Five years ago TODAY (1/19/2016) I published the Kindle version of my first book: Stock Market Investing Mini Lessons for Beginners. The paperback version wasn’t published until March of that same year :).
The book quickly became an Amazon Best Seller thanks to the love and support of the Girl$ on The Money community who encouraged me to put the book together and pre-ordered it before it was even published!
Many of the people that have been there from “day one” are still loyal friends, followers, and supporters to this day. THANK YOU.
Now, several years and well over 100 loving reviews later, I want to say I am very proud of myself for not “waiting around” for someone to notice my love and passion for investing and my desire to write a book for my beginners.
I took it upon myself to share this INCREDIBLY VALUABLE information with as many people as possible.
I am also grateful to Amazon for creating a platform for self-published authors. I know a lot of people are not fans of Amazon (the company) for valid reasons. However, I am not afraid to say I am a HUGE fan as a customer, author, and shareholder ($AMZN). I too, have my reasons.
One of THE BEST pieces of advice I received early on after I published the kindle book was this: Hire a good editor and have them review the book.
Doing that was such a great investment and one that paid for itself several times over.
The advice came from one of my followers and also a fellow business owner. She had purchased the book and also invested in the Stocks Bootcamp. She sent me a very loving and encouraging email telling me how amazing the book was but to have it reviewed by an editor. I will be forever grateful for that “constructive criticism” and will never forget it.
I share this tip with everyone that approaches me with the idea of writing a book on their own.
By the time the paperback was published, the transcript was crisp and fresh and all applicable updates were made on the Kindle edition as well :).
I wrote the entire book myself – took me about a year. I wrote ~2-3 chapters each month.
I created the cover myself 🙂
I found an excellent editor
I promoted the book
I made sure it was successful
Want to know something crazy? I didn’t even tell my family or close friends about the book until AFTER it was published. I think I wanted to prove to myself that I could get it done before spreading the word with those closest to me. Not sure why I felt that way, but I did.
You don’t have to have thousands of dollars or wait for anyone to “notice you” to make things happen. If you have a passion for something and you want to share it with the world: DO IT. Time waits for no one.
Some of you might know that I wrote a second book which was published in 2019 (Stock Analysis 101), also a highly rated best seller which has received raved reviews! Things just keep getting better.
If you’ve invested in any of my books and have shared a review (or even if you haven’t – yet). I want to THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Your love and support mean a lot to me.
Now, five years later there’s not much that has changed when it comes to the fundamentals of the stock market – which is what I talk about in my first book. However, certain “technical” things have changed such as the prices of the stocks I shared as examples (most in a very positive way!).
Also, the fact that most online brokers are now commission-free. That was not the case back in 2016! I am working on making some updates to the book and will share the end result when the time comes. There’s more to come in the horizon.
And that’s all for now! Thank you for reading. If you have any questions or comments, share them below.
Cheers to HEALTH and Profits!
Courses and Resources:
Ready, Set Invest: A Crash Course on Being Ready to Invest – This is a best-seller (2-hour class) all about how to be PREPARED to invest. To get on the waiting list for the next edition of this workshop, click here.
Understanding Your Investing Options: Starter Guide for Beginner Investors: New to investing and not sure where or how to begin?! This guide is for you! Check out details here.