These are a list of resources you can use to help you grow your speaking business.
Directory Of Events:
This is a list of websites you can use to find speaking opportunities.
This is the exact contract I use for my paid speaking gigs. Notice how simple it is. The more simple you keep your contract, the faster you get paid because they don’t have to send it to their legal department, change things, etc etc. And besides, you’re not ‘going against each other’…you and the client are on the same team.
Optimize Press 2.0:
This is a great website theme/plugin for selling your products and creating funnels. It allows you to set up the pages quickly and build your email list fast.
Leadpages will also help you build your email list fast. They give you stats on how your pages are converting and the set up requires just a few clicks.
It’s better to have an accounting system set up sooner rather than later (trust me, I know). It will make everything much easier when you have to do taxes and to keep track of how your business is doing.
Sign Easy – Sign documents without having to print it out
Kayak – Keeps all your travel information in one place
Kindle – You have to read read read read
Asana – Great for project management
Wunderlust – A great to-do list for capturing your ideas quickly
Evernote – The best online notebook for ideas (you can even use it as a CRM system)
Feedly – Keep track of blogs you like
PicLab – A nice photo editor
You need to have Google Analytics on your website because it gives you information you need to take your speaking business to a new level. When you have data, you can use that data to improve.
If you want to book speaking gigs on autopilot, this is the closest you’re going to get. When people are searching for speakers like you, they need to find you.
This is a great way to keep track of events & meeting planners. You should be building a database of people you want to connect with. Google Spreadsheets can also be used when you’re selling speaker products to keep track of your numbers.
48 Laws Of Power by Robert Greene
Mastery by Robert Greene
Booked UP by Benji Bruce
No B.S. Time Management For Entrepreneurs by Dan Kennedy
Getting Everything You Can Out Of All You’ve Got by Jay Abraham
The ONE Thing by Gary Keller