It’s finally here!

This is the first episode of Season 2, and it just serves as an update on what’s going on. I get into where I’ve been, what you can expect moving forward, and what’s changing in season 2.

Season 2 will run through December 14th or so, I haven’t decided exactly when the break will be.

Enjoy!

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Topic: The Authorpreneur Mindset Season Two

  • Welcome back to the Authorpreneur Mindset Podcast.
  • I know it’s been a while and I apologize about that.
  • Over the past few months, I’ve received many emails, tweets, and Facebook messages asking when the show would have more episodes and I’m excited to say this is the start of Season 2.
  • This episode will serve as an update on the podcast and what to expect moving forward.
  • But before I get into that, I’d like to talk a little about what’s been going on with me.
  • I hadn’t planned on waiting this long to start Season 2. In fact, it was supposed to start on January 1, but life got the better of me.
  • Back in November, I realized, as many entrepreneurs who are relatively new tend to realize, I had to do something to pay the bills. Steam Powered Dreams hadn’t taken off as I had hoped it would and I had drained all of the money I had tucked away, so I had to get a job.
  • At the end of December, I found a copywriting job at a tech startup in Silicon Valley, at least that’s what I thought I was being hired for.
  • Within the first three days, my position changed 2 times. I went from copywriter to Marketing associate to SEO specialist. I was also told I would get training on the proprietary software the company uses since I’d be writing a lot about that for the internal and external articles.
  • Well, January came around and the job started going downhill.
  • To keep the story short, I didn’t receive any kind of training until March. The people in charge did not treat their employees with any sort of respect
  • Yelling was common in the office, as was other borderline illegal activities.
  • By the end of April, I was fighting hard to not walk out. Work for Steam Powered Dreams had picked up and I had learned a lot of new skills, but the negative atmosphere was no longer worth it.
  • When things went from bad to worse in the marketing department, I’d had enough and put my two weeks in.
  • During those two weeks, I realized a few things
  • One, I had met some amazing people who I knew I’d stay in touch with
  • Two, I had learned a lot of new skills in the crazy environment, so I was very thankful for the job
  • And three, I never wanted to work 40 hours a week for someone else again. Ever.
  • Flash forward a few weeks and I’ve been able to make just enough money to justify not searching for a job and things are only going to pick up from here.
  • Can I honestly say I’ll never work for someone else ever again? No, but if I do, it will be on my terms, and not theirs.
  • Steam Powered Dreams has some amazing things in the pipeline coming for the second half of this year. The editorial calendar includes more podcast episodes, a whole video series on the hero’s journey, and getting back on track with useful articles for writers, both amateur and professional.
  • Alright, so what about this podcast?
  • Well, with season 2 of the authorpreneur mindset will come to some changes.
  • One major one is that, instead of weekly, it will be every other week for now.
  • This may change at any time, especially if I start to get more support.
  • Starting with ep. 13, you can also expect an interview every other month.
  • I already have the interviews planned out for the rest of the year, but am always looking for new people to interview. If you’re interested, the best way to let me know is by going to the website at steampowereddreams.com/authorpreneurmindset, click on Ask A Question and let me know!
  • Something else you might notice is that the topics we cover on the podcast will have more meaning to the content we provide in our articles and video. They won’t be the same topic, but often times you’ll be able to get a bigger picture understanding if you also follow our blog.
  • And finally, the biggest change with the content is you’re going to hear less about how to write and more about being an authorpreneur.
  • This podcast was never meant to be a writing 101, it was meant to be advanced tips and tricks on making a career out of writing or the publishing industry.
  • We will still be having shows that are dedicated to the art of writing, but instead of talking about how to write something, they’ll be about how to write better so your stories sell.
  • Some of the topics you can expect to hear are how to build an email list, why social media is so important, and why no author can make it without a website these days.
  • I’m still planning on tackling some of the more basic questions in special rapid-fire episodes, but I’m not sure how they’ll work yet.
  • So, with that said, I think that’s a good place to end this.
  • Welcome to the Authorpreneur Mindset Season 2.

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