Everyone has knowledge that can be useful to someone else. With the millions of people there are online around the world, this creates a very exciting time to get published. It is a dream that many people think of achieving, yet so few ever accomplish. Even starting a blog is a means of getting published and can lead to much more. There are many more than presented here, but the Top 5 Reasons to get published (which you will find as you keep reading) should get you excited.
Honestly, people are just drooling to learn the information you may be withholding. Think of your field of expertise and what types of questions your customers ask you. When you answer them, you are offering an explanation of knowledge to respond to something your customer does not know or understand. If just one customer has asked this question, think of how many more people there are within your country or around the world that may be dying to know the answer to the same question.
The other purpose of getting published is to generate leads for your business. If customers read something you have posted online or put in print – such as through an eBook or a whitepaper, for example – then they will have you in their minds as being the expert in this matter. It will lift you up as the “go-to guy or gal” who is the guru on whatever the topic is.
They may also become followers or fans of your work. If they like your blog or your articles, they may continue to read them. Those people can also be put in your database as prospective customers who would buy a book from you or some other tangible services and products that you sell.
One problem of too many individuals who want to get published is that they are all over the place. Trying to be too diverse can backfire. It’s better to be known as great at a niche topic or industry than trying to attract customers from too many angles. Even if you ARE the expert in more than one topic, first build up that aspect before dabbling in another one. As an example, wouldn’t you find it strange if a well-known author wrote a book about a specific topic (we’ll say it’s a how-to about patenting your invention) and then all of a sudden this same author was coming at you trying to promote a children’s book? Those two things may certainly be within the author’s capability to write about, yet once people know you as the go-to guy or gal for inventions, they will expect more published works about this topic. As a tip, it’s smarter to slowly introduce other genres once you become established as the known expert for the first one.
The Top 5 Reasons to get published are:
- Gets people thinking, talking, interested in your ideas
- Generates leads/prospects for your product or services
- Establishes you as the expert of your chosen niche
- Educates your customers
- Increase traffic to your website, which can lead to subsequent sales
So, where to begin?
- Start a blog.
- Get brainstorming.
- Begin researching ideas that you have to find ones that have never been done before.
- Make time in your schedule to write.
- Just do it!
If you need help, you can hire a ghostwriter to kickstart your publishing adventures! You can contact us, or try one of the many great freelancing sites mentioned in our Six-Figure Freelancing Markets giveaway.