500,000 Amazon Sales Rank? Uhhhg…after all that time, money, and effort
to write a book; then edit it, create it, release it, and market it?
Are you kidding me?”
Those were my thoughts the day I hit
500,000 on Amazon for the Kindle version of my book. I almost puked and I
had that sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. Sleepless nights;
tossing and turning in bed with no relief.
That was my worst week as a self-published author; the day my Amazon Sales Rank hit rock bottom.
“What now? Do I quit? Do I walk away?”
“No…I will not give up!”
will figure this out and fight my way back to the road to success.
First…I have to find the road. Where is this road to success?”
“What went wrong? I must be missing something.”
After reading, searching, and realizing I missed the boat; I had my answer.
had no real social network, no plan for attraction marketing, and no
real footprint online besides my website, non-social networks (as I was
not working them), which was resulting in…you guessed it: almost no
The Importance of Creating a Social Network
here I was, about six months after birthing my baby, Mentor Me:
GA=T+E—A Formula to Fulfil Your Greatest Achievement, when I realized
my biggest mistake: I had no real social network!
Yes, I had the
appearance of a social network. I had accounts set up on Twitter,
Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Goodreads, and Pinterest…but I was not
really working them or growing them.
There was no attraction
marketing taking place. I had no audience and no real presence in the
world of social networks. There was certainly no attraction to the
marketing of my book.
So what did I do?
decided to build my author platform and I launched a forty-five day
blitzkrieg designed to create a real social network starting from
I went from almost no one to having hundreds of friends on Goodreads, over six hundred in my circle on Google Plus (from almost no views to over 59,000+ profile views), hundreds of friends on LinkedIn, almost seven hundred followers on Pinterest, over sixteen hundred followers on Twitter, over three hundred Facebook likes for my Facebook book page, over eighteen hundred friends on Facebook, and almost two thousand friends on Vkontakte.
importantly: people are now coming to me to add me to their social
networks. My social networks are growing; attraction marketing is
result…my last 99 cents Kindle promotion along with working my social
networks pushed Mentor Me to number one in its niche at the end of
January! Yes…#1 Bestseller!
Okay, it did not stay there and it
was not at #1 for long, but I did it! I engineered a way to get to #1,
and now I know how to do it for future promotions.
The race to
get your book to the top is a series of sprints: a marathon of sprints
and promotions. The good news is, now I understand the formula to get
there and gain more visibility, which means eventually I might stay
there, at or close to the #1 Bestseller in my niche.
Now Make a Plan and Work Your Social Network
So how did I do it?
Step Three: Implementation.
began with an epiphany. I spotted one of the quotes from my book
online, and of all places, in The Netherlands! I conduct a Google search
for my name and my book name on a routine basis as a report card of my
online reach. To my surprise, at the top of a webpage, which was all in a completely different language (Dutch), I saw my name and a quote from Mentor Me.
The quote must have been taken from the quotes I placed on Goodreads many months ago around the launch of my book.
idea was born for viral marketing, attraction marketing, and working my
social networks. People like quotes and to share pictures of quotes; I
decided to create photos of quotes from my book and share these in all
my social networks.
I had an idea. I had a plan. I had focus! I
began following/friend requesting people like a mad man on my different
social networks and all the while I began posting photo quotes I created
from quotes in my book.
I also released the photo quotes into the public domain
so I can encourage more people to use them in their blogs and send them
to their friends. Attraction marketing and working my social networks
with a concerted plan made my last 99 cents Kindle promotion a success!
Bestseller in my niche never would have happened unless I had been
working my social network. The moral of the story…it is never too late
to commit to working your social networks as I did so late in the game.
if you start from next to nothing like me, if you work your social
network and create some attraction marketing for yourself…you can hit #1
Bestseller in your niche!
I am proof, from six months after
complete failure and a 500,000 Amazon Sales Rank to #1 in my niche via
an attraction marketing social networking blitzkrieg!
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Ken Poirot grew up on Long Island, New York in the quaint village of Northport. After graduating from Cornell University with a B.S. in Microbiology, he moved to Houston, Texas to pursue his Ph.D. studies in Cancer Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center through UT Health Science Center. Upon receiving a US Patent for his research, Lipid Complexed Topoisomerase I Inhibitors, he left graduate school for a career in financial services.
As the Senior Vice President and Sales Manager for Frost Investment Services, the brokerage division of Frost Bank (NYSE:CFR), he led his department to four consecutive years of double- digit revenue growth, increasing revenue by over 83% while substantially increasing the profit margin from approximately 27% to 37%. During this same time period, his financial advisors increased their individual production from an average of less than $25,000 in revenue per month to over $41,000. He achieved similar results at various other firms, including Guaranty Bank and JPMorgan Chase, consistently increasing the sales of his territories/producers by double-digits as a regional manager and personal/professional coach.