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TV producers share publicity tips Free teleseminar on Thursday

Thursday Teleseminar with ABC, CBS, NBC Producers

Here is another awesome teleconference that you should put on your schedule.

Would you like to be interviewed on a top national TV show and air on ABC, NBC, CBS or Fox?

Author Hyacinth I. Swaby-Holder – “My Papa Used to Say – Jamaican Proverbs”

Of course, you would because there are few faster ways to instantly reach millions of people and boost your sales than getting big-time TV publicity.

In the publishing world, it’s no secret the right national TV appearance can catapult a book to the top of the Bestseller List.

Curious to know how YOU might get on national TV?

Find out on a free 90-minute telephone seminar on Thursday, January 4, on which you’ll hear Steve Harrison interview a group of his producer friends – who currently book guests for ABC, NBC and CBS about how to get on National TV.

In addition to Steve, you’ll hear from:
* Mariann Sabol, Live with Kelly and Ryan
* Tommy Crudup, Rachael Ray
* Dan Fitzpatrick, The Wendy Williams Show
* Stacy Rollins, Telepictures Productions
* Plus others to be announced

Together they’ll teach you things unknown to 95% of all publicity-seekers.

To register for this call — which is free except for your normal long-distance charges — go here now:
http://bit.ly/2CGQYAN

In the interest of full disclosure, you should know I’m a compensated affiliate for Steve’s programs.

On the call, you’ll learn things like:
· How to increase your odds of getting on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.
· Understanding the mindset of national TV producers and what gets them to book you as a guest.
· The strategy a husband-and-wife team used to land a 7-minute segment on the Today Show.
· What you should send TV producers (and what you shouldn’t).
· The most important question you must be able to answer to land a TV appearance.
· The biggest mistakes to avoid when pitching TV producers (including ones that could get you black-balled forever!).
· Case histories of three authors and entrepreneurs and the strategies they used to get on top TV shows.

Again, to register go here now:
http://bit.ly/2CGQYAN

Once registered, you’ll receive all the details back within five minutes.

Who knows … maybe we’ll be seeing you on national TV very soon!

Force or Entice @ Transformation Station

Transforming Your Character through Your Inner Confidence

This is a screen shot of an Instagram post by rise_with_supra. The message inspired me and moved me to ask if I could repost this in my blog.

Just like myself, the author of this post is a network marketer and has learned how to post valuable content to inspire and educate followers in the importance of personal development. Having a homebased business is challenging and if you prepare yourself, you can enjoy many years of building relationships.

Below is the post that inspired me.

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rise_with_supra Picture this!! Most of us will come to a conclusion with a statement like work smarter not harder. That may be true and obvious but an in depth review will lead you to learn a concept on how you can influence the buffalo-calf in following you effortlessly.

It’s what I call bait the hook to suit the fish and in summary …. he who understand and can do this has the world with him. He who cannot walks a lonely way in his path.

In the first picture A, both the father and son will simply applying force on the calf but the animal stood firm, stiffened his legs and stubbornly refused to budge and leave the ground.

In the second picture B, the young boy realized that this was not working towards it’s best interest and realized what the buffalo really wanted. The boy simply placed a bunch of leaves along a stick and dangled it in front of the calf and the calf did not retaliate but simply followed the bait.

How then can we apply this technique to influence people in the right manner. The truth of the matter is you need to simply arouse in the other person an eagerness that they want and always work to their best intention with an interest in mind and not what you want. This the key to win their heart and an eager want leads to no amount of discussion or threat could have possibly accomplished. –
Not only that, it’s also one of the secret of success and in the own words of Henry Ford …”It lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own. That’s how powerful is this concept.

Another benefit of this technique is that you can apply to business dealing. When we stumbled upon a brilliant idea, instead of making other think it’s ours, why not let them own it and stir the idea themselves. This will add as an encouragement.

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This morning my power word is UNITY. It was very easy to bridge the gap between myself and rise_with_supra, even though I do not know his given name. My purpose is to show how easy it is to reach out and show your appreciation for someone else’s post or work. I believe it is important to share great information, so we can all grow together. The majority of people entering into the homebased business arena have no idea the personal fortitude it takes to start and maintain a business. As an entrepreneur, you are a business. There are certain skill sets that you need to incorporate in your everyday habits.

I hope you enjoyed and received the true meaning within this message. If you would like to read more about transforming your habits, please read previously posted articles from “Habits of the Mind – Ten Exercises to Renewing Your Thinking” by Dr. Archibald Hart.

Habits of the Mind - Dr. Archibald Hart

Personal Autograph

Autographed by Dr. Hart

Here is another example of when I reached out to an author and connected with him. This book was required reading for my 2nd Biblical Counseling Semester. It was out of print at the time and I wrote to Dr. Hart to see if he had copies available for sale. He did and I was able to purchase a copy. Not only did I not let “Out of Print” stop me from my assignment, but I received and signed autograph copy from Dr. Hart.

Below are links to the blog articles which corresponded to my video challenge in 2106. I only went as far as Habit #6. It’s time to complete the last 4 habits. 2018 will be my winning season, my season of completion.

Habit #1: Seeing the Good in Others

Habit #2: Give Yourself Permission to Fail

Habit #3 Keep Your Conscience Clear

Habit #4 Don’t Punish Yourself

Habit #5 Value Life’s Little Blessings 

Habit #6 Accentuate the Positive

 

If you liked this post, please connect with me and let me know your thoughts.

Hearing Aid Bling @ Transformation Station

Transforming Lives through Creative Inner Confidence

Meet Suzannah Parker, the creator of Purple Cat Hearing Charms. Yes, hearing charms. When I read Suzannah’s post in The Entrepreneur Syndicates’ Facebook Group, and saw her products, I had to reach out to find out more about her, and them. You see, when my brother was born, he was born with a hearing defect. I witnessed how he had to learn to wear hearing aids even before he could walk. I witnessed people staring at him. I witnessed children making fun of him and pointing at his ears. Yes, he had to wear two. When I saw the Purple Cat Hearing Charms, my heart leaped and my eyes teared with joy.

This week I called Suzannah to find out more about her and her daughter.

Suzannah’s daughter was born with a hearing deficiency. As an infant she failed various infant screening test. When she was three, the audiologist recommended she be fitted with two hearing aid, just like my brother. Sadly, because of the fear of how her daughter would be judged by the society we live in, she feared how her daughter would be treated. First, she thought about getting her ears pierced. This was a natural solution because her daughter loved to play with Suzannah’s pierced earrings. But, then she developed the idea to create hearing aid earring charms for children, and eventually for adults. The birth of Purple Cat Hearing Charms was born. She even designed hearing aid charms for boys.

The price, of the Purple Cat Hearing Charms, is kept low and reasonable because the cost of hearing aids can be as much as $3,000. Many families do not have the funds, and insurance in most cases do not cover hearing aids. Ironically, insurance will cover eye glasses.

Suzannah lives in Colorado with her family and her charms are currently sold on Etsy. Her daughter is now 5 years old and a cross between a ‘girly-girl’ and tom-boy who loves her older brother. When asked about hearing aids, Suzannah explains, “They are glasses for your ears.” Yes, hearing aids helps your ears to hear, just as glasses help your eyes to see.

 

Are you ready to Bling your hearing aid? Click here and visit Purple Cat Hearing Aid Charms.

 

 

 

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Want to Sell Your Story or Book to Hollywood?

Find Your Inner Confidence

A few years ago, a high school teacher from the suburbs of Philadelphia had his novel turned into a movie. 

To date, the movie based on his book has grossed $236,412,453. 

And the cherry on top… the film was nominated for an Academy Award! 

The movie was Silver Linings Playbook starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. 

Want to see your book, story or manuscript become a movie or TV show?

If you answered “yes” then you’re invited to join my friend Steve Harrison onFriday, November 24th for a free telephone seminar on How To Sell Your Book To Hollywood As A Movie Or TV Show… Even If It’s Self-Published

On the call Steve is interviewing a true Hollywood insider who helps hundreds of published and unpublished authors and screenwriters bring their projects to the screen. 

https://m164.infusionsoft.com/go/SYBTH/A13522/   

Steve’s guest has worked with some of the biggest producers and movie studios in Hollywood to get movies made, including Paramount pictures, Universal Music, Jerry Bruckheimer, the Hughes Brothers who’ve produced 6 major studio films (including The Book Of Eli starring Denzel Washington) and many more. 

On the How To Sell Your Book To Hollywood As A Movie Or TV Show… Even If It’s Self-Published call, you’ll discover…

  • The number one mistake book authors make when approaching Hollywood about turning their book into a movie 
    (if you don’t do this one little thing right, you’re doomed from the start… yet it’s so easy to correct) 

  • The formula veteran screenwriters use to catch a buyer’s attention and allow them to instantly visualize how your story will look on the screen 

  • What you need to do as a self-published author to get an option on your book and how much you can expect to sell the option to your book

  • The 6 key phases of turning your book idea into a movie 

  • Why the fact that all the major studios are actually making LESS movies IMPROVES your odds of having your book made into a movie (this weird dichotomy is turning Hollywood on its head and totally changing the playing field for independent publishers and writers) 

  • 9 questions you need to ask yourself about your idea or story that can lead you to the right path to market your work in Hollywood 

  • The differences between writing for a big Hollywood movie and episodic TV 

  • The newest and one of the fastest growing markets in Hollywood, “Theater On Demand”, and why it’s perfect for self-published authors to get movies made of their work 

  • The 3 biggest myths for turning a book into a movie 

  • Why sending your book directly to an agent, producer, studio or production company is the WORST thing you can do (and what you need to send to these people instead of your book that will catch their attention) 

  • How the Hollywood system really works (and why sending general inquiry letters to studios and production houses is a waste of time and effort) 

  • How agents in the movie business are totally different than agents in the book business (and the right way to find a movie agent and send an inquiry letter that will get read and acted on)


Many people think you have to be a famous author or written a string of best sellers to have your book turned into a movie or TV series. 

But the author of Silver Linings Playbook proves you don’t have to be famous or prolific. 

Did you know 29,218 movies started out as books

And you can bet they weren’t all written by famous writers.

And more novels, true stories, nonfiction books and “How To” books are being turned into movies and TV shows than ever before. 

In fact, 5 of the 9 Academy Award nominated films for 2012 started out as books

And right now Hollywood producers are looking for more books and stories they can turn into movies and TV shows. 

That’s because today there are more broadcast channels, thousands of cable channels, a growing number of independent film companies, movies and videos on demand, online movies and MORE media outlets now than at any other time in history. 

And guess what all these media companies need? 

They all need fresh content. 

And books (both fiction and non fiction… and everything from novels to how-to books) are the perfect source material for new movies and TV shows. 

If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing your “name up in lights”… 

If you have a message you think can be turned into a movie or TV series… 

Or if you’re just plain fed up with the quality of shows on TV today and know your story would make for better viewing… 

Then make sure to jump on the free telephone seminar on Friday, November 24th.  It’s free for you to listen in on the interview. Just go here now to reserve your spot: 

https://m164.infusionsoft.com/go/SYBTH/A13522/   

Enjoy the teleseminar on Friday!  I’m proud to be a compensated affiliate for Steve’s company, which offers a variety of training programs and services for authors and authors-to-be.

Tuesday 11/21: How Jack created 47 NY Times bestselling books

Finding Your Inner Confidence

When he was first starting out, Jack Canfield and his credit cards were almost maxed out and 144 publishers had rejected his book “Chicken Soup for the Soul.”

But he never gave up his dream of being a bestselling author.

Today Jack is arguably the most successful, bestselling non-fiction author of all time.

He has over 500 million books in print and has launched 47 New York Times bestsellers (and even had 7 books simultaneously on the list at one point).

But how did Jack get from where he was to where he really wanted to be?

You can find out on a free webinar, on Tuesday, November 21st, on which Jack will be interviewed by Steve Harrison, who has helped over 12,000 authors promote their books.

Whether your book right now is just a dream, a still-to-be-completed manuscript, or a published reality, this call is for you.

Go here now to register for Tuesday’s free web class:

https://m164.infusionsoft.com/go/BSBTel/A13522/

Even if you’ve heard Jack before, you’ll come away with strategies you can use right way. You’ll discover:

  • Jack’s journey from inner city public school teacher to bestselling author and speaker.
  • Why becoming a bestseller is no longer about luck – it’s about having a plan.
  • 5 ways writing a book will change your life.
  • What you should ideally be doing before you start writing your book and trying to get it published.
  • How Jack responded when his book was initially rejected by 144 publishers as well as his own literary agent, and how you too can find the inspiration to keep going.
  • Key insights into how the publishing and book marketing game really works.
  • A simple technique Jack used in writing his book, “The Success Principles,” which allowed him to later sell thousands of copies to a single company. Plus, how Jack used the same method to land 50 speaking engagements — all because of something he did while writing the book.
  • A powerful way to overcome any initial discomfort you might feel about putting yourself out there as an author, speaker, book promoter or talk show guest.
  • How to structure your book so it’s the best possible book it can be and people tell their friends about it Some of the pros and cons between traditional publishing and self publishing.
  • How he sold his first 20,000 copies of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” BEFORE he even had a publisher
  • The strategy Jack used to sell 6 million books to one company.
  • How to take a small part of your book and get a company or organization to pay you big bucks for it. On the call, he’ll tell you how this one technique brought him $75,000.
  • Two keys to turning radio and TV interview into sales.

and more!

Go here now to register for Tuesday’s web class with Jack Canfield:

https://m164.infusionsoft.com/go/BSBTel/A13522/

I know you’ll learn a lot on the webinar with Steve and Jack. I’m proud to be a compensated affiliate for their offerings. 

How to Land a TEDx Talk (and Other Tips for Becoming a Success Speaker)

Finding Your Inner Confidence

TEDx Talk Webinar

Would you like to do a TEDx talk?

Rise Wilson- Founder of The Laundromat Project

 

This is Rise Wilson’s YouTube video that forever and a day can be visited by hundreds, thousands and millions of viewers who subscribe to YouTube.

Rise Wilson is the founder of The Laundromat Project – How Making Art is a Practice Space for Becoming A Change Agent. Ms. Wilson also happens to be my niece.

 

 

You should really consider it.

Why?  Because when you give a really good TEDx talk, it’s not uncommon for the video of your talk to be seen on YouTube by hundreds of thousands of people all around the world.

Imagine someone Googling your name and the first thing they see is a TEDx talk with more than 300,000 views.  That’s credibility!

But of course, there’s a lot you need to know to make this happen.
First, most TEDx organizers are flooded with applications from far more would-be speakers than they can accept.  Plus, many only accept those based on very narrow criteria, such as being associated with a given university.

Second, the quality of the video you’ll get from your TEDx talk varies dramatically depending on the organizer – which is a huge problem, since coming away with a really compelling, well-edited video on YouTube is the biggest payoff of your talk.  A not-so great video might be worse than none at all.

My friend Steve Harrison and his team have helped 19 of his clients land TEDx talks in the last few years. They’ve learned an enormous amount in the process, and they’ll be sharing some of that wisdom in a live web class this Thursday.

Join Steve’s free web class on “How to Land a TEDx Talk (and Other Tips for Becoming a Successful Speaker)” this Wednesday, November 15th, at your choice of 2pm Eastern (11 am Pacific) or 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific).

=> https://m164.isrefer.com/go/QLTEDxLivecast/A13522/

Here’s a sneak peek at what Steve and Geoffrey Berwind, one of the world’s foremost public speaking and storytelling experts, will show you on the web class:

–     How delivering a really good TEDx talk can be a huge boost to your career.

–     What you need to know about the process of landing a TEDx talk.

–     Want to write a book but it’s not out yet?  Discover why you might considering doing a TEDx talk first.

–     Actual case histories of authors, experts and entrepreneurs who landed TEDx talks… what they learned… plus how they made it pay off.

–     3 ways to instantly improve any talk you give.

–     What a “signature story” is and why it’s so important you have one.

–     5 of the most important things every speaker should know about storytelling.

–     And more!

https://m164.isrefer.com/go/QLTEDxLivecast/A13522/  <= register free

Meet Mr. Smart

Team Member

After 40 years dedicating his life to the young boys and girls of Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ, Mr. Smart is retired for organized community service. He is not an independent consultant with Zennoa International.

Zennoa was founded by John Wadsworth, the founder of the Noni super fruit industry over 20 years ago. Mr. Wadsworth was one of five founder of Tahitian Noni International which later changed its name to Morinda. In 2016, Mr. Wadsworth left Morinda because they were moving in a different direction from his passion, cultivating and producing a better noni product. He founded a new company, Zennoa International.

In March 2017, Mr. Smart revitalized his team, Smart Lifestyles Group, and started on this new path of bringing Nuka Hiva, the name of the new generation noni product, to the world. After ten years of being a consumer of noni, he can testify along with his wife, Deborah, the benefits of the new products which include CORE Care and SRQ.

To all of my friends on Facebook and Instagram:

I’m moving to a new level of understanding. There are some of you that are looking for an opportunity. There are some you that are looking for friendship and association. I would like to introduce you to an opportunity to do both and more. After I retired, I found that my financial strategies for my future did not pan out. My wife and I need more. I am writing to tell you about an opportunity to earn some extra money while you are still working full-time. It would be wise to set up a special account to squirrel that money aside for your retirement, or even now. Having this extra money gives you huge tax breaks, time freedom, ability to pay all of your bills and decrease your debt. It also allows you to join your family and friends on vacations and shopping trips.

If this sounds like something you can like, then Zennoa is for you. In addition to gain a steady stream of income, you can gain and maintain a sustainable healthy body and mind. Join our team, Zennoa’s Smart Lifestyles Group. Go to http://wsmart.zennoalife.com and take a look at the products and our opportunity.

Deborah created a video presentation if you would like to watch that first. There is a link for you to access my website on that page.

There are three ways for you to come on board as a business partner:

  1. Premium Pack
  2. Success Pack
  3. Basic Pack

Review them all. If you have any questions at all, contact me and I will be very happy to help you out.

Production, Publishing and Marketing Services

Deborah Wilson Smart

Gladstone Publishing Services was founded in 1998, and began publishing its first books the following year.  “Before the SmokeScreen” by David Goerlitz with Gary LaForest shortly followed by “No Nonsense, Nathan” by Paula Nolte were the titles of its first two offerings.  Deborah working with her Senior Publishing Editor, Gary LaForest offered a unique personalized service working hand-in-hand with the writers to bring them into the realm of authorship.  After suffering a personal tragedy, the loss of her husband and life partner of 20 years, Donald, Gladstone Publishing’s operation was put on hiatus.

In 2009, Deborah resurrected her love for writing and working with authors and offered her services as a Senior Publishing Consultant.  Deborah had remarried and charted a new direction for her  life.  She honed her skills in publishing layout, editing and book design.  She personally launched the writing careers of over 40 first time authors  and worked with experienced authors to get their books into print.  To see her portfolio of books and book cover designs visit her websites: http://www.gladstonepublishing.com and http://onesmartladyproductions.org.  In 2011, One Smart Lady Productions was established by Deborah to focus on producing projects in multiple medias.  OSLP specializes in book production, traditional paperback and hardback and the ever popular electronic books.  Videography has also been added to the mix of products. Thus we have the name, “OSLP/GPS” One Smart Lady Productions/Gladstone Publishing Services.

In 2014, Deborah began on the path to learning about becoming a National Publicity expert. She attended the National Publicity Summit in New York City and met with producers from radio and television. Shortly after that, she produced a pilot, “Smart By Choice TV” filmed before a live studio audience. Working with her was, Dr. A’Drienne Dixon, former host of “Sistas Talk Show”. These two experiences gave her to vision of how she could build a platform to help first-time authors get recognition on a national and global scale.

In 2016, Deborah flew out to Arizona to the launch of a new online university, Tecademics, founded by Chris Record and Jim Piccolo. It was a client of the Four Percent Portfolio which she is a life-time member. Vick Strizheus’ vision for online entrepreneurs to grow is phenomenal. She grabbed onto the vision and has not let go.

She has experienced an unbelievable education from the Four Percent community and Tecademics. From that conference, she returned and launched her first online store, The Pearline Oyster Shopping Mall. Originally designed to sell pearl jewelry to compliment her String of Pearl book series, she has expanded to multiple specialty collections. Ever seeking to learn more about building an eCommerce presence, she diligently learned more and more about the training and tools offered by Four Percent.

In 2017, she continued her Social Media Marketing education, by investing in online training courses and finally taking a major step and joining the Wealth Generator Community of  Investors.

Her transition from downsizing her publishing services and focusing on her financial future has officially begun. Over the years she has mastered book production and now she is focusing on Social Media marketing and financial investments. Deborah admits, “It’s true there are no guarantees in life, but unless you step out on faith, you will remain stagnant and in the mindset of “I Wish…” “What If I…” and more negative thoughts.”

Please take a look at the opportunity link posted in this article. If you have questions, write us at admin@yourinnerconfidence.com. We look forward to growing your portfolio with you.

Previous Blog Posts are listed on the right hand side of this page. Books published by Deborah Wilson Smart are found at the bottom of this page.

 

Stay Alert for Your Miracle

Advice from One Smart Lady

Sunday at the Arts and Artists Extravaganza, I purposely set out to meet the vendors and introduce them to myself and my new networking website, http://yourinnerconfidence.com. As I introduced myself to Lucretia Coleman, I was not prepared for what happened next.

Lucretia and I talked, agreed on many things, and I believe we were both very happy that I made the connection. I asked her where she was from, and she gave me a location that was not far from my family’s hometown, Penllyn, Pennsylvania. She then asked my name again, because she was as surprised as I was at the coincidence. I proudly told her I was related to the Penllyn Wilsons. She then told me we were probably related and she began to name names. The first name she said was my cousin Wayne Wilson. Sure enough some how I found another cousin (even if it is only by marriage).

That was a tiny miracle. Continuing the conversation about her business, she then mentioned she worked for Merck. Bam! “My father worked at Merck,” I blurted out. “Who’s your father?” she asked. “Bill Wilson” was my response. Her eyes got even bigger than they were and a smile broke out on her face of pure joy.

“I worked with your father.” Bip. Bam. Boom.

Unbeknownst to me when I got out of bed that morning, God had a door waiting for me to open and expand my world. The world that included a father who has slipped away over 20 years ago. Lucretia ate lunch with my father. She and her friends hung out during breaks with him. She brought back memories of his smile and his laugh. She even shared with me how sometimes he had this habit of talking through clinched teeth.

I also expressed my regret that I missed the opportunity to talk with his former golfing buddies. They had participated in the Negro Golf Tournaments during the late 50s and 60s. That was history that I experienced first hand as he returned from each trip with a golden trophy in his hand. I am proud to know that I come from someone who was so well liked and admired by many. My dad was not home much after I turned 12. He worked full-time and then left work and operated his own business until he retired and relocated to Connecticut.

I never had an opportunity that my younger brother and sister, Paul and Jan had knowing my father. He was hard- working and followed his passion. Unfortunately his passion took him away from his family. I write this to say, no matter, what business you are working hard to build, make time for your family, especially your spouse and your children. You had no choice in the family you were birthed to, but you had everything to do with the selection and creation of the ones who live in your household.

Many will give testimony to how short time is, make the best of it. Stay alert for the miracles that will come. As they did for me, they will for you.

Friday Night Road Trips

Advice From One Smart Lady

Journey to Success
I remember Fridays when I was very young waiting impatiently for my Dad to come home from work. As I look back I marvel at my father’s stamina. We lived in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. He worked in North Wales, PA which was a little over 15 miles by car. Each day he drove 30 miles or more back and forth to his job. On Friday’s he drove home and loaded the car with my mother, my four siblings and myself, and retraced his route partially to take us to our grandfather’s store to do the grocery marketing.
I am absolutely floored by my father’s dedication to us. Remember he drove 30 miles that day back and forth from work. He then retraced a little over 13 miles of that trip to get to our grandparent’s home in Penllyn, PA. The blessing was our grandmother always had a meal waiting for us.
For me, the highlight of that trip was walking into my grandfather’s store, “Wilson’s Grocery Market”. It was a stucco and brick building at the end of their backyard.
In Front of Papa's Store - Wilson's Grocery Market

Aunts Ruby and Sissy (Grace) Wilson with my brother Eddie (Avon) and me the future One Smart Lady

I now realize it was there I received my baptism to be an entrepreneur. During the 50s and early 60s, people did not many supermarkets to choose from. They shopped in their neighborhoods at small family stores. The shelves were always fully stocked, waiting for the customers to come. I now understand the feeling as I built my store online, and now each day wait for my customers to come.
Unlike most online merchants, I have experienced the joy and pride of the waiting period. I enjoy the time I spend tweaking and looking for new products to add to my online shopping mall. Sales come in as people need what I sell. I understand that, and I have built the Pearline Shopping Mall with a strong foundation to withstand the wait.
There are preparations to make if you are looking to build your store online. If you have been watching the explosive growth of Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and Shopify, you must accept the reality, it is about “eCommerce”. I remember there was a movie “The Graduate” where the insider stressed “One word, Plastics”. Indeed he was right. Look at our world today, overwhelmed with plastic products.
I highly recommend you join me in learning how to bring your product and/or services offline and jump in with both feet and join the eCommerce wave. I have been actively and purposely learning eCommerce and Social Media Marketing from an awesome group of experts. Over the past ten years, I have mastered the art of blogging. I am now learning how to merge what I love, writing with my eCommerce ventures.
One of the questions I am sure to be asked, “What does this have to do with writing and publishing a book?” My answer, “Once your book is published, you have to market, advertise and sell it. Your book is now a product. You may also have a workshop or speech presentation attached to this book. You must learn about marketing funnels, autoresponders, and other tools.”
If you have any questions, please list them in the comments below so my answers will help others who may have the same question.