About The Author
Daughter of the King - born from above in 1989.
Deborah grew up in a military family and moved to Florida in the early 1970's. She began her journey of creative writing soon after coming to know Jesus as her personal Savior. Her primary goal is to share her personal testimony with others while bringing hope and practical help through her writing.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Guest Author Tisha Silvers & Her Book for Homeschoolers
In her book entitled "The Homeschoolers' Income Makeover", Tisha gives living examples of how people can employ what they already do for enjoyment/relaxation, what they naturally do because it's a part of their nature, as well as their even God-given talents, and turn all of those things into paying businesses. Her book contains impressive tools for starting and running a successful home-based business while tackling your God-given mandate to homeschool your kids. She covers writing a business plan home-based and traditional businesses (template included in the Appendix), attending local economic development center workshops, as well as shares Internet-based strategies for success. She covers how to market your services or products effectively to maximize your promotional dollars. Additionally, Tisha shares her secrets for success in this exhaustive reference tool for those individuals who want to both homeschool and oversee their own businesses simultaneously. She has page after page of practical and useful information, as well as many "live links" to dozens of invaluable websites, social media hubs, and Internet articles.”
Tell us a little about your background.
I'm a Christian homeschooling mom and entrepreneur. Operated a successful secretarial/virtual assistance business and put the business on hiatus in 2002 for an undetermined amount of time while I pursue my real passions of writing and providing great marketing services, which I do today.
What inspired you to write your book?
Some of it was from listening to other homeschooling moms vent their frustrations of trying to homeschool while operating a business because it was so hard. When others "chimed in" but with the idea that it would be easy to do both, then I spoke up on both the home school and home business issue of both were literally full time jobs that they were taking too lightly. From there, I explained what it's like to operate a "real" business and how to make a successful go of it, and the same "eye-opener" with homeschooling. The trick, though, was how to do "both" simultaneously. So between my personal experiences and tons of research, I was able to be compile "real" information that people could use. Many did.
What kinds of reactions has the book generated thus far?
Lots of positive responses with mostly identical reactions, which was they didn't know about the plethora of services (especially the free services) available to them, and they were very surprised that it was such an impact but easy-to-implement guide for homeschooling parents. Majority of the people called it "a step-by-step guide", which I hadn't thought of the book in that regards up until lots of people actually said the same thing.
What's the main message that you'd like readers to take away from it?
You can do this -- even if you're single. You can do it and be very successful. I seriously emphasize creating support teams for both your home school and home business. I share strategies and resources to help make that happen.
Any final thoughts you'd like to share?
Yes. Although the book was written with homeschooling families in mind, any person can take the business strategies in the book (and there are LOTS of it with examples), apply the strategies and see results, so you don't have to be a homeschooler to benefit from this how-to guide.
How can our readers learn more about you and contact you directly?
They can visit my blog at http://homeschool-wealth.blogspot.com/ , email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org , and/or follow/connect/friend me at: http://www.facebook.com/tmsilvers , http://www.twitter.com/tmsilvers , and http://www.linkedin.com/in/tmsilvers .