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5 Types of Bad Reviews and What To Do About Them

One of the hardest aspects of writing a book and putting yourself out there is being on the receiving end of bad reviews. It can rock you or feel like a stab to the heart - but it is part of our world as authors and creators so we have to get stronger with these opinions and the feedback.

 

Every week, influential indie author Mark Dawson shares excellent advice for authors and writers looking to grow their career.

 

In this week's Self Publishing Formula podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with James, Mark's cohost, about 5 types of bad reviews and what to do about them, including:


- Differentiating between a bad opinion and someone who has valuable feedback
- The five different types of negative reviews
- Tips for dealing with each type of review
- Understanding your rights as an author and when to contest a review
- The importance of self-management when dealing with bad reviews
- Relying on the author community and friends we trust for objective opinions

 

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Biz Quiz: 3 Reasons For A Contract

How do you know if you should set up a contract with someone?

 

If any of these 3 elements are involved in your work project, it would be advisable to have a simple contract in place to help - and protect - each person.

 

I make it easy for you to determine if it is a good idea in this new Biz Quiz video in the free library.

 

Check it out here.

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Heads Up On Common Mistakes Made By Authors and Solopreneurs

Save yourself from unnecessary stress or setbacks by listening to the tips I have for you in this podcast!

 

I have learned many things the hard way, and sometimes on the longer path, so I hope this show gives you valuable information you can use for your author career and entrepreneurial spirit.

 

I cover 7 areas in this episode, including:

- Expectations
- Time commitments
- Investing money
- Figuring it out all by yourself
- Remaining flexible
- The importance of experimentation

 

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How To Write With More Focus and Less Writers Block

 

The mental game of writing can be easier when you are focused and in flow - but we experience those periods of trying to force it, too.

I have guidance to offer you that has worked for me after completing 12 books. Hopefully it assists in changing around how you approach the pressure of "forced writing" so you can transition to "focused writing" that has flow.

Watch the full video here

 

 

More videos on my new YouTube channel right here

 

Inspiring, real world stories every week about clients, readers, business and books to support building your dream career. We'll discuss Business and Books topics to help you grow as an entrepreneur, author, solopreneur, healer, or anyone offering their gifts to the world. With over 25 years of sales, marketing and business experience, Molly shares with you realistic insights, tips, training, and guidance to ensure your vision grows and expands with practical application and understanding.

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Business Clean Up and Priorities

Time to get clear about your 2018 business priorities and clean up what needs your attention in a new year. Get rid of clutter, clean out what is done, and re-focus on what is important.

 

In this podcast, we'll look at a few simple and effective steps you can take to ensure your business and online presence is in top shape right now. 

 

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Be sure to listen to the episode on 2018 Business Trends to help you focus on what is important right  now.  

 

Plus, I have a new YouTube channel with more tips on writing right here.

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Why Do I Feel So Uncomfortable Promoting My Work?

Maybe this is a topic you know well: Have you ever struggled with sharing your work and books in the world?

 

Yep - it's normal to feel that way, especially if it's a new venture or you're just figuring out the style that works for you. And even if you have been doing this for awhile, you may still hate promoting your business because it's just not your thing.

 

I have guidance for you in this show to approach promotion in a different way that will hopefully alleviate some anxiety and change your feelings about putting yourself out there more. 

 

 

New show for awake and conscious entrepreneurs, authors, healers, experts, and teachers! Inspiring, real world stories every week about clients, readers, business and books to support building your dream career. We'll discuss Business and Books topics to help you grow as an entrepreneur, author, solopreneur, healer, or anyone offering their gifts to the world.

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2018 Business Trends for Entrepreneurs and Authors

What trends are emerging for authors and entrepreneurs in 2018?

 

Let's take a look at what is most likely to increase in popularity, decrease in effectiveness, and bring in more results from your target market.

 

I'll discuss more about each of these 12 trends in this week's show:

 

1.       More video and live videos for content and connections

2.       Dedicated vs. Hobbyist entrepreneurs and authors

3.       More defined target markets required

4.       Longer sales process needed

5.       Diversifying content across more platforms, media, and distribution channels

6.       New trends in email marketing

7.       Business with a conscious connection

8.       Offline connections gain priority

9.      ...

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Sales Conversion Tactics: The Con, The Hustle, The Exaggerations

How do you present, market, and sell your offerings with value?

 

There are a number of approaches people use to convert their leads into sales, and yet you may not be aware of what is really happening under the surface of these tactics. 

 

We'll look at various approaches to getting people's money, including The Con, The Hustle, and The Exaggerations that are commonly used online.

 

I'll share with you examples of each of these approaches, plus help you get clearer on how you want to genuinely connect with your people in a valuable way. 

 

Listen here to this new episode

 

New weekly podcast for awake and conscious entrepreneurs, authors, healers, experts, and teachers! Inspiring, real world stories every week about clients, readers, business and books to support building your dream career. We'll discuss Business and Books topics to help you grow as an entrepreneur, author, solopreneur, healer, or anyone offering their gifts to the world.

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We Are A Collective Force

 

Allow other people's success to inspire you to see what is possible these days. Just because it happened to them does not mean it won't happen to you.

 

We have more ways to succeed these days than ever before in human history - that's pretty incredible, right?

 

The Comparison Game can take you down the wrong tracks if you're not aware of what's going on. Need help moving through that?

 

More about this very topic on this week's podcast, Why Is Everyone Else Doing Better Than Me?

 

 

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Why Is Everyone Else Doing Better Than Me?

Does it appear that "everyone else" is making more money, increasing their email list subscribers, hitting the highest numbers, and succeeding easily right now?

 

The Comparison Game is rampant these days, and yet there are mindful ways to stop it in its tracks.

 

It is important to remain present and powerful in what YOU are doing - and to understand that all that glitters is not gold out there.

 

I'll share with you ways to validate what you are doing and turn your attention away from what others are experiencing.

 

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Business and Books with Molly McCord:

Inspiring, real world stories every week about clients, readers, business and books to support building your dream career. We'll discuss Business and Books topics to help you grow as an entrepreneur, author, solopreneur, healer, or anyone offering their gifts to the world. With over 25 years of sales, marketing and business experience, Molly shares with you realistic insights, tips, training,...

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