…Many years ago…I was a big fan of big Arnie.
Still am, but don’t have all the posters decorating the room.
Don’t think Catherine would be too impressed to be sharing a bedroom with the Austrian Oak.
I was watching a documentary about the bodybuilding scene the other night.
Whether you like the sport or not, it threw up a few points that made me nod my head in agreement.
Seems some of the top bodybuilders haven’t the largest number of fans or make the most money nowadays.
They’re too hard core, are totally focused on the game like it’s life or death, and have the personality of a dumb bell.
And…they also live in a shell.
The ones that do make the cash aren’t always the best or win the most shows, but they’re constantly on social media mingling with fans and promote themselves as much as they can.
Some might argue…wrongly..that Arnold wasn’t the best bodybuilder of his time and that others deserved his titles.
But boy did he know how to promote himself and his brand…and all this was done before social media…and not having English as his first language.
If Arnold was going to be at a show it was guaranteed to be a sell out.
So..what’s all this got to do with you?
Authors are ten a penny, the ones that get to the top aren’t always the best.
Also the ones with a huge social following are usually the ones nowadays that are getting offered the publishing
For a publisher if an author can guarantee that they’ll sell copies of their book with as little effort as possible…they’re a shoo in.
Whether you agree with this happening or not…you’ve no choice but to get your face, your message, and your books out there.
I’ve got a few courses in the WriteCome membership site, that you could be tucking into in the next five minutes.
Or you could sit and wait for the Disney fairy to drop by.
But…you might have to long wait, I’ve heard that there’s a lot of other people waiting for their miracles first.
…those were the days.
Bent over and dragging an empty fertiliser bag between my legs, as I picked up and tossed potatoes into it.
Starting at 9 am and working all day (with breaks) until 5pm.
And all for the princely sum of £10 (or $13 or so in US dollars).
By the end of it your back was usually broken, the next morning was usually worse, where you ended up looking like Quasimodo coming down for breakfast.
Nowadays kids have the world at their hands and they don’t even know it.
A ten year old can put up a few YouTube videos and be making $10 from ads in no time.
A teenager can spend all day taking snaps of themselves and their surrounding and make money hand over fist.
Even selling junk from the house, and putting it on eBay, can make any youngster an easy cash flow.
At the time when I was getting that crisp £10 note I thought I was the bee knees and the spiders ankles.
Ten whole pounds to spend.
I doubt you could find one teen that would do that work for that price. It wouldn’t even cover their phone credit.
There’s another things also…for those hours I worked I’ll never get them back…or get paid more than for what I did.
That’s what I love about writing, and the internet. You do something once, and you get paid over and over again for the hours you worked.
You create a report in four hours, that report can sell for years to come making you a regular income.
Those 4 hours could be worth hundreds if not thousands of dollars down the line.
In some case an hour video is all you need to make money.
But you’ve got to take action.
Because of that I’ve added a bonus that’s going to get you started.
Or you could work for an hour and only get paid for an hour.
I’ll leave you with a sobering thought.
If you were on your death bed and offered another hour of life for cash, how much would you pay?
$100, $1000, $10,000?
Then why would you trade that hour of life for a low paying wage where you only get $5, $10, $15 for an hour of your life?
I know your life is worth more than that. Creating and selling your own products will pay you a lot more for your time.
But you have to take action.