|Posted on November 14, 2017 at 9:35 AM|
Does it appear that "everyone else" is making more money, increasing their email list subscribers, hitting the highest numbers, and succeeding easily right now?
The Comparison Game is rampant these days, and yet there are mindful ways to stop it in its tracks.
It is important to remain present and powerful in what YOU are doing - and to understand that all that glitters is not gold out there.
I have a new weekly podcast that focuses on Business and Books. In this episode, I'll share with you ways to validate what you are doing and turn your attention away from what others are experiencing.
Also new IG account: @authorbusinessexpansion
Show on #iTunes, #BlogTalkRadio, #Podbean and more #podcasting channels:
Business and Books with Molly McCord
|Posted on October 29, 2017 at 4:15 PM|
My new podcast, Business and Books with Molly McCord, is live and cranking out the episodes!
What will you hear every week? Real world stories every week about clients, readers, business and books to support your everyday growth as you build your dream career.
We'll talk Business and Books strategies to help you grow as an entrepreneur, author, solopreneur, healer, or anyone offering their gifts to the world.
With over 25 years of sales, marketing and business experience, Molly shares with you realistic insights, tips, training, and guidance to ensure your vision grows and expands with practical application and understanding.
Also available on iTunes, Blog Talk Radio, Overcast, Podbean, and other podcast distributors.
|Posted on October 26, 2017 at 8:35 AM|
With so much in front of us these days, it helps to know we are not alone in the challenges, struggles, and questions we face as authors and entrepreneurs.
So I've just started a new podcast, Business and Books with Molly McCord, to share with you real world stories about clients, readers, business and books to support building your dream career.
4 podcast episodes have been released so far:
- Are You Strong Enough To Be An Entrepreneur or Indie Author?
- Commitment and Confidence: 2 Entrepreneurs' Journey
- How To Fail-Fast and Why It Is Essential
- Sales Process Guidance with 3 Lead Types
Coming up soon:
- My Integrity Is Not For Sale
- Who Are You In Business For?
I sincerely hope this is exactly the guidance and information you are looking for right now to stay inspired and motivated!
Subscribe on iTunes, BlogTalkRadio, TuneIn, Overcast, and Stitcher.
See you over there!
|Posted on October 16, 2017 at 4:05 PM|
Whether you are looking for clients or book readers, you need to know about the sales process that drives people to say YES to you.
We'll talk about the 3 types of leads that you will encounter as you share your business + books with a growing audience.
Plus, I'll share how to be aware of when others are trying to sell to you so you can determine - objectively - what an effective sales strategy experience is (hello, someone relatable and honest) and what is not (yikes, those dang intrusive solicitors in the mall!).
Subscribe to this new podcast that is designed to support solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, authors, and anyone building their business on their own terms. Coming to iTunes soon!
Check out my other website for Free Business Training Videos and more resources, too.
|Posted on October 14, 2017 at 9:30 AM|
As some of you know, I have been transitioning to a new business focus this year in order to help more of you grow your passions and services in the world. After working with hundreds of clients around the world, publishing 10 books, and assisting small business owners with their endeavors, I am beyond excited to focus on this area where I can use my 25 years of experience to benefit YOU. Or else what is the point of having all of this info in my brain if it can't be of benefit to others, right? :
My new business-centric website, www.MollyMcCord.online, is packed with information to help you grow and expand, including training videos, stories, tips, and guidance.
And now I have started a new podcast to also connect with you! Listen to real world stories every week about clients, readers, business and books to support your everyday growth as you build your dream career. We'll talk Business and Books strategies to help you grow as an entrepreneur, author, solopreneur, healer, or anyone offering their gifts to the world.
You can find "Business + Books with Molly McCord" on Blog Talk Radio, iTunes, Podbean, Overcast, and wherever you follow podcasts.
Thank you for connecting!
|Posted on August 14, 2017 at 12:55 PM|
After going through the process of traditional publishing, I discovered a lot of freedom (and more work) with the self-publishing option.
In this video on my new business website, learn more about the pros and cons of each approach, including:
- Having creative control
- An author's responsibility for all of the marketing and events
- Making 70% of the list price
- Pricing books on Amazon
- Constant innovation
- Support and best practices from other indie authors
- Access to all online distribution channels
There is no BEST approach - only what is best for YOU.
|Posted on August 9, 2017 at 4:45 PM|
72! That was the number of Google pages that were (allegedly) offering free illegal copies of my books, including audio books. Well, we can't have that, fellow #authors, now can we? #Hecktotheno
Thankfully, there are ways to easily and quickly combat this illegal distribution stuff.
If you want to stay on top of #plagiarism nonsense, then I recommend Blasty.co as an online service to patrol and remove illegal copies of your books, blog content, audio books, and more.
Blasty searches Google for your content and has those Google webpages removed with 1 click.
You can try Blasty for free and check out how it works. It's easy to add your content and link your written material (in various forms) to be verified. You must use Chrome as your browser for it to work. I don't make anything off of sharing this with you - and I hope it helps. I run it a few times a week to stay on top of my content.
Try it out and let me know how it goes for you!
https://www.mollymccord.online/" target="_blank">Sharing more tips + guidance with you on my new business website right here.
|Posted on July 29, 2017 at 12:20 PM|
Yep, that's right.
If you are an Indie Author, Solopreneur, Mompreneur, Healer, or Inspired Creative...
I'm going to call you a "B" word - right to your face!
And this one word will actually help you feel better about your books + business + passion.
~ Hear a story about a solopreneur who received horrible advice - and what she needed to know instead.
~ Learn why stressing about your email list size is not a priority - and discover what IS important.
~ Download my free Online Business Checklist to ensure you are building your business properly in these FIVE key areas.
|Posted on July 27, 2017 at 10:10 AM|
The Write Beach Retreat is now open for inspiration!
Enjoy 5 days and 4 nights in a charming beachside hotel in Cocoa Beach, Florida as you take your writing career to the next level with deep-dive workshops + realistic directions + practical guidance for putting your unique brilliance on paper.
Especially beneficial for writers of the following genres:
Memoir | Non-Fiction | Spiritual/Inspiration
"The funny thing about a writing career is that you can only plan so much of it. The high points come out of the blue; the low points seems to drag on longer than anticipated; and the inspired writing phases can pass in the blink of an eye.
Each of my 10 books came about through various inspirations and situations that I never planned or had mapped out. My first book, "The Art of Trapeze", took 5 years to write, and I dealt with rejection from literary agents and discouragement within myself. But once the book was finally complete and released, it took off and sold over 30,000 copies globally, hitting #2 on Amazon behind "12 Years A Slave". (Yes, a small part of me wanted to let those literary agents know about that. I then wrote 3 more books in one year, followed by 4 more books in 2 years.
It is a very exciting time to be a writer and to follow this path because there are an incredible amount of resources, strategies, and opportunities for you right now.
And your biggest responsibility through everything is to just keep showing up for yourself.
The Write Beach Retreat will support you no matter where you are in your process because it will be geared to what you are experiencing right now with your writing projects.
It's time to write on - and I would love to help you with whatever writing project is calling to you now."
Early Bird Pricing expires August 1st - hurry!
|Posted on July 1, 2017 at 10:20 AM|
For the artists, inspired creatives, authors, healers, and spiritual teachers, I would bet you have creative passion in spades.
But maybe all of the numbers, data, and tech-y stuff of your business is causing you to struggle or get discouraged?
Business stuff doesn't have to be scary or intimidating.
Most authors and solopreneurs focus on their passion (yes!) but forget about the important business stuff (craaaaap) until it's too late. Or only when they have an uncomfortable meeting with their tax professional or financial advisor (gulp).
But before you even have to imagine a dreaded conversation about what you're NOT doing right, I can turn all of this business stuff around for you in a practical, easy-to-get it way.
Many people who are pursuing their creative passion don't know what it means to really run a business on their own - and honestly, it might not even be your strength.
But it is your responsibility to know it.
And I can make it easier for you.
|Posted on June 17, 2017 at 8:55 AM|
So You Want To Make More Money.
Sounds like you are a human being (smile).
However, as you increase the price points of your offerings, there are certain things you need to keep in mind about what changes as you ask people for more of their money.
|Posted on June 12, 2017 at 9:15 AM|
Grow Your Business + Passion + Joy With Free Business Guidance Videos
~~ Designed especially for Indie Authors, Solopreneurs, Mompreneurs, Healers and Inspired Creatives ~~
A LIBRARY OF TOPICS, INCLUDING:
SALES + MARKETING
You do not need to be "sales-y" to bring in the $$, but you do need to be SMART with your approach.
CONSCIOUS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Skip the data that doesn't matter (hint: email unsubscribes) and focus on what your audience wants.
PRIORITIES + STRATEGY
You do not have to do it all, but you do have to keep certain things in front of you. We'll discuss!
PLUS, A NEW VIDEO RELEASED EVERY WEEK.
|Posted on June 11, 2017 at 9:05 AM|
My brand new business website is now live and filled with tips + guidance from 20+ years of sales, marketing, and business development to help more authors, healers, inspired creatives, and anyone doing all of this on their own.
Let's jump right in to one of the hardest parts of business:
Have You Ever Had A Launch Fail?
Eeks, it sucks!
Whether it was a book, program, service, or product, it can be disappointing when anything we create and offer to the world tanks.
|Posted on May 31, 2017 at 9:05 AM|
Being an indie author has been the right path for me.
Is it right for you?
If you like "creative control" over your projects (the nice way of saying you're a control freak, ha!), you'll definitely want to explore this publishing option.
Watch this video over here on my new vlog for an overview + perks of what it means to be an indie author in today's dynamic online environment.
|Posted on May 30, 2017 at 9:20 AM|
Super excited to hear that YOU are excited for these new Beach Retreats!
Each one is going to be a FANTASTIC experience of growth + productivity + relaxation
(since you are at the beach, after all).