Greetings, Dear Writerpreneur,
I pray that you are well.
Welcome to another Empowering Post, where I teach you valuable principles to guide your Christian authorship.
In today's post, I want to engage with you on the topic of networking. You may already know how important it is to connect with others, not just to sell your products but to learn from each other.
But there are times when networking is on the bottom of your list.
As a writer, you're main focus might be just on writing. But as a writerpreneur, you have to wear multiple hats.
There's a particularly common problem among writerpreneurs, and that’s them trying to figure out what to do when they don’t feel like networking.
There are many writers who are introverted, and find this task to be challenging. You may be the same way.
And then there are those who don’t see the value of networking because they consider it to be tedious or an unnecessary task.
But I want to challenge you to think about networking in a much more relational way. In other words, if you had the chance to meet one new person today, and to share in your common interest, would you do it? Your answer should be a resounding, Yes!
For many “entrepreneurs,” the idea of networking falls at the very bottom of their “To Do” list.
In fact, many originators of ideas do not understand that without networking, their products and services will never reach the height of what they envision. Many people find that while they have great ideas in terms of how they can make additional income, they lack the interpersonal skills that are needed to make their businesses a success.
The same can be said of writing entrepreneurs.
In this post, I will show you three failures that come as a result of not networking. You definitely don't want to make these mistakes.
Networking and Marketing Go Hand-in-Hand
When authors first decide to publish their works, many assume that because they have a great idea, then their books will sell off the shelf. They believe that hundreds of thousands of people will purchase their product simply because it’s out there.
But little do they know that unless they begin to network—before and after their book’s release—very few people, if any, will actually buy their product.
Thus, networking should hold a unique place in an author’s marketing plan, even in yours.
By simply meeting people and sharing with them in your individual experiences, you will find that they want to follow you and your brand.
Before long, the power of that connection will be just enough to encourage them to purchase your products.
It’s more than simply selling a story or a message. It’s about understanding that people buy from people, and they want to know that their purchase is valued and appreciated by you, the author.
How you choose to network depends largely on your personality. For example, all my networking takes place virtually. And because I wanted to develop a community that was exclusively mine, I created the Empowered Writerpreneurs Network.
For many years, I had focused much of my attention on building the Facebook Business Page; but I found that the followers were not actively engaged with the content presented.
On top of that, Facebook’s algorithms are making it more difficult for Page Managers to reach the appropriate audience given the sheer number of people looking to market their books, products, and services.
Realizing this, I moved in the direction of formulating a niche network that strategically focused on building a community of people who considered themselves entrepreneurs, especially writing entrepreneurs.
For you, networking might happen more effectively when you are face-to-face. Whatever works for you, you want to make sure that connecting with others is a fundamental part of your marketing plan.
But what happens when you decide not to network with others? Let's dive more into this discussion.
Don't Make These Mistakes
Make Networking a Priority
As I shared earlier in this post, networking is a powerful way for you to make connections with others. But it's also a great way to connect with influencers within your niche.
Taking the time each day to share amazing content or stories with others helps bring awareness to your brand.
And that's what you need to happen as a writerpreneur. You want to build a thriving writing ministry; and networking is one aspect that must take precedence in your business.
Now It's Your Turn to Share
So, what's your take on today's post? How do you feel about networking? In what ways can you make this a part of your daily business routine? Leave your comments for me in the section below.
If you are looking to gain support in this area of developing your authorship and brand, I want to encourage you today.
You can do this!
You can build a thriving writing ministry that not only generates wealth for you, but also blesses others exponentially.
We are living in a period where the written word is a viable option for people to earn an income; but it must be done in a way that is professional and welcoming.
This can be difficult to master without the proper support and guidance; and I want to be there to help you along this journey.
Simple take the next steps to learn how we can get started together.
Empower Your Authorship Today!
Step 1: Get Connected
Trying to build a thriving writing ministry as a new and aspiring Christian Author is incredibly challenging. But the best support comes from those who are willing to share their knowledge with you.
Take the next step and connect with me directly by joining my community, the Empowered Writerpreneurs Network.
I launched this support network in August 2015, and have since worked with Christian Authors from around the world, helping them to understand the multi-layers of self-publishing.
Members of my network receive daily empowering posts like this one, and they also have access to my free events like the Empowered Writerpreneurs Virtual Summits.
As the leader and host, I maintain an educational environment, meaning no one is in competition with each other. Each one is learning from my teachings and support, and then branching their own writing career based on the lessons they acquire.
Step 2: Get Trained
The majority of new and aspiring Christian Authors assume that because God gave them the vision to write a book, then it's up to God to put everything together. They fail to realize that the success of their ministry is based on their training.
There are five pillars that Christian Authors generally lack:
And without them, these writers are destined to fail. While you can work towards finding the answers and solutions yourself, it will take you years to cultivate your business and brand, just as it did with me and with other experts who paved the way for Christian Authors like you. But you can avoid this stress when you enroll in the only online school for Christian Authors like you: the Empowered Writerpreneurs Program.
With just 90 days of pure dedication (or you can work at your own pace), you can experience the benefits that my school has to offer you. You will
Best of all, you will be among a small percentage of independent Christian Authors whose writing ministry will not fail.
My school also offers life-time guarantees, one of which ensures that all my digital resources (current and future e-courses and e-books) are yours at no additional cost. But you want to enroll now, because the tuition will continue to increase as more empowering content is added.
So, join the other EWP students today, gain immediate access to the program, and get ready to be empowered!
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build the writing ministry of your dreams
Having the ability to effectively market your books and other products requires that you first have a writing ministry that is built on a solid foundation.
After all, there are millions of new and aspiring Christian Authors who struggle to build a writing ministry that will be inspirational, empowering, and profitable.
But your story can be different.
At LiyahAmore Publishing, we provide the answers to this problem by offering an exclusive training program--the Empowered Writerpreneurs Program--that walks each client through the building and execution of their writing ministry.
As a result of this training through our publishing school, new Christian Authors gain clarity, focus, and a system of operations that transforms them from an amateur writer to a dynamic writerpreneur, one who is able to operate in this calling full-time.
If you want to effectively promote all your books, products, and other resources, then it's time to build a writing ministry that will astound your audience.
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