Category Archives: Authorpreneurship

Being a Salaried Employee vs. an Entrepreneur

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Oftentimes we talk about being our own boss and dream of being a self-employed entrepreneur or a lifestyle business owner. We talk about making lots of money, about quitting our boring day jobs, and early retirement? We aspire about starting a lifestyle business and later perhaps someday even turning it into a billion-dollar empire!  Not all career ladders go up, […]

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Distillation of Zero to One by Peter Thiel (On How to Build the Future)

notes on zero to one by Peter Thiel

Many of you may have already read “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future” by Peter Thiel. Some of you may not have got the chance to read it yet. I recommend adding it to your reading list.   (It’s a great read and also a prism to look inside Thiel’s mind, one of the […]

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Each Social Media Explained In One Sentence

Social media explained. Social media platforms

Today, we live in the age of social media. We are connected with one another over several digital mediums. Some social platforms make it easy to follow influencers while some are good at keeping in touch with family and old high school friends. How would you define each social media platform? I have given this a lot of thought and based on my […]

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A Perfect Blog Is Like A Perfect human Body

a perfect blog is like a perfect human body

I have been on the Internet now for more than 18 years now. And, I have been blogging for the past 12 years. Starting from the Google Groups, Yahoo Groups, Blogger blogs, WordPress blogs, to Facebook Notes to the many aggregated blog platforms. Eventually, for me, this long journey reached its first significant milestone with the launch of “The Naked […]

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The Ultimate Thesis On How To Crush It On Social Media

How To Crush It On Social Media. How to win and crush it on social media as a brand. The Ultimate Thesis on Crushing It on the Social.

How to crush it on the social media? Today’s customers and fans expect every brand to be on the socials. And most brands are. We are. But, how do our fans judge us? What are the criteria that determine which pages, personalities, or accounts get followed or which brands are cooler? I have found that there are three critical criteria. Social […]

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10 Years Business Plan and 1 Million Dollars A Year Income

10 Years Business Plan

Today, I am going to reveal my 10 years plan. As many of you (those who are regular on the Naked Soul blog) know we started this community to connect like minded individuals around the concept of “naked soul” in summer of 2014. This blog was launched in Oct 2014. I published the Naked Soul, book I (a collection of […]

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Instagram Tips: How To Succeed On Instagram

Instagram Tips: How To Succeed On Instagram. Few worlds on instagram's future and instagram marketing

“Last spring, Forrester analyzed more than 3 million user interactions with more than 2,500 brand posts on seven social networks.   Unfortunately those brands achieved less than a 0.1 percent engagement rate on six out of the seven platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. Instagram posts, however, generated a per-follower engagement rate of 4.21 percent. That means the app delivered brands […]

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How To Build A Successful YouTube Brand

How To Build A Successful YouTube Brand

Earlier this year, I deleted most of the irreverent videos from The Naked Soul YouTube as I want to take Naked Soul more towards the literary, self-help, and podcast domain. Build A Successful YouTube Brand This is what happened in the past 12 months and what I learned from it. 1. My Naked Soul subscriber count went up from 1200 […]

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The Ultimate Guide On How To Market & Monetize A Poetry Collection

How To Market & Monetize A Poetry Collection. Naked soul typewriter writer

The Ultimate Guide for All Poets Looking to Promote Their Poetry CollectionI am a writer and a bestselling poet. However, writing is only part of my passion. The other part is creating an effective brand that adds value to the society. I make videos, engage in public speaking and offer one-on-one consultation. Building an author brand is more than just […]

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How To Write A Book Every Year: The Secrets to Writing A Million Words

How To Write A Book Every Year: The Secrets to Writing A Million Words

There are many writers who are renowned for the sheer volume of words that they have written in the course of their literary career. Isaac Asimov, the science fiction writer, produced over 400 volumes of work and was commended for his work with prestigious awards. What did it take for him to write so much during his lifetime? Writer’s Digest […]

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Platform Building: Where & How To Best Spend Your Time & Energy

platform building and audience

Platform building is a long and difficult process. Where and how to best spend your time, energy, and money for the best possible outcome is a neverending quest for most of the independent artists, authors, and musicians. In this blog, I will share my best tips and tools to make your strategy successful. Platform Building A. Idea Incubation & Content Creation […]

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How To Make Money Online (eBooks, Blogs, Podcasts & YouTube) | A Business Model That Works

How to make money online and you can too

Today I want to share how I make money online. How I invest my time and where I invest my resources. I have made simple diagrams which will explain volumes. Let’s dig into it.   As you can see, I am spread all across the board. I am an independent consultant and I run my own business as a self-employed […]

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Stop Blogging and Start Writing | A Case Against Blogging

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The first ever blog post I wrote took over three weeks to put together before I somehow found the courage to hit ‘publish’. I’m not kidding, for several weeks, painstakingly I’d write most nights (and during the day too if time permitted) optimistically hoping that, that particular day (or evening) would be the one when I’d feel courageous and confident […]

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The Pain of Perfectionism | Writer Anxieties, OCD and Coping Mechanism

pain of perfectionism

It’s getting late, you’ve been working on your article for days now, thankfully, after several “final” drafts and edits, as well as the umpteenth reread, you’re now feeling confident enough to submit your work to your client or ready to hit the publish button. Moments after you’ve hit “send”, you let out a heavy sigh; you are relieved, elated; and […]

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Hacking Instagram Growth: How To Get From Zero to A Celebrity Status

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I have been using Instagram for only 8 months now and observing the very successful and unsuccessful IGers, I have some thoughts to share. The following post is my crystallized tips on how you can experience explosive growth (like me) and gain very high user engagement on Instagram. This post is all about hacking Instagram. Ready? I am going to […]

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How to Handle Trolls and Haters Online | The Dark Side of Internet

trolls and haters in online world

Trolls and haters lurk in the depths of social media networks and their comments and actions can lead to a variety of emotions including anger, annoyance, frustration, and even hurt feelings. There is a distinction between these two terms that should be clarified. Trolls are often spam artists and input comments to social media posts that are often not even […]

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How To Write Faster? Writing A Million Words In A Year

How To Write Faster. Write faster, write more

We all know about prolific writers such as James Patterson and Stephen King that are somehow able to produce anywhere between two to five books or more in a single year. Are there tricks and techniques that they employ to produce books at such a high rate? This article will enable you to learn how to become like these authors […]

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Are All Poets Penniless | All Poets Die Hungry

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This week I have been trying my best to stay level headed post Naked Soul: The Erotic Love Poems book launch. Truthfully speaking, I have been as excitable as a chef just before the Thanksgiving! My debut collection of erotic love poems was published in eBook on January 23 and I have sold just over 100 eBooks in the first […]

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Understanding A Book’s Copyright Page: What Does It Tell Specifically

Naked Soul Book Copyright page

Cast your mind back, way back to those archaic pre-internet times — long before sharing and liking were everyday actions synonymous with the online world; when tweeting was just something birds did and when copyright protection, although still a tricky business, was far less open to abuse than it is these days. Copyright Page Demystified History dictates that the enforcement […]

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Interview With R. M. Drake: Who Is This Instagram Famous Poet?

R M Drake Writer and Instagram Poet_NS

Instagram has seen a humongous growth in recent years. With this explosive user growth, we also see the rise in posts related to literary nature. Quotations and poetry, in particular, are very popular on this relatively young social media platform. Interview With Writer Robert M. Drake There are a lot of accounts which posts poems, quotations and short pieces of […]

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