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Building Your Immigration Practice: Should You Write a Book?

  • Do I REALLY want to put myself and my ideas out there for all to see? This means taking a public stand and being held accountable to the words you write. You will never be able to please everyone, and you won’t be able to sit down with everyone who reads your book and explain yourself. However, if you invite your readers to get in touch with you with any questions they may have regarding what you’ve written, you’ve taken a massive step towards building your business.
    1. Do I have a book concept that REALLY inspires me? Ask yourself, is there anything you know enough about that will drive you to set aside time to work on your book even when you’re busy? Is this concept so compelling to you that you are willing to make it a central focus of your law practice for the next few years? Are you inspired by the topic to the extent that you are willing to pass up short-term opportunities to focus on the long-term goal of getting your book out there? Writing a book is a process, and if you’re not inspired by the concept you won’t have the energy to complete this process.
    1. Do you REALLY want to be a writer? When you commit to writing a book, you commit to being an author. This means doing things that authors do like giving talks and webinars, maintaining a blog, publishing articles, and, of course, actually writing your book. However, you don’t technically have to be a writer to be an author. If you have all of the expertise and information but writing isn’t really your passion or practice, you can hire a ghostwriter to help you.
    If you are committed to putting your ideas out there, have a topic you are passionate and inspired by, and you want to be a writer (or at least hire one to help you), then the answer is YES! You should absolutely write a book. Being a published author will build your business and launch your career to new levels of success.Now that you’ve decided to write a book, the next step is to write, right?Wrong.The next step is the step that will give you that initial bump in business growth, and here’s why.When you approach a publisher with your non-fiction book concept, your publisher already knows that in today’s market a non-fiction book on average sells less than 250 copies each year, and less than 2,000 copies in its lifetime. One thing you cannot count on your publishing company to do is to help you market your book. This is something that now falls mostly on the author. That means even if your content is amazing, it’s very unlikely the publishing company will profit much from it. That’s why when you pitch your story, you need to show two things:
    1. You have an audience ready to buy your book.
    2. You have a marketing plan to promote your book when it comes out.
    Even if you decide to self-publish, these are the first two things you need to be thinking about. Fortunately, these are also the first two things you need to be thinking about to build your business. Even if you don’t end up writing a book, preparing to write a book will build your business in ways you would have otherwise missed out on. To build your audience, you need to show that your ideas are compelling, unique, and helpful to the people affected by your law practice and your book concept.Write articles on the topic of your book. Maintain a blog with many of your postings focusing on the concept of your book. Blog about your writing process and include excerpts of what you’ve written. Give talks and host webinars on the topic of your book and your law practice. You can even attend conferences regarding your book topic, including writer’s conferences where you can glean ideas about how to best get your book out there. These are great opportunities to network with journals and other publications to get your articles published in.If you are not already taking these steps to build your business, you should be doing them anyway. Writing a book has short-term and long-term benefits for business growth. Making a commitment to your concept and your book gives your business marketing strategy focus and momentum. Then, getting your book published and out there opens up even more doors for you and your law practice.You can learn exactly what to do to build your audience base, devise an effective marketing strategy for your book, and write the non-fiction book that will skyrocket your practice to new levels of success in my book Invisible Marketing for Attorneys. You can download this book for free at www.ccifree.com from the link on the left side of the page. This is also the website to visit for a free review of any H1B, E3, TN, or I-140 case.About the AuthorSheila DanzigSheila Danzig is the Executive Director of TheDegreePeople, a foreign credentials evaluation agency. For a no-charge analysis of any difficult case, RFE, Denial, or NOID, please go to http://www.ccifree.com/ or call 800.771.4723.]]>

    Why Hire an Immigration Attorney When You Can Do it Yourself.

    There is no legal requirement to hire an immigration lawyer so why not do it yourself and save their fees? Or is it true that a man who represents himself has a fool for a lawyer? Learn the truth here.(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 15, 2009 ) Very few U.S. citizens (let alone aliens) understand how the U.S Immigration system works since it has very many laws and regulations from the various government agencies and their application in practice is taxing, as well as it is highly fact-intensive and vary from one person’s need to another. This deems it necessary to employ credential evaluation services from a foreign credential evaluation agency such aswww.TheDegreePeople.com Contrary to what many believe to be ‘form filling and that’s it’, The U.S Immigration laws are complex and change from often.Abe Lincoln is famous for his quotes among other things. He once came up with an adage stating that a man who represents himself in a legal proceeding, has a fool for a lawyer. People who file their own application make very costly mistakes which not only are cost intensive but, time consuming as well as have high chances in jeopardizing their chances of remaining in the U.S. legally.Immigration Attorneys while building up your case may be able to assess youracademic credentials in a bid to use education as a basis for your deserved stay in U.S. legally. The USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service), the USDS (United States Department of States), as well as the Unites States Department of Labor, openly do not assume responsibility for educating possible prospective immigrants. Such agencies believe that their obligation is enforcing that they laid out regulations are adhered to the nitty gritty detail. Just to show how serious they are they claim to check applications thoroughly to the extent of confirming “dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s.” This means that for eligibility the people have to get professional foreign credential evaluation to know whether they may be able to qualify for the various visas which are offered.As simple as immigration issues may see they more often than not become mired in agency interpretations and regulations, and become problematic in the long-run. Immigration lawyers can demystify the situation and provide you with options to help you effectively and efficiently file a custom made document to suit each and every need that you may have. Owing to the wealth of experience these Attorneys have, they will be able to predict problems that may arise in the proceeding and have a way worked out to pull their clients off the hook since they serve as excellent credential evaluators. This is because they have to know any relevant information about their clients to help them win back legal status. As costly as it may be to employ immigration attorneys, they are a sure way to deal with your case in a more timely manner since they have interpretation of the substantive law at their finger-tips hence guaranteeing positive results – a legal status in the U.S.]]>

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