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13 Essential Tips on Writing a Business Book for Newbie Writers

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Writing a business book can help you educate young professionals and build your reputation as a thought leader. Contrary to what many people think, you don’t have to be one of the “best writers” of this age to write a good business book. 

The thirteen helpful tips mentioned below can enable you to write an amazing business book even if you’re a newbie writer – keep reading!

1. Find Professional Help

In all honesty, you will not write a perfect business book on your first try. You will need a lot of focus, courage, and guidance to succeed in your goal of writing a valuable business book. When it comes to getting guidance, there’s no better option than linking up with professional writers and publishers. 

Building connections with publishing professionals will allow you to overcome the challenges when writing a business book. For example, if you don’t have time to write yourself, you can hire a business book ghostwriter to write the book for you. 

Exploring online channels is the best way you can reach out to professional writers, editors, and proofreaders. Set some time aside from your daily routine so you can connect with writing professionals in no time. 

2. Identify Your Goal

You need to write down what you will achieve by writing a business book before you even write a single word. Asking yourself questions is the best way you can unleash your unexplored reason why you want to publish a business book in the first place. 

Here are some essential questions you should ask yourself:

  • Do I want to leave my legacy as a business professional? 
  • Am I on a mission to help your business minds? 
  • Do I want to establish my worth as a business leader? 
  • Am I looking to make more money by writing a book? 
  • Is my business book going to help me generate leads?

Getting the answers to these questions will help you pinpoint the main motive behind writing your first business book. 

3. Choose Your Topic

It will never be possible for you to cover everything you know about running a business in a single book. Instead of trying to write about everything, you need to specify the message you want to deliver. 

Focusing your attention on a single topic will give you more freedom and enable you to share your knowledge the right way. It won’t be easy for you to come up with the topic for your first business book in 30 minutes. 

You will have to go through a process to decide which topics intrigue you the most. It’s better to write topic ideas in a notebook daily to pen down everything that comes to your mind and decide the topic you are going to write about. 

4. Read More Business Books

It won’t be easy for you to understand what makes a business book stand out if you don’t explore the frameworks of famous business books in the first place. 

You should set some time aside from your daily routine to read business books and identify what makes a business book famous. Some of the greatest business books you should read are:

  • The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E Gerber
  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

5. Avoid Rephrasing Ideas

Reading business books shouldn’t influence you to rephrase the same business tips or ideas that have been discussed already. You should try finding out what specific knowledge or experience you can share in your book that will help your book stand out. 

6. Don’t Suppress Your Writer’s Voice

Again, you don’t have to impersonate other famous business writers when writing for the first time. You have to be courageous about using your voice and engaging your reader the way you want. You can easily identify your writer’s voice by rewriting your favorite chapters from the business books you read. 

7. Don’t Use Jargon

You might be inclined to use technical terms when writing a business book. Remember that your book will not only be read by business owners and job holders. If you plan on encouraging newbies through your book, you must avoid using jargon. Use simpler words and phrases to keep all your readers engaged. 

8. Keep Your Writing Persuasive 

Your business book doesn’t have to be stale and devoid of fun. You need to include conflict and appeal to your book to ensure that your readers don’t feel bored. Brush up on your creative writing skills to develop great characters and keep your readers hooked. 

9. Grow Your Social Presence

Focusing on marketing is as important as focusing on writing. If you want to sell more copies of your book, you need to develop a branding and marketing plan that is suited to your personal needs. Getting started with social media branding is the best way to raise awareness about your book if you are on a tight budget. 

10. Develop Your Writing Routine 

Writing a business book is not a pipedream. To ensure that you actually achieve your goal of writing a book, you need to develop a routine that allows you to write without disturbing your daily routine. Allocate some time for writing, so you don’t spend a single day without writing. 

11. Don’t Draw the Cover Yourself

Your book won’t be able to persuade more readers if you don’t have an attractive cover for your book. Instead of trying to draw a book cover yourself, it’s better to get help from a professional who can make a persuasive book cover in a short time. 

12. Focus on Your Health 

Writing your first business book doesn’t require compromising your health. It’s better to set your health goals so you can stay healthy when writing your book. Set some time aside for exercise and focus on your diet, so you don’t develop health issues. 

13. Understand the Publication Process

The publication process of your first business book can get really complicated. You must understand the different publication routes to decide which is best for you. It’s better to get help from a publication professional if you don’t have time to read things yourself. 

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