March ‘22 Newsletter
In honor of SkillBites’ 10th anniversary, I am hosting a summit with a ton of experts to help people write, publish and prosper from a business book. The Summit will run from March 23 – 25 and is FREE to attend! If you have ever considered writing a book, or are looking for information about how to publish a book, or you’ve published a book and want to get more out of it, you should sign up. Grab your Complimentary Ticket Now! Read more about the summit below.
Last month my husband and I took our first trip since the pandemic, and our first vacation in four years. It was so wonderful to get away! We went whale watching and came upon this baby whale having a lot of fun breaching, flapping its tail and waving its fin. If you haven’t taken a vacation recently, I highly recommend planning one in the near future. I’m sure you’ll be glad you did.
1. Save The Date!
Book It Summit: How to Write, Publish and Prosper from Your Business Book
When: March 23 – 25, 2022
Time: 10:00 am Eastern to 6:00 pm Eastern
Where: On Zoom!
As mentioned above, I am hosting a summit on March 23 – 25 on writing, publishing and prospering from a business book. As a business owner, I’m sure you’re aware that writing and publishing a book can help you accomplish so many things, including:
- Establishing your authority so you’re viewed as an expert in your field.
- Attracting more clients so you’ll be able to increase your revenue.
- Obtaining invitations to speak at events, which will allow you to further increase your visibility and leads.
- Driving readers into your high ticket programs and events, providing you with more revenue streams.
Whether you are just thinking of writing a book, are newly published, or your book has been out for years, you’ll learn a ton of practical strategies for maximizing the benefits of your book. You’ll hear from over 20 experts in the publishing space to provide you with insights and inspiration for your book writing journey.
Here are just some of the many topics you’ll also learn about on the Summit:
- How to carve out the time to get your book done, by Judy Weintraub
- How to write a New York Times Bestseller, by Steve Olsher
- How to get paid to write your book, by Hawk Mikado
- From debt to $Millions with a book, by Jay Fiset
- 7 ways to monetize your book, by Karen Strauss.
This is not just a ‘come and listen’ summit. As part of the event, you’ll also get to network in breakout sessions so you can meet some of the speakers and other attendees, ask questions and share ideas.
To see all the great speakers and topics, and to grab your complimentary ticket, click here. Please let others know about this great event. I appreciate your spreading the word.
2. Upcoming Events
Get Your Book Done Workshop
Figuring out how to carve out the time to write a book is one of the biggest challenges facing business owners who want to publish a book. In this ninety minute workshop, you’ll develop your plan for how you will get your book done. For more information and to sign up, click here.
Book Writing MasterMind
For those of you who are struggling to get your book written, I’ve developed a program that will provide the knowledge, guidance, support and accountability you need to write your book. I’ll be hosting a MasterMind for 3 months, meeting for an hour twice a month, as well as office hours for asking questions and getting feedback. The MasterMind is specifically designed to help business owners and professionals get their book written. The fee will be $1497. The program will begin next month. How long have you been working on your book? If you want your book published with copies in hand by year end, this program will help you get there. If you are interested, email me or call me so we can have a conversation and make sure you are a good fit.
Are you creating enough income streams around your knowledge?
Based on the successful launch of Find Your Intellectual Property, my friend and business partner Shadeed Eleazer is returning on Monday, April 4th through Wednesday, April 6th with his Monetize Your Intellectual Property 3-day challenge where the goal is for each attendee to complete their Intellectual Property plan with up to 3 income streams from their packaged IP.
If you are a service-based business, author, speaker, or subject matter expert, this learning experience will challenge you to think on a deeper level about your Intellectual Property.
If you’re tired of watching opportunities pass you by and you’re willing and able to roll up your sleeves and achieve a tangible result, this challenge is perfect for you.
Register here for the 3-day Monetize Your Intellectual Property challenge. This complimentary 3-day challenge starts on Monday, April 4th, 2022.
3. 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, and you can listen to the recording by clicking here.
On our next SkillBites Show our guest will be Schroeder Nordholt. Schroeder is a seasoned music educator, producer & performer. Over the years he’s appeared on the better part of 1000 stages, and shared the stage with coaching and personal development leaders such as Sean D. Stewart and Les Brown.
Currently he runs his signature voice coaching program & method called Mic Drop. Mic Drop serves to empower professional speakers & passionate entrepreneurs to deliver their message with confidence & clarity, so they can step into the larger-than-life version of themselves, command the stage every time they speak, and make the impact they’re truly here to make. In this podcast episode, Schroeder shares several tips on improving one’s voice when making an important speech or presentation, so your message gets conveyed effectively.
Last month, my guest was Coach Ted Behr. Ted works with entrepreneurs and business owners whose businesses are suffering due to their struggle with procrastination, disorganization and distraction.
In this podcast episode, Ted talked about some of the things that cause us to procrastinate and then provided several strategies for overcoming a procrastination habit.
SAVE THE DATE: Next month, my guest will be Jasmine Jonte. Jasmine helps experts turn brain dumps into world-class programs! Her Done-For-You Course Creation agency takes care of everything – from the big picture promise down to the last worksheet download. They’re on a mission to make learning simple and fun for 10 million students while saving 100+ hours for every course creator they partner with!
In this episode, Jasmine will cover the mistakes to avoid when creating a course, what course platform to use, and how to turn your book into an online course, among other topics.
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 email@example.com or 610-783-4519.
4. Tip of the Month: Book Margin
Recently, an author came to me with an issue with her book. The text near the fold in her book was hard to read; you practically had to break the spine to be able to read the last word on each line. Unfortunately, the person she used to create the layout for the book did not realize that for books, you need a larger margin on the inner edge of the page than on the outer edge of the page. We were able to fix that for her, but in the meantime she had to scrap the 50 copies of her book she purchased that she had planned to give to people, plus the extra cost to fix the layout and the added delay in getting her book out there.
There are so many little issues that can sabotage your book. When you are self-publishing, you either need to make sure each contractor you use, whether for editing, layout, cover design, or other service, has specific expertise with book publishing, or you need to retain someone with that expertise to oversee everything for you, or hire a firm like SkillBites to handle the entire process for you.
5. 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.