I got an email a few days ago from someone I don’t know.
The subject of the email was “About your book Influencing Virtual Teams,” and it was from David Alfaro over at Dynamic Sourcing (I didn’t know David when he reached out to me, but this was posted with his permission).
Here’s an excerpt of the email:
I feel so honored and blessed by this. As an author, this is exactly why I write. It’s knowing that I’m providing enough value that people want to share my books with others.
This sales spike resulted in my book going back on the Amazon Best Seller list nearly 4 years after I published it (it hit the No. 2 spot in the outsourcing category).
While the sales and the extra income is nice, the feeling you get from emails such as these is where the real ROI comes from. So for those of you who are considering writing a book, just go for it.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how this can happen to you:
- Step 1: Read this post on the Science of Getting Rich in 15 Words
- Step 2: Follow Rule #1 about writing a book
- Step 3: Get your book published
I know this sounds overly simplistic, but those are honestly the only three steps I’ve followed to publish all my books, and I’ve consistently received feedback such as David’s over the years.
I recently started a podcast called “Writer on the Side” to help guide you on writing your first book if you don’t have a lot of time or don’t know where to start, and I talk about David’s email on my latest episode (Episode 005).
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