Obvious and Not-So-Obvious Benefits of Writing a Book
Still not convinced that writing a book is worth your time and energy? Granted, a lot of work goes into writing a book. You must choose a topic, research the topic, turn your thoughts into words, and then go back and proofread and edit everything before publishing it. Of course, this is just the general ‘gist’ of what it takes to write a book.
While it may seem like a lot of work, it can be well worth the investment in the long run.
Credibility is everything. Regardless of what you are trying to sell — physical product, business-to-business service, digital product, etc. — your audience must perceive you as credible if you want to succeed. The good news is that you can build credibility by publishing a book. Assuming it’s a well-written, informative book, readers will view you in a more positive light. This alone makes writing a book worth the time and energy.
Another reason why you should write a book is because it allows you to learn even more about your niche or industry. Even if you think you know everything there is to know in your respective field, there’s always room for improvement. Writing a book will introduce you to new topics, themes and ideas associated with your business’s niche. Perhaps you’ll learn about a new technique or study, which can then be used as content for your book. After writing your book, you can use these ideas to further improve and promote your business.
We can’t talk about the benefits of writing a book without mentioning its ability to generate sales. There are actually two ways to generate sales through writing a books, the first of which is selling your book. Books can range anywhere from $1 (or less) to $20 on average, attesting to the revenue generating power of becoming an author. Furthermore, books can be used to promote your actual business. If you sell a product or service, for instance, some of your book’s readers may contact you to inquire about a purchase.
Last but not least, writing is a fun activity that people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy. And when you actually see your book in a completed form, either as an e-book or in print, you’d be surprised at how proud of yourself you’ll feel. So even if you decide to write a hobby book, such as a how-to cooking, gardening or motorcycle touring, your confidence will get a boost!
What reasons drive you to writing? Let us know in the comments section below!