Your Message Matters
How to Rise above the Noise and Get Paid for What You Know
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Transform your passion into a platform
Do you long to work for yourself, on your own terms? What's holding you back? Self-doubt, fear, technology challenges, the feeling that there are already too many other people doing what you want to do? It's time to face those things head-on and transform your passion into a thriving business. Why? Because your message matters.
In this uplifting and practical book, blogger, speaker, and business coach Jonathan Milligan gives you a simple four-step framework to rise above the noise and build a real business. He shows you how to believe, define, craft, and market your message so that you can fulfill your unique purpose in this life. With plenty of helpful assessment tools and proven strategies--including how to create seven perpetual income streams in twelve months from just one message--this is your go-to guide for living your dreams and impacting the world for good.
"You are doing something special for others and yourself by reading Your Message Matters. The investment of your time will come back multiplied with more confidence and enthusiasm--and you'll discover your own powerful message that will inspire and encourage others along the way."--Dan Miller, author of 48 Days to the Work You Love
"There is a seismic shift happening in the business world. More and more people are using their skills, passions, and experiences to launch a business from home. Your Message Matters lays out the path from discovering your message all the way to marketing your message. Let this book be your new manual for online business success!"--Ryan Levesque, bestselling author of Ask. and Choose.
Jonathan Milligan is an author, blogger, speaker, and online business coach. He has spent the last decade guiding and directing creative professionals on how to pursue meaningful work. Since 2009, Jonathan has run his own portable lifestyle business online. Today he teaches others how to build a business with their passion, story, or message. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with his wife, Charity, and their two kids. Find him at JonathanMilligan.com.
"You are doing something special for others and yourself by reading Your Message Matters. The investment of your time will come back multiplied with more confidence and enthusiasm--and you'll discover your own powerful message that will inspire and encourage others along the way."
Dan Miller, author of 48 Days to the Work You Love
"To build a successful personal brand today, you need a platform. In Your Message Matters, Jonathan Milligan lays out a comprehensive four-step plan to help you turn your passion into a profitable online business. For aspiring writers, speakers, and coaches, this book is a game changer."
Michael Hyatt, New York Times bestselling author
"What is your WHAT? That is a question I've been challenging others with for the past decade. Milligan lays out a comprehensive framework to help you discover the three most essential ingredients for building a personal brand online today. In the pages of this book, you'll nail down your purpose, passion, and people. Now more than ever, this book is mandatory reading."
Steve Olsher, founder/editor-in-chief of Podcast Magazine; New York Times bestselling author of What Is Your WHAT?
"I'm a big believer in building a portable lifestyle business. In Your Message Matters, Jonathan demystifies the process of how to take your story, experience, or passion and turn it into a thriving online business. There's never been a better time to work from home doing what you love than right now."
Natalie Sisson, chief potentialist and two-time #1 bestselling author of The Suitcase Entrepreneur and The Freedom Plan
"Serving a tribe of people online can sustain your business for a lifetime. But how do you get started in the first place? Jonathan takes you on a journey from believing you have a message to defining what your message actually is to marketing your message for business success. This book is a must-read for any online entrepreneur."
Stu McLaren, founder of the TRIBE course and Marketing Your Business podcast
"Over the last decade, there has been an explosion of personal brand businesses online. Whether you want to write, speak, teach, or coach online, Jonathan has compiled the step-by-step roadmap to make that happen for you!"
Kary Oberbrunner, author of Day Job to Dream Job and Elixir Project
"In a world full of pretenders and pseudogurus, Jonathan Milligan is the real deal. He shows you how to quickly stand out and be heard in a noisy world . . . and ultimately build a business and a life you love, just like he has done himself. I've watched him grow his business from scratch the same way he teaches in this book. Read it now!"
Matt McWilliams, host of The Affiliate Guy podcast
"Finding your one and only purpose in this life can be daunting. In this book, Jonathan unpacks in detail why we don't discover our purpose in life but rather uncover it. If you've been struggling with direction, this book will deliver!"
Jared Easley, co-founder, co-organizer, and VP of content and community for Podcast Movement
"You have a message to share and an audience to serve. But it's easy to get stuck in the 'how.' In this inspiring and practical book, Jonathan walks you step-by-step through the process of uncovering your unique gift, discovering your ideal audience, and clarifying the problem your message solves. I highly recommend you grab a copy of this book! You'll find the practical worksheets and assessments you need to finally make progress and make a living sharing your message."
Brian Dixon, clarity coach and co-founder of hope*writers; author of Start with Your People
"You have a message, and you deserve to have your message heard. Read Jonathan's book and you'll discover how to build multiple streams of income from your message. This book is ideal for speakers, writers, and coaches alike. Grab your copy today; you can thank me later."
Grant Baldwin, author of The Successful Speaker