Free Marketing Course for Authors

I just wanted to let you know that I just finished my first free marketing course for authors. Looking for a marketing course for authors? Are you a new author? Are you having a hard time finding the time to market your book? Does the marketing part of selling your book feel overwhelming?

Introducing a beginners free marketing course for new authors. It spans over 24 days (1 every other day) covering a wide variety of topics including how to create a marketing plan, strategies, goals, social media and more.

I’ve been hearing from a lot of you and you’ve been sharing that you get tired and frustrated with marketing your book. You have shared that you don’t have time to market your book or you just want to write and not worry about marketing.  I believe if you can add 30 minutes into your schedule to market your book that you can increase your sales revenue.

 

marketing course for authors

After this marketing course you will be able to start marketing your book successfully online.

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Annual Visionary Business Expo

Business ExpoOur first annual Visionary Business Expo is planned for September 19 from 10 – 2 pm. Only 11 spots/tables available and 4 – 45 minute private presentation slots available. Deadline to sign up August 14, 2015. Sign up to be a vendor HERE.
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Advertise at Visionary Meetings

Our business card holder in the large room is so popular that we are opening it up to everyone not just members. Many people pass through Visionary Meetings for meetings each month and take the business cards that are on our board. We are now offering packages for you to advertise your business online and offline and more. See our package HERE.

VPN Member Spotlight

VPN Beth Weber wrote an article on the Bring Memories to Life blog called Freedom of Expression. Please read it, it is a great article!

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Courses

Fall Social Media courses are planned see them here.

Web Design

We now offer web design services for small businesses with WordPress or Weebly.

Detroit Legal Management Software Company

GotaCase Legal Systems is a Detroit startup that is dedicated to making the practice of law more fulfilling and less exasperating for the lawyer, for the legal staff, for the client and for the whole legal community. Our mission is to leverage the advantages of technology to give lawyers tools that work the way lawyers work.

GotaCase

Steve Reifman

The personal professional network feature is GREAT!”
     – Steve Reifman, esq.” – Steve Reifman, co-founder and lawyer

GotaCase Legal Systems makes this multi-faceted solution available as an affordable addition to the modern, 21st century law practice. We do this by leveraging the most recent advances in technology, and applying that technology to the real problems that practicing lawyers deal with every day.

Some of the problems that GotaCase solves is that lawyers face is not being able to view or work with legal files while traveling. CasesTracker created by GotaCase can solve that problem by an app that allows you manage your files via your phone.

GotaCase is offering CasesTracker to you at no cost until 2016 and then it will only be less then $50 a month. Use the “SHAKE2015″ coupon code to get the fees waived. Hurry it takes at least 30 days to test a legal management system, Don’t wait until the last minute to take up this offer.

Check them out at http://gotacase.com

Common Book Marketing Mistakes

Here is a article that I recently read at Writersandauthors blog about common mistakes that authors do. I think these are very helpful especially when you have been in the business for a while.

1) No Marketing plan
Your marketing plan will help to keep you focused on your goals, save you time, and make it easier for you to analysis what’s working and what’s not.
 
2) Being too “me-centric”
Make it about them, NOT you. No one likes to be spammed with constant sales pitches. Instead build a marketing plan that offers value to your target audience. What benefits does your book offer readers? Why should they be interested in what you have to say?
3) Forgetting calls to action
Give your readers clear instructions about what you’d like them to do. If you want more reviews, ask for them. If you want people to share your link, ask them to share it.
4) Waiting to start marketing
If you wait until your book is published before you start marketing you’ve waited too long. Marketing should start even before you’ve finished writing the book. Build your author brand and create some pre-release buzz. Launching your book will be much easier.
To see more check out the blog link below
Writersandauthors blog

How to Get The Most Out Of Internet Marketing

Internet marketing for authors and small business owners is something that can really help you to get the word out when you have a product or a service to offer the world. However, you need to know what goes into it before starting with it. Here are a few tips to help you begin now.

Be patient at all times. This isn’t something that’s going to fall into place for you all at one time. If that were the case, then there would be tons more authors that were making a lot of money off of the Internet. If you don’t make progress right away, then know that you should still keep trying your best anyways. If your plans don’t seem to be working after a while, then readjust your business plan and give it another shot. Don’t put all of your eggs into one basket because you never know if this will work for you or not.

You’re going to need someone to put together a website for you. It’s going to do you no good if you just put up a free website and don’t really know what you’re doing. I recommend the self-hosted a WordPress. Once you get it installed, it’s not that hard to keep it up to date. If you’re in the southeastern part of Michigan, we have courses on WordPress that will help you update your WordPress site.

Try starting a list of email addresses of people that are currently your customers and send out a newsletter on a weekly or bi-monthly basis. Include news about the business you’re working with, and always have some kind of an incentive from time to time. You should make sure that it’s not a bunch of text that is just there to sell someone something. Make it tells a story or have a point so that others can share it with their friends. People tend to share things they find interesting with others in their emails, so keep them full of great information.

Social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter) are another great way to get more attention for your Internet marketing campaign. These kinds of sites are fantastic because they allow you to show off short little blurbs about a topic and also share pictures of things related to a business. Also, if people find something that they’re interested in on your website, they can then share it all with their friends. After something is shared on social media, there is no telling how far that thing is going to go in the future, so make sure your posts lead back to you with a link or an image with a link in it.

It shouldn’t be hard to see that Internet marketing is a great way to get people excited about the things you’re selling. All you have to do is take the things you’ve learned here into consideration before you start working towards your Internet marketing goals.

Will Internet Marketing Work for Your Business?

writerThis is an extremely difficult question to answer because there are so many complex factors involved. Specifically the techniques you employ in your Internet marketing campaign as well as the execution of these techniques can determine whether or not Internet marketing will work for your business. Additionally, the likelihood of your target audience using the Internet and responding to your marketing efforts should also be considered into the equation. This article will outline the potential for success in an Internet marketing campaign.

Before making the decision to embark on an Internet marketing campaign you should carefully consider your target audience. The Internet is used widely around the world but whether or not members of your target audience are likely to utilize the Internet to research or purchase the products or services you sell is not guaranteed. This is significant because investing a great deal of time, effort and money into Internet marketing when your target audience is not likely to respond to these efforts is not worthwhile.

Conducting market research can do a great deal to help you determine whether or not you should invest in an Internet marketing campaign for your book. This step is very important because it will give you a good indication of whether or not you should even begin marketing your business on the Internet. Hiring a firm specializing in market research is recommended because they can conduct this research quickly and efficiently and will likely gain a great deal of valuable information as a result of their research efforts. If they determine your business can benefit from an Internet marketing campaign, it is time to start thinking about how you want to advertise your business online.

Again, seeking the help of professionals can be an extremely worthwhile investment. If you are not well versed in the industry of Internet marketing, hiring a firm with a great deal of expertise in this industry can be very helpful. They can assist you by consulting with you to determine which marketing strategies will be most effective, designing advertisements for your campaign, helping you to orchestrate your Internet marketing campaign and evaluating the results of marketing efforts to determine which strategies are working and which are not.

The potential for success with an Internet marketing campaign is virtually limitless. The success you enjoy is only limited by your ability to promote your products and services and execute effective marketing strategies. Some of the marketing strategies you may wish to employ may include optimizing your website for relevant search terms, placing links to your website judiciously on the Internet, writing and publishing e-newsletters and utilizing affiliates to promote your website.

Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the most important aspects of any Internet marketing campaign. SEO is so important because it dictates the ranking of your website on popular search engines. Internet users value these results and are not likely to seek out websites which do not rank well with search engines. Conversely, high ranking websites can enjoy a great deal of increased website traffic as a result of these rankings.

Inbound links to your website are also important in Internet marketing. Inbound links are links on other websites which direct users to your website. These links are important in an Internet marketing campaign. First of all many search engines factor inbound links into their ranking algorithms which means inbound links can result in higher search engines rankings. Also, these links can be used directly by website users to access your website. This means you can gain traffic directly from these links.

Need one mentoring on the best way to market your book online. Contact Angela for a free 1/2 hour consultation.

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