Non-fiction writers often write for specific niche’s. For this reason, many non-fiction authors run niche sites. To help me choose niche’s, and maybe even start my own niche site, I’ve decided to join Pat Flynn’s Niche Site Duel 2.0. The project will take you through choosing a niche, building a site around it, and make a nice passive income. This is an awesome project that I recommend trying. Even if you’re not interested in running a niche site, choosing a niche is still an important decision for non-fiction writers. You never know, you might end up with a nice passive income, but more importantly, you will learn a lot in the process.
For more information see: Niche Site Duel 2.0.
I am currently reading Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt. It looks to be a great book for entrepreneurs and is currently on sale at Amazon. Here’s the description from Amazon:
Michael Hyatt, one of the top business bloggers in the world, provides down-to-earth guidance for building and expanding a powerful platform.
To be successful in the market today, you must possess two strategic assets: a compelling product and a meaningful platform. In this step-by-step guide, Michael Hyatt, former CEO and current Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, takes readers behind the scenes, into the new world of social media success. He shows you what best-selling authors, public speakers, entrepreneurs, musicians, and other creatives are doing differently to win customers in today’s crowded marketplace. Hyatt speaks from experience. He writes one of the top 800 blogs in the world and has more than 100,000 followers on Twitter. His large and growing platform serves as the foundation for his successful writing, speaking, and consulting practice.
In Platform, Hyatt will teach readers not only how to extend their influence, but also how to monetize it and build a sustainable career. The key? By building a platform. It has never been easier, less expensive, or more possible than right now. . . The book includes:
- proven strategies
- easy-to-replicate formulas
- practical tips
Social media technologies have changed everything. Now, for the first time in history, non-celebrities can get noticed—and win big!—in an increasingly noisy world.
“I’ve known Michael Hyatt for more than a decade, and during thattime I’ve seen him master just about every social media platform that’s hit thescene. He’s used blogging, Facebook, Twitter and more to expand his personalplatform from a successful book publisher to a leading national brand of hisown. Trust me, this guy knows what he’s talking about—so pay attention!” —DAVE RAMSEY, New York Times Best-selling Author, Host, “The Dave Ramsey Show”
“A generous book from a man who knows what he’s talking about.Michael Hyatt has built a platform, and you can too.” —SETH GODIN, New York TimesBest-selling Author, We Are All Weird
“Platform is absolutely essential to delivering value. As a big fanof Michael Hyatt, I’m excited he’s sharing this with you. Your job? Learn aboutthis and implement it. Your success depends on it.” —CHRISBROGAN, President, Human Business Works, New York Times Best-selling Author
“Michael Hyatt is the authority on creating aplatform in our crowded world, and Platform is the definitive,step-by-step guide to building a platform—from the ground up. If you’re longingto become a true influencer in this world, Hyatt can teach you how. With Platform,Hyatt’s done the near-impossible: create a guide even more useful thanhis wildly popular blog!” —CLAIRE DÍAZ ORTIZ, SocialInnovation, Twitter, Inc.
“I have watched Michael Hyatt build his own platform from the groundup to become one of the largest in the world. And he has done so with thestrategies and tips he outlines in this very practical book. Any author,speaker, or small business owner who wants a blueprint for getting the attentionand visibility they want, needs to read this book.” —JOHN C. MAXWELL, New York Times Best-sellingAuthor, and Leadership Expert
“Michael Hyatt is a pioneer in social media who is now generouslysharing his ‘secrets’ with those of us who have been marveling at his successfor many years. Whether you are a seasoned writer, blogger, speaker and socialmedia enthusiast, or just now starting out, this book will help you take thatnext step and begin to build a platform of your own.” —DAN T.CATHY, President & COO, Chick-fil-A, Inc.
“In today’s world, having an idea isn’t enough to land a book orrecord deal, get a movie made or find funding for your startup. You needa platform: A connected following that’s ready to try, buy and spread the word.Final…
One of my favorite types of online business is blogging. A blog can be about anything. The key is to know how to build a business from your blog. Blogging All in One For Dummies is one of the best books that I’ve read on blogging.
Publication Date: July 31, 2012 | ISBN-10: 1118299442 | ISBN-13: 978-1118299449 | Edition: 2
A complete update to the ultimate reference guide on blogging basics!
The increase in the number of blogs is seemingly endless and continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, thanks in part to the rise of smartphones, tablets, and blogging applications. With this kind of popularity, how can a blogger stand out from the rest of the masses? This all-in-one guide is packed with detailed information and advice that helps you create and solidify your place in the blogosphere. You’ll learn how to get started, use blogging tools, collaborate with other bloggers, become a part of mobile blogging, and much more.
- Covers getting started, working with blogging software, other tools, blog marketing, microblogging (including Twitter), making money with your blog, and corporate and niche blogging
- Helps new bloggers become active and productive members of the blogging community
- Provides vital information for both hobby bloggers and those who want to build a career around blogging
Blogging All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition cuts through the clutter and offers you a fun and friendly reference guide to starting and maintaining a successful blog.
The rules have changed. The American Dream is no longer the corner office.It’s a successful business you can run from your home office, the beach, or wherever you desire. It’s work you love that still allows you the freedom and income to live the life you truly want. Sound like a tall order? Well, thanks to the Internet, anyone can launch a business with little or no start-up capital or technical expertise. And in Click Millionaires, e-commerce expert Scott Fox teaches weary corporate warriors and aspiring entrepreneurs how to trade the 9û5 job they hate for an online business they love. The book explains how to combine outsourcing, software, and automated online marketing to build recurring revenues, all while working less and making fewer of the lifestyle compromises that corporate success requires. Readers will learn how to: Find a lucrative niche on the Internet that matches their interests and skills Choose an online businessmodel: fromblogs, noozles, and audience communities to digital delivery, online services, affiliate marketingùeven physical products Position themselves as a experts Build their audience Design the lifestyle they want Balance passion and profits to realize their personal definition of success Featuring stories of dozens of regular folks who have reinvented themselves as Click Millionaires, this inspiring and practical guide shows readers how to stop dreaming of a better life and start living it!