Monday, June 25, 2018

The Road to $10k: An Author's Journey

As a completely unknown author with no big connections and no following (and no income), the problem of becoming a known author with connections and a following (not to mention a steady income) looms over me. So many of the success stories out there seem to boil down to just-so, “and then I got lucky” stories.

Well, I’ve come to understand that luck is mostly a matter of managing you opportunities well. If you develop more opportunities, you have better chances of one of those opportunities being the Big Break. Some people call it “manufacturing luck”.

So, how does an author manufacture luck?

I have no idea. So this author is going to start experimenting.

I’m going to set myself a big, hairy, audacious goal. Inspired by one of my favorite startups, Groove, I’m going to set my goal at $10k per month. No timeline, because I’m starting at $0; I’ll get there when I get there, and I’ll share what I learn along the way.

To get to $10k/month, at the very least, I’ll need a backlist of books for sale on Amazon and other retailers. Right now, I have no books.

The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step.

Learn about my super action plan at my site. I'll see you over there!

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