There’s a statistic floating around the internet that 81% of Americans want to write a book, but only a small percentage actually do.
I’m sure most Americans would like to exercise regularly, but according to the CDC, only 20.6 percent of people meet the total recommended amounts of exercise.
Why do we neglect doing the things we want to do — things that would actually make us feel better, produce more money, have more confidence, provide more fulfillment, and a myriad of other benefits?
I think it’s because we feel overwhelmed and doubtful that we can succeed. We’ve tried before and quit.
We’ve wasted time pursuing the wrong things.
We’ve gotten stuck in inertia because we don’t know what the heck we’re supposed to do next.
Self-publishing CAN be confusing and overwhelming. There’s a lot more to success as an indie author than just writing your book and hitting the publish button.
You have to wear many hats beyond just the writer’s cap.
All of the things a traditional publisher might do for you — like editing, formatting, cover design, copywriting, marketing, and promotion — you have to do yourself.
And you have to have the time, money, and know-how to get these things done.
For those reasons alone, many would-be authors quit before they ever get started.
Steve Scott often jokes that he didn’t know if he was stupid or brave when he first started in the self-publishing business.
He wrote his first book on a whim (which was a complete flop) and got hooked.
He became obsessed with learning EVERYTHING there is to know about the business, and his desire and curiosity helped push him past all the self-doubts to what is now his full-time profession.
You Can Make 6 Figures with Self-Publishing
With over 70 books and counting (with dozens of bestsellers to his name), Steve makes a high 6-figure income self-publishing a catalog of books that continue to bring him passive income.
Steve became my self-publishing mentor, teaching me the steps he learned through trial and error, and now I make $6000 a month from just my 10 books alone.
The thing that Steve learned along the way, and that he taught me, is that if you follow the right steps, you WILL be successful.
When you know what you’re doing, you can bypass much of the confusion and self-doubt.
And when you have a plan of action, knowing step-by-step exactly what to do when, then you won’t feel so overwhelmed.
One of the many things I love about Steve is his willingness to share his knowledge with other writers who really want to build a business with their books.
He lit a fire under me when I first started, generously showing me where to focus my energy, what to avoid so I don’t waste time, and sharing some of the self-publishing secrets I never would have found on my own.
Now Steve and I have combined our experience in expertise, not only in self-publishing but also with building an author platform, to create a free 3-part video series helping others learn the ins and outs of the business.
Why are we doing this?
Because we know how important it is to create a tribe of like-minded peers who are in the business — self-published authors who can share ideas, offer feedback, and give support. If we help grow this tribe, it helps everyone (including us!).
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The Free Video Series is called Breakthrough Bestseller, and here’s just some of what we cover in the 3 videos:
There is no charge for the video training which is jam-packed with actionable ideas to launch your self-publishing business or boost it to the next level if you’re already an author.
We do ask for your email address to opt-in to the series, so we can send you other valuable self-publishing ideas and tools that you’ll find useful for your book business.
We’d be honored to hear your comments about the videos once you watch them or to answer any questions you might have about the training.
So please take advantage of the comment section below the videos.
We always love hearing from you.
Whether or not you watch the videos, you DO have what it takes to write and publish your books.
Yes, it can be overwhelming and confusing, but it’s not brain surgery!
It is definitely figure-out-able, so don’t let fear or self-doubt hold you back from sharing your book with the world.
Go forth and write — and be part of the 81% of people who want to write a book and actually follows through.