Oh you wrote a book, who's your publisher? This is a qualifying question people ask when they are trying to validate who you are as if you need their validation to go out and turn a dollar, an idea or anything else for that matter.
Getting a publisher would be nice, but I'm not going to wait for someone else to go out there and make myself successful. The second you wait for other people do to things for you is the second you get passed by someone like me who doesn't wait.
Me doing my own thing only makes it a better business proposition for anyone who wants to do business with me, publisher or otherwise. It shows that I know how to hustle and that I'm not afraid to do it and will do it until I can make some money.
I create the luck. For example, if I sell measly 100 books for $15 a piece and I sell them to 100 people, not only are the odds that I will generate $1,500 in income 100%, but I am also extending my brand in the process.
The fact of the matter is, I can sell a book on Social Media Addiction to just about anybody who I can sell on my personality. They like me. They are only buying the book because it is an extension of me. I always support the art of people I like. Well maybe not always, but there is a greater chance that I will. Even if they don't necessarily have an opportunity to get to know me, everyone knows social media addiction is a problem and if they have a cell phone, they too are probably addicted.
That's why I created the damn book. People know it's a problem, but they don't know what the solution is.
I could be totally delusional in thinking that this book is actually going to make a dent in anything. If someone is a crack fiend, me selling them a book on how to stop smoking crack is unlikely. But, if they are borderline, there may be an opportunity to catch them before they fall down the digital rat trap. Or if they are conscious, maybe I can get them to snap out of it.
The main point of this post is to articulate that I created a product, now I'm going to go out and sell it. Nothing happens until somebody sells something. If you're a salesperson, you know the drill.
I was creating a few videos associated with the process I go through to create art, so I can potentially teach others. That process uncovered a lot. It showed me the process I go through to sell a product, any product. That process could really help salespeople, especially entry level sales people. Real life experience from a unique perspective as a result of me developing unique skills. That's valuable.