One of my favorite ways to make a living helping other people is
And a great way to spread the knowledge and experience you have to others at a low price point (while still making significant + recurring income) is printed books and workbooks.
I started making a decent part-time income off of printed books over two years ago. I learned the ins and outs of establishing my own small publishing house and pursuing book publishing as a business model. And let me tell you, my ninja friend, it's a legit business model. My printed books now make a full-time income by themselves, without even factoring in eBooks. I don't say this to be flashy and super awk online--I say this because I want to show you how I do it so that you can integrate books into your business model.
Zero to Self-Published Book is a self-paced course with 11 action-packed modules (that include worksheets, videos, tutorials, and written instructions), a Facebook community to interact in, and a bonus package of an 8-hour workshop (previously delivered and recorded live as 3 separate sections).
In this course, I'll be showing you all the actual, legit, behind-the-scenes stuff I do to create printed books. You'll see the backend and the exact processes of publishing books from scratch.
Zero to Self-Published Book covers everything from planning, researching, writing, laying out, and designing your book to creating a small publishing house, getting your own ISBN numbers, publishing, printing (or rather, having it printed and fulfilled for you), and promoting your book will be covered. Check out the outline below.
With lessons on:
Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing
How Self-Publishing Can Be a Profitable Business Model
The Processes of Self-Publishing as a Business Model
With activities and lessons such as:
25 Idea-Generating Prompts for Your Book
Setting Your Goals and Being Clear
With worksheets and videos on:
The Four Most Profitable Approaches to Self-Publishing
Titling and Subtitling Your Book
. . . and more
Creating Your Rough Draft Outline
Researching and Finalizing Your Outline
The Two Effective Approaches to Writing (and Finishing) Your Book
The Secret Tip to Writing Quickly
With a bonus of:
A beautiful Apple Pages eBook template for you to modify as you wish (plus a tutorial on how to modify it)--so you can write your book directly into your template if you wish
With lessons on:
The Five Types (and Levels) of Editing for Self-Published Books
How to Self-Edit and Why to Hire an Editor
With lessons, checklists, and videos on:
Hiring vs. DIY and Software Options
Creating a Style Guide for Your Book (Following Your Printer's Specs)
Bonus: The Infopreneur's Printed Book Interior Checklist
Apple Pages '09 Tutorial
With lessons, checklists, and resources such as:
Hiring vs. DIY and Software Options
Bonus: The Infopreneur's Printed Book Cover Checklist
Promotion Graphics and Collateral Checklist
How to Create Must-Have Promo Items (Adobe Photoshop and Canva Tutorials)
Creating Book Covers with Adobe Photoshop
Creating Book Cover Mockups with Adobe Photoshop
With lessons and trainings on:
Setting Up Shop and Choosing a Business Entity
Protecting Your Business (Copyrights, Liability, etc.)
Applying for and ISBN, PCN, and Copyright
With training, videos, and resources on:
Analyzing Your Options, Formats, Sizes, Paper Types and More
eBook Publishing Options
Pricing Your Book
Ordering Proofs and Promotional Copies
The Basics of Distribution and Deciding Your Sales Channels
With training on:
Creating Your Launch Plan (Overview)
Creating Your Sales Page
Coming up with Launch Events, Ideas, and Ongoing Promotions
Setting Up "Perfect Paths" to Your Book for Consistent Sales
This section will take you through the most effective process of outlining, researching, and planning your book. I'll show you exactly what I've done when writing my shortest + longest printed books (and eBooks too).
If you happen to be under the impression that you can't write a book in a month or less, I say unto you . . . that's simply not accurate. I'm going to show you how to get this done–even if you're working a full-time job (just sayin' . . . I've done this). I'll also give you my top tips on self-editing your work and hiring a freelance editor.
Learn how to lay out your book's interior to meet print standards and to look professional and attractive. You will discover exactly how you can use Apple Pages for a printed book–and I will also give you tips on getting set up in Adobe InDesign.
You will learn the exact way that I set up a print-ready book cover (and provide the right amount of room for the spine based on page numbers) in Adobe Photoshop. I think you'll be surprised at how simple the process really is. You'll even learn how that nifty little barcode gets on the back cover.
In this section, you'll learn how to establish your own small publishing house (don't worry, it's pretty simple), how to protect your business and your written work (copyrights, insurance, etc.), and more.
I will show you your multiple options for getting your books printed and getting your orders fulfilled. You'll watch me as I log into my publishing system and show you exactly how I order proof copies of books and publish them.
Finally, we will discuss how to launch your book, then set up sales pages, posts, workshops, and more to promote your book. You'll also discover ways to get other people motivated to promote your work.
This master workshop is intense. I won't lie to you, it's a lot. But y'all, seriously, creating printed books is one of the best decisions I've ever made. You're able to sell your books online, sell them at workshops, use them as giveaways, package them with courses, turn them into courses and workshops, package them with other products, and more. Check out the agenda to the workshop-version of the course below.
I am an infopreneur who creates content for creative business owners, bloggers, freelancers, and generally awesome people. My belief is that you are legendary, so I create articles, videos, courses, workbooks, and books that help you reveal your true creative epicness. I want your readers to love you, your new customers to go crazy over you, and your fans to create #hashtags in your honor. That is all.