More than 80% of Americans believe they have a message to share. If you are among them, maybe this is the year to write a book. Be one of the few who actually follow their dream of becoming a published author.
As a published author you gain credibility and can, therefore, charge more for your work. If it sells, you will be generating additional income. Here are seven more reasons to make this the year to write a book:
# 1. Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Procrastination never accomplished anything. If you haven’t already, get your ideas on paper. Maybe you need a refresher on how to write a book. Check out your local community center for courses. You won’t regret taking those first steps towards your goal.
# 2. Expand your horizons by writing a book.
Having your book received all over the world, will open doors that you didn’t even know existed. Your words will reach out to people all across the globe.
# 3. Expand your customer base by writing a book.
The more people know about you and your work the more customers you will attract.
# 4. Increase your income by writing a book.
Your book will not be the end of your writing career, but the beginning. When your book is finished and on its way, start to think of the updates, articles and maybe even a series of books that you can produce to satisfy your hungry readers. You will be thought of as an expert once you are writing and your book is published. Use that to your advantage, by hiring yourself out as an expert.
# 5. Become famous by writing a book.
Share your story in your book and inspire others to greatness. Maybe your story will become a movie and seen the world over. People love a success story that they can relate to. Tell how you overcame adversary to thrive in your current life. Provide a roadmap for others to do the same. Your name will be a household word.
# 6. Make more money by writing a book.
As an author you can charge much more for your writing. If you are published you can increase your fees by up to 400%. Imagine what that would do for your business and your lifestyle. As a successful writer, your expertise will be sought after. You will get consulting jobs, co-writing offers and untold other opportunities.
# 7. Make your mother proud of you by writing a book.
When you bring a personal touch to your writing you enlarge your audience. Anecdotes from your childhood are a great way to bring in your readers. People love to laugh at themselves and if they can see that in you, it will endear you to them.
This is the year to put your fingers to the keys and write your book. The world is waiting breathlessly to read it. You know you have it in you. You just have to let it out. There is no time like right now. You do have something to say, and the world wants to hear it.