Business Development for Speakers and Authors

Who is this for?

Speakers and authors trying to build a business around their platform

Simple Truths:

It’s hard to make a living speaking or being an author unless you build a strong business around your platform with multiple streams of income.

Both are great ways to build authority quickly, but they, by themselves, really don’t pay the bills.

According to salary.com the average Public Speaker salary in the United States is $89,231 as of March 29, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $78,725 and $100,243.   That works out to $7,435.91 a month, if you are lucky enough to reach the median income, which many do not.

According to salary.com the average Creative Writer salary in the United States is $51,317 as of March 29, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $44,255 and $58,114.  That works out to $4,276.41a month, if you are lucky enough to reach the median income, which many do not.

This is why your platform needs to include multiple streams of income.

Problems Speakers and Authors Face:

  • You spend so much time building your speaking/writing business, it is hard to reach profitability.
  • You spend so much time trying to secure your next speaking engagement, it becomes hard to focus on how to build a sustainable business.
  • Time is ticking away and you need an execution strategy to grow the business.
  • Current revenue needs to increase if the business is to succeed.

Problems around getting advice:

  • Unsure what advice you need.
  • You don’t know who to trust.
  • Money is scarce and the thought of spending it on an advisor creates anxiety.

How BVE can help:

We help speakers and authors at various points in their career. We help speakers and authors align their messaging with their products and services. Every month we converse with our speakers and authors to identity and overcome business hurdles, and uncover opportunities. Then we create a realistic, actionable solution that will help them grow.  We also look at what’s working to see how to duplicate that success in other areas or with other divisions to increase revenue.

Schedule a 15-minute consultation to see if we can help you.