I want to create, write, start … now what? Part 2

Yesterday, I gave you on my honest advice on where to start (Part 1) – if you have a dream stirring in your heart. It can be really hard to discern what to do next, especially when you have little ones. As promised, I wanted to give you some super practical links.

One of my dear friends Teri Lynne Underwood, author of Praying For Girls, was so gracious to pull together these links for you. I TOTALLY agree with what’s she’s offered below. And I am grateful for her wisdom and advice here.

Get to know more about Teri here. Here are some great resources for you.

Launching a Brand

StoryBrand course offered by Donald Miller is solid and full of proven methods for launching and building a successful brand. If you can’t swing taking the full course, read the blog, listen to the podcast and definitely buy his book.

This article on Forbes.com outlines seven important principles for building a strong brand. Number 3 is especially helpful as it provides specific questions for you to answer.

As you build a brand, it is vital to understand who your target audience is and what their specific needs are.

Fiverr is a great place to start when you need a logo or other graphics design.

Restored 316 offers valuable insight into why visual branding matters.

Writing a Book

Of course, She Speaks conference is one of the most valuable investments you can make into your writing (or speaking) career. Countless women have benefitted from Lysa TerKeurst and her team of Jesus-loving women and the wisdom they share each year at She Speaks. You can also join Compel, which is a monthly membership site offering incredible teaching, training, and encouragement for writers. Learn more about these great training opportunities here.

Michael Hyatt, former president of Thomas Nelson Books, is an industry-leader in teaching and equipping on platform building. You can start on his blog where there is a wealth of posts specifically on the topic of platform. And, of course, his book titled Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World is a must-have for every writer.

Selling Products

Ask by Ryan Levesque will help you ask your audience the right questions to help you develop the right products. He provides step-by-step instruction his ASK method and offers insight into applying it to help you hit the ground running.

Launch is another great book designed to help you identify and launch successful products. Jeff Walker shares the specific methods and tools he used to sell his own product and has since taught to countless other successful businesses.

Other Useful Resources

PowerSheets from Lara Casey {also her books Make It Happen and Cultivate}

Five Days to Your Best Year Ever course from Michael Hyatt {also his Full Focus Planner}

A Simplified Life by Emily Ley {full of tips and tools for managing a busy, entrepreneurial life}

Cheering you on,
Teri

Don’t miss Part 3 by Megan!

Comments

  1. Thanks for the resources and the information yesterday. Also, I loved your message on the P31 online bible study call today. You have some great ideas! God is using you to bless others. Thank you for answering His call.

    • Hey LeAnn! I’m so glad it was helpful for you. And thanks for tuning in to the P31 call. I appreciate your encouragement.

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