Monday, July 23, 2012

Launch Your First Personal Project Successfully

My first eBook


A personal project consists of a series of tasks. Writing an eBook is a good example. It can’t be done in a few hours or a day. It takes many days or months. Planning, organizing and executing are the ways to complete a personal project orderly, smoothly and timely.
Here are the steps to take:

1.       The big picture: What do you wish to accomplish? You need to know the steps to be taken like writing an eBook.  If you are not sure, you can always surf the Net and look for relevant information and gain the knowledge to do it right the first time.

2.       The small steps: The next thing is to break it down into actionable tasks in its proper sequence. You also need to give a deadline for each task so that you can work with a sense of urgency. I am giving here, as an example, how I publish my first eBook.  For your information I am not actually writing the eBook because the material is extracted from my blog posts and I am working on the project part-time. 


·         July 1 Read Building Your Book for Kindle
·         July 2  front matter: title page and subtitle, copyright page, preface, acknowledgement, table of contents
·         July 3  chapter 1
·         July 4  chapter 2
·         July 5  chapter 3
·         July 6  chapter 4
·         July 7   chapter 5
·         July 8   chapter 6
·         July 9   chapter 7
·         July 10   chapter 8
·         July 11   back matter: about the author
·         July 12-14  revision
·         July 15-18  editing  and proofreading
·         July 21 upload to Amazon, book is available online in Amazon Kindle Bookstore, do  promotion:  press release, a blog post , notify social networking sites and  subscribers, do a presentation at SlideShare


3.    The positive mindset: Do not get distracted, be focused and be disciplined to work your plan and get the daily tasks done accordingly. You will be motivated by the progress you have made in each passing day.

4.       Daily review: Look at your daily tasks. Are you able to follow the schedule? Do you need to revise your steps and make changes because of new developments? Be flexible and get the project launched successfully.

5.       Launched: My first eBook is successfully published on July 21, 2012. If you have an eReader such as a Kindle Fire you can download 7 Effective ways to Live a Happy and Successfully Life. It is only $2.99.      

Plan and work your first personal project now.


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