This is a new (hopefully) annual feature at Create If Writing. Consider this my State of the Union Address, where I share my goals for the Create If Writing community.
THE STATE OF CREATE IF
This episode and post will share with you my heart for Create If Writing this year. I’m going to walk through my goals for Create If Writing, my goals for 2018, and the offers (free & paid) that I’ll have for you this year.
Watch the video in the Create If Writing group! (You’ll have to join first. Then either revisit this link, or look under videos.)
Create If Writing Overarching Goals & Values
If you’ve listened to the podcast, you can say this along with me: Create If Writing is for writers, bloggers, and creatives who want to build an online platform without being smarmy.
To break that down…
I want to help you connect with the perfect audience, grow that audience, and make more money doing something you love, WITHOUT using smarmy and sleazy tactics. I hope to equip you with knowledge, practical application, and support for your creative work!
2018 Goals for Create If Writing
I want to help you guys with a few big things this year. Here are my specific goals:
- Help my community publish (specifically self-publish) their books
- Help my community promote and market their books & blogs
- Help foster and grow the existing supportive, amazing, and helpful community
Until more of my kids are in school (which will be fall of 2018), I’ll be holding back a little on the bigger programs and retreats and other ideas that I have.
Can I say something about paid products for a sec? I want to be clear that I consider the paid products and services I have as OFFERS. This means that I have paid things and I’m holding them out to you. If they fit for your needs and budgets, YAY! If not, that’s totally fine. Refer to the free offers I just mentioned.
Books on Amazon
You can find all of my books on Amazon (and sometimes a few other places). These are great, affordable ways to learn. All three of these have very practical information for you!
- Email Lists Made Easy for Writers and Bloggers
- Creative Collaborations
- 31 Small Steps to Grow Your Blog
If you want to jump ahead, working with me one-on-one will provide you with clarity, an action plan, and a confidence to move forward. I have various packages and am happy to create something custom for you. I’ve worked with nonprofits, writers, and bloggers to help them clarify their message, set up their email lists, and streamline their brand. I only take 2-3 clients per month and am currently booked out through mid-March.
The Create If Community
If you’d like more advanced help, but want something more long-term and love the idea of community, you should consider the Create If Writing Membership Community. This is a paid membership including a 40+ video content library, monthly Q&As, and the best Facebook group you could imagine. I’m closing this at 50 members or by March 1, whichever comes first.
The feedback I hear again and again from members is that this is their safe space, their happy place, and that the members have become real friends. I love that!
A WORD ABOUT RECALIBRATING
If you are like me and you started out with a plan that’s already off-track by mid-February, don’t despair! Just recalibrate.
My kids LOVE to jump on our scale at home. I mean literally. So this nudges it off the true zero. When you go to weigh yourself, it doesn’t start at 0 anymore. With my non-digital scale, you just turn a little wheel to reset back to zero. Easy!
Do the same with your life and your goals.
If you are off-track, don’t beat yourself up. Don’t feel ashamed or frustrated. RECALIBRATE. See what you need to adjust and just keep moving forward.
Questions? Want to connect? Shoot me an email: kirsten at kirstenoliphant.com or join the community and reach out there.