When I talk to business owners about how important it is to be a published author (I have my own publishing company), most of the time the WAHMs tune me out and think, "She means those other people. Not me." That's a shame, because WAHMs are one of the groups of biz owners who need to be published the most.
I don't want to single out any company, so I'll use a fictional name, but will use the stats and situations from an actual company.
We'll call the company "Widgets at Home, Inc."
- The products are great, but you can find somewhat similar products in stores (for a lower price).
- Many potential customers don't understand why they should choose your widgets over the ones they can find in stores.
- You get marketing training (somewhat), but you're doing the same thing every other rep is doing.
- Speaking of reps, there are over 500,000 reps for the company. Competition? You bet.
- You get paid to sell products, plus you get paid on sales from your team. (So you need to recruit, ideally.)
- People are really skeptical about joining. "Is this a pyramid scheme/scam" is a common question.
People do business with those they know, like, and trust.
Being a published author helps them get to know you better, and then they can decide if they like and trust you.
How can you spread the word about you? Not your business. EVERY OTHER REP is promoting the business/company.
You need to let people know about YOU.
YOU are not just a Widgets at Home, Inc., rep.
YOU are someone unique, not one of the crowd.
- Let people know about you?
- Find people who would like to join you in your company or purchase products from you?
- Stand out from your competition? (Other reps or other companies/stores.)
Yes. You write a book. Then you use it to open doors for you and let people get to know you.
If you can answer questions about your business and tell people about yourself in an email or a blog, you can write a book.
- "Do you have kids?"
- "What's your background?"
- "Why did you choose to work from home?"
- "Why did you choose the company you did?"
- "How hard is it to do what you do?"
- "How many hours a week do you work?"
- "How can I work this around family/school/etc.?"
- "How expensive is it to start?"
- "How much money do you make/can I make?"
- Etc., etc., etc.
I recently walked a client through writing a 13,000+ word rough draft for her book. All through emails. In two weeks. Just by asking her a series of questions.
It's that simple. Keep in mind, though, that this won't be a book about your company. It's about you.
You won't be mentioning your company by name, and for some parts you may not be able to give specifics (or you don't want to). The point of this isn't to give information about the company. People can visit the website and learn all they want to about that. They are going to learn about you.
And you can be a published author in 91 days.
Is it expensive? Nope. If you can afford to invest $23 a week (for 13 weeks) in your business, you can afford my fees. I'll walk you through everything - writing, editing, publishing, etc.
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