A friend of mine recently gave me one of the best compliments I’ve ever received. She said that when she met me she knew that our friendship would force her to take her writing career to the next level.
When she said this I was shocked. This friend is no amateur. She’s a highly accomplished poet and creative writing educator and is one of the smartest people I know. In fact, when she became an official member of See Jane Write this year I was a bit worried I wouldn’t have anything of value to offer someone of her caliber.
But my friend said I have taught her things about marketing and personal brand building that she could have never learned in an MFA program.
I’ve come to realize that this is a major part of the See Jane Write mission. You are Jane and I want the world to see your writing. But that won’t happen if you don’t put yourself out there. That won’t happen if you don’t learn to think like a boss.
This is why writers must also be entrepreneurs. Writers must build a personal brand, which includes maintaining a website and blog and an active social media presence. Writers must learn how to market themselves and not rely on a publishing company to get the word about about their work.
Bloggers, obviously, must be entrepreneurs, too. There’s no need to rely on Google Adsense or even to wait around to be picked by brands to start making money from your blog. You can start creating and selling your own products and services TODAY.
When I started taking myself seriously as a businesswoman others started to as well. In fact, six months after I decided to wholeheartedly pursue entrepreneurship, I was recognized by the Birmingham Business Journal as one of the city’s Top 40 Under 40.
Seeing yourself as a businesswoman is hard, scary even, and it requires an investment — an investment of time and money. Over the past few years I’ve spent thousands of dollars learning how to grow as a businesswoman and learning how to grow my business. I’ve made many costly mistakes and wasted a lot of time.
I don’t want this for you.
And that’s why I agreed to help One Woman Shop promote their Solopreneur Success Bundle. The Solopreneur Success Bundle brings together 20 products worth over $1,600 to help ambitious female solo business owners start and level up their business, for just $99 — but it’s available for five days only.
Launching. Creating passive income. Pricing your products and services. Running Facebook ads. Streamlining your email marketing. Managing your finances. Mastering Google Analytics.You’ll learn all this and more from the bundle.
When I first decided to turn See Jane Write into a business and make that transition from lady blogger to boss lady, I wish I would have had something like the Solopreneur Success Bundle to get me started. Who knows how far along I’d be today if I’d had this!
And what really sold me on partnering with One Woman Shop for this promotion was learning that they’re investing $10 of every sale in Kiva to support women-run projects and businesses around the world.
The Solopreneur Success Bundle is only available until 11:59 p.m. EST, Friday, Sept. 16. Learn more here.
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