Growing Pains…Learning from Example, Why Didn’t I Think of That?

I have been reading and researching many marketing blogs and books this past week. I am trying to 'mix it up,' so to speak. My mind needs to focus on sales, even if my brain has about fifteen ideas for stories. I am slowly learning that I need to stick to my schedule and marketing … Continue reading Growing Pains…Learning from Example, Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Growing Pains…This May Not Be Rocket Science, But I’m No Scientist!

Honestly, I am not even sure I did it right. I shall find out soon. So many of the experts know this works. Most of them use the funnel book and the magnet book to get the email lists. To be quite honest, I know I've read the email list trick many times, but I am still not sure what to do after I get tons of email addresses. On my children's book landing page, so far, I have three on my list. One of those email addresses is me; I was testing it to make sure it worked. I don't believe I am approaching that in the correct manner. I will have to continue rereading Nick's free book. As for the 30-day challenge, I learned more about Twitter and a few tips on Facebook that I was not aware of. It is supposed to be one day at a time but a few of the days were easy, so I didn't follow directions and compiled two days into one. I also had a Facebook account and that day I skipped.

Growing Pains…Is It Beneficial To Buy Your Own ISBN or Get the Amazon Freebie?

My first paperback was recently able to be distributed to other sites as of yesterday. I did not research enough my first book, nor did I investigate much with my second. As a matter of fact, I am still learning a lot as I continue on this journey. I am aware of the benefits of … Continue reading Growing Pains…Is It Beneficial To Buy Your Own ISBN or Get the Amazon Freebie?

Growing Pains…Following Experienced Authors/Bloggers is Crucial

Starting out in any new business or career is difficult. As a teacher, you are assigned a cooperating teacher for two semesters before you graduate or receive your certification. You work with one teacher twice a week during your practicum semester. The student teacher moves on to working daily with the cooperating teacher before becoming a … Continue reading Growing Pains…Following Experienced Authors/Bloggers is Crucial

Growing Pains…E-Mails and Contacts

When I began the blogging journey, I had no followers, no likes, no readers. As I received emails stating my stats of likes, followers, and comments, I created folders for each category. Let's face it, everyone knows that giddy feeling of your first follower, that first like and your first comment which wasn't your aunt … Continue reading Growing Pains…E-Mails and Contacts

Growing Pains…DIY Audiobook, Tougher Than They Say

I can't afford to shell out the hundreds of dollars to a narrator. I have a fear of commitment. I also have little patience, so waiting for weeks on someone to read my story and get back to me is not an option for me. I read a few articles on DIY audiobooks. I was … Continue reading Growing Pains…DIY Audiobook, Tougher Than They Say

Growing Pains…Rewriting Content in Published Books

I have been writing for only three months now, but I realized that I have learned A LOT in this little amount of time. I have much more to learn, I know. Since the beginning of June, I have published four novelettes, four children's books and two free books for e-mail lists, plus poems and … Continue reading Growing Pains…Rewriting Content in Published Books

Growing Pains…Contemplating a Publisher’s ‘Self-Help’ Course

I have stated in previous blogs that I published eight books since the beginning of June. Not a great strategy for a brand new writer, but I felt that it was my way of getting noticed. I think I should have spent more time letting them ferment. Let the books sit and let me look … Continue reading Growing Pains…Contemplating a Publisher’s ‘Self-Help’ Course