|Posted on January 16, 2018 at 5:05 PM|
Sometimes you have to break out of the inner struggle and open up to an unconventional creative process that works perfectly for you.
On my new YouTube channel, I'm sharing what has worked for my (productive) writing style as I have written many books in a rather short amount of time, plus pulling back the curtain on the many books that are in the works at various stages.
I hope sharing my unconventional style helps opens you up to more possibilities in your creative process!
|Posted on January 15, 2018 at 9:05 AM|
Time to get clear about your 2018 business priorities and clean up what needs your attention now. Get rid of clutter, clean out what is done, and re-focus on what is important to your energy as the new year gets underway.
In this podcast, we'll look at a few simple and effective steps you can take to ensure your business and online presence is in top shape right now. You'll be glad you did these easy tasks that get you on solid, clear ground.
Check out more guidance for conscious and awake business owners over here on my new website.
Be sure to listen to the episode on 2018 Business Trends to help you focus on what is important right now.
|Posted on December 21, 2017 at 1:35 PM|
If you're a healer, teacher, expert, or guide, you may know this topic all too well: Have you ever struggled with sharing your work and books in the world?
Yep - it's normal to feel that way, especially if it's a new venture or you're just figuring out the style that works for you. And even if you have been doing this for awhile, you may still hate promoting your business because it's just not your thing.
I have guidance for you in this show to approach promotion in a different way that will hopefully alleviate some anxiety and change your feelings about putting yourself out there more.
New show for awake and conscious entrepreneurs, authors, healers, experts, and teachers! Inspiring, real world stories every week about clients, readers, business and books to support building your dream career. We'll discuss Business and Books topics to help you grow as an entrepreneur, author, solopreneur, healer, or anyone offering their gifts to the world. Come on over and check it out here.
|Posted on December 10, 2017 at 11:30 AM|
With over 30,000 copies of The Art of Trapeze downloaded, I have a few things to share with you about writing a memoir.
Top 10 Thoughts On Writing A Memoir, Putting It Out Into The World, and Realizing People Read It
1. You'll only feel good about what you write if it comes from your heart, which feels like a big-fat-giant risk at first. However, there are enough ego-based books out there, full of platitudes and typical outcomes and mainstream advice so trust that what you authentically share is relatable to YOUR peeps (not everyone, just YOUR peeps who are on the same wave length).
2. You'll hate the book a million times before you hit publish on Amazon. It will be in the trash, the gutter, and heavily edited many times as you wrestle with what to say. The creative process is never dull.
3. Private messages from readers will touch you. Discussing depression, success, love, adventure, emotional vulnerabilities, and fears on paper will push you deeper into yourself. It will all sound crazy and lonely at times, until you receive unexpected feedback, such as:
"Molly, This book is going to stay with me for a while. Thank you for its gifts."
"I have experienced many of the things you shared in your memoir, but as a male, it isn't socially acceptable for me to put it out there."
"Your words inspired me to heal something I've been avoiding. I also shared this book with my best friend, I hope you don't mind."
4. An author never minds if you share their book with your best friends.
5. It will be the worst book in the world to some reviewers. Bad reviews are part of being a public artist; it comes with the territory. (Personal attacks, unfortunately, are standard these days for authors. I have seen a lot of slander and mean things written for numerous memoirs. Readers are smart; they see through this when they are your peeps.)
6. It will be the best book in the world to other reviewers. Just do not tell these people about Hemingway, Angelou, Thoreau, Joyce, Theroux, Whitman, Kingsolver, Harper Lee, Dr. Seuss, etc.
7. Neither being the best nor the worst will be true. You'll just be the best writer you could have been at that time.
8. With a memoir, your children will see the truth of who you were back when you were young, adventurous, foolish, unrestrained, and open to the world. Perhaps you will have forgotten this version of yourself, too, until you catch a brief glimpse of the book cover somewhere out in the world.
9. At the end of your life, you'll be proud that you took a shot and contributed a small fraction of a small life story to the larger whole of storytelling.
10. Take the risk to go deeper. Memoirs have the power to intimately connect with a reader. Honor this opportunity in the best way you can. Life is a grand adventure, so why not put yourself out there just a bit more, trusting we have more in common than we realize.
|Posted on December 8, 2017 at 1:30 PM|
What trends are emerging for authors and entrepreneurs in 2018?
Let's take a look at what is most likely to increase in popularity, decrease in effectiveness, and bring in more results from your target market.
Hear what is taking off and how you can make the most of these options.
I'll share with you 12 trends I foresee as more people begin publishing their books and building up their businesses online.
New show for awake and conscious entrepreneurs, authors, healers, experts, and teachers! Inspiring, real world stories every week about clients, readers, business and books to support building your dream career. We'll discuss Business and Books topics to help you grow as an entrepreneur, author, solopreneur, healer, or anyone offering their gifts to the world.
|Posted on December 2, 2017 at 1:15 PM|
This is a big topic for healers, authors, guides, teachers, and anyone sharing their gifts: How do you present, market, and sell your offerings with value?
There are a number of approaches people use to convert their leads into sales, and yet you may not be aware of what is really happening under the surface of these tactics.
We'll look at various approaches to getting people's money, including The Con, The Hustle, and The Exaggerations that are commonly used online.
I'll share with you examples of each of these approaches, plus help you get clearer on how you want to genuinely connect with your people in a valuable way.
New weekly podcast for awake and conscious entrepreneurs, authors, healers, experts, and teachers!
Inspiring, real world stories every week about clients, readers, business and books to support building your dream career. We'll discuss Business and Books topics to help you grow as an entrepreneur, author, solopreneur, healer, or anyone offering their gifts to the world.
|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!