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Newsletter 13 Issue 5

“I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” -Abraham Lincoln

Letter from the Editor

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Football is practically a religion in the U.S. and the crowning event is the Super Bowl. Everything else stops in our house! It is when the two top teams meet face to face to decide who is the best team in the nation.  This year the big deal is quarterback vs. quarterback: Peyton Manning vs. Cam Newton. Peyton is the veteran looking to go out on a high, Cam Newton is the up-and-comer and the media goes on endlessly comparing the two.

But, in business it’s not like that. There are billions of people on earth and there is room for everyone to succeed.  Still, it is easy to get sucked in and compare yourself to others believing that there isn’t room for you,  or that you aren’t good enough.  I know because I’ve experienced it myself.  And, I know others have too because I am putting together a series on overcoming depression for entrepreneurs. I asked my community on Facebook what depressed them and boy did they let me know!

And comparing themselves to others was definitely high on the list.  It can also be hard if you’re struggling and you see all the “happy” people on Facebook sharing their wins.  I put that in parentheses because the truth is, while people are sharing the wins, they often times don’t share all the other trying things that are going on in their lives. And I’m not saying it’s easy to stop, but if you’ve been comparing yourself to others-stop-or at least commit to working on it! It’s time for you to shine.

In business news….We just took “From Zero to Sales Hero, How to Double Your Sales & Income in Less than 90 days”, from Amy & Andy Simatos to #1 in two categories!  It never gets old! It is such a joy to be able to help authors become “bestselling authors”. And, there’s nothing like seeing your hard work finally rewarded! Once you become a #1 Bestseller, you can never go back (in a good way) and life will never be the same. I can’t wait to help more authors! And, guess what? There were some glitches, it wasn’t a perfect launch, but when you know what you’re doing it doesn’t matter. I just go in and fix them!

Here’s what Amy had to say about the launch:

“Ellen knows her stuff! Sign up with her today. I made #1 best seller within hours of my book launch!!”

BTW: Thanks to Coach Terri Levine for the referral!

That’s it for now…..

Ellen Violette Best-seller to Business Pro


(co-written with Jim Edwards) and many more!


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Article of the Week

7 Ways to Use An Author’s Mastermind to Grow Your Business!

If you’re an author, or aspiring author, you may think that a mastermind is not for you, but you might be surprised. Here are 7 ways to use an author’s mastermind to accelerate your writing, publishing, and/or  profiting from your work:

1. To Get Your Book Written. When you commit to writing a certain amount each week, it helps you to actually get your book written. It gives you weekly goals to meet that are doable and helps you chunk your writing down into bite-size pieces if you only have a limited amount of time to work on it each week.

2. To Get Feedback and Reviews. Once your book is written, you need honest feedback, not feedback from the mother who loves everything you’ve ever written, or, conversely, who criticizes everything you do, or from the spouse who maybe doesn’t want to hurt your feelings by telling you what he or she really thinks.  A mastermind is a great place to get that feedback. It can be especially important if you don’t have a support system yet. You’ll also need reviews for your books. ( One can never have too many!) So whether you are just starting to get reviews, or have several, you can get more with a mastermind, and it beats chasing down those people who promised you a review, but somehow never got around to doing it! (You know the ones!)

3. To Make Your Book A Best-Seller. Making your book a bestseller is a process, and you have to follow the process step-by-step to get the desired result. That is how my client, Elaine Christine, used the Author’s Profit Incubator Mastermind. She purchased my Bestseller eBook Launch Secrets home-study program and used the group as an adjunct,  so that she stayed on track, got it done, and got help from me, in the group, when she needed it. (However, you absolutely do NOT have to buy anything else to benefit from a mastermind!)

4. To Find Joint-Venture Partners and Affiliates. There are basically 2 ways to drive traffic to your offers. 1. Use advertising. 2. Use joint-ventures and affiliates. But, what’s even better is having super affiliates. These are affiliates who are super-committed to you and/or your topic and either have a large list and a lot of credibility, or are working on it, or they are evangelistic; they totally believe in you and what you are doing. And you are much more likely to find super affiliates in a mastermind than in the general online population. They have already proved that they are committed by joining the group, and if they love what you do, they will help you in ways you can’t even imagine right now!

Using joint-venture partners was how I was able to make $13,000 on a group coaching program when I was first getting started and over $20,000 on a telesummit I produced.

Note: If you don’t know the difference between joint-venture partners and affiliates-joint-venture partners are people who you actively work with while affiliates promote your emails, books, special reports etc., to their lists, but don’t work with you directly.

5. To Get Referrals. When you participate in a small group, the other members get to know you, like you, and trust you. And when they have clients who need the services that you provide, they will be more likely to send their referrals to you over some they don’t know or don’t know as well.

6. To Get Access to Resource. There is so much information online that it is difficult to know which ones are worth pursuing And studies show that recommendations from peers are paramount in making buying decisions. In addition, because only serious authors join masterminds, the resources tend to be first-rate, which will save you a lot of time and trial and error, so this is invaluable! Plus, many experts have access to top resources, but are reluctant to share them with the general public because it can make it difficult for them to continue to get access for themselves, but most will share with their mastermind and other top clients.

7. To Create a Product or Program. Non-fiction writers can easily take a book and turn it into a product or coaching program if they write a book about a process they teach in their business. But, creating a program takes thought, organizational skills, and time. A mastermind can be the perfect place to nurture it and accelerate the process.

Define what it is that you want to accomplish, and then find a mastermind group that will support you. You will be amazed at how much more you can get done faster and more easily when you belong to a mastermind group.

If you’re ready to join and accelerate your business growth, go to www.theebookcoach.com/authors-profit-incubator for details on the next Author’s Profit Incubator Mastermind. We start Wednesday, February 10th

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Tech Tips

To change the name of a Facebook group. Go to the 3 dots next to “Notifications”

Click on “Edit Group Settings” Go to Web and Email Address “Customize Address” Put in your address: I originally put in best-seller so it brought up the warning; you can’t use dashes. So, I took it out and created the name Bestsellerebooklaunchsecrets