Bless the Lord, Believer!
Welcome to another Empowering Post within the LiyahAmore University blog series.
I am Felecia Killings, Founder and CEO of FKMinistries, and our mission is to equip you for your work of virtual ministry using the written and spoken word.
In the event you are new to my virtual ministry and blog, allow me to share more about the services and offerings we provide to Believers like you.
Over the last few years, I've helped new Christian Authors (and now upcoming Speakers and Conservative Leaders) craft powerful books that bring healing and deliverance to others.
I've taught my clients and students the power of using their stories as a method of empowering other people who have gone through similar experiences.
Not only do I provide assistance in helping my clients construct their own books, but I also equip them to launch their own ministries using the virtual or online space.
This includes providing teachings on best practices for marketing their works as self-published authors, setting up their social media platforms for building a fanbase, creating multiple streams of income for their ministry, and much more.
In all, building a virtual ministry extends beyond simply writing a book or securing a couple of speaking gigs.
It's about creating a movement that revolutionizes someone's world; and you, my Beloved Reader, have the power to do the same thing if you are willing to learn the spiritual and technical skills required to succeed.
That, in essence, is where my ministry and I come in.
Now, for today's teaching, I want to help you develop a strategy for building your virtual ministry while still working for another company.
Not every Believer is able to commit to their ministry full-time at the beginning, but it doesn't mean that one's ministry has to sit on the sidelines.
So, I want to share some tips with you today, because the only way that your ministry will grow is when you are ready to sacrifice some things to make it happen.
Without further delay, let's get into this lesson on "How to Build Your Virtual Ministry While Working Another Job."
Building Your Virtual Ministry Requires Certain Behavioral Shifts
Quite often, when I am introduced to a new Christian Author, Speaker, or Conservative Leader, she will tell me that she has numerous ideas for writing a book; and she believes that this is something that can be completed easily.
She will tell me that her book will sell to hundreds and thousands of people.
All she needs to know is how to write the book and put it up on Amazon.
You can imagine the kind of shock she (and others like her) received when I told her that there are at least 100 steps that she must take in order to have a thriving a writing ministry, steps that I teach inside LiyahAmore University.
With all that is required to build your new ministry, you must understand that everything truly begins in your mind.
The thoughts you have, the plans you develop, and the products you eventually create will have their start within your mind.
Therefore, you must learn to condition your mind to be ready to work on your behalf.
You see, it's not enough that you receive an idea from God to build your virtual ministry.
You also need to put in the work that will enable you to see that idea physically manifested.
For example, if you have a book to write, you can't expect anyone to purchase it until you actually write it. And then you can't expect people to purchase your book if you don't market it. And you can't expect anyone to purchase your product if you don't know HOW to market your work.
And until you condition your mind to do what's needed in order to get results, then your virtual ministry will fail. The same can be said if you desire to create a speaking platform and career.
There are certain behaviors that you must adopt if you want your virtual ministry to succeed. And here's just a small list of what I mean.
If you want your ministry to thrive, you must learn how to practice:
The key in building your virtual ministry while working for another company is to establish creative and productive habits that move you towards your ultimate goal.
Building Your Virtual Ministry Requires Time-Management Skills
There are several steps that you can take towards building your ministry.
But no strategy is more important than time-management.
How you treat your time each day is a strong indicator of where your heart truly is.
Although you might have to give 8 hours a day to another company just to live, you still have the choice to decide what to do with the remaining 16 hours.
For most people, they want to use that time doing leisure activities. They want to relax or mingle rather than using some of that time to work on their ministries.
They sit back and wait for "the right time" to start their book or to market their product; and then they wonder why God isn't doing His part to "bless them."
As with all businesses, there are laws in place that govern success. These laws can be used by anyone, and they contain the power to make one rich and prosperous.
But these same laws can be used to usher in failure.
By making permanent the dominating thoughts and behaviors that control people.
Here's an example of what I mean:
If Author Jim wants to publish a book and earn $10,000 from his product's first year sales, but he constantly thinks negatively about it, he will not reach his goals. His negative ideas of the publishing process will prevent him from doing anything that will help him reach his goals.
In this case, the law of sowing and reaping is at play. Author Jim refuses to sow into his writing ministry, in spite of having an idea to launch it. He doesn't purchase his training. He doesn't market his book. He just sits there with an idea and no action.
As a result, because he has sown nothing, he reaps nothing. In the end, the failure of his virtual ministry is on him, not on the Lord and not on anyone else.
To the contrary, if Author Phillip decides to write a book, and he puts into practice what's needed to thrive, he will succeed. Phillip has learned the law of sowing and reaping, and he applies it to his ministry each day.
Although Author Phillip may be tired from working his traditional job, he doesn't let that fatigue stop him from spending 2 extra hours each day on working on his ministry. He doesn't allow procrastination and indecisiveness stop him from purchasing the training materials and coaching he needs to grow.
And after a year of working this way and sowing into his work, he finds that not only has he finished his first book, but he has learned how to generate a part-time income that's large enough to help him quit his traditional job.
In this case, Phillip has learned to master himself, and he has used this skill to manage his time wisely.
I want you to think about how you can do the same thing.
Building Your Virtual Ministry Requires Training
Whether you are able to work on your ministry one hour a day or 8 hours a day, understand that nothing good will come of it unless you have the right resources to guide you.
I like the way Napoleon Hill addresses this topic in his book, Think and Grow Rich.
He shares that it's the power of the masterminds that enable each person to thrive.
No man can hope to succeed without the aid or service of others.
It requires collective work to help bring ideas into physical manifestations.
It's the knowledge and wisdom that others have acquired that make us capable of turning our visions into reality.
And while we may never be able to speak with the great minds of business moguls from today, we can read their teachings and learn from their wisdom.
This is the essence of training.
As I took time to build my virtual ministry the right way, I learned that in order to thrive, I had to listen to other entrepreneurs. I had to see how they generated success in online business. And their teachings helped to form my own imaginary mastermind group. (Hill talks about this, too, in his book.)
Their expertise became my training materials; and when I applied their lessons, I witnessed great results.
This is why my virtual ministry stresses the importance of gaining the RIGHT training for your work, Dear Reader.
Yes, you can try to do everything on your own.
But you will eventually fail.
In other words, you will find yourself making costly mistakes that you could have easily avoided had you received the right training for your ministry.
This is something the Holy Spirit and I built together, and I've put all that you need within my school.
And because I continue to learn so much more about building a virtual ministry that will last, I am always improving upon the quality of the education each year.
If you are working for another company, but you still want to build your writing or speaking ministry and career, then one of the first strategies you must employ is to receive your training.
This is how your ministry will grow over time.
There's a process to this work. But once you master the skills and start to evaluate your success, you will soon discover that your ministry is expanding more and more each year.
So, I pray that this article helped to put things in perspective for you. Always remember that your success is dependent on what you do and how much time you are willing to commit to your calling.
I bless you, Dear Reader.
And as always, let's grow together!
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