Write Your Book With Angela Ford

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This week I have Angela Ford, writer and book coach. Angela is the author of The Four World series and one of my favorite people on the interwebs. We dive into the world of online publishing and what is hot right now. Angela shares an insider look on her writing and book marketing process. We also geek out a little bit. I had so much fun recording this episode and can’t wait to have her back. Hope you enjoy.

 

In this episode:

  • How she got her start helping others market their books.
  • Why she thinks you need a balance of fiction and nonfiction on your bookshelf.
  • The big challenge she sees writers face.
  • How she suggests you find your target reader locally.
  • The trends she sees in self-publishing right now.
  • How she balances being a writer and a book launch strategist.
  • How she inspires herself to write.
  • The practice she does to make her days great and improve her attitude.

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There has to be a good balance between work and play. Click To Tweet You can learn a lot from fiction and nonfiction. Click To Tweet You can’t just publish a book and give up. You have to do the work. Click To Tweet 'You have to put yourself in the right place. Be where your readers are. With writing it’s all about finding your target reader.' - @aford21 Click To Tweet You can’t expect to get different results if you’re doing the same things you've always done. Click To Tweet Go out and make connections. Step away from the computer. Click To Tweet 'You don’t have to wait for inspiration. Sometimes you have to create your own inspiration.' @Aford21 shares how she gets her writing done. Click To Tweet 'I get so excited when I finish a book because it’s my best work so far and my next book will be even better.' - @aford21 Click To Tweet You have to do the work to get the experience. That is how you improve. Click To Tweet 'Do you really need to do that 'one' thing? Is it getting you closer to your goal?' - @aford21 Click To Tweet 'You don’t have to do everything. Just do what you do well,' @aford21 shares how she manages life as a writer. Click To Tweet

WRITE YOUR BOOK WITH ANGELA FORD

 

About Angela: 

Angela J. Ford is the author of The Four Worlds Series and a Book Launch Strategist. She’s passionate about helping authors and bloggers do more work they love by helping them with book marketing. You’re most likely to find her with her nose in a book and a cup of coffee in hand.

 

 

 

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  • What is the book you’ve been dying to write?
  • Do prefer fiction or non-fiction?
  • What is one area where you are constantly learning? 
  • What is the last book you’ve read? 

Processes For A Great Client Experience

You are kickass at what you bring to the table. Your clients love the work you do for them but setting up the behind the scenes moving parts is just as important as providing value and results. As your business grows if the right systems aren’t set up your attention to the service will be distracted. In this episode, I share the systems and processes you need in place to provide a great experience. The great thing is these systems aren’t rocket science they may take some time to  set up but once they are you’re cooking with gas!

Keep in mind once your have these systems set up you will need to create workflows that help you streamline your business in them. My favorite thing is to just take each big task and sit down and write what you do from step a to z. For example; if you publish a podcast your tasks may look like: outline, record, edit, show notes, publish, share. Just writing that broad outline can help you more easily break down the smaller tasks and make your day to day easier.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The systems you need in place for a smooth client experience.
  • Some of my favorite options for business systems.
  • Why you need a support system in place.

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Episode Outline:

Program Platform (1:33)
Client Specialist (2:20)
FAQ Page (3:43)
Email System (4:57)
Scheduling and Client Relationship Manager (6:15)
Internal Calendar (7:31)
Your Client Facing Process Path (8:45)
Progress Tracker/ Accountability (10:05)
Client Communication Platform (11:17)
Payment Portal (12:33)
Contract (13:53)

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Identify Your Internal Cheerleader with Olivia Pener

Back in Episode 17, I chatted with my friend and mastermind buddy Olivia Pener about mindset blocks in online business. As always when Olivia and I chat we have a lot to discuss and I always walk away feeling like I’ve gotten so much value. When we recorded the episode we ended up chatting for almost 3 hours!  Today I am super excited to share part 2 of that episode with you. Before we jump into the next episode here is a refresher of part one:

Noisy Passenger– Your noisy passengers are the passengers in your mind that go with you and often are the loudest. They tend to be the thoughts that leave you stuck in place and doubting your abilities. Thoughts like, “People are going to hate this blog post,” or “Who am I to start a business?”

ACT Training– ACT is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This training teaches acceptance and mindfulness strategies to increase psychological flexibility.

In this episode

  • Identifying your drowned out passengers (inspiring and uplifting voices).
  • Why you shouldn’t minimize compliments
  • Why you don’t need to stay in your head or focused on fun or frustrating feelings so much that you don’t take action.
  • The two professionals she recommends all online business owners talk to.
  • How she makes her newsletter extra valuable.

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Episode 25: How to identify your internal cheerleader with @OliviaPener 'Those things that you wish were there have been there the whole time. ' Click To Tweet 'Don’t minimize complements. Say thank you and embrace them.' Learn how to identify your internal cheerleader with Olivia Pener. Click To Tweet Don’t avoid the things you have to do. Because eventually the due date will come and you’re just stacking your anxiety. Click To Tweet Maintenance matters in life and in online business. Schedule yourself into consistency. Click To Tweet Once you’ve built up the experience of doing difficult things they don’t feel as difficult. Click To Tweet I’d rather just be the real vulnerable version of me. Whoever connects with me, connects with me. Click To Tweet Do or do not. There is no try. Click To Tweet You want a specialist. Click To Tweet Dia and Olivia talk about giving more attention to the drowned out internal voices that could help you move forward despite discouraging self-talk. Click To Tweet

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Now Tell Me:

  • What was the last amazing thing you’ve done?
  • Where aren’t you giving yourself enough credit?
  • What is something you’re scared to try?