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December ‘21 Newsletter

Ready for the holidays?  Ready for 2022?  They will both soon be upon us.  If you have someone on your shopping list for whom you are having a tough time thinking of a suitable present, consider getting them a SkillBites publishing package so they can become a published author!  It’s unique and easy to buy.  Give me a call (610-783-4519) or email me (judy@skillbites.net)  and I will create a custom package for your loved one.

To help you get ready to ignite your business in 2022, we have some offerings for you, which you can read about below.

Wishing everyone a happy holiday and a joyous, healthy and prosperous New Year.

 

1. Ignite Your Business in 2022

Are you looking to ignite your business in 2022? Becoming a published author provides you with instant credibility, increases your visibility, enables you to attract more prospects, and get paid speaking engagements and media exposure.

But a lot of people struggle with writing a book.  It’s hard to find the time to write a book, know what topic to write on, and figure out how to get the expertise in your head down on paper in a coherent manner.  If you know you want to get a book done but you’re having trouble with it, we want to help you.  We have two holiday offerings that can save you big bucks.

First, we will provide you with a complimentary one hour Get Going On Your Book Strategy Session, worth $300, where we’ll work together to…

  • Create a crystal clear vision for the ultimate success you’d like to achieve from your book;
  • Uncover hidden challenges that may be sabotaging your ability to complete your book or attain the results you seek from it; and…
  • Develop a game plan to enable you to carve out the time to work on writing or promoting your book.

You’ll leave the session renewed, reenergized and inspired to finally complete your book or take action to attain your goals.

If you’d like to take advantage of this special, limited, and totally FREE 60 minute Get Going On Your Book Strategy Session, click here to answer some preliminary questions.   Make sure you include in the Comment section that you are seeking a Get Going On Your Book Strategy Session.  You must sign up by December 31, 2021.

Second, we are offering a HUGE discount off of our Book It:  Learn to Write a Profitable Non-Fiction Book virtual course.  This course consists of 4 modules and covers all the steps from building the foundation for your book through the writing stage, as well as an overview of the publishing process.  The modules can be viewed from the comfort of your own home or office, when it is convenient for you; and you can watch them over and over again.  You will also receive a workbook to use while you are going through the course, to keep all your information in one convenient place.

“I was really impressed with the SkillBites Book It! course.  I’ve been wanting to write a book for quite a while, but wasn’t sure how to go about it.  The course was very straightforward and gave me exactly the guidance I was looking for.  It definitely motivated me to get my book done.”

Ann Marie Casey, AMC Photography, Bryn Mawr, PA

Normally, this course sells for $497.  If you sign up for it before midnight Pacific time on December 31, 2021, you’ll get a discount down to $197, saving you $300!  If you would like to sign up for this course, sign up here and use coupon code GIFT21.

 

2.  Upcoming Events

I have been invited to participate in The Entrepreneur’s ToolKit Giveaway!  This giveaway is designed to provide tools and resources for coaches, authors, speakers, holistic practitioners, solopreneurs and aspiring influencers.  You’ll get FREE ACCESS to download as many of the gifts as you want, including my gift – my eBook called Book Magic:  14 Ways to Monetize Your Book and Grow Your Business.  The Giveaway runs from December 6 – 26.

I will be hosting two virtual workshops in January for business owners and professionals who want to write a book.  The first one is called It’s About Time … To Write Your Book.  The workshop will involve creating a plan to get your book written.  It will be held on January 11, 2022 at 1 pm ET.  To sign up for this workshop, click here.

The second workshop is called Publishing Profits:  Create a Plan to Achieve Your Book’s Success.  In this workshop, you will obtain the guidance to enable you to identify the exact steps, in the most logical sequence, to take to help you achieve the success that you are seeking from your book.  When you identify you goals for your book, you’ll be more likely to select the right topic for your book and obtain the results that you desire.  You’ll get a convenient workbook in which to record your objectives, strategies and action plans.  This work shop will be held on January 18, 2022 at 1 pm ET.  To sign up for this workshop, click here.

 

3. Book Writing Mastermind

For those of you who are struggling to get your book written, I’ve developed a program that will provide the support and accountability you need to write your book.  This is a beta program, so you have the opportunity to get in at a substantially reduced price.  I’ll be hosting a MasterMind for 3 months, meeting for an hour twice a month, starting the week of January 10.  The fee will be $750 for the 6 sessions, 50% of what it will be in the future.  The MasterMind is not intended for people who are thinking of writing a book and haven’t gotten started yet.  If you are interested, email me or call me so we can have a conversation and make sure you are a good fit.

 

4. New Author

SkillBites will soon be publishing Lori Borre’s first book The Harvest:  Service driven sales in a me driven world.  Lori is a Young Living Diamond, and her book is aimed at improving the sales capabilities of Young Living essential oils network marketers.  Here is Lori’s book description:

Hey Friend, there’s an elephant in the room, and it’s time to talk about it. You’re in sales. I know you don’t want to believe it because you don’t want to be “that” person. I know you’re afraid of being icky, pushy, and salesy, and of scaring away your friends. I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way.  When you change the focus, a whole new world opens up. In this book, you will discover how to do that.

You’re comfortable sharing oils. Why aren’t more people enrolling with you? What if I told you that when you embrace true sales and learn these simple, time-tested techniques, you will improve every area of your life, as well as begin to enroll more customers and brand partners in a genuine, authentic, service-driven way, with grace and ease?

I have been collecting, honing, practicing, and teaching these ideas for my entire life, and it’s time to share them with you. This is the quintessential non sales-sales book for the quintessential non network marketing-network marketing company. There’s room at the table, you know. Room for you.

The eBook is currently on pre-sale at https://www.amazon.com/ dp/B09KZRKK16/.

 

5.  The SkillBites Show

Each month, we bring you an expert to help you get your book done, leverage your book, grow your business or improve your life.  The shows are recorded, so if you can’t listen to one live, you can listen to the recording by clicking here.

On our next SkillBites Show our guest will be Shirlene Reeves.  Shirlene will be talking about how to turn your $10 book into $10,000!  

Shirlene was awarded Top Motivational Speaker and Top Business Coach 2020 and Empowered Woman 2021 by the International Association of Top Professionals. She is the four-time Award-Winning, International Best-Selling Author of Selling Through Your Heart, Empowering You to Build Relationships for Financial Freedom. In 2019 the Women Economic Forum Honored Dr. Shirlene with the Exceptional Woman of Excellence.

As a dynamic, results-driven leader, she runs the Authors & speakers Visibility Playground Facebook group, including a free weekly business referral mastermind.

While serving as the CEO of her own nationwide California Corporation for seventeen plus years, Dr. Shirlene proved her ability to grow her own business from zero to multi-millions, employing over 23,000 people working on her team. Shirlene aids her clientele in transforming their businesses with intuitive step-by-step Heart-Based Profitability program development and Heart-Based Sales while building confidence in media training and marketing visibility.  This is a not-to-be-missed episode!

 

Last month, my guest was Deb Coviello, trusted authority on guiding CEOs through Operational Transformation.  Deb is the author of CEO’s Compass – Your Guide to Getting Back on Track and host of The Drop In CEO podcast. In this episode, she spoke about her book writing journey and her 7 key indicators for CEOs to stay or get back on track and gain peace of mind.

If you missed this presentation, you can listen to it by clicking here, or you can read a summary of the show on the SkillBites blog by clicking here.

 

SAVE THE DATE:  Next month, my guest will be Richelle Wiseman, a professional writer, book coach, editor, and ghostwriter. Trained as a journalist, she was in print and then television, and she has written for a range of print and online publications. When she started her own company, Inscape Communications, Richelle shifted into writing marketing content, eBooks, and magazine articles for business clients. She is also a copywriter, and she writes website, blogs, and social media content for business clients. Six years ago, Richelle began to coach clients to write their own books for their businesses, or personal memoirs. She is enthusiastic about helping her clients achieve their dreams of writing a book.

 

Do you have expertise that you believe would benefit the SkillBites community of entrepreneurs and authors?  If you would like to be the guest on the monthly SkillBites Show, contact me at judy@skillbites.net or 610-783-4519.

 

6.  What are you interested in learning?

I want to make sure I am addressing the topics that are most relevant to you.  I would appreciate it if you would take a minute to let me know what topics you are most interested in having me cover in the next year:

Book writing

  • Hiring a ghostwriter
  • Choosing the right topic
  • Finding time to write a book
  • Outlining a book
  • Tips on book titles
  • Tips on book writing
  • Speaking your book
  • Overcoming fears and doubts
  • Knowing your why
  • Opt-in opportunities
  • Other _________________________________________________________________

Book publishing

  • Getting your book on Amazon
  • Amazon optimization
  • Creating an audiobook
  • Editing/proofreading
  • Layout design
  • Cover design
  • Testimonials
  • Pre-sales
  • Traditional publishing vs self-publishing
  • Other ___________________________________________________________________

Book promotion and leveraging your book

  • Bestseller campaigns
  • Selling by the truckload
  • Amazon ad campaigns
  • Social media campaigns
  • Free book campaigns
  • PR campaigns
  • Book launch campaigns
  • Book giveaway campaigns
  • Speaking
  • Selling by the truckload
  • Building programs around your book
  • Other ___________________________________________________________________

 

7. Earn Commissions For Referrals

Do you know anyone who has been wanting to write a book but has been stalling?  Let them know that SkillBites offers a variety of services to make book writing and publishing easy, quick and convenient.  When you sign up to be a SkillBites affiliate, you can get a commission for each person who signs up to purchase SkillBites services through your unique referral link.  To obtain more information and to sign up for our referral program, click here.

Thanks for supporting SkillBites.  If there is anything you think we ought to be doing better or anything we should be doing that we’re not, please let us know.  We value your input.

Cordially,