Wednesday, May 17, 2017
I've been reading the book The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy, the former publisher of Success magazine. It makes me pause and think and realize what I've been missing in anything I've wanted to succeed at.
I have the motivation, but I'm missing a key factor and now I'm working on it. Consistency. It's not a race to win. He brings up the hare and tortoise fable. Slow and steady wins the race. And that is true in any part of your life. Whether it be your writing, relationships and your career. You need to be consistent. Follow a routine and keep working at it and do your very best work in all things you do.
There are no get rich formulas in life, just hard work. And your dreams and goals take hard work. You will not be an overnight success. You have to work at it and that doesn't stop when you start making money. You can lose it all as fast as you make it.
Take a look at the book. I was never a big motivational self help reader. But some of the books I have read over the last month has helped me grow and given me insight on my writing career, my life and my goals.
I know if I follow the advice written by the ones who have succeeded before me and learn from their examples I will become the best me I can be everyday getting a little better. Get the book here.
Friday, May 12, 2017
So I'm on my way into work today listening to a podcast on marketing. Which I have been doing a lot lately. He said something that really resonated with me "running a business is not about profit but it's about what you can do to help your customer or client out." So what does that mean? And why is it running a business about profit?
Well, here is the thing, if you're serving your client in meeting their needs are fixing a problem for them you will have repeat customers. So as an author, what problem am I trying to fix? Boredom! So how can I entertain you? Well I can entertain you by a writing it a good book. But then how do you find out about it? Marketing! So many authors promote via Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, and blogs. But what if you don't have big your target audience on those social media sites or blogs, What do you do then?
Well I've come across a great marketing tool to find your dream reader, don't really want to get into it right now about who they are, Because I have a test or not yet but it looks very promising because you can target the market that you're looking for. I do have a link on this site for them. And so far what I have found I love. But I will do some market testing on them and I will let you know my results.
I won't be spamming the Facebook feed I will target my preferred readers. And then after a month I will give you my results. But if you're interested in trying it out yourself look to your right and there is a link to click funnels.com.
Check it out you might be surprised. It also works for our network marketing, online sales of any kind, Service market. Basically anything you want to sell online it will help with. It will even help with companies that are brick-and-mortar. It's actually a very amazing community full of positive outlook's and it's the wave of the future in marketing.