Have you lost your way?
It’s so easy to get caught up in things like…
- Facebook posts
- writing sales letters
- writing blurbs
- being “seen” all over the web…
That an author can forget this single most basic fact.
Being an author is all about PEOPLE!
Your readers are people.
not a news flash, right?
Except that maybe it is. Maybe you’re so focused on how often you tweet or when’s the best time to post on Facebook that you’ve forgotten to focus on making connections with people.
1 at a time
Even if you’re speaking to a group of 10,000 or have 50,000 followers in social media, you’re reaching 1 person at a time. Inside each head is 1 person. And while there may be that rare situation of more than 1 inside a head, that will be 1 in a million!
So remember you’re reaching 1 person at a time. It will make your life a WHOLE lot easier.
Find the influencers
While yes, youre reaching 1 person inside each 1 head at a time, you want to find those people who have a crowd who will read something because they liked it. Those are the influencers. Cozy up to them and again, your life is a WHOLE lot easier.
Success is a HABIT, not a lightning bolt
A series of habits, actually. Build upon the activities that bring you the best results and you can be, as author Velda Brotherton often jokes, “an overnight success in 20 years.”
Who are the big an medium-sized influencers in your niche? You don’t have to go for only the bigger names. There are so many people who have a loyal tribe of followers, and they want to bring their people the good stuff as much as you do. So get cozy with them.
It’s all about PEOPLE.
Jason Oman, #1 bestselling author of Conversations with Millionaires, took his book to stellar success years before the internet and social media. Here’s what I said about this during the Premium Member call :
“We have some different tools today, like Facebook and webinars, but at the end of the day, taking a book to bestseller will always be about connecting with people.”
– Ronda Del Boccio inspirational quotes for writers
Today as back when Jason rocketed his book to success, it’s all about connecting with readers who crave what you offer. Plain and simple!
That was the focus of this week’s Awakened Author premium member Call.
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I can hardly wait to help YOU become the next Awakened Author Success Story!
Follow your BLISs!
Ronda Del Boccio, the Story Lady
Bestselling nonfiction and fantasy author, speaker and mentor.
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Book Marketing Help: Being An Author Is All About PEOPLE