Greetings, Dear Writerpreneur,
I pray that you are well.
Welcome to another Empowering Post, where I teach you valuable lessons that will impact your writing ministry.
For today's article, I want to give you hope and encouragement as you begin this journey as a Christian Writerpreneur.
Quite often, when you are just starting, you may feel the pressure to compare your progress to that of another. You might even think that because of one's "fame," this is the reason why he excels.
In truth, though, many successful authors achieve their dreams, even when they have a small following. In other words, you don't have to be famous to build a thriving writing ministry.
And this post will show you why. So, let's begin.
Everyone Starts at Zero
One of the best stories you will hear from successful entrepreneurs is that they began exactly where you are today.
Everyone begins at point zero. But it's what each person does with the little that determine how big his or her ministry will be.
When I began redeveloping my brand and business, I started with about 20 members. My network had just been published, and I knew absolutely nothing about building a thriving membership and network.
I made a few assumptions about its growth and expansion. I assumed that members would help build the network by inviting others to join. But that didn't work out for me.
But the more quality work I added to the network, the more it grew.
But I started in the same place where you're at. I didn't have hundreds or thousands of followers. I had to develop strategies that would work well for my brand. And after implementing them successfully, I found that growth happened naturally.
You see, even with a small following, I began to see my writing ministry flourish.
I knew that I was doing something right when after a couple of months of consistent blogging, my blog ranked #1 on Google for the term "Christian Writerpreneur."
That's really exciting, and demonstrates that what I'm doing is being recognized as something valuable.
You have to see this for yourself as well.
Every successful entrepreneur or Christian Author begins somewhere, and as she builds upon the foundation, others will begin to recognize her work. And this is what makes her become an authority figure for others to follow.
Don't Despise the Small Beginnings
Here's a passage from the Bible that you should take to heart: "Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin..." (Zechariah 4:10).
What an awesome word of encouragement for every new writerpreneur.
You don't have to look at your current progress as something to be ashamed of. You can be proud that you have begun the work.
You have taken the step of faith that so many are afraid to do. You can be confident in knowing that He who began the work is faithful to complete it.
God needs your cooperation. As I tell my students in my school, while it is He who gives you the power or ability to accomplish His mission for your life, it is still up to you to put in the work.
And God is looking to see how you handle the small beginnings. Will you be faithful with the little? If so, then you will be faithful with much.
It takes time to develop this character. And this is why it is very possible to build a thriving writing ministry, even when it seems like no one really knows you.
But God knows you. He knows the plans that are in your heart. He understands your desires. And as long as they are in alignment with His will, He will see them prosper. That's His promise, and no one can take it away from you.
Be Diligent in What You Have and Build, Build, Build
There will come a time when you will see your dreams manifested, as long as you're willing to do what's necessary on your part.
In a few moments, I will share with you how you can begin taking these steps towards achieving those dreams. But for now, I simply want to encourage you to trust the process.
Know that you are making progress. Understand that with every little you contribute to your writing ministry, you are building something that will last a lifetime.
You never know the lives that will be impacted by your commitment and your diligent work.
You never know just how far you will go until you make the first steps in that direction.
So, never compare yourself to that of another. Don't feel that you have to reach fame before you begin to see the fruits of your labor.
In due time, at the right moment, when you have completed all your preparation and received all your necessary training, then opportunity will meet you at your door. And you will be ready for the greatness that awaits you.
I speak from experience, and I hope this article brought a wealth of encouragement to you.
Now It's Your Turn to Share
So, let me know your thoughts about today's post. I hope that it ministered to you. If you would like to share what's on your mind, leave a comment for me below.
Before I conclude this article, let me encourage you to do what's necessary on your part to build your thriving writing ministry.
No matter what stage you are in with this process, you can benefit greatly from the support that I provide to Christian Authors like you.
Continue reading the rest of this post to learn how we can work together starting today!
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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And as always, let's grow together!
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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