What to Post on Your Facebook Page

Having a large following on Facebook is great. But if you have a ton of “likes” and only a handful of true fans, then it doesn’t matter how awesome your brand is. Your posts still aren’t likely to be seen.

Facebook doesn’t just look at the number of likes you have—it also considers how much engagement you’re getting. Fortunately, there are still a few things you can do to boost your engagement levels…

Ask Questions

Questions are a simple way to get people commenting on your posts. The important thing is to ask questions that are relevant to your brand. For example, if you’re a cosmetics brand, you might ask, “What’s the #1 makeup item you’re never without?”

As people begin answering, go through and “like” their comments. If they ask a question in return or need help with an issue, take a moment to respond. By doing this, Facebook’s algorithms will think your post is trending and display it to even more of your followers.

Share Images

The best types of images to share are funny ones (think memes) or inspirational ones. Unless your business is a religious institution or a political niche, avoid touching on these two topics in your images. They can result in alienating a large portion of your followers.

Again, you want to stay on topic so the images align with your brand. For example, if you sell skydiving lessons, then a funny post about fear of heights might be appropriate. But your audience may not find a dog joke as funny.

Go Live

Facebook loves promoting live videos to their users and they’ll even send your followers a notification that you’ve gone live. That’s why you want to use Facebook to start broadcasting if you haven’t yet.

Don’t just pop in for a quick chat on Facebook Live. The social media giant prefers to see videos that are 15-45 minutes in length. Viewers watch live videos with the understanding that they’ll be getting meatier content, so show up ready to share valuable insights or tips.

Use Facebook’s Graphics

Sometimes, you want to share a quick text update with your Facebook fans. The only problem is that it’s easy for text posts to get lost in the noise of a busy newsfeed.

You can overcome this problem by using the graphics Facebook has included in their posting area. Login and type your status. Then click on the backgrounds to choose one—the backgrounds are the tiny colorful squares you see at the bottom of your posting area.

Link to Interesting Content

Linking to outside content on Facebook can also be a good idea. But you want to pick content that’s fascinating. Linking to ho-hum content trains your community to ignore your suggestions.

Instead, only link to the very best posts and articles online. Look for headlines that will grab attention and inspire your audience to click. Remember: if it doesn’t inspire you to click, it probably won’t appeal to your followers either.

Ask Your Followers to Share

This is another simple tactic that can boost your engagement rate. But you only want to ask your followers to share a post when it’s truly valuable. Posting 20 updates about your new sale and telling your followers to share each post will get you ignored.

Instead, post something that your community will naturally want to tell their friends about. For example, you could ask them to share a post that features a 20% discount coupon code or a chance to win a prize (per Facebook’s advertising rules, sharing cannot be a requirement in your contest).

Pay Attention to What Works

Study your Facebook insights. This is the best way to track your engagement level and see which posts are succeeding. Pay attention to what your most popular posts have in common.

For example, you may notice most of your engagement comes when you post Facebook Live videos but you get very little engagement from regular videos. Now that you know that, you can transition to doing just Facebook Live videos to keep your fans interested.

Facebook is one of the best social networks to use for your marketing. But like every tool, you need to invest the time and the energy into making sure it’s working right for your business.

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50 Compelling Things to Post: Need ideas for what to post? We’ve got them here for you.

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How to Get More Likes on Your Facebook Page

We all want to get more likes on our Facebook Page. With a bigger platform, this gives you access to a bigger list of potential customers and clients. But how do you go about getting those followers?

Try a few of these suggestions….

Invite Friends to Your Page

If you haven’t already, send out Facebook invites, asking your friend to like your business page. While you can ask everyone in your friends list to click “like,” most of them aren’t going to.

You’ll get more likes if you focus on inviting only the friends that might genuinely find your page interesting. For example, if you run a dog grooming business, invite your friends from the local dog park to hit ‘like.’ But those ladies from your quilting club? They probably don’t care about your page and won’t enjoy the content.

Add Your Page to Your Profile

When someone wants to learn more about you, make it easy for them to learn about your business, too. All you need to do is add your page in the work section. For example, you might say: “Chief Content Creator at Marketing Wizards LLC.” Make sure your page title is linked.

Briefly (in 1-2 sentences) share what you do for your blog or brand. You could say something simple like: “I manage the creation and scheduling of blog posts and social media content.”

Include It in Your Signature

Your signature is a great place to advertise your Facebook page. You can add a signature to your email through Hubspot’s Email Signature Generator or WiseStamp. Then just select the Facebook icon and link it to your page.

Promote Your Fan Page on Your Blog

One simple way to grow your following is to add your fan page to your blog or website. Then when new visitors arrive, they can see all your recent page updates and they can even like your page without leaving your site.

Put a “PS” in Your Autoresponder Series

Use your autoresponder series to tell new subscribers about your Facebook fan page. At the end of each message, include a simple “PS” section. You could say: “PS: Liked this message? Follow me on my Facebook Page!”

Facebook Ads Showcase Your Page

While you may want to be weary of advertising your Facebook Page directly in a Facebook Ad as it can be quite expensive, do note that when you advertise your other offers, your Page is featured in those ads.

So the more you advertise, the more exposure your page will get and your follower list will grow naturally.

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5 Facebook Post Templates: Use these templates to give you inspiration for writing announcement posts on your Facebook Page. Announce your freebie, webinar, product launch, new content and surveys.

50 Compelling Things to Post: Need ideas for what to post? We’ve got them here for you.

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How to Use Webinars to Get More Buyers for Your Books

There is a lot more to writing a book than just the writing part. Many authors agree that the hardest part of writing a book is selling the book. It really doesn’t even matter if the information inside the book is great or not. I’m sure you’ve read some books that weren’t as good as their marketing before.

A book usually will not take off like a virus without a push. Webinars are also convenient, inexpensive, and simple to put together. All you really need to know is a few different types of webinars you can put together as an author to boost sales.

Teach One Method from Your Book

Pick one thing from your book to teach to your webinar audience. Don’t give them everything inside the book just give them a peak by teaching them one actionable thing from the book. Something that they can put into action right now and get results. If you can create an aha moment for them during the webinar with that one lesson, they’re going to be more likely to turn around and order your book.

When they realize that they must get the book to get the complete details, and whatever you’ve bundled together in the package, and your one method from the book resonated with them, they’re going to buy your book.

This can work for all sorts of books. For example, if you write a cookbook, you can teach one recipe from the book along with a cooking technique to set your ideas apart from someone else’s. When they understand for themselves the results of the effort they’re going to be more likely to buy your book because you’ve demonstrated that the recipes are awesome and most importantly, you’re a real person who can be trusted.

Briefly Go Over What’s Included in Your Book

One way to conduct a webinar to sell more books as an author is to go over what’s included in your book. The best way to do that is to talk about the benefits of owning your book. Who it’s meant for, and what they’re going to learn by reading the book. A quick way to do this is to use the outline you created for your book and keep the details limited but tell them what they’ll take away from the book.

For example, if you wrote a book about getting organized, you’ll want to extol the results of someone following all the advice rather than focusing on the exact advice from the book. This will make the viewers want to order the book to avoid missing out. If you provide a good offer during the webinar, you’ll easily sell more books.

Hold Live Q & A Sessions for Purchasers

Sometimes people have a lot of questions but aren’t sure what to ask. Invite a roundtable of people who have purchased your book and sent you a positive review of the book to appear on a webinar where either you ask them questions about their favorite parts of the book, what made things click for them, open it up for viewers to ask questions of the buyers, or all the above.

The entire point is to quell the objections of buyers right at the time they have the objection. A live Q & A session allows that to happen organically. The buyers can help answer the questions, you can interject with more benefits, and the buyers will agree with you in front of the viewing audience thus encouraging more sells.

Discuss a Problem Your Book Solves

If your book solves a problem, you can use a webinar to tackle that topic. Educate your audience on the issue and the problem then talk about how the book solves this for them easily in how many ever steps or chapters the book has. For example, let’s say you wrote a book called, “How to Find More Paid Speaking Gigs”, you’ll discuss the problem of finding paid speaking gigs such as locating grounds, connecting with industry leaders, and creating contracts.

You’ll talk about the benefits of doing some free speaking gigs as well as the problems with doing that. Then, you’ll lead them into how they may find paid speaking gigs. You’ll give a little insight into the 10 ways your book covers to find paid speaking gigs, “including one that generated over $30,000 for one hour of speaking. If you have success stories, yours or others, that’ll make it even better.

Host Regular Book Discussions

Another way to encourage readership of your book or books as an author is to conduct regular book discussions via webinar. Kind of a new take on the in-person book clubs that have always been so popular they’re easy to put together. You can invite people who have read the book, and people from your list who have not read the book, as well as place Facebook Ads to get new people interested in your book(s).

First, your audience will love having you as their guide through a book that you wrote. Secondly, you’re going to get a lot of insight into the pages of your book that you may not have considered. Readers often find ways to use information that is different from the way you as an author may have initially intended. If the results are positive and what you wanted, then this is a boon for you.

Finally, once you’ve conducted the webinar, you can add it to your website so that interested parties can get insight into the book before buying it. The reason that this works is the same reason old-fashioned in-person book clubs worked. People are likely to buy and read the book prior to the book discussion if you market it correctly. Plus, the people who show up anyway, since it’s online, may then purchase the book due to the discussion going on.

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How to Use Webinars to Get More Clients for Your Services

A webinar is an online conference that is location independent. All you need is a good phone, mobile device, laptop or computer along with a good internet connection and the right webinar software to make it all happen. All your attendees need is a good internet connection, an open heart, and a willingness to learn.

Webinars are hands down the best way to make sales online. The reasons are simple. They generate both leads and sales. They help connect you with your audience so that you can build relationships with them at almost any point in their buying cycle. You’ll be able to sell more to your audience whenever you want to because they are on your list and are actively engaging with you via your webinars.

What’s more is that webinars aren’t expensive to conduct. Today the technology is simple enough that if you know how to use Facebook you can easily use webinars to get more clients and buyers for your books and your information products.

If you want to use webinars to get more clients, sell your books, and information products let’s go over a few ideas for each. In the meantime, you might want to pick up the Elite Writers’ Lab monthly resource which is an awesome webinar planner to help you put everything you learn here into action.

5 Ways to Use Webinars to Get More Clients

Whether you’re a service provider or a consultant, using webinars to get more clients will make you more effective at making sales. Research shows that more than 60 percent of webinar attendees visit the materials mentioned during the presentation and on average more than 30 percent make a purchase based on a webinar they attended.

What’s more, viewers are sharing webinars at a rate of about 50 percent with their friend and connections. (http://tech.ubm.com/) All you need to know now is the ways in which you can use webinars to get more clients.

Teach Something

It doesn’t matter if you’re a coach, a virtual assistant, or a graphic designer you can use webinars to get more clients by teaching your audience to do something on their own. It might seem strange to teach someone to do something you’d rather do for them, but the fact is, most people don’t want to do it themselves. But they like to learn how anyway.

They may think that they do, and seek out the training to do it, but in most cases, once they realize you know how to do it better than them they’re going to want to hire you. When they realize how good you are at what you do, many of them are going to want to hire you to do it for them right away. Especially because you’re not going to give them every single detail in the free webinar. Instead, you’ll teach them the basics about the information in question and then you’ll present to them your package for new clients to take that off their plate.

The reason this works so well is because of the trust you build by doing the webinar. When you give away knowledge like this, the knowledge that is your bread and butter, the people who can hire you as soon as possible to avoid doing it themselves, will, since it’s not their bread and butter.
Demo Something

Depending on the type of service you offer, you can demonstrate something to them that will make them want to work with you more. For example, if you offer funnel development to your clients, you can do a demo about funnels.

In your demo webinar, you’ll explain why they work, how to make them, and so forth. Then, you can show through proof how well funnels work to boost conversions. Then, instead of them having to go and create their own funnels themselves you offer to step in and take that off their hands creating the most amazing funnels for them with an amazing offer.

It works because they know that you’ve done it before since you just taught them how to do it. What’s more, you’re going to reveal that you used a funnel to get them to the webinar too. You’ll show that you understand how to do it which makes them feel safe. When they know that they’ll be in good hands if they hire you to develop their funnels for them it’s easy to close the sale.

Host Monthly Brainstorming Sessions

One problem some people have with getting clients is that a lot of clients just don’t know how to use a service provider. Let’s say you’re an Online Business Manager. An OBM manages everything for their clients the same way any manager of a bricks and mortar does. But, some people have trouble wrapping their brain around that idea. Therefore, if you host a monthly brainstorming session you can help your audience learn what to let go of and let someone else do for them.

This works because if your audience has a clear idea of what you can do for them, and how to organize it better, they’re going to be much more likely to hire someone. Since you showed them the way via your brainstorming webinar it’s more than likely going to be you. While it’s true that some people will just go do it themselves based on what they learned from you, many will seek to hire you to do it for them. Not only that, they’ll recommend you to others.

Announce a New Service

In this case, let’s assume you’re a service provider of some sort. Maybe you’re a graphic designer who is going to offer a new service such as a Social Media Graphics Club. If they join the club you’re going to create unlimited social media quote graphics for them each month with the only limit being that you’ll only work on one project at a time. You have a sales page but you need to explain further how this works. Hosting a webinar about the new service so that you can explain it fully how it works, who can join, how much it costs, and what to expect will do wonders for your sales.

If you allow Q & A at the end of your presentation about your new service, you’ll be able to answer objections right then. Not only will this help you sell more of your new service at the time of your webinar but you can use the information gathered to improve your sales page. It works because it removes any confusion about what your new service is and how it can benefit them more than a printed sales page alone.

Host a Live Case Study

Are you in a place in your business where you have successful clients who have used your services or implemented your programs in a way that shows proof regarding the effectiveness of your services? Do you know successful people in your niche who would like to be interviewed about their success?

If so, then you should host live case studies for your webinar. A live case study doesn’t even have to be based on a client of yours only on a person who implemented using the types of services you offer. For example, if you’re a virtual assistant your case study can be about someone whose business went to the next level due to outsourcing to a good VA.

This works because people like proof of other successful people having done it first. Before they grasp the idea that someone is successful doing what they want to do, it may seem like a pipe dream to them that will never come true. Seeing that it’s real via a webinar and having the ability to participate and ask questions will make a huge difference in sales.

Webinars is a great way to pick up new clients. They give you an easy way to connect and engage with your audience. Take one of the ideas above and create a webinar for your followers.

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Free Download: Webinar Planner

Free Webinar PlannerWebinars a very popular online marketing strategy for selling high-ticket products. They’re an effective tool for getting a highly engaged audience that is interested in your information and your pitch…if you do it right. That’s what this month’s template package is all about – helping you with creating your sign up page, your presentation, your pitch and more.

Here’s a handy downloadable planner (IT’S FREE) to help you plan your next webinar. The planner walks you through:

  • Determining Your Webinar Goals
  • Scheduling Your Event
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  • Cashing in by Repurposing and Following Up

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How to Sell Easy to Create Journals for Big Profits (Part 3 – Selling Your Journals)

If you missed part 1 of this tutorial, you can find it here. It will show you what kinds of journals you can make.

Then move onto part 2 about how to make your journals.

Now let’s talk about how to sell your journals…

When it comes to selling your journals it’s just like selling anything else. Choose your audience, get to know them, create a journal that solves a problem, and then market it to that specific person. Selling easy to create journals for big profit is a lot simpler than you thought because you already likely have a built-in audience.

Ideas: Where to Sell the Journals, You Create

Once you’ve decided how you’ll have your journals created and printed you can take some time to consider where you’ll sell the journals that you create. That’s super easy too. Because you probably already have a good audience for them.

In Your Facebook Group – If you have a Facebook Group for almost any topic that is a good place to sell your journals. Let’s say you have a Facebook Group that is about email marketing. You could create a journal that helps people to stick to their email marketing goals, have a challenge and offer the journal as a companion offering for the challenge. Hint: You can sell the journal POD or you can sell it in a PDF file and let them print it themselves.

On Your Website – You can sell any type of product on your website whether it’s digital or physical. You just need to connect the technology if you’re using Print on Demand. Many POD services can do that with plugins and by grabbing the code to put the shopping cart on your site.

At Live Events – Do you ever go to live events? If they allow you to set up a table you call sell your journals there just like you would any other book. If you host live events, including your journal in the ticket price, is a great way to get people using your journals. Be sure to get them to take selfies with it.

For Workshops – Do you offer workshops for your clients? If so journals are a perfect companion piece or even an add on sale for the workshop. You can offer everything to add on to the workshop in your check out. You can also offer the journal to the participants of the workshop after they’ve attended to help them keep up the good work.

To Coaching Clients – If you’re a coach, offering journals designed especially for your clients and their needs is that little extra step that will make a huge difference. Even if you send them to Amazon to buy them rather than directly on your site you’re going to make a lot of sales.

On Amazon – You can simply list them on Amazon. Using Create Space you can choose to print them on Amazon. Also Burb.com, and Bookbaby.com, and others have an option to sell on Amazon and other sites and even get them printed to sell in bookstores.

Etsy.com – If you make your journals yourself you can sell them on Etsy.com as well. For this to work you’ll need to get them printed first so you have inventory that you can sell to your customers. On Etsy, you can sell physical and digital products.

The best course of action is to consider selling on every platform that you can. Starting on Amazon is less expensive but using a POD like Ingramcontent.com can give you many other options while also making your journals available on Amazon, other online book retailers, and even enable you to put them on your site.

How to Market Your Journals

Regardless of where you sell your journals, you’ll need to market them. Marketing should cover every aspect of your audience. Market to them where they are using the platforms they like. You can also find new audiences by using advertisements to get their attention.

Email Marketing – Create emails to send to your list about journaling and how it can help them. Teach them as you’re creating the journal about the importance of journaling and how it helps you. Give them examples that make the idea easier for them to grasp and understand.

Social Media Marketing – In social groups online, yours and others if it’s not against the rules of the group, let them know about the journal you made. Tell them how it’s different from other journals and make them want it because it’s designed so incredibly well just for them.

Blogging – On your blog, and as a guest on other blogs with similar audience members, blog about journaling and even the creative process of creating the journal. Blog about how journaling helps you reach goals, make decisions and keep records.

Events – Whether you have an in-person event or an online event it’s always a good time to let people know about your journal. If you remember that you’re simply offering them something they need because it helps them and the design is good they’re going to want it.

Online Ads – Facebook Ads are hot right now. They’re not because they work very well. If you get some great pictures of your journal and can explain who the journal is for, and how much it will help them you can run an advertisement on Facebook.

Magazine Ads – A lot of times we get stuck on trying to market everything online instead of looking at offline possibilities. If you can get published in a magazine your bio box can lead them to your website just as well as a bio box as a guest blogger.

Book Stores – It can be harder to get your journal into mass market bookstores because of the fact you’re self-published but if you can prove that your journals are selling well, and they’re attractive and different you still have a chance. Try locally owned and operated book stores first.

If you create a pitch for your journal that speaks to your audience you’re going to sell them. People have gone back to buying print books more often than they buy digital books so selling them in physical form is an excellent idea along with a digital form that they can print themselves to give more people an opportunity to buy and use your journal.

Creating and selling journals is simple. Once you create one journal you’re going to become addicted to creating them and want to create more. One way to do that is to think about how you want your customers to use their journal.

If it’s a yearly journal then you could technically create a slightly changed one for the next year. If it’s a 30-day journal for challenges then you could create a slightly changed one every 30 days. This gives you many opportunities to extend your market so that your audience will keep buying from you. You should get started.

 

 

 

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How to Sell Easy to Create Journals for Big Profits (Part 2 – How to Make Your Journals)

If you missed part 1 of this tutorial, you can find it here. It will show you what kinds of journals you can make.

Now let’s talk about how to make your journals…

Since journals are such hot sellers, it’s important to figure out how to create them so that you can get started making money. Creating your journal is the first step toward making big profits. Don’t worry it’s not hard to do. You can get started using the software you already have or you can use software that is easily accessible online.

Software to Use

You don’t have to go out and buy expensive software to create a beautifully designed journal. You can use what you already have on your computer such Word, Pages (MAC), and MS Publisher. But there are also other options out there.

• Canva.com – This online graphic design software has templates that you can use to create your journal. You can import fonts, images, and use web colors to match your branding to make your journal look like yours.

• Adobe InDesign – This is for people who know something about graphic design. If you are a member of Adobe Creative Cloud you may have access to this software already along with many templates that can help you get started fast on your journal design.

Make My Note Book – This online program lets you design and create your note book according to their standards but using a custom design you can get exactly what you want. They will print it and you can order wholesale if you order enough quantity.

Journals Software Tool – This software works with software you already have on your computer to help you create journals fast. In fact, they claim you can create a many page journal in only 3 minutes using their software set up in many different sizes. You also get training included.

Blurb – This is a great place to create amazing journals and get them listed on bookstore sites like Amazon. You can use their free software called BookWrite or you can use InDesign with their plugin. If you have images you’d like to use instead, you can do that too. Of course, you can also upload your PDF using their platform.

To be clear, if you know how to use any of the software mentioned you can totally design your own book. But, know what format you need it in to upload to the printer you’re going to use. If you’re using any print on demand (POD) solutions check them out thoroughly so you can be sure that the way you’re designing them will translate properly and look great when printed.

Tips for Making Your Journal Attractive

Outside of ensuring that the journal you create is perfect for your audience, you need to make it look attractive. The best way to accomplish that is to remember that less is more. You don’t need much on each page to make your journal. In fact, you can technically have the same exact thing on each page of the journal you create.

• Understand Color – The colors you use are important because they’ll give your audience a certain feeling. Learn about the psychology of color which will help you choose the right colors to help you lead your audience in the direction you want them to go for their journal.

• Understand Layout – Know that the size you’re making your journal is correct for your audience and for the POD platform. That way every line shows up looking correct and prints out perfectly. Read the instructions on your choice of POD before even getting started to avoid issues, especially if someone is making your graphics.

• Use the Right Images – Don’t cheap out on the images you choose to put into your print journal. First, ensure that you pay for the legal right to use the image commercially, then make sure you use the sizes and resolution required for printing which should be listed on the POD company you chose.

• Less is More – Don’t get overly concerned about empty pages. It’s a journal. It needs space to write the information down in. Also, don’t feel as if every single page must have a quote on it or art work on it. The important thing is that the cover, design, and purpose of your journal is clear so that your buyer knows how to use it.

Remember to keep it simple, use what you know, and ensure that your design matches your audience’s needs and wants. You’ll be amazed at how well the right journal can sell to your audience and even bring in new audience members.

Getting Your Journal Printed

This is really the easiest part. After you’ve decided on your design or angle then you’re going to want to get it printed. As mentioned before you should choose your POD company first before creating your journal so that you know how to format it correctly. You’ll also need to know the size each page should be, where and if there is a bleed area, and the sizes of images and how to format them correctly for printing. When you know that information before you design the journal everything will work out a lot better.

When it comes to POD you have a lot of choices today. You can go through Create Space & Amazon, Blurb.com, Cafepress.com, Steubenpress.com, Zazzle.com, and many other options. You can order via a wholesale POD company like Ingramcontent.com, Bookbaby.com or a printer like Vista Print even. Whether you let Amazon print it or you print it, you can still let Amazon sell it. Amazon has an option for any seller of almost anything to sell on Amazon as a Pro seller.

There are many ways you can get your journal printed and start selling. It depends on what type of cover you want, the size of the book, and whether you’re willing to give up some features over ease. For example, printing with Create Space gives you fewer options than if you used a company like Bookbaby.com, or if you just printed it wholesale with a company like Ingramcontent.com which also does POD. But, it makes the entire process smooth since it’s already integrated with Amazon which is the best place to sell these types of journals.

It really is as easy as all this. Simply pick a topic, use the software that works best for you, (ensuring that creates the right type of file for your POD choice) and make it look amazing by choosing images and layouts that go well together and make your audience really want to buy that journal.

What to Do Next:

Make it easy to break into the journal selling market with this package of done-for-you journals. You can edit them as much as you like, brand them and sell them as your own.

Done-For-You Journal Pack

You’ll save a ton of time and plenty of money hiring someone to create them for you. This journal starter pack includes 4 attractive-looking journals on the following topics:

• Gratitude Journal
• Dream Journal
• Affirmations Journal
• Goal Setting Journal

Click here to get all these journals at one low price and make journal-selling a snap!

You can even use the 4 journals as templates to create new journals, so you’ve got most of your work done for you. SWEET!

 

How to Sell Easy to Create Journals for Big Profits (Part 1- What Kind of Journal?)

Journals are very useful to anyone who wants to record gratitude, change something about themselves, or learn something new. People in all walks of life and all genders get a lot out of journalizing. They learn to be happy, they lose weight, or they get deep insight into something that was troubling them. You can cash in on this by creating and selling your own journals for big profits.

The only thing you need to get started is a new angle or topic that will be in demand from your audience. Remember that while there may be journals out there already, your design isn’t out there yet. Your design might make all the difference for your audience because it will be designed with them in mind and not the mass market. You want to make something that speaks to your audience and gives them a place to dream.

To come up with topics for your journal to sell to others ask yourself the following questions:

Who is Your Audience?

Understanding who your audience is will help you come up with angles for the topic and design of your journal. Perhaps you work with an audience who loves essential oils, you could use that as the basis of your design. Maybe your audience likes to color. You could use that as the basis too and create a coloring book along with matching that with the issues your audience may need a journal for.

What Problems Does Your Audience Have?

Every audience has a problem, and you have the solution. Therefore, starting with their problems, you can come up with journal designs that reflect these issues and speak to the audience in their language about their problems. For example, if your audience has joined your coaching program to help them learn to speak in public the journal can be about that topic, giving quotes, inspiration, and guidance for them to get their talk together. It doesn’t only have to be about writing down whatever you want. It can lead to something.

Which Problems Can Be Solved Through Journaling?

So many problems can be solved with journaling. For example, writer’s block. A good journal with information about curing writer’s block and writing prompts to write directly in the journal could solve their problem. If they’re writing in their journal they don’t have writer’s block because they’re writing. This is what’s amazing about journals. You can create them for literally any topic and any niche.

What Type of Journals Do You Like?

If you happen to be part of your own niche, then you’re set. Look through other journals. Take notes about what you like and don’t like about them. Collect some ideas that you do like so that you can transform them into your own idea that works for your audience. With the right art work, space for writing, and inspiration you’ll be able to create just the right journal for your audience. If you’re not in your own niche try surveying them about journaling to find out what they like.

The great thing about creating journals to sell is that each journal isn’t really that much work. A journal mostly consists of bank space for your customers to write in. The rest is just design, art, and inspiration in the form of quotes, prompts, and images.

What to Do Next:

Make it easy to break into the journal selling market with this package of done-for-you journals. You can edit them as much as you like, brand them and sell them as your own.

Done-For-You Journal Pack

You’ll save a ton of time and plenty of money hiring someone to create them for you. This journal starter pack includes 4 attractive-looking journals on the following topics:

• Gratitude Journal
• Dream Journal
• Affirmations Journal
• Goal Setting Journal

Click here to get all these journals at one low price and make journal-selling a snap!

You can even use the 4 journals as templates to create new journals, so you’ve got most of your work done for you. SWEET!

 

How to Write & Publish a #1 Best-Selling Children’s Book (in 7 Days or Less…)

One the favorite presenters at our annual Best Sellers Summit is Jay Boyer, who lays out an easy-to-follow plan for creating, publishing and marketing children’s books.

Jay has shown hundreds of people how to write, publish, and profit from their books with the largest online retailer in the world – Amazon.com. Mr. Boyer has multiple #1 Bestsellers in both paperback and ebook format, and has helped hundreds of authors do the very same thing for their own self-published books.

In his “How to Write & Publish a #1 Best-Selling Children’s Book (in 7 Days or Less…)” presentation below, Jay shares his secret system for creating a best selling children’s book on Amazon in under 7 days. Jay’s proven formula will enable you to use the power of Amazon to generate long term passive income from ongoing book royalties.

Some of what you’ll learn:

  • Why children’s books are the easiest to put together and sell tons of copies.
  • 3 keys to make sure you’ve got a great selling book.
  • 2 important steps to take after publishing to ensure ongoing sales.
  • Ideas for your first or next children’s book with proven research strategies.

You can also grab the summary notes and transcripts of this presentation if you prefer. You’ll find the link right below the video.

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How to Make Money with Kid’s Books (Part 2 – Marketing Your Children’s Book)

You wrote and published a children’s book and if you missed Part 1 of the tutorial that shows you how to do that, click here.  Whether you went with traditional publishing or self-published your story, you should feel proud of what you’ve accomplished. But just having a book published isn’t enough to make it sell. You have to market that book.

Without marketing, your book will sit on virtual or physical shelves gathering dust. If you don’t want that to happen, then you have to learn how to promote your book. Here are some tips to get you started:

Start with a Calendar

This might surprise you but the most effective sales tool can be a simple calendar. When you have a promotional calendar in place, you know what to do each month to promote your book. You’re not surprised by holidays or caught off-guard by an upcoming publicity opportunity.

Instead, you can use your calendar to plan weeks or even months in advance. This means you don’t have to scramble to put together a school workshop at the last minute or watch your sales decline during holidays. You already prepared for these possibilities so you can show up ready to tackle anything that’s thrown your way.

Reach Out to Schools & Libraries

Teachers and librarians love getting to promote authors and they love it even more when those authors are local. Look for all of the schools and libraries that are within an hour of your current city or town.

Now, check their websites for a calendar of activities. Note the activities where you could get involved. For example, if your book is about American Indians and you see your library is celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month, then that’s a good fit.

Offer to hold a workshop or answer questions about American Indians sometime in November. But don’t wait until November to reach out. Speakers can be booked months in advance so you want to contact the head librarian before November.

Contact Kids’ Organizations

Once you’ve covered the schools and libraries nearby, look around for kids’ organizations that may be interested in you or your book. If your book is about teamwork and helping each other, you could try reaching out to a local Little League chapter or Girl Scouts Council.

Some groups may not need an author or speaker right now. Make sure to keep track of these organizations and note who you spoke with. Then you can follow up with these groups in a few months to see if their needs have changed.

Talk to Homeschool Groups

One often overlooked market is homeschool groups. If you’re not familiar with the term, homeschoolers are parents or guardians who have opted to teach their children at home.

Homeschoolers often form their own groups to give their children extra educational opportunities and this can be a good way to get the word out about your book. Look online for local homeschool groups then reach out the coordinator. You could offer to do a special presentation on a topic related to your book or you could volunteer to teach a writing class.

Get Interviewed

One simple way to get more sales is to be interviewed regularly. The more you’re interviewed, the more people hear about your book and the more likely they are to buy it for their child or grandchild.

When it comes to interviews, start small. Look for podcasts that feature interviews with children’s book authors or children’s book illustrators. A good place to find new podcasts you haven’t heard of is the iTunes’ Podcast Directory.

Once you find an appealing podcast, visit their website and look for a link that says ‘Apply to Be a Guest’ or ‘Interview Application’. Be sure to provide contact information so the host can follow up with you.

After you reach out to podcasters talking about books, look in the ‘Kids and Family’ category on iTunes podcast. Search for podcasters who cover a topic that your book tackles. For example, if your book is about the relationship between kids and their fathers, then consider reaching out to a podcast like The Dad Edge Podcast.

Make promoting your book a regular part of your schedule. Start by devoting one evening each week to your marketing activities. Pretty soon, you’ll start to earn recognition and your career will grow in exciting new ways.

What to Do Next: Learn from a Kids Book Self-Publishing Pro…for Free

One the favorite presenters at our annual Best Sellers Summit is Jay Boyer, who lays out an easy-to-follow plan for creating, publishing and marketing children’s books.

You can see his “How to Write & Publish a #1 Best-Selling Children’s Book (in 7 Days or Less…)” presentation below. You can also grab the summary notes and transcripts of this presentation if you prefer.

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