Want To Publish Your Own Book?
So many of my awesome subscribers over the years have asked for advice regarding their perfect book idea.
If you want my honest and humble two cents, my advice is always the same.
It’s to write the content that YOU would like to write.
I know this goes contrary to what most other writers will tell you.
They’ll tell you to analyze what’s in demand, and to figure out what people want to buy.
However, my experience in this world, hasn’t been pretty.
Life can be tough, and life is often hell. Especially for writers.
Let me explain.
My Horrific Experience In The World Of Entrepreneurship, And Especially Writing.
So many entrepreneurs that I’ve personally known, have failed.
I’ve also visited tons of Facebook groups, and online marketing forums and have read the never-ending-array of horror stories from those who have failed with their startups.
They haven’t just failed, they’ve failed epically and dismally.
It’s commonly stated that about 90% of startups fail. It’s a sad state of affairs; and it doesn’t matter what type of entrepreneur we’re talking about.
There Are Endless Horror Stories Of Entrepreneurs Who Have Failed Dismally And Epically. Across All Niches And Professions.
- Graphic designers
- Computer programmers
- Affiliate marketers
If you name it, there are countless horror stories of entrepreneurs who have failed trying to realize their dreams. 🙁
The Smartest, And Even The Hardest Working Entrepreneurs Have Failed. So What Chance Do Tiny, Meager Small Businesses Such As Us Have?
That’s why, the best advice I can give you when regarding what book topic you want to write; it’s to write whatever you want.
What skills do you have that are in demand? Always check the biggest digital marketplaces such as Udemy, ClickBank, and Amazon Kindle to see what topics are hot.
Are you skilled in a topic that’s in demand? If so, then that is probably one of your best topics to write a book on.
What knowledge do you posses? What do you love? What type of books would you write, even if you knew for a fact that nobody would ever read or buy them?
These are the questions to ask when deciding what topics to write about.
Write what motivates, and excites you.
Because my philosophy, is that so many writers, bloggers and authors end up quitting BEFORE they even publish their first book.
So, my advice, is to focus on content that you actually wish to publish.
That way, in my opinion, you’re statistically more likely to actually finish the book.
Also Think About How You Can Get The Most Out Of Your Book!
As a nonfiction writer, one of the very first things I do after I write a book, is I turn that book into a course.
The reason I do that, is because as a Small Business, it can be very difficult to motivate yourself to write and publish a book.
It’s a ton of work, with no guarantee of any payoff, right?
So, when you publish a book, my theory is, it’s a great idea to squeeze as much value as you can out of that book.
In fact, this is the main reason why I started online teaching; because I was publishing books anyway, I figured I may as well turn them into courses as well.
That way, I can theoretically and hopefully make twice the impact with the same amount of content.
In my opinion, this statistically doubles the chances of people at least considering to purchase my books and courses.
If all else fails, if nobody ever wants to buy my course, or my book, well, at the very least, I can at least give my book or course away for free. At least then I’ll hopefully have some feedback and reviews.
Or, I could relaunch the book later on once I hopefully establish a bigger following; so these books and courses are a potential asset that I can refer to later.
This is just my humble two cents after publishing many dozens of books, most of them, flopped by the way.
But, at the very least, I still have lots of leverage and content to draw upon for my future promotions, don’t I?
Thank You So Much For Checking This Out!
Unfortunately, the majority of entrepreneurs end up failing.
If you study these statistics, it’s commonly agreed upon that around 90% of startups fail.
This is truly a sad statistic. 🙁
For that reason, I always advise my friends and colleagues to write books, and to create content that they actually are interested in.
That way, even if your books DO flop, and fail, at the very least, you’ll have a cool body of work that you can refer to, and maybe even rekindle later on.
At the very least, you can put together a portfolio for future prospects, clients and even employers.
This is my own publishing philosophy, and I hope that it finds you well.
If you ever have any questions, or simply wish to brainstorm, then please never hesitate to contact me.
I’ve got your back!
Until then, stay awesome, and please have an amazing day.
Cordially and humbly yours…