Finally Write Your Book. Even When You're Pressed For Time.

Updated: Jun 13, 2020

I feel you. You’re crazy busy.


Between getting the kids to school, homework done and household chores you already feel like gumby being pulled in a hundred different directions. On top of that you have to make client calls and keep up with marketing.


Marketing is crucial or you won’t have many clients to worry about. Add in book keeping, website maintenance the list is never ending. With all those balls in the air how do you carve out time to dedicate to writing?



The struggle is real.


If you are a coach and are looking to take your business to the next level, publishing is the way to go. It is also true if you are an avid fiction writer and have a passion creating new worlds.


The potential for overall business growth is astounding. Especially if you have a book that really resonates with people.


No more excuses, it’s time to take a look at what you can do to make that happen—even if you have’t a minute to spare.


With all those balls in the air how do you carve out time to dedicate to writing?


Ghostwriters


There is no rule that you have to personally write the book. In the world of publishing, hiring a ghostwriter is valid method to get a book written for those who:


Have no time

Don’t have a talent for writing an entire book.

Simply don’t want to


Whichever category you fall in, working with a ghostwriter can make it possible to achieve your publication goals.


Ghostwriters are priced for nearly any budget. The phrase you get what you pay for is never more true than in this case. While you may not have the ability to shell out several thousand dollars to hire top talent.


I cannot emphasis enough though this is not the time to bargain shop either. Lower priced providers may end up costing you more in the long run, if the material isn’t engaging and it doesn’t sell. Saving a few grand won't mean much at that point.


I did work as a ghostwriter for a few years and another important factor is whether their “style” matches yours.


Authenticity is key here. You don’t want to come across as fake. It won’t matter how eloquent it is written. Your audience will be turned off by the lack of continuity in your voice.


Interview several writers, look their portfolio, and choose the best within your budget.


Remember, you can omit or edit whatever you choose. But if you have to edit too much, Is this really the time-saving options?



Authenticity is key here. You don’t want to come across as fake. It won’t matter how eloquent it is written. Your audience will be turned off by the lack of continuity in your voice.



Reuse, Repurpose


Assuming you have been marketing your business for a while. You most likely have a wealth of content that you can repurpose into a book.


Your blog

Email autoresponders

Free opt-in gifts

Paid products

Podcast episodes

Training webinars


All of these and more can be edited to fit within the covers of a book. Don’t be afraid to reach into the archives to get your book published.







Transcribe It


If you love to talk (and as a coach, you likely do!) then speaking your book just might be the trick that works for you. In fact, a cell phone is all you need to write your book on the go.


Simply speak your book while waiting in line to pick up the kids after school, while you’re out for your morning walk, or between client calls. 


Send your audio files out to be transcribed and all that remains is to edit the transcription. No matter how disjointed or awful it looks, you’ll find it’s much easier to edit even bad content than to start from scratch.


Lack of time doesn’t have to hold back your dreams. The fastest and easiest was to build an audience is to publish a book. This will position you as an expert in your niche. You owe it to yourself—and your business—to get your book out there.







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