If you are trying to earn an income teaching, speaking, or presenting, a critical component of your business plan is being invited to events as a paid professional. For some it appears that their schedule fills easily; for others it is the opposite. If you relate more to the latter there might be some reasons for this that will surprise you.
The good news is that most of these can be fixed with a little bit of effort on your part. The challenge will be honest self-examination. And be prepared that you still need to be patient; even if you make the necessary changes, you probably will not see results instantly. This is a long lead-time business, and getting hired as a public speaker doesn’t happen overnight. But the investment you make today will pay off in the future.