Greetings, Dear Writerpreneurs,
I pray that you are well.
Welcome to another Empowering Post, where I will teach you important principles about your Christian authorship.
In today's article, you will learn about five different platforms that entrepreneurs use in order to highlight their unique brands.
In another article, I taught you about the importance of establishing your brand as a Christian Author. It's crucial that you do this if you want to differentiate yourself from the crowd.
However, in this article, I want to share with you why it's vital that you create a career platform, a place where your audience can connect with your brand exclusively.
Now, I don't want you to mix this topic with another article that I wrote about establishing your social media platform. This is not the same message.
Rather, today's post will give you greater insight into the meaning of having an online platform and presence. You'll see what I mean shortly.
What Is A Platform?
A platform is a place where you broadcast your influence and your brand to a specific audience. It's your domain, your online house; you have exclusive control over what is and is not shared.
In this respect, having a page on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram does not mean that you have a platform.
Think of these sites as renting an apartment. Technically, the information you place on there is controlled by “the landlord.” He determines who sees and does not see your content; and this can be a huge setback for you as a writerpreneur.
Thus, it behooves you to create your own space, building your own online house that belongs exclusively to you.
You can invite whoever you want, share whatever you want, sell whatever you want, and engage with the perfect audience.
You are the host of your “house,” and as such, you maintain full control over everything.
You can create this place through your own blog, website, or online community niche.
And now that you have this understanding, it’s important to consider the type of host you are and how you will translate and convey your brand to your visitors.
This is where we begin to define the various types of platforms for writerpreneurs.
5 Types of Platforms for Writerpreneurs
As you read through these descriptions, I want you to keep in mind that these are simply selections from which to choose. They are designed to give you an idea of how you can convey your messages. And from these types of platforms, you can sell your books.
It all has to do with branding, and how you will project your level of expertise. So, here are the five types.
It's All In The Personality
As you can see, your personality and platform work together to help showcase your unique brand. And you must decide to which one you belong.
You will not be all of these personalities, as well you shouldn’t. It’s important that you consider how you want to project yourself to your ideal audience because what you present is what will be their impression of you.
In all that you do as a writerpreneur, never feel like you have to be like someone else or possess another person’s platform simply because she is succeeding.
Don't try to imitate my brand and platform because it's not your particular "fingerprint."
Don't try to be like your favorite writer or blogger, not when God has given you a unique personality.
Be you, but use one of the five platforms to help you project that business personality well.
You must find your voice, and project that confidently to others.
Think about the essence you bring to others. How can your voice be the one that connects people to your writing ministry?
Once you find it, then build upon it, and you will discover which platform is right for you.
Now It's Your Turn to Share
What are your thoughts about today's post? Which platform suits you best? How can you create one that reflects your authorship and brand? Let me know in the comment section below.
If you're looking to enhance your learning regarding Christian authorship, I want to encourage you to take the next steps in this process.
You can have the success you envision, but only when you are willing to receive the support and guidance that's necessary for your development.
If you're looking for such a guide, I want to be that person for you.
Here's how you can begin the process.
Empower Your Christian 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.
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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.
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