Subscription programs aren’t new. I’ve hosted several subscription programs for aspiring digital entrepreneurs and delivered online business coaching in an ongoing (sometimes called evergreen) subscription model. Many digital entrepreneurs also host both ongoing and short-run subscriptions, and for good reasons. [Read more…] about Get Paid for Your Writing with a Profitable Email Subscription Program
If you’re like me, you’re driven to write and publish. There is something inside you that compels you to write, to edit, to craft a narrative, and the push the product of these activities out into the world.
With the advent of the blogosphere, with its ease of access and one-button publishing options, writing and publishing have become the choice of every writer in the world who has access to a computer and an Internet connection. [Read more…] about MicroPublishing Is the Wise Choice
MicroPublishing is the term I use to describe the current reality that every writer, blogger, or even hobby story writer who wishes to publish, absolutely can publish…and in nearly any format.
Previously, being published was reserved for the chosen few who made it through the gatekeepers at the big publishing houses. It used to be that if you submitted an unsolicited manuscript to a publisher, it would be relegated to the slush pile, imagine a pile of manuscripts in a dank basement.
It might never be seen again. That’s no way to motivate talented writers, right? The reality at present is that if you want to publish, you can publish. [Read more…] about What’s MicroPublishing?
Perfection is the enemy of the creative
Perfection doesn’t exist. Whether our quest is for the perfect motorcycle, the perfect wave, or the perfect smile… we waste our precious time in their pursuit. We fool ourselves into thinking that perfection is real and obtainable when it is, in fact, not.
Your first email subscription won’t be perfect; neither will your first sales page. But just as your first kiss, your first attempt at cursive writing, or even your first attempts at walking were awkward, they were good enough.
Good enough is your best friend
And while that first kiss might have been awkward and your first few steps were probably a bit wobbly, they were good enough. They got the job done. They led to further exploration, a refinement of skill, and most likely better results.
Good enough is what we’re really after as creatives. When we sacrifice perfection on the altar of creativity, we realize that we are, indeed, good enough.
People buy good enough
My iPhone 7 Plus is good enough, but it’s far from perfect. The camera isn’t quite as good as the Samsung line of smartphone cameras but it’s good enough for taking truly stellar photographs.
My BMW R1150 GS isn’t perfect, but it’s good enough. It was good enough to get me safely across the United States and back over a three week period without a single problem last summer. It’s not the greatest touring bike in the world, but it’s good enough.
You’re good enough, too
You’re not a perfect writer, a perfect marketer, or a perfect businessperson. But you’re good enough. And good enough sells like gangbusters.
Bricking is publishing a print book (a.k.a. a physical ego stroke) that’s unchangeable and non-scalable. It’s long been the dream of every writer to produce a brick and see their brick proudly displayed in a brickstore.
I dreamed of doing that. I even published a brick back before the Kindle and iBooks were things.
Bricking had it’s time in the spotlight; If you’re a writer who still thinks publishing a physical book is proof of being a writer, then you’re still stuck in the 2oth century.
Physical books should only be published for children and the elderly. Yes, I know that sounds crazy, but in my opinion, so does chopping up trees to produce something that will likely be recycled anyway. I consider print books a waste of time, effort, and resources.