What is it like to create a book tour, be on tour for weeks, and move a business across the continent in the process? How does one build new marketing and sales strategies for both book and business in a new location? Follow Veronica Kirin, creator of Audacious Entrepreneurship™, behind the scenes as she shares the ins and outs of being an author and entrepreneur in the digital age.
Leaving Michigan once and for all. The house is packed. Friends said farewell. I’m officially gone from the mitten. In this episode I reflect on the process of packing ones life, and the letting go that must take place to receive the new. Season Two is teased at the end, so subscribe and stay tuned!
Everyone says don’t depend on social media for your business, but we do it anyway. What happens when your strategy fails, or social media decided to block your work? In this episode ewe explore alternative tactics to work around Facebook in the age of ads and political misdirection.
Check out my Medium article dispelling the myths of Scaling: https://medium.com/@vmkirin/the-5-biggest-scaling-blunders-63d7dec5747
Here is the Eventbrite link to my FREE online webinar: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/80513902249
Budgeting is critical to running a successful business. However, most new entrepreneurs do not know how to budget! In this episode I explain the difference between accounting and budgeting and the easiest way to get started with developing a budget yourself. If you think you need help with this afterwords, come on over to my calendar and let’s have a talk. I’m happy to help in any way I can.
Check out YNAB here: https://youneedabudget.com
The YNAB Reddit community is here: https://reddit.com/r/ynab
Get on my calendar to help with budgeting: https://veronicakirin.com/uplevel
Is it dangerous to call our work something else? In this episode I unpack the argument that entrepreneurs don’t have work / life balance, but life / life balance. We need work. We need purpose. And I explain why I think the words we use around that are important.
Is it OK to charge extra for certain processes within your company? How do you budget for this and manage it within your pricing structures? Today I pick a bone with certain companies that conduct what I think are unethical practices in this realm. Got an opinion, yourself? Find me on the socials: @vmkirin
***Listen on Anchor for full episode*** This episode gets personal about self-care, work life balance, and making regular pilgrimages in order to keep your perspective. There may be some triggering content in this episode, so if you are sensitive to others’ emotions, please be aware of that.
Today’s social media world can seem full of fluff and a waste of time. But you as an entrepreneur, author, or change maker, are doing something totally unique and inspirational. You never know who is watching, so don’t be afraid to share your audacious moves. Find the next book signing here: https://storiesofelders.com/events
Every entrepreneur and author should host a launch party at least once in their career. Here is my experience with launch parties, from crowdfunding to book launch, and how they changed the game for what I was creating.
My Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/storiesofelders/untold-stories-of-the-silent-generation
My Kickstarter Guide: https://veronicakirin.com/product/kickstarter-guidebook/
The news segment at my book launch party: https://fox17online.com/2018/09/30/author-hopes-to-build-bridge-between-ages-by-sharing-stories-of-greatest-generation/
The Bloomington, IN, signing: https://www.facebook.com/events/355761238709933/
The Kinsey Institute: https://kinseyinstitute.org/
Today’s authors must be thinking about their books as an entrepreneur would think about a product. In this episode I explain just how to reframe your thinking about your writing, how to identify your target market, how to market and engage your audience after your book is published, and more.
The map of my book tour: https://storiesofelders.com
Listen to the Angles of Lattitude episode in which I met my publisher: https://newinceptions.com/95
My publisher: https://identitypublications.com
The article I wrote about Entrepreneurial Authorship: https://medium.com/@vmkirin/why-writers-must-embrace-entrepreneurial-authorship-to-succeed-8eceb125ea2c
Margaret Atwood's accidental book release (and my comments as @vmkirin): https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/d0i526/amazon_accidentally_released_margaret_atwoods/ezffq3q/?context=3
Determine your Target Market guide: https://veronicakirin.com/product/identify-your-target-market/
Book tours have changed significantly as the publishing industry and book sellers have shifted. Amazon and self publishing effect every aspect of being an author today. But you can still have a book tour! In this episode I describe the different kinds of book tours, the way I’m going about mine, costs and income, publisher involvement, and more.
In this episode I share the research and plan I've created for creating a podcast from the road without a lot of bells and whistles. This includes the tech, the editing, and the microphones.
Audacious Entrepreneur on the Move is my fourth podcast! Since my first podcast in 2016, Degrees of Separation, I have learned a lot about what works, and what doesn't. Today I am the cohost of the Angles of Lattitude Podcast, and producer of the Stories of Elders Podcast which shares audio from the research for my book of the same name.
Check out my podcasting course on Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/audacious-podcast-course/
My podcast guide can be found on my website here: https://veronicakirin.com/product/the-jump-start-podcast-guide/
After a whirlwind of preparation, this podcast is live. Here's what I did for market research, both for the podcast and to find what works best to pitch locations for my book tour.
Check out book tour dates here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/storiesofelders/events/