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As a memoir professional — after you have garnered the names and contact information of sales prospects — it is time to do a follow-through in launching a memoir practice. You call, email, or write a card to remind your contacts of who you are and how you can be of service to them in resolving their problems.
When you engage in memoir work, do you know how to target your memoir earnings? The fact is many–and perhaps most—lifewriting professionals have no idea how much they are making per hour. Do you?
Your workshop tuition is not your income. You must first factor in the cost of goods and services. (more…)
After you have garnered the names and contact information, it is important to do a follow through with your prospects and clients. 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. (more…)
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. They are five important questions but not necessarily an exhaustive list. (more…)
Writers have been able to teach memoir writing from Memoir Network packages since 1996. The idea of creating packages started when people began telephoning us to ask if we could help them teach memoir writing. “I’d like to do what you do right here at home,” they’d tell us. At the time, we had no materials but, in 1996, I took four months out to write the two core manuals: The Curriculum Manual and The Presenter’s Manual. We are now in the process of a major update of the revisions of these texts.
By now, hundreds of individuals—600 and counting—have made great use of the materials to engage people in their communities in memoir writing. One could easily presume that 100,000 memoirs and lifestory collections have been written as a result of the memoir teachers we have helped launch. In the process… (more…)
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. Here are several questions you must find answers to further refine your strategy. (more…)
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. One smart strategy to use to grow is to set goals for specific time periods: the year, the month, the week, the day, A company needs these goals to work toward if it is to grow. (more…)
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.
In today’s business marketplace, the quality of your work is a given. It is almost not something you can market-the public expects you to offer only. (more…)
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? (more…)