Check out my newest YouTube “Lessons with K” video called 6 Ways to Help You Become a Confident Author. It’s full of good nuggets of information and tips to boost your confidence.
Here’s the quick rundown:
1. Be Authentic
There’s only one you. You’re it. Be yourself and your readers will respond to that. Own it!
2. Do Everything with Purpose
Whatever you do in this author biz, make sure you’re playing the long game. Each thing is a brick in the mega mansion that is your career later on down the road. You’re building a foundation, so make it strong.
3. Don’t Hesitate Too Long
You snooze, you lose. You think long, you think wrong. You’ve heard those sayings and they’re true. When you overthink and overanalyze, sometimes you miss opportunities.
4. Pivot & Run
If something’s not working for you, then it’s time to pivot and run. But, if it IS working for you, run toward it. This author gig means moving around a lot and going with a flow that works for you. Be perceptive and make those changes as you go along.
5. Research What You Don’t Know (Wing the Rest)
Learning is key! As self-published authors, we often have to figure everything out as we go. That’s part of the fun! Spoken like a true nerd ha! And, what you can’t figure out, you can wing.
6. Don’t Be Afraid To Try New Things
New apps, websites, anthologies, newsletter swaps, and on and on. No matter what it is, don’t be afraid to try new things when it comes to your author biz. Sometimes these things are a flop, but often, they turn out to be awesome. Just give it a go!
Watch the video (it’s only around 10 minutes long) to get all the juicy content and let me know what you think!
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7 Ways to Increase Sales…Without Spending Money!
What You Gain When Your Book Flops
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