Why Becoming an Author Can Help Your Business (and How to Become One, Easily!)

Why Becoming an Author Can Help Your Business

Becoming an author can help your business in many ways.

The wonderful thing about today’s digitally advanced world is that anyone can become an author. Yes, ANYONE.

If you’re an entrepreneur or business owner, there are 3 reasons why you should consider publishing a book or an e-book (or both!). You will learn these 3 reasons in this article.

You will also see and hear proof of how becoming an author can help your business from 4 real people I know!

Plus, you will learn how to become an author within months, easily!

I will also outline the steps for how to write a book and give you additional information regarding printing and formatting your book.

You can even watch a video of the steps to becoming an author. (This is Video #2. I did a Facebook Live video about the contents of this article before this post was published. This LIVE is Video #1.)

And… you will see that becoming an author is easy if you have help (and patience) and follow these exact steps to becoming a self-published author on Amazon/KDP.

Video #1: Why Becoming an Author Can Help Your Business + How to Become One, Easily!

1: Becoming an author adds credibility (+ several other things)!

The first way that becoming an author can help your business is by adding more credibility to yourself as an expert in your business field—whatever field your entrepreneurial skills happen to lie in.

Becoming an author can help your business because adds prestige to your life and your business.

It also gives you bragging rights and allows you to truthfully say, “I am an author!”

Becoming an author can help your business in other ways, too. It can lead to other opportunities, such as creating more books, having book signings, and even creating courses based on your books, which will help you earn more money!

2: Becoming an author will help your business because you will earn extra passive income by selling your books and/or e-books!

There are three types of income: portfolio income, active income, and passive income.

Portfolio income is income from investments, dividends, interest, and capital gains.

Active income is generally defined as income earned from selling a service.

Passive income is defined as money you can earn on an ongoing basis that doesn’t require any effort except for the initial work, such as rental income, affiliate income, or book/e-book royalties.

It’s always nice to receive an email notification saying that a deposit has been made into your account! If you become an author, this will definitely help your business profits skyrocket!

3: If you don’t publish a book, you are missing out on a huge market, so becoming an author will help your business reach new customers!

A lot of people are on Amazon as readers, not as consumers of your product or your services, but you can easily convert them to consumers if you publish and sell an e-book.

Why and how?

As a business owner, you are probably already on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) and you already have a bunch of people on your email list… so you are already reaching a ton of people. That’s great, but you still aren’t reaching the Amazon audience.

There are millions of people on Amazon who are readers. They like digesting stories and learning new information. (People buy books for many reasons.) If you don’t have a book to sell on there, you’re missing out!

If you publish a book that is based on something related to your business, then you can put it on Amazon and tap into that market. You can use your e-book as a funnel to take those readers from Amazon and funnel them to your website to your products, to your services, or to whatever it is that you’re offering! How? Just include some hyperlinks in your e-book and entice readers to click on them!

Amazon will even help you make sales! If you’ve ever bought anything from Amazon, you already know that Amazon recommends certain products by saying, “People who bought this also bought…”

Clearly, Amazon is THE way to go if you want to earn some extra cash and tap into a new market! Becoming an author can help your business become more profitable! Read More

26 Phone Apps to Make LIFE Easier (for blogging or business)

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You probably have a phone, a blog, and a business of some sort. You probably have a few apps on your phone, too, that you use to make your life easier, right?

The big question is: Are you making the most of your phone?

Today I am going to tell you how I use my phone, in my personal life and for blogging and business. 

I’m also going to share with you how 10 other people I know use their phones, too.

After reading a post by Esteban Pau on Harleena’s blog Aha!NOW, called 6 Best Free Blogging Apps For Savvy Bloggers, I decided to check a couple of them out…

…because I have phone.

And a blog.

And a business, too.

Plus, I wasn’t sure if I was making the most of my phone! (My phone is a bit old —  it is a Samsung Galaxy A5. Therefore, it’s an android phone. Without getting into too much geek-speak, I’ll just tell you that I love my phone!)

I use my phone daily, for different things.

In this post, I’ll reveal how I use my phone, and how 10 other people I know use their phones, too, for both blogging and business.

And I’ll even give you a bit of backstory about my personal life and my cell phone experiences!

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8 Benefits of Having Guest Bloggers (and how to find them)

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Have you ever wondered how some bloggers provide content to their readers on a consistent basis?

I have… especially when I read Neil Patel’s blog. There is NO WAY that one person can create 5 or more articles a week by himself without burning out. I’ve done the math. It’s just not possible.

Neil has a team of people working for him. That’s his secret.

So do many other businesses and bloggers.

Some contribute for free, too, as guest posters.

Some are paid.

Either way, there are many benefits to having someone contribute content to your website!

Today we will look at 8 of these benefits. Read More

What to Do When Your Writing Business Grows Too Big for its Britches

 

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Today’s guest, David Leonhardt, is an entrepreneur who runs a writing agency, and he is going to share with you what you can do when YOUR freelance writing business grows too big for its britches! Pay careful attention to the many tips he provides, as they could take your business to the next level!

Now please welcome David to center stage!

What to Do When Your Writing Business Grows Too Big for its Britches

What happens when your workload grows bigger than you? You clone yourself, of course.

Due to the lack of reputable cloning facilities in this nameless hamlet where I live, many years ago I developed a different option. I opened a freelance ghostwriter agency, where I coordinate the efforts of a dozen writers.

Moving from freelancer to agency isn’t for everybody, and it doesn’t just happen without growing pains. I am happy to share my experience, and describe some of the key aspects. Read More

The Power of Client Testimonials

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Trust. Credibility. Customer satisfaction.

These are three things you want your clients/customers to have.

One way you can achieve this is through testimonials, which can be very powerful (and will help you to achieve more sales)!

Article Overview

In this article, I’m going to cover everything you need to know about client testimonials, including

  • why they are so important
  • how to obtain them if you run an already established business
  • how to obtain them if you run a new business
  • the anatomy of a good testimonial
  • the different types of testimonials that exist
  • where you can use testimonials, and
  • how to make the best of the testimonials you’ve been given.

As a bonus, I’ll also mention a few things about how others can help you earn money through referrals, which are different but yet at the same time similar to a testimonial, depending on how you look at them! 😉

NOTE: This topic became of particular interest to me recently, because I was doing some work on my website. I created a new SERVICES OFFERED page, which now divides the four services I offer into four different pages. I also removed the testimonials from each section and gave them their own page!

Why Testimonials are Important

Client testimonials act as social proof – proof that you are who you claim to be, proof that you are trustworthy and honest, and proof that you can deliver what your client/customer wants.

The following three quotes speak to the power of testimonials: Read More