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[175} How to make money from your creative business with Jeff Goins

If you have a passion for something creative, you might think it’s not possible to turn it into a successful business.

In this episode, bestselling author Jeff Goins talks about how to overcome what he calls the ‘starving artist mindset’ and build a thriving business doing something that you love.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Jeff’s business story - how he went from marketing director to bestselling author and $1 million dollar business owner
  • How Jeff signed up 10,000 email subscribers to his blog within a year
  • The importance of guest blog posts to help you build up your online presence
  • Why you should use free content such as e-books to attract clients
  • How to develop different income streams for your business - including online courses
  • Advice on how to find the right audience for your creative products or services
  • Jeff’s thoughts on working for free

Key resources

The Soulful PR Studio

Soulful PR Live

Soulful PR Podcast Community on Facebook

Jeff Goins

Jeff on Twitter

Real Artists Don’t Starve

You Are A Writer (So Start Acting Like One)

Money Saving Mom

WordPress**MY BOOK ** Your Press Release Is Breaking My Heart (A Totally Unconventional Guide To Selling Your Story In The Media)

My FREE Soulful PR Facebook Community

Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

What to do next

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[172] How to tackle writer's block

If you’ve ever spent hours trying to write a blog post, website copy or marketing email - only to produce a couple of sentences - then this podcast episode is for you.

In this episode, I share why I don’t believe in writer’s block - and three strategies you can use to ensure you never struggle to get words on the page again.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:

  • How I approach writing features as a journalist and how you can apply this to your business
  • The importance of planning what you’re going to say before you actually start writing
  • How turning off your ‘inner critic’ will help you focus on the writing - and avoid procrastination

Key resources

The Soulful PR Studio

Soulful PR Live

Soulful PR Podcast Community on Facebook

**MY BOOK ** Your Press Release Is Breaking My Heart (A Totally Unconventional Guide To Selling Your Story In The Media)

My FREE Soulful PR Facebook Community

Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

What to do next

If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it using the social media buttons at the top of this page.

I’d also love it if you could take a few minutes to  leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on iTunes. I read every one personally and may even read yours out on the show.

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[141] How to write and publish your own book with Amanda Cook

Being a published author can help you build credibility in your niche - and attract leads and sales -  making it the best possible business card you can have. But how do you get published? And how do you get your book in front of the people you want to reach?

In this episode, wellness coach Amanda Cook shares her advice on writing, publishing and marketing your own book.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Amanda’s business story - how she became a digital marketing expert and author in the wellness sector
  • The pros and cons of self-publishing
  • Why having an established audience is vital for a successful book launch
  • How to approach the writing process and getting the words on the page
  • Advice on how to manage the costs involved in producing a book
  • Creating a marketing plan for your book - and who you should ask to help
  • How to make use of advance copies to get book reviews on Amazon
  • Amanda’s marketing strategy for her book - including how she worked with online influencers

Key resources

The Soulful PR Studio

ResponseSource

Amanda Cook’s Wellpreneur site

Amanda’s Wellpreneur book

Amanda on Twitter

**MY BOOK ** Your Press Release Is Breaking My Heart (A Totally Unconventional Guide To Selling Your Story In The Media)

My FREE Soulful PR Facebook Community

Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

What to do next

If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it using the social media buttons at the top of this page.

I’d also love it if you could take a few minutes to  leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on iTunes. I read every one personally and may even read yours out on the show.

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[067] How to write and publish your own non-fiction book with Joanna Penn

Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller writer and non-fiction author who has sold over 450,000 books in 74 countries and 5 languages. She's also a speaker, podcaster and online course creator.

In this episode she shares her advice on how to get your book idea out of your head and onto the page, including invaluable tips on becoming an Indie author.

Here’s what's covered in this episode:

  • How Joanna left her job in accounts to achieve her dream of being a full-time writer
  • The essential tools and resources Joanna uses to publish her work as an Indie author
  • How using dictation software has helped Joanna write non-fiction more quickly
  • Joanna's Facebook marketing tips, including how to select images and write great copy
  • How Joanna avoids overwhelm in her business
  • What freedom means to Joanna and that impacts on her writing business

Key resources

Joanna's website 

Joanna on Twitter and Instagram

The Creative Penn podcast

Joanna on the Inspirational Creatives podcast 

Kindle Direct Publishing

Self-Publishing Success Joanna's online course

Createspace (Amazon's print-on-demand company)

Joanna's recommended editors and book cover designers

Scrivener

Dragon Dictate

Nick Stephenson's Reader Magnets course

How to write a non-fiction book 

**MY NEW BOOK - OUT 7 JULY 2016 AND AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW ** Your Press Release Is Breaking My Heart (A Totally Unconventional Guide To Selling Your Story In The Media)

Soulful PR Live (meet eight national journalists and find out what they're looking for in a story)

New Media Europe 2016  June 18 and 19 (I'm speaking on how  to get big media coverage on a small business budget)

The Soulful PR Business Club 

My FREE Soulful PR Facebook Community

What to do next

If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it using the social media buttons at the top of this page.

I’d also love it if you could take a few minutes to  leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on itunes. I read every one personally and may even read yours out on the show.

And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, to get automatic updates every time a new episode goes live.