“Do you even like money?” is the title of a talk that an author friend used to give at a writers conference I went to every year BP (before pandemic.)
He taught us how to write the kind of books that readers buy and how to present a book so that readers one-click and buy as soon as they see it. He explained how to select a genre, what tropes to include in the book, and how to get the reader to recognize a book they would love from the cover, title, and blurb.
Most the people at the conference laughed when he put that title up on the screen.
And shuffled around in their seats.
Because they had seen the same talk full of gold nuggets the year before.
And done nothing different.
Maybe, they changed a few things here and there, but they were fundamentally writing what they wanted to write and not what readers wanted to buy (if they got around to publishing at all.)
But I made six figures following the advice in that talk. It really was pure gold.
When you look at your own business, are you doing the things that make money?
Or just doing what you feel like?
Are you sitting on a goldmine of content and ideas and doing nothing with them?
Even though you could have a cracking business if you took action?
Do you even like money?
Now, granted this is not the best time of year to forge ahead with new plans. We are all pretty much swamped!
But please think about it as you make your plans for 2022. And use the gold nuggets hidden on your hard drive.
KDP Action Group
A shout out to a group who do take action. I gave them a challenge to publish a book on Amazon (among all the other challenges going on in life) and they did it!
Take a look at their new books here and see if there’s a book that you’d love to own or recommend to others.
New Freebie from me on Di and Sue’s Advent calendar Day 19
Collect it from the advent calendar TODAY only. Use code ADVENT21 to make it FREE!
Check it out here and click day 19 for details
New from Helen: Free for One Day Only
It’s also day 19 of the DIGITAL DIVAS Advent Calendar and behind door #19, you’ll find a FREEBIE from Helen
This Advent event is brought to you by Digital Divas Melody, Ruthie, Stephanie, Helen, and me. Every day, you’ll find a new freebie or mega discount from one of the Divas’ sites, and the deal is only good for that day. Check back on the site (or here in the newsletter) every day so you don’t miss out as the gift or deal will change out at around 10am US Eastern each morning.
Grab today’s Freebie here by clicking “GET THIS DEAL” on door 19 💕
LAST DAY FOR THE FRESH START BUNDLE
ENDS TODAY Don’t forget to grab the Fresh Start Color Monthly bundle before it goes away on today and get 33 products for less than a dollar a product. Selling one or two products will cover the cost of the whole bundle! Bu if you buy it, remember to schedule the launch date for each product you plan to sell!
NEW: 50% OFF at Content Drafts
I love the packages at Content Drafts and already have five of them but I see that Nicole now has 24 available so it’s time for me to go shopping!
I love the extra long quality articles in these packages as they make great pillar posts plus you get supporting articles and also quiz content that I’ve never seen anywhere else!
See all available packages and get 50% off with coupon HOLIDAYS
Selling Your Products 101
The best way to sell your products is to know who you are selling to before you create the product! If you create the right product for the right person, the product will just about sell itself!
But do you know who you are selling to? The worst possible answer to that is: everyone.
If you’re not sure who your audience is, then you need this training from Jenn and Ruthie – just $10 during launch with coupon code IDEAL10. (save $17!)
What you will learn in it could make or break your business.
Challenge Your Comfort Zone
Doing things you’re not already skilled at will take you right out of your comfort zone.
But that’s fine! That’s the way we grow in business and life.
Lynette has a new workbook that will help as it’s designed to gently challenge our comfort zones and set us growing on the right path.
And the great thing about this workbook is that you can both use it for yourself AND sell it.
I call that a win!
Live your best life and help others live theirs too.
It’s 50% off using code COMFORTZONES until the 21st!
Happy Journals PLR Club Bundle
Fran from Happy Journals has a New Year PLR Bundle with enough content to keep you going well into 2022. This bundle includes the following printable products and digital planner templates. These products will only be sold separately after the launch and the price will be much higher so take advantage while you can!
See everything here and save big until Thursday December 23rd 2pm Eastern (no coupon code needed)
Romantic Wedding Planner
The latest product in the Simple Happiness Biz shop is this beautiful wedding planner. Perfect timing for all the couples who will get engaged at Christmas and Valentine’s Day and who will be starting to plan their weddings very soon!)
You can get all 51 pages with commercial rights and both Canva and Powerpoint templates in US Letter and A4 sizes for just $14.95 during launch with coupon code WEDDINGDEAL (regular price $27)
There’s also an optional extension kit which has 21 pages of tips, checklists and extras available to purchase on the page so look out for that. The bundle of both Wedding Planner and Extension Kit is just $27 during launch with coupon code WEDDINGEXTRA (instead of $47) The launch ends on 23rd December. So get this while you can.
535 Pieces DFY content for $14.95
Get this superb Ekit with commercial rights from Alice Seba’s Ekithub site for a short time and you’ll have products after product to sell for the busy New Year fitness period.
Show Off Your Book or Journal & Sell It
It’s no good hiding your finished work in a corner of your website once you’re done.
Before you can sell your product, potential buyers have to notice it, otherwise you’ll get…crickets.
Go for maximum visibility everywhere with great product images and video.
That sounds like a lot of work but luckily there’s a product called Mockupshots that gives you an easy and very fast way of drawing attention to a book or journal on your website or on social media.
You load up your cover and in a few seconds, you have a huge number of realistic mockups, GIFS and videos that draw the eye and stop the scroll like nothing on earth.😊
Not only will MockupShots allow you to create hundreds of epic photos of your books, it will give you suggestions for social media posts for each mockup and even allow you to crop, edit and add text right from inside the interface so your graphics are ready to post right away.
I’ve had this for a while and use it mainly to create 3D images of my products with transparent backgrounds but I just looked again at what it can do and I know I’ll be using it a lot more in the future.
The cover reveal videos are amazing!
Best thing is, they’ve slashed the price for the holidays.
Take a look at the magic here. So many cool images, GIFs and videos to make from one cover in an instant to show off your work. Use it on as many books as you like.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and I’ll be back soon with more tips, freebies, and some offers but only the ones I personally think are great value and know the quality to be good.
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