“Remarkable Insider Secrets from Women 40 and Wiser” – Jessica Peterson published this book a while back, with Yvonne A. Jones
A short snippet of my contribution:
“My number one secret is relying on the Bible; the answers really are in the pages of the Bible. Although I continue learning all the time, and use any resources available, I find I prove the lessons by looking back to the Bible to make sure they’re true and real…
…Never stop giving even though you know sometimes the outcome isn’t going to be good. Never give up….
…ALWAYS be grateful. The key is to give first, ask after, and be grateful.”
The important part of participating in the book wasn’t necessarily that I was published in the book, there were many who were more prolific and wrote much greater portions of the book than I did. But the key was the number of women who actually put their voice in the book and then opened up that door to marketing the book – because they were in the book.
Insider Secrets a Contribution Book
When you add your contribution to someone else’s book, they want to show you off! And more importantly, they want to market your efforts. When others market what you do and what you write, you become known for your experiences and expertise.
Yvonne is an expert marketer, always sharing ideas, content, and thoughts others offer… But more importantly, she’s a master encourager.
She encourages you to excel.
So much can be said about being a remarkable woman… And I’m always sending out encouragement or motivation to others, push for the goal, because YOU are worthy of achievement. When you accomplish greater things, you’ll find you want to help others even more. The better you become, the more you have to offer.
Don’t stop. Be remarkable and push for the next level. That’s the important part of achievement – what can you do for others? How can you help someone else to achieve more?
When you help others to achieve, you achieve more.
Become an Influencer with Contributions
Your contributions to books written by others can massively charge your recognized expertise in a given market. The simple effect of being cited or referenced in someone else’s book as a resource can multiply your credibility factor.
Several years ago, as a new writer, I referenced a published article by a new professional based on the relativity of the facts in their article. I liked the way it was written. With an easy reading style, plenty of fact based data, and informative, educational materials, the document became a staple in my home library. At the time, I wasn’t well versed in any given career, but definitely interested in the legal /business /marketing fields. So why would I quote this guy?
“You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.”
Did any of that have to do with anything I was interested in achieving? Of course, it did. Everything I wanted to do was based on making a difference in the world, and impacting my world for good. More importantly, it meant building hope and security in the people surrounding me, for their own benefit.
And the key to accomplishing that task was inevitably sharing the Gospel that I believed completely, with my whole heart, with others.
How could I apply that sharing to others and find benefits for all?
Creating a Contribution Book.
At first the concept blossomed into a two or three author book with various contributions between each of us, adding to the concept of the book. To be honest, those blossoms were prolific and proceeded to take over the world! Until they didn’t. They stopped midway through the process, and there I was worried about the outcome.
That was the outcome… Nothing. Absolutely NOTHING was being written. I’d loaded my portion of the book, and there had been edits, comments, reiterations of what I wrote, but everyone kept their writing close to the heart and out of the public eye.
I felt at first, as if I’d given something away… too much.
Then I realized that not everyone works at the same high speed, fast track, where I live… And I backed off. I backed WAY off in the distance and waited.
One afternoon, consequently, I mentioned the process to one of the writers and he admitted that his struggle with putting words on paper had to do with our project. Oooops.
That’s when I back pedaled right out of that situation, and marked off the boundaries. If we’re not all in, then we’re all out. We are all out of the project. I stepped back and deduced the blunder, then consulted another friend who also has done some collaborative writing.
Triumphant! It was Jubilant!
The results of stepping away were solutions that I could wrap my mind totally around and capture within the writing process. We could work together, but not the way I had thought. And it wouldn’t be quite the co-collaboration I had originally conceptualized. It would be different. It would be successful.
And the above book by Jessica Peterson and Yvonne A. Jones captivated the concept.
And then it was born… The big rush was on, to get where I need to go without pulling out all my hair.
Invite other marketers to submit their ideas, concepts, and strategies for marketing to be included in my book… And I did. The submissions are coming in at break neck speed, and from the looks of this… These are mostly pretty short, therefore I’ll have more than enough room for more marketing ideas, concepts, and strategies. If you’d like to be included in my Contribution Book – send me your submissions. Some are as short as 300 words, but others are as long as 5,000 words. And I’ll be sorting through all submissions and adding them to my book for an expected February Publication Date.
Are you ready?
Send submissions to email@example.com – include contact information. Please note that you’re submitting to Collaboration – in the subject.