Staying in touch with what’s happening in your industry is vitally important to your career as an author. When you write a booklet you want to be known as an expert. Being viewed as an expert in your booklet’s topic means being able to sell other booklets and products to your market because they’ll view you as the go to person for information on the subject – and that means more money for you!
Here are four ways you can keep up on the latest in your industry:
1) Read industry magazines and books – you can subscribe to magazines and in some cases you can even get magazines for free. And check Amazon for the latest best sellers in your industry. Not only will you stay informed, but you’ll be in the know about what other authors are publishing on your subject.
2) Search for information online – Reading industry related blogs and forums will keep you informed on what people are talking about now.
3) Attend industry events such as seminars or trade shows – This gives you the opportunity to talk with people face to face as well as hear speakers and meet vendors within your industry.
4) Join a club or organization within your industry – Not every industry has a club or organization associated with it, but many do and some have many to choose from. Being a part of a club or organization that has to do with your industry will not only help keep you up to date on the latest, it also gives you credibility in the eyes of your market. It’s like a stamp of approval – you belong to the club so you’re one of them.
Staying informed will not only help you keep your booklets and other products up to date, it will also help you create new ones because you’ll be aware of what’s going on in your industry and what information is needed most. And, being able to create products with information people want means they’ll buy those products and turn to you when they’re ready for more!
To your riches,
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