Translating your thoughts from your mind and putting them on paper can literally take you to unimaginable places. You may be wondering how can something as simple as writing catapult your career and put you in front of celebrities and dignitaries? Or, better yet, how about the products that can be sold just by writing, therefore, creating additional streams of income.
Giovanna Geathers of Touchstone Counseling and the creator of the Breathe Conference took a leap of faith and wrote her first book in 2018, Why Am I Still Single?
“As a result of writing my first book, I had the opportunity to be featured at The Essence Festival in 2018 and 2019,” she told BLACK ENTERPRISE. “In 2018, I was even allowed to do a book signing and was able to see my name as an author alongside people such as Vivica A. Fox, Mikki Taylor, and Mona Scott Young. Writing has provided me with several opportunities to share my story and be paid for it. It has also allowed me to create additional revenue through the sale of my books, speaking engagements, coaching sessions, workbooks, E-courses, and masters’ classes,” Geathers says.
Writing creates an avenue to other doors. One should look at it as a compass. It can direct you down paths, that if carefully studied, can potentially yield great fruit. So, how does one start writing their way out of poverty? Here are three tips to help you get started.
1. Study great writers
Depending on what area you want to go in such as writing or freelancing for a magazine, or writing for a blog, my best advice would be to follow the writer who inspires you. As a matter of fact, don’t be afraid to reach out to them and ask them for some tips. You’d be surprised how eager some will be to help.
2. Network with writers
Join different groups of the niche that you are interested in writing about. You never know who knows who, and who could possibly open a door for you to get a writing gig!
3. Spread your knowledge
Once you have established your name out there in the wonderful world of writing, begin to teach others the craft of writing. This will allow you to create products like ebooks, workbooks, master classes, etc.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to writing. Even when you’re long gone off the earth, your words will still be speaking for you.
Dr. Jessica Mosley is a serial entrepreneur who loves teaching fellow CEO women how to show up in their truth and power. As Steward Owner of MizCEO Entrepreneurial Media Brand, Sovereign Care Home Care, Sovereign Care Medical Training Center, and Deborah’s Place for Battered Women, Jessica is busy making moves that impact her community and those connected to her.