5 Ways to Build Your Author Empire

5 Ways to Build Your Author Empire

If you’re a published author, you probably know, your book alone is not likely to make you rich. Sure, it happens, but the truth is the majority of authors don’t make a living from their books alone, although your book is often the most important piece of the puzzle. It’s everything you create after publication, the empire you build based on the core concepts of your published work that is more lucrative.

Your book lends you credibility as an expert in your field and opens doors of opportunity, broadening the stage to reach your tribe and share your message. Now that you have a book, you can schedule speaking engagements, create companion products, develop mentoring and coaching programs, launch online courses—the high-end items that will become the basis of your business.

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Turning Your Book Into an Online Course (and vice versa!)

Turning Your Book Into an Online Course (and vice versa!)

If your book is non-fiction and teaches something of value, it’s pretty easy to break the chapters into sections and create an online course by repurposing the content. Perhaps you don’t have a book just yet? On the flip side, creating a book from your online course can make the task of writing a book all the more easier. With transcription services such as Rev and Trint, it’s easy to have our audios and videos transcribed into text, offering us plenty of content to work with when it comes time to write a book.

Why Online Courses are Ideal for Authors

Think about it, once you write your book, the content is created. Now, of course, you will expand upon the information from your book and add additional content, or else why would anyone join your course when they could just buy your book, right? But the foundation of your course can be crafted from your book, and then you add additional content, bonus materials, video tutorials, audio, tele-classes, Zoom sessions, a closed Facebook groups for support, and access to YOU on a more personal level. For your tribe, that’s priceless.

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