Pamela is a mother, wife, artist, author, gallery owner, entrepreneur, marketer and all around amazing woman. She lives part of the year now in Washington state and part in Florida. So she is passionate, accomplished and amazing. I know you will love listening to her interview.
Pamela talks about making a living as artist and the importance of sales skills.
Pamela discussed publishing as an indie author through Amazon via Create Space an Amazon company. I’ve covered Create Space before because I so believe in what Amazon is doing. It’s revolutionary. You can do as much or as little of the actual book preparation and production process yourself and/or hire Amazon’s editors and designers to help you. (You can even hire Welhaven and Associates – hint hint to design the book cover for you…but I digress).
Pam also promoted her book on Kickstarter.com before it was published. You must check out Kickstarter.com It’s not just a way of getting funding for a project, it is a way of getting early PR for a project in process. You should also check out IndieGoGo.com. It’s similar to Kickstarter.com and I’ve heard from friends that IndieGoGo.com is a bit more flexible on the type of projects that they allow on their website. I’ve not used either, so please decide for yourself. But either way, crowd funding is an amazing way to fund a project, test a market, and get the pr machine rolling.
I’m in the process of writing a book and Create Space is the publishing route that I am going to take. I’ll keep you posted on that. Meanwhile, you can check Create Space out by clicking on the picture below. In the interest of full disclosure, please be aware that if you click on my link and do business with Create Space I will receive a commission from them.
Pamela recommended that we read the book: Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway (affiliate link). I’ve heard of the book but not yet read it. It’s on my reading list now though!
The quote that Pam referenced is as follows:
You can connect with Pam here:
Her main website: www.PamelaHoke.com
Her book’s website: www.NaturalSelfDiscovery.org
Her store’s website: www.ThenNaturecCnnection.net
Pamela is a wonderful and lovely person and I really do hope for your sake that reach out to here via one of her websites. She is a great person to know!
Thank you for your iTunes Reviews
In this episode I thank several individuals for their 5 Star Reviews on iTunes. Thank you to:
Two of the reviewers above used their real names and you really should “meet them” Our friend, Jared, has recently launched a podcast and I encourage you to listen to it here. It’s excellent. Mark my words, Jared is going places. I predict he’ll be a highly sought after speaker in very short order.
Yvonne Mason is an amazing best-selling author and speaker. But even more than that, she is a true networker and promoter. There are few people that go out of their way to promote others like Yvonne does. I interviewed her in a prior episode that you can find by clicking here.
I will recognize all excellent reviews on iTunes on the show notes! So please send in those reviews. All you have to do is go to this link, launch the show in iTunes and submit your review!
There are 2 courses that you don’t want to miss that are taking place this month
Podcasting A to Z is the reason why I am able to produce this show. I wrote about it in this blog post here….just scroll down, you’ll see the information. I know that this course is filling up fast. He takes only a very limited number of students and I know that there are spots already filled.
Cliff has been generous to give this community a $100 discount by using the discount code “Networker.” You will receive a discount and I will receive a commission if you use the discount code.
This course begins May 20, 2013 so hury!
Get Out of Your head and Into Your Life for Entrepreneurial Women – 8 Week Intensive
This course is AMAZING and put on by Susan Somerset Webb. I took her course in February and will take this course again beginning May 16th
I blogged about this course here (just scroll to the middle of the page). If you use discount code GOOYH004 you’ll receive $200 off the course price and I’ll receive a one-time commission.
If you do attend, reach out to me in the course forum so we can connect – – and network!
Business Tip of the Week
I went through the WayBack Machine in depth. It’s the coolest thing ever – – listen in and let me know what you do with the Way Back Machine! Just click on the picture below…it’s a link!
Question of the week: What “hobbies” do you have that you wonder if you can make money from?