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Booklet Tips From Paulette

Writing, producing, and promoting tips booklets for marketing, motivating, and making money.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Instant Booklet Success and Other Fictional Stories

Years ago when money was really tight (no, I mean REALLY tight), I remember a business advisor saying "it's only another couple months until people are back to business mode after the summer." Another couple months might as well have been centuries away at that point for me. It's not fun to be caught in a cash flow crunch. Been there, done that, don't like it, don't ever wanna do it again in this or any other lifetime.

That's why I truly understand when a booklet author who is "white knuckling" it expects fast results within a month from their web site, their social networking efforts, their bulk sales efforts, their traditional media efforts, and everything else they do to think a sprint will magically cure all ills. It's not a sprint, it's a marathon. A sprint is the fastest route to burnout, frustration, and enhanced fear.

Yes, it is completely possible for some things to happen fast. The more likely thing is that it'll take time and focus. I know, that's not what you want to hear right now. I remember that part. However, keep reading.

I've seen several people become household names within a year or so. They came out of nowhere and utilized every promotional vehicle they could find, on a very consistent basis. They kept their name and their products out there, everywhere, no matter where or when you looked. I've personally done that over many more years, however, I can point to a handful of people who have done it within a year. They were relentless as they strategically made sure they became the "go-to person" for their area of expertise.
My guess is that some happily unexpected gifts came their way during that building phase.

Now, can you make a large-quantity booklet sale within a few weeks? Yes, it is literally possible. Is it likely? The odds are slim, though definitely possible. If you are one of those folks who is losing sleep about where the money will come from for your immediate living needs, do everything in your power, starting today, to reach the people who have the biggest checks to write. If nothing else, that gives you some relief and lets you tread water as you lay groundwork for that long-term marathon I mentioned.

Until next time,
Paulette - remembering all too well what it was like being broke and isn't doing that again

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