Roadmap to Author Success: make a living as an author

Are you a writer who’s ready to become self-published and make a living as an author? Do you dream of being an indie author and long to see your titles on Amazon being purchased by people around the world?

What’s stopping you?

If you’re like many authors I work with, there could be a myriad of reasons.

  • You’re scared.
  • You don’t think your writing is good enough.
  • You don’t know where to start.
  • You don’t have money to start a business.
  • You wonder whether this is a viable career option with which to support your family and you can’t afford to waste your time or fritter away your kid’s college fund.

If you’ve had any of those feelings, you’re in the right place.

I can help you!

I’ve been there. But here’s what I want you to know.

First of all, fear is healthy, IF you don’t let it consume you (everything in moderation, you know). Fear can push you to be better as long as you always focus on your WHY. The reason you want to do this in the first place.

You CAN work through the fear and accomplish all you desire!

You ARE good enough. Only your own head is telling you different. Now I want you to say that a hundred times a day until YOU believe it. Don’t stand in your own way!

I can help you with the process of self-publishing.

Give you direction, tell you where to start, and keep you from making all the stupid rookie mistakes I made over the last 10 years.

You and I, we’ve got this covered.

Roadmap to Author Success: make a living as an author


Have you always wanted to be an author?
Do you dream of writing as a way to make a living?
Do you want to quit your day job and pursue your passion of writing?

What’s stopping you?

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When you want something bad enough, you can figure out how to make it work.

And YES. You CAN support your family with your writing. It’s not easy, and you might not make millions, but you can make a living.

Although, the industry has seen a slight decline in indie book sales (here is a good site to follow for this kind of information) they still make up a large share of the market. Upwards of 35%. That’s nothing to sneeze at.

Amazon alone sells over a million ebook titles a day. If you believe in the law of abundance, as I do, that statistic shows there is more than enough to go around.

But self-publishing is not an easy road and the first few times down it can be daunting. Hell, I’ve been down the road 20 times, and it can still be nerve racking.

That’s why I’ve created the  Roadmap for Author Success: start your journey online course.

To walk you through the beginning steps of taking your book from the idea stage and getting it into readers hands.

To offer my support to you along this amazing journey of yours.

So you can realize your dream.

I am thrilled to take my background as a college professor and instructional designer and combine those skills with my experience as a self-published author and design a class focused on helping YOU publish your book.

This beginner course has 3 modules, spanning 6 weeks, that will each contain a: video lesson, worksheet, live interactive session each week (recorded for those who can’t join), and a private Facebook Group where we can all chat.

The modules will cover topics such as:

  • What is takes to be an author – being in it for the long haul, the entrepreneur mindset, handling criticism?
  • Writing to Trend – finding out what’s selling, what your audience wants, and how that fits into your desired genre.
  • The importance of a good cover – we’ve all heard the cliche, “judging a book by its cover” well people do. Purchase decisions are often made by the feelings invoked upon seeing your book cover. It’s got to be good.
  • How to self-edit and find the right editor for your book – editing can make or break you. It’s costly and time-consuming but so important.
  • The basics of formatting – epub, mobi, pdf, all platforms have their own guidelines. Knowing what’s required and where you want to publish (hint: everywhere) is crucial to your plan and overall success.
  • How to create your author platform – it’s not enough to write a fantastic book. You MUST market. Connect with readers, let them get to know you, build a following of people just dying for your next book to come out.


For the price of a grande almond milk latte, you can get this 7-week course and explore what it takes to be an author.

That comes to $37.00 for the entire course (Midwest Starbucks prices)

The course will cover elements such as:

  • Industry trends
  • Genres
  • The process of creating a solid product (that’s your book)
  • creating your author platform
  • marketing

Why wait – sign up now for only $37.00 and Start your journey to making a living as an author!

WHO should take this course?

  • authors who want to publish
  • people who having a book inside them
  • anyone wanting to make a living as an author

WHY should you take this course?

  • To learn the basics of being an indie publisher
  • To better understand the indie entrepreneur landscape
  • To understand the fundamentals of putting together and awesome product and marketing plan


  • Video and text lesson
  • Worksheets
  • Community


  • Better understanding of industry, wring a good book, and marketing
  • Practical application of learnings
  • Interaction with peers

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