Writing is an ART, Publishing is a Business

In our collective years working with Authors, Speakers, and Coaches, we have found that many, for fear of selling out, do not achieve prosperity.  The truth is, writing is an art, publishing is a business; your story is your life’s work, but speaking is a business; coaching is your life’s mission so you can help others, but it’s called consulting…and yes, it is also a business.

As an Author, a Speaker, or Coach, you must become a BUSINESS person with an ALTRUISTIC purpose, so you can GET PAID. Only when you make money can you really make a difference in the world, because you will be able to focus your energy and time on helping others, rather than worrying about paying the bills.

writing is an art, publishing is a business

Start with Business Basics 101: learn how to start a business, you know, should you have an assumed name or corporation?  What should your business plan include? What  marketing ideas and concepts can you use to grow your business? How do you identify your target audience ( because finding the right customers is critical to business success)? And yes, as a business person monetizing your art and your calling, you need a USP, too!

In today’s market, Authors, Speakers, and Coaches need systems. Systems will help you produce, market and sell your own books and info-products, without compromising the quality and value you bring, while factoring in profitability. At TaylorMade Web Presence, we understand both the art of writing and the business of self-publishing; we know it is necessary for you to monetize your mission so that you can magnify your impact.

We have worked with writers that have successfully published business books, children’s books, cookbooks, how-to books (a personal favorite), e-books, limited edition books, manuals, text books, photobooks, workbooks, self-help books, and a lot more soft cover and hard cover books in the non-fiction arena.

And these authors, speakers, and coaches did NOT sell out. They simply immortalized their ART by packaging it, making it available to more of the people they came here to serve. We helped them with their website, social media, and overall web presence marketing, and they are experiencing freedom because they get paid and have more time to create and fulfill their mission.

As an Author, Speaker, and Coach, you are talented, you are appointed, you are on a mission, and the CEO of your business.  Claim it!


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Taylor Bare - CEO Founder and Chief Web Developer at TaylorMade Web Presence

Taylor Bare
CEO | Founder | Chief Web Developer

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Membership Site Basics : Get Paid For Your Content Online

A membership site is the #1 most effective method that successful authors, speakers, and consultants use to get paid regularly online and to foster a tight relationship with loyal customers. A membership site is a private (password-protected) website, that allows members to interact with you and other members, get exclusive content, and receive added value.

Membership Site Basics: 7 Steps to Start Selling Paid Content

  1. Choose a membership plugin to protect your content and manage your members and install it on your WordPress site. I recommend WishList Member™ because it always functions with the latest version of WordPress and is trusted by tens of thousands of online communities and membership sites in the world.
  2. Create all required WishList Member™ pages (i.e. error pages encouraging non-members to sign up and members to upgrade 🙂 )
  3. Set up your membership levels ( i.e.  Free, Trial, or Paid membership levels: “Silver”, “Gold”, “Platinum”)
  4. Hook WishList Member™up to your shopping cart (PayPal, 1ShoppingCart, ClickBank, RedOakCart, and InfusionSoft are all compatible)wishlist integration with shopping carts
  5. Get your email autoresponder talking to WishList Member™ (compatible with Aweber, MailChimp, iContact, and more!)
  6. Create an online community for your members to brainstorm and problem solve
  7. Make sure your site will be stable with all of the member video and content downloads

Membership sites are a lot of fun for authors, speakers, and consultants, because we just love to create content… and if that’s what you want to do exclusively and feel overwhelmed with the options, settings, and integrations it takes to turn your website into a profitable membership site, you can let it all go…You can sleep peacefully while we make your WishList Member™ plugin automate your new membership site like it was designed to do: give you awesome leverage and consistent cash flow. Yes, we are night owls!


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The TaylorMade Team for

Taylor Bare - CEO Founder and Chief Web Developer at TaylorMade Web Presence

Taylor Bare
CEO | Founder | Chief Web Developer

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