May ‘21 Newsletter
SkillBites has donated to https://onetreeplanted.org/, an organization that plants a tree for every dollar donated. We want to leave the planet in better shape for the generations to come.
As stated on the organization’s website, trees help to clean the air we breathe. Through their leaves and bark, they absorb harmful pollutants and release clean oxygen for us to breathe. Increasing levels of carbon dioxide caused by deforestation and fossil fuel combustion trap heat in the atmosphere. Healthy, strong trees act as carbon sinks, offset carbon and reducing the effects of climate change.
Trees play a key role in capturing rainwater and reducing the risk of natural disasters like floods and landslides. Their intricate root systems act like filters, removing pollutants and slowing down the water’s absorption into the soil. This process prevents harmful waterslide erosion and reduces the risk of over-saturation and flooding.
In addition, a single tree can be home to hundreds of species of insects, fungi, moss, mammals, and plants. Depending on the kind of food and shelter they need, different forest animals require different types of habitat. Without trees, some forest creatures would have nowhere to call home.
Trees provide even more benefits: job opportunities for loggers and others, climate control by sucking in greenhouse gases and releasing oxygen back into the atmosphere, stress reduction and shade that helps protect our skin from the harshness of the sun.
Let me know how you are giving back and I will share your good deeds with the SkillBites community.
1. 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 Sales Solutions Strategist, Carla Cherry. Carla began her career in television. She exec-produced a show that Larry King hosted, created high-performing marketing promos for Versailles, and wrote/created the show’s after-show, Inside Versailles (which tripled the company’s overall on-line engagement). She now empowers entrepreneurs with strategic sales strategies to find & serve their clients with optimal impact.
Carla teaches the Profitable Offer Blueprint – a course that helps entrepreneurs consistently reach $10K months by launching their Profitable Offer, so they can stop searching for the “right” marketing. Are you charging enough, pitching yourself properly and closing sales? Carla will share with you the 6 S’s that make-up a Profitable Offer.
Last month, my guest was Jackie Bailey, founder and president of Emerald City Consulting and The Speak Feed Lead Public Speaking Studio in Redmond, Washington. Jackie shared how to convey your message as a story that your audience will appreciate, breaking the message into 8 story components.
Jackie extended an offer to the SkillBites audience of a free 7 day trial of her video vision board app. Click here to get your 7 day trial of this powerful app. Using this app for just 3 minutes can boost your mood and make you more mindful, prosperous, happy, successful and courageous for 6 hours! 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-783-4519.
2. In the News
Last month, I was a speaker on the Loving Profits & Heart-Center Success Summit. My presentation was entitled FastTrack Your Fame with a Book – in 10 Heart-Centered Steps.
3. Fastrack Your Book: Write Your Book in Six Weeks!
I have developed a program to help business owners and professionals choose the right topic for their book and get their book written in just six weeks. If you are serious about getting your book done and would like more information, contact me at email@example.com. I’ll be happy to share information about the program with you.
4. How to build an online course
Many authors want to take their book and leverage it into an online course. It’s a great way to help the reader as well as get more revenue out of the content that you have developed.
Creating a successful online course does take time. Having a system for building a course makes it much easier. Fortunately, my friend and colleague, Danny Iny, is offering several opportunities for people to learn how to build and market an online course. Danny is the founder of Mirasee, a high 7-figure business, and he is the expert in online courses.
On May 15, at 2 pm and 6 pm Eastern, and on May 16, at 10 am and 2 pm Eastern, Danny is offering a free Course Marketing Masterclass. To join the “Course Marketing Masterclass”, just click here.
Then on May 18, Danny is doing a free “Guaranteed-To-Work Rapid Results Course Business Roadmap, at 2 pm Eastern. He will walk you through his proprietary Course Business Roadmap, the exact roadmap his thousands of students have used to reach 6- and 7-figures with their online courses. You can save your spot to this FREE training here.
Finally, to learn Danny’s system for building an online course, join his Course Business Masterclass. He’ll walk you through his step-by-step process to help you develop a profitable, world-class online course that delivers transformative results. Get the details and reserve your spot here.
I’d like to invite you to join me at a special live (virtual) event where you’ll discover the art and science of joint ventures. This is a strategy that can work for you even if you don’t have a big list, a hot product, or currently know any of the big names in your niche.
If you’d like to get a ton of people to see your stuff, lots of new leads, and a bunch of partners willing to promote your offerings, all with no upfront expense, then this event, called JVology LIVE, will be for you.
If the dates for this event don’t work for you, but you are interested in exploring the world of joint ventures, let me know. I’ll send you the information on other events.
6. Tip of the Month: Three More Ideas for Leveraging Your Book
Last month, I shared 3 ideas for leveraging your book:
- Send free copies to your prospects, customer, colleagues, joint venture partners and others whose network or target market could benefit from the information you share in your book. The more people who know about your book and your expertise, the more sales you will generate.
- Do a free book campaign to get your book out to more people.
- Give away a chapter of your book as an opt-in on your website. Not only will you be promoting the fact that you are a published author, you’ll be able to generate new leads from your book, as people who want the free chapter will provide you with their names and email addresses.
Here are three more ways to leverage your book:
Offer a group coaching program so people who read your book have a support system for implementing the ideas you include in your book. Your group coaching program could sell for $497 or higher; so if you get 8 people in it at $497, you would make $4000.
Use your book to help you get paid speaking engagements. When you speak in front of your target market, you are likely to gain new customers. You can also sell your book after you speak, or, better yet, get a sponsor to buy copies of your book for everyone who attends your presentation. If you earn $1500 from speaking, plus sell 100 copies of your book (at $1 over your cost) for another $500, plus get just 2 new customers at $2500 each, that’s $7000!
Offer a certification program so people can become certified in the system you explain in your book. You can sell a certification program for thousands of dollars, so if you price it at, say, $2500 and get 5 people in the first program, you will earn $12,500! Of course, you can continue to offer the program, and each certified person could sell your book to their clients, earning you even more money.
What ways have you leveraged your book, or seen others leverage their books? Send me those strategies so I can share them with the SkillBites community.
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.
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