then they get the ultimate in "like, know, trust" as they get to spend an entire book with you and your wisdom! Win-win. 5. Credibility / Expert Status Now, I'm not saying I think I'm an EXPERT - I actually feel more like a mentor and like I contribute to the conversations of online business and self-publishing than I am a guru of either - but it does establish me as someone who is of "expert" status, and gives me credibility for expanding my network and for future networking opportunities. Conferences, Podcast Hosts, and Panels find your title of "Published Author" very attractive and it establishes you as an expert when you're introduced to bigger audiences who know nothing about you. If you're an author, it immediately creates an image of credibility before you even open your mouth. Then you can open your mouth and tell them to go buy your book. Win-win-win! You will have to invest in yourself in order to get your project to completion, but aren't you worth the investment? If this is a goal of yours, don't you think it's time you start putting some energy into the process, instead of just wishing and hoping someday it'll happen? Well, I wanna give you a quick kick in the pants, okay? Without investing ANYTHING, I'm gonna give you my personal manuscript planner (for free, you're welcome) so you can stop dreaming and start DOING. That's a great first step. Download it here. Now, start thinking about your launch date and GET WRITING! You can do this. I promise!
(Oh, right, if you wanna get any of my books, you can find them, on Amazon, obviously.) HA!