In 2007, I started my journey into the entrepreneurial world when I self-published my first book entitled, Soulseeker. I had no idea what steps to take as a newly published author; however, I knew stepping out of my comfort zone was a start. I was nervous yet excited about this new journey. I made plenty of mistakes, but I learned some valuable lessons along the way.
As I went through the self-publishing journey, I realize the importance of branding your business/yourself, marketing, and building relationships. When social media began, I learn how to get my product in front of a virtual world. In 2009, I created my first business called The Writer’s Block, where I did copywriting, editing, and created content for other creative professionals. I traveled around the United States, getting paid to perform poetry at special events. I would make contracts with my clients explaining terms, conditions, and my fee.
Fast-forwarding to now, I can proudly say I have self-publish six paperbacks, one eBook and gain valuable knowledge on how to help new writers and authors avoid the pitfalls I made at the beginning of my journey. This year I launch my publishing company called Serenity Publishing LLC and working on other business ventures.
Serenity Publishing will provide e-courses for new writers & authors who need guidance on social media marketing, branding, and marketing.
Here are three ways to embrace your entrepreneurial journey & stop putting your dreams of owning your own business on hold:
1. Just Start. You will never be ready. Have faith let go of the fear & leap.
2. Let the fear of failure go.
The only failure you can endure is the failure of not living your dream.
3. Believe in yourself.
The best way to believe in yourself is invest in yourself whether it is an online course, business/life coach, webinar or seminar.
Listen to this podcast episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qZ1cuf-S6c