Do you have a strategy in place for the financial success of your memoir business? Memoir work attracts idealistic people who often have few business skills. This article focuses on five skills-building questions a memoir professional ought to ask himself/herself to accelerate his/her financial success.
What selling strategies are you using? A business cannot survive without sales. If your products and services are not selling, it is essential to ask why they are not and what you can do about it. You cannot make a turn around without the answers.
After you have garnered the names and contact information of sales prospects, it is important to do a follow through. You need to call, email, or write a card to the prospects to remind your contacts of who you are and how you can be of service to them in resolving their problems.
When starting a memoir business, you need to set goals first. Working hard is not sufficient for business growth. Like most entrepreneurs, people who are launching a memoir business are sometimes prone to working harder and not necessarily smarter.
Pay attention to your writing-based business. It is this practice of paying attention that will make the difference between your success and failure as a business person.
How do you manage workflow with multiple clients in your writing memoir based business? Your company will eventually have multiple projects going on at the same time, each in various stages of production. How do you schedule multiple clients so that your workflow is manageable?
An important step in selling your memoir is to identify your intended audience early in the process. Your buying audience will affect what you include in your memoir and the manner in which you write it. You will likely include different material in your memoir depending on who you believe will purchase it. (more…)
Creating a business strategy plan takes time and focus but it need not be difficult. Much of the business plan info on the internet is intimidating and a waste of your time if you are a small outfit. A business strategy plan is much simpler and may be just what you need. It is essentially […]
Filling the pipeline through marketing is not magic. It’s the measurable result of sustained outreach! Marketing is not rocket science. In many ways, it is an intuitive process that is constantly in need of a “reality check” from the numbers (ultimately of dollars) it generates. Your outreach is successful not because someone says you have […]
Making vision and mission statements will help you develop a clear, purpose-driven direction for your writing based business. Vision statements are your personal reminders about your work and mission statements tells how your business and product are helping your readers or clients. Both of these should be a part of your overall business plan. (more…)