Greetings, Dear Writerpreneur,
I pray that you are well.
Welcome to another Empowering Post, where I give you helpful tips that impact your Christian Authorship.
In today's article, I will address a common misconception among new and aspiring Christian Authors: the idea that in order to generate wealth, they must sell many books.
This simply is a myth, and I will share why this is so momentarily.
When you think about the number of independent and traditionally-published authors, you will find that only a handful of them have actually achieved great success from simply selling books.
It's just not a common occurrence.
But that doesn't mean that you cannot earn a substantial income from being an author.
You can. However you must stop trying to focus on selling your books exclusively. You need to think bigger than that.
So, let's get into this teaching in more details. I'm sure that it will bless you.
A Little Can Go a Long Way
I'm quite sure you're wondering why I would push you to think differently in this matter.
As a Christian Author, you may find it awkward that another Christian writer (me) would instruct you to stop focusing on book sales. After all, don’t we all want to sell thousands of books so that we can generate wealth?
And I don't want you to think that I'm trying to steer you in the wrong direction.
I'm not. In fact, I'm empowering you and your writing ministry for expansion and growth.
I would love to hear your testimony of how you sold thousands of books to your audience each year.
But the likelihood of that happening is slim, very slim.
In this lesson, I want to teach you how to shift your focus from selling books as the primary goal to developing a more effective strategy in terms of gaining wealth through other means as an author. To begin, let me share with you a couple of important stats.
Too often, we as authors feel that the best way to gain wealth through the use of our craft is to sell many books; but in truth, an average author with very few book sales can actually become wealthy, if he or she is willing to put in extra work through other avenues.
In other words, even if you sell a little, that can go a long way in terms of helping you create other streams of income. I share more about this topic here.
But for this sake of this lesson, let me give you three reasons why focusing on book sales will hurt your writing business.
3 Reasons to Stop Focusing on Book Sales Exclusively
Your Books Are Your Money-Makers
If you have read a few of my articles, then you know that I often speak about content marketing.
This is a method for gathering leads to your business, and encouraging people to eventually purchase your products.
And creating books is one way of employing this method.
While you may be focused on writing that great novel or non-fiction work, you don't want to be locked into your box. In other words, you don't want to limit your financial potential as a writerpreneur, not when your books can help you lead people to your other products and resources.
And that's what I want you to take away from this post.
Again, if you develop strategies for helping you sell thousands of books each year, great! But assuming that it will happen for you is a waste of time and energy.
You need to focus your attention on the overall good of your business, and not simply how you can sell multiple units of your book.
Now It's Your Turn to Share
While this article may be revolutionary in the way you thought about independent publishing, I can assure you that it's something you want to keep in mind.
So, let me know your thoughts about today's article. How did it change your perspective? Can you see yourself selling other products or services as a Christian Author? How can you use your books to help lead your prospects to those additional services? Leave your comments for me below.
As you can tell, building a thriving writing ministry is difficult and dense. There are many factors that go into cultivating your brand.
Not only must you be a great writer, but you also must wear the hat of a business person.
Mastering that skill won't come easily. But I am here to help.
Let me walk you through this process of creating a lasting writing career. You can realize your dreams of full-time authorship before you know it. And here's how we can get started in 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.
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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