#007: Authorpreneur & Kickstarter Tips From Marisha Pink

Marisha Pink is a published author, entrepreneur and independent marketing professional with over 8+ years experience in branding and marketing strategy.


In this Podcast we discuss ( SPOILER ALERT )

  • [03:35] We find out why Marisha wanted to become an author
  • [5:10] We ask Marisha what gave her the confidence to leave her job
  • [6:36] “People often say to me, your really brave, and I couldnt never do that. I think there’s nothing really different about me, to anybody else that I meet”
  • [07:11] Marisha shares how she deals with life constraints in entrepreneurship
  • [09:20] We find out what it takes to be an Authorpreneur
  • [11:40] We ask Marisha if authors should gear their stories for future monetization.
  • [14:06] On earning potential: “The possibilities are six figures”
  • [14:10]  Marisha explains self & independent publishing Vs traditional publishing
  • [18:40] Marisha takes us through her journey as an author.
  • [26:30] We find out when you will know if your work is finished
  • [28:10] Marisha shares her lowest points in her journey, and how she overcame them
  • [33:34] Marisha discusses ethnic minority representation
  • [39:20] We discuss mainstream awards vs ethnic awards
  • [42:10] We find out if it is important to have a role model
  • [44:50] We learn how Joanna Penn has inspired Marisha
  • [48:05] Marisha shares tips on how to create a successful Kickstarter campaign
  • [56:40] We learn what has worked for Marisha in promoting her book
  • [58:50] We find out how Amazin can help you as an author

You will learn

  • Why it is important to be an author and an entrepreneur
  • What goes into a successful Kickstarter campaign
  • Why it is important to find a role model

Exclusive offer

  • Win 1 of 3 copies of “Finding Arun” by Marisha Pink. For a chance to win, simply tweet us @DiversityAllStr with hashtag #FindingArun. We will pick 3 random winners before 31 – March 2016. Good Luck!Finding Arun

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