When looking for an image for either your book cover of blog posts for your website make sure it says that you can use it for commercial use. Since you are an author and writing and selling books is a business, you will be using it for commercial use.
When selecting a book cover, try to find an image that isn’t used too much and that is unique. My favorite graphic website is Pixabay. I’ve noted some other image websites that you might be interested in.
|1. The Library of Congress’ image collection|
|2. Creative Commons search on Flickr|
|3. Public Domain Images Google Search|
|4. Archive.org for public domain books|
|5. Illustrated books on Project Gutenberg|
|6. American Memory Project|
I realize that sometimes you need to make money while you’re ramping up your book sales. While you’re in the process of getting your book launched, you may need to have money to pay bills.
Within your area, there will be a good number of small business owners where you may be able to find work as a writer. The number of opportunities for a writer is very high and this is a great field to work in.
To look just be on the realm of grabbing a job as a writer, you could also look at doing some freelance writing. If you’re not happy with the amount of money that you could make within the writing field, you could look at supplementing this on the side by either of these two following websites: www.elance.com or Fiverr.com. On Elance, you are able to bid on projects that are listed as well as set up a profile to showcase your best work. Fiverr is a great place to start out and build your experience. You can create search criteria so that jobs that meet what you want can be e-mailed to you. This is a great way to supplement your income.
Writing jobs are out there for the taking. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, writing jobs will grow in line with the general economy over the next decade. This means that you will see probably about average growth for the industry but you could see a great deal more growth if you focus on Internet writing. This is a very flexible industry in which you have potentially a greater chance at dictating your terms and conditions and how you would like to work. Do not underestimate also the opportunity to work as a freelancer because you could command higher rates and this would increase the amount of flexibility you would have.
Book marketing on the internet today has changed dramatically over the past ten years. Today’s techniques for promoting and selling your books on the internet requires an expanding array of multimedia features and capabilities, much different from days past. Below is a technique and approaches every book marketer should consider including in their efforts to increase website traffic, sales and revenues.
One of the most important ways to build your trust among your potential customers is to get involved somehow with teaching this topic to others. Even if it is a basic and simple process or procedure, the process of thinking through, writing it out, developing lesson plans, etc. will be invaluable to you. Once developed, separate the materials into small sections for delivery and distribution on the Internet.
There are a number of ways to market the materials to potential customers.
With distribution in this method, it gives you the perfect opportunity to include small “snippets” of promotion for your book and builds a reputation of trust among your clients or future customers. You will be amazed at how effective this particular technique is. Not only will it give you help with sales but it will reinforce your knowledge in those areas that you were already familiar with.
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Blog marketing is something that all writers should do. They market their blog so that they can get readers, and sell their books online. Marketing their blog means to get it out into the universe so that others that are interested in it can find it, read it and buy your services. It is also a great way to sell things by using affiliate links and programs. Blog marketing can help your online or offline business.
Using a blog to market something is cheaper than using a website. This is because there are so many free ones out there that you can use to get the word out, and they are really just as good as having a website that you pay for. There are of course some advantages to having your own URL, but for a beginner, a free one will work until you get the hang of it and want to move it all over onto your own server. Hostgator.com is a great choice. The free blogs are just not that customizable.
When you have your own blog, you are in charge of the content that is posted on it. You can decide what is said, and what is not. You are after all writing it all, right? So, the sky is the limit. Whether you want a blog that does website reviews and takes nominations, or you want to sell books, the choice is yours. Using a blog to get the word out about whatever you want too is a great way to market and promote something.
Blog marketing is a great thing to learn. If you can sell things from a blog, you can sell them anywhere. Making money by using a blog is one of the most satisfying things that you will ever learn how to do. Just do not expect to make money over night, know that you have to work at it consistently everyday, and remember to put into it what you want to get out of it.