A Life Passion Leads to Self-Publishing and Marketing a Book; Why?


A Life Passion Leads to Self-Publishing and Marketing a Book; Why? In my last post, I asked for your help because, as an author, I am looking for readers who are interested in the topic of my book.

I know the pandemic feels like it is in the rearview mirror; however, through the pandemic, might you have watched more TV reruns than you ever thought possible in your lifetime?

My pandemic life started this way: I added Prime Video and the Disney Channel to my streaming services. To top off the list, my friends at Apple gave away a free year of their streaming service for buying one of their products.

A Life Passion Leads to Self-Publishing and Marketing a Book; Why?

Hell’s Gate

Wow, I am sitting on the couch watching every movie and TV series ever made.

Don’t get me wrong. I love watching TV and Movies as much as the next person. However, I needed to create some balance and achievement in my life.

Last Blog Post

In my last blog post, I mentioned writer Joseph Epstein’s statement that “81 percent of Americans feel that they have a book in them—and should write it.”

My big question became, “What would you love to Accomplish During the Pandemic?”

My answer is, “Write a Book.”

Therefore, if Joseph is reading my last blog post, he should be proud; why? I wrote a book after several failed attempts over the last couple of years.

If you have been reading my blog posts, you know I write various articles. However, these posts all have one thing in common: entrepreneurship, small business practices, and financial investments, including investment real estate.

Over the last few decades, I have had a passion for investment. In my tenth year as a one-on-one investment real estate coach, helping clients purchase their first investment real estate property.

I Need Your Help; Can You MacGyver a Read?

I coached most of my clients in person and saw no need for a website, workbook, or book.

But the more I worked with coaching clients, the more these folks asked me if I could create a workbook, in other words, MacGyver, a place where they could take notes of the learning they were receiving from our coaching session.

Working with a beta group of clients, I wrote my workbook and planning guide, capturing my investment real estate methods and processes. I was proud of the workbook and planning guide, which was ready to use with one-on-one clients, and then boom!

The pandemic hit the world.

I couldn’t work with my clients in person, which gave me the wake-up call I needed.

When you have clients who are motivated to buy investment real estate, they can’t easily access you but would like the content to help them succeed in purchasing and renting their first investment real estate property.

My goal became clear: to write a book and a supporting workbook to help my clients.

A Life Passion Leads to Self-Publishing and Marketing a Book; Why?

The Book Writing Journey Began

The first piece of advice I had been given over and over again was to niche down. By niching down, you can help people in a specific area.

My workbook and planning guide became the essence and path to writing a book on investment real estate after the editor of the workbook and planning guide encouraged me to do so.

My original investment real estate book idea was too general.

There are many great books and content on investment real estate. However, most of the clients I worked with were first-time purchasers, so my niche was right at my door.

My coaching clients and joint ventures looked hard and had one common trait: all first-time investment real estate investors. Test How to Unlock Your Vault to Investment Real Estate Vault to Success

Clarity set in, and I wrote a book for first-time investment real estate investors.

Advance Review Copy (ARC),  Free Copy of My Book

Part of launching a successful book is getting folks to read it before the launch. This involves reaching influencers in your industry and readers who would like your book’s content. It would be best to get these folks to read your book in advance; the trick is to give them a free copy and ask for them to become Advance Review Readers.

To become an advanced review copy reader in exchange for a free copy of my advanced, someone had to go to the comment box below, give their email address, and briefly comment on why they would make a great advanced review copy reader.

In addition, another benefit of asking for a free copy of my book is not available for purchase yet. The advanced readers get that it is the inside track on content and is part of the Advance Reader Team.

For the feedback, I recognize the advanced readers’ contribution in the first portion of my book.

Did you know you Reviewed a book without buying it through Amazon?

How to leave a Book Rating or Review on Amazon

You don’t have to buy the book. You look to leave a review on Amazon; you can do so by:

  1. Log into your Amazon Account
  2. Go to the title you want to rate
  3. Scroll down past the product details until you find the review section. Find the white button that says “Write a customer review.”

Read what is important to you, or read as MacGyver would in the time available to you. You can revise your review at any time.

I hope this information has helped as you bring your book to life.

About the author, W. Rick

Dynamic entrepreneur and sales management strategist; with over 20 years of experience in his field. Rick has achieved multimillion-dollar sales growth while providing award-winning sales leadership and coaching in highly competitive markets.

An active real estate investor since 2002, Rick has developed his purchasing strategies and processes specializing in vacation and recreational properties, single-family homes and condo rentals.

In 2005, Rick re-financed his first rental property to fund the purchase of more positive cash flowing rental properties.

Rick sits on the Board of Directors for several condominium associations and is an active President and Treasurer. Sitting on these boards has given him a wealth of experience and insight into working with property management companies.

Rick has partnered with several joint venture associates and is committed to creating a positive investing experience for his associates by finding the properties, developing the investment, securing the financing and executing a proven positive cash flow system.

Why should you choose Rick as your Online Vault to Investment Real Estate Success Advisor?

An outstanding mentor and coach, Rick will work with you to build your investment real estate business starting from the foundation. From guiding you through the market research and critical drivers, building your team of trades, realtors, and lenders to attracting the investment real estate properties right for your portfolio and the joint venture partners to help you grow.

Through direction and training, Rick will help you develop your investment real estate goals and be a catalyst for you to purchase your first investment real estate property so you can build a strong financial foundation unlocking sustainable wealth and a living legacy for you and many generations to come.

Thank you for taking the only asset that gives us so much through life, but we can never get back our time.

Please join Rick on living his mantra:

” Prosperity for all aspects of your life forever.” W. Rick Harris

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