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?
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.
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
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
Non-stop reading, listening to advice, and attempting to implement the tools given for all these months has been a struggle for me. I have done my best. Yesterday I went to my local library and donated all of my books to their collection. A part of me feels I can't afford to do this, another … Continue reading Growing Pains… Gurus Have Issues Too!
I am struggling with what my goal is at the moment. I know I came into this wanting to write books, but now I realize I can't JUST write books. I need to market. This sounds like the same post rewritten over and over. It may be, but that is how the life of a … Continue reading Growing Pains…Getting Rich or Writing Books?
It is a rough feeling when you see you have more books than fans. I am pushing out two books a month, I am on my third month. Sure, I have a pen name for my children's books. That shouldn't matter (I think it does). As an author, I love to write more than market, … Continue reading Growing Pains…I am Growing as a Writer, My Fan Base is Not
As some of you know, I began this journey about two months ago (give or take a week). I struggled so much, I decided to complain about it on a blog. I was so frustrated I was blogging every day. I am beginning to see a lot of things fall in place, slowly. These little … Continue reading Growing Pains…Recognizing How Ignorant You WERE Is a Weird Feeling.
Okay, last night I didn't go to sleep until I finished the cover the way I wanted it. I think I did a pretty fantastic job. I went on to Amazon and what a surprise, it didn't work. Oh well, a few hours go by, and I tweaked it again to get it done. I … Continue reading Growing Pains…My Head is Spinning!
I just learned how to become an associate and affiliate of a few big named companies. Let me tell you, it sounded so simple. It took me about three hours (not including my internet interruption from the storm) to set it up, and I still could not get it right. I give up on the … Continue reading Growing Pains…Affiliates and Associates?