Speaking isn't easy. Getting up on stage isn't easy. Engaging the audience isn't easy. And asking to get paid isn't easy.
But you know what made it easier? My book, Saturday Millionaires: How Winning Football Builds Winning Colleges. I went back and counted, and 35 came directly from my book, and arguably another 6 wouldn't have happened without my book.
So, a minimum of 35-41 times I've been paid to speak on a topic directly from my book.
But that doesn't happen just because you write a book. None of those people would have even known my book existed if I hadn't lined up reviews, newspaper features, guest blogs, radio interviews, television appearances and more before my book came out. And they wouldn't have happened if I hadn't done outside-the-box type things like talk professors into using my book in their classes.
And folks, that stuff takes TIME and PLANNING.
I spent at least six months before my book was published doing ALL of the things I share with you in this Complete Guide to Sharing, Selling, and Promoting Your Book.
And I'm here to tell you it paid off BIG time. My book came out over five years ago, and I still get paid speaking gigs from it. How many authors do you know who can say that?