Welcome to another Empowering Post, where I share with you powerful teaching strategies that will help you build the writing ministry of your dreams.
For today's session, I want to add a little bit of flare and variety to my discussion of the Author Platform.
Last night, I had this dream in which I was talking to you about understanding the rules and procedures for succeeding in the online space.
About two years ago, I was watching a video presentation from Jeff Goins; and in it, he talked about knowing the rules of the game in order to thrive as a writer. He shared that once you understand the principles, you can then go out and win.
He also shared that sometimes--in fact, too many times--people want to remake the rules and follow their own guidelines. But all that does is lead them down a path of frustration and failure.
Goins argued that when he finally decided to play by the rules, he started experiencing success.
And as I lay asleep last night, this very teaching came to mind. So, I wanted to press forward in providing you this same teaching, because it is something that you must learn and adopt, starting today.
Today's article will be rather extensive, and will include my latest episode of EWP-TV. I delivered this teaching over on Facebook, because I have an audience of Christian Authors there as well.
The reason why I dive into many of the multi-layers of Christian Writerpreneurship is because I'm assisting you in building a writing ministry that will last.
No, I'm not trying to bombard you with information overload.
No, I'm not trying to dissuade your resolve to become a Christian Author.
And no, I'm not trying to scare you with all the lessons that I provide.
Instead, I'm giving you a reality check, especially because you are new to Christian Writerpreneurship. In fact, I was new to it myself until I started crafting the lessons that would help each of us better understand how to walk in our calling effectively.
And now that the principles are in place, the next step is to get you and other new Christian Authors to appreciate the magnitude of what you possess. In other words, you must come to value the rules and guidelines, because when you do, you find yourself in position to win as a Christian Writerpreneur. And my story serves as a living witness of this.
So, let's jump right into today's teaching on "Are you winning in this game of Christian Writerpreneurship?" I'm confident that it will bless you.
When It Comes to Winning, You Must First Learn to Abide by the Rules.
As I shared with my audience on Facebook, I don't want you to be thrown off by today's headline.
I know that when it comes to walking in your calling, it's not literally a game.
It's your role and purpose; it's your mission. There's something supernatural about it, and you must take it seriously.
Instead, I want you to see the headline as a metaphor.
Quite often, whenever Jesus wanted to explain important Kingdom principles, He talked in parables. As He told His disciples, there are some people who can understand the mysteries of the Kingdom; but there are other people who need to be taught lessons using moral stories.
And I believe that's what today's teaching emulates. I want to compare this lesson to that of a game, because I believe it will help you better understand what's at play (pun intended) with Christian Writerpreneurship.
There Are Rules That Guide Us in All Facets of Life...Christian Writerpreneurship is No Different.
Back in high school, I played volleyball with the school team. I loved the sport, and developed my skills over time.
In order to win any match, both teams had to understand the rules of the game. We weren't allowed to touch the net when the match was in session. We couldn't "palm" the ball to get it over the net. We had a series of rules, and if they were broken, we received a penalty.
Rules are also applied to any number of games.
Chess. Checkers. Baseball. Football.
You name it!
And these guidelines are meant to level the playing field so that everyone has a chance of winning. They also prevent players from cheating their way towards a win.
In like manner, when it comes to online business, there are guidelines that have been established. These procedures are designed to help us reach our intended audience so that our businesses thrive.
These rules are mostly governed by consumer behavior; and based on how readers and buyers interact with online businesses, this dictates what we identify as best practices in the industry. Here's an example of what I mean:
Ten years ago, blogging was not what it is today. I know this mostly because of what I read from professional bloggers who started their sites many years ago.
Blogging has now transformed into a powerful content marketing tool that helps a business make a connection with its audience.
Blogging is no longer about someone creating a journal about their everyday lives, at least not when it comes to generating an income using a blog.
Instead, blogging is all about the consumer and how a business's product and service can solve a solution for that buyer.
Now, whenever an entrepreneur, or in your case, a Christian Writerpreneur, is encouraged to add a blog to their website, it's with the expectation that the medium will be used for business purposes. Nothing else.
Those of us who teach this aspect of blogging have discovered that this is best practices for entrepreneurs; we have studied extensively how readers and buyers react to our companies as a result of the content we produce on our blogs. And that's why effective blogging is now a major factor for online business success.
In other words, blogging is now a "rule" to follow for anyone who wants to create a thriving virtual company, including a writing ministry.
Here's my example: Before 2015, I struggled with obtaining new clients consistently. After 2015, when I finally began blogging with business purpose, I discovered that acquiring clients came naturally and organically. Whenever potential prospects came to my website, they were impressed with my work, and had no problem hiring me to complete a service for them.
They noticed that I could produce effective blog posts; they noticed that I could write books; and they observed that I had a skill in teaching one how to build their own writing ministry.
And because of the work that I put into my blog, I've had requests from prospects who have asked me to build their writing ministries for them. (And my proposals for such work begin at $10,000 a client.)
Now, here's what you need to know: The only reason that I can legitimately win favor among prospects is because I've learned the rules of the game when it comes to conducting online business. I'm not trying to rewrite the rules or to develop my own guidelines. Why? Because I'm wise enough to heed the advice of those who've come before me. And I'm wise enough to recognize that my success is based on honoring--not disregarding--the guidelines that are established.
And that's what I'm challenging you to do as well, Christian Author.
As much as you may believe that certain lessons I teach are over the top when it comes to being successful as a Christian Author, the truth is they are exactly what you need to thrive.
Through my training, I'm giving you the answers to the test. I'm telling you exactly how you will win in this "game" of Christian Writerpreneurship.
I'm showing you that if you will put to practice the principles that have already been tested and proven, then you will create a writing ministry that will last a lifetime.
That's not a sales tactic. That's the truth, which you are responsible for adhering if you want to have a powerful, profitable, life-changing writing ministry.
Now, at this time, I want to invite you to watch Episode 14 of EWP-TV. I dive into more about this topic. As you listen to this teaching, ask yourself if you have been trying to build your writing ministry contrary to what has already been proven to succeed? If you have, then it's time to make a change.
Here's an Abbreviated List of Guidelines for Christian Writerpreneurship:
Now, when it comes to Christian Writerpreneurship, you won't find many experts on this topic. In fact, a quick Google search will reveal that my business and its content stand at #1 for this keyword.
That's because I've tailored my business to only work with Christian Authors who want to make their writing career a full-time ministry. I'm training writers to become writerpreneurs.
But the principles that I teach aren't simply made up from my own experience. What I've done is taken the best business practices I could find, and then I synthesized the content to meet your specific needs. And based on the research I've conducted, I've found that there are specific guidelines that all Christian Authors must follow if they want to become successful and fulfil their God-given mission.
Are you ready? Here they are:
Christian Authors who want to thrive in their ministry must:
Here's What Happens When New Christian Authors Neglect the Rules:
That list doesn't take into account the micro-lessons that are involved with each step and process. And I wanted to show you all of this because you need to know what successful entrepreneurs are doing with their businesses in order to generate the wealth they desire.
Everything that I mentioned above is exactly what I had to master over a 9-month period; and I continue to learn more and more.
As I stated in the Introduction, I'm not trying to dissuade you from pursuing your purpose as one of God's writers. But I am giving you the reality check that so many new Christian Authors must know.
Building your writing ministry is exciting and honorable. But it also requires you to go above and beyond what the average writer is unwilling to do. You will find yourself making large investments of your time and resources into the beginning stage; but you will witness a great harvest later down the road if you will not faint while you build.
Again, I'm a living witness to this. And because of what I have done in pouring back into my writing ministry, it is now set up to receive its first million dollars by the end of 2019. That's my goal, and I'm confident that I will reach it. And it's all because I've learned to follow the rules and guidelines of the game of online entrepreneurship.
You don't have to take as long to learn and apply the principles of writerpreneurship as I did, because I've created the lessons for you. But it's up to you to take the next step of faith and acquire the training that you need to make your dream a reality.
I share more about how you can get started in this process in the next section. But for now, I want to encourage you to continue learning more about the business of your writing ministry. Understand that working on your Author Platform is included in these steps. The sooner you start building it the right way, the sooner you will begin to see results.
Until next week, Writerpreneur, be encouraged.
And as always, let's grow together!
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