It’s hard to know what to do when you’ve never done something before, but after you’ve been through it, it all feels so much easier.
Over the last several weeks, I have recorded, edited, and submitted my book on Audible. It felt like a major undertaking, but in hindsight, it was easier than I expected. This was partially due to many excellent articles written by other amazing entrepreneurs who were willing to share their tips and tricks. They also shared their obstacles to help make sure others didn’t fall into the same pitfalls.
I recommend taking this journey for anyone who has written a book and has thought about transitioning it into an audible book.
It all starts with recording. Over and over again, the #1 tip I heard is the suggestion to get a good microphone for recording. The Yeti microphone is one of the most reasonably priced and solid pieces of equipment out there. I’m grateful for the recommendations as it truly is a stellar piece of equipment to have in your toolbox as an entrepreneur. The quality of sound was a definite improvement from previous versions of recorders I tried.
The second lesson I learned, was that you needed to find a very, very quiet place. I thought I had a room mapped out in our house that would be perfect, but ultimately when I sat down with all of the equipment and ran the sound checks, it failed miserably. I was astonished by how much noise can penetrate walls, windows, and air vents. Ultimately, I found a small clothing closet located in the internal part of the house and was finally able to record.
The final key lesson I learned, was to inject some fun into the narration. No one likes to read a dreary book. This meant doing a few push-ups and having some fun before sitting down to record.
While it was quite the process, it was gratifying and I am so glad to have the opportunity to amplify my voice and my message to help more business owners build thriving, profitable businesses built with systems!
Cheers to all the authors out there!
Kristen David, a former trial lawyer and partner who went from working 85 hours a week and barely making ends meet, built it up to a million-dollar-plus business, then sold her shares and pivoted into a business coach guru. She is now an international speaker, bestselling author, and operates a successful business, empowering business owners to build thriving, profitable businesses that are self-managed with systems. She helps busy business owners build those systems by implementing policies and procedures the Fast Track Way.