Should a Book Writer Use Email Newsletters?

Should a Book Writer Use Email Newsletters?

Should a Book Writer Use Email Newsletters? Are you thinking about starting a newsletter? Newsletters are a great way to stay in touch with your readers. They let readers know about upcoming books, book signings, and other events. They're also a great way for readers to see the personal side of things, the wizard behind the curtain. But there's one downside to newsletters. I wrote an article about blogging for writers. The big question was, is blogging keeping you away from your writing work or are you balancing the two? The same goes for newsletters. If you start a newsletter, will it take over your writing time? The writing time that is devoted to your books and other writing projects that grow your freelance writing business? If you decide to start a newsletter, here are a few questions to ask yourself so you can stay on task. How often are you going to send out the newsletter? How much time each week will...
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The 5-Step Plan for Consistent Blogging

The 5-Step Plan for Consistent Blogging

The 5-Step Plan For Consistent Blogging If you have been following me for awhile, you probably know that I like to plan things. I like to be prepared and know what I'm getting into before I dive in. Just like everyone else, however, I don't always have the time to be prepared. I try the best I can, but I can only accomplish so many things during the day. I've read Dan Kennedy's No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs and I've also read Tim Ferriss' The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, so I'm well-versed in the concept of time management and outsourcing. I love the idea of giving someone else responsibility to do those things I either don't want to do or don't have time for. I also love the idea of letting someone else handle things so I can "go with the flow". But sometimes, outsourcing doesn't work out the way I'd like it to, and...
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5 Blog Marketing Mistakes and What to Do Instead For Better Conversion

5 Blog Marketing Mistakes and What to Do Instead For Better Conversion

5 Blog Marketing Mistakes and What to Do Instead For Better Conversion Last week, I talked about six great reasons to write a blog and where to start when you don't know what to write about. Today, I wanted to share some dos and don'ts of blog marketing. When you decided to start a blog, you probably had the idea of establishing yourself as an expert in your field and maybe even getting business from it. That's why you're in business, right? With blogging, if you want to get people to know, like, and trust you so that they *do* buy from you one day, there are a few things to avoid. #1 - Negativity As writers, we need to be very careful with the words we write. Negativity in our writing, especially on our blogs does a disservice to our readers. It fuels a fire that robs them of positivity and joy. It's like a chisel that makes a crack bigger and harder to...
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