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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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.

Meeting Space Opening Soon in West Bloomfield

Hello Authors,

I’ve been dreaming of this for years and the time has finally come. We found a new home for Visionary Meetings, shared office and meeting space. I’m so excited to see this come to a reality. We have come a long way. The last couple of months have been very challenging for me including losing my mother. I know that she is very proud of me.

We hope to open either the first or second week of November. We plan on doing a soft open for a couple of weeks and then have a big celebration once we get everything working the way we would like. I am planning on having in person workshops for authors about social media, publishing your books and more. Visionary Meetings would be a great place for authors to meet their readers.

Our new location is located at

7805 Cooley Lake Rd. Suite 300
West Bloomfield, MI 48324

Update 12/27/2014

We have been officially open for a couple of weeks now. We are planning some great events. Be sure to join our local author Meetup group to get announcements to events. Register for a tour and a free day pass.

 

Keep Dreaming!

Angela Samuels

Join our email list and get a 12 day marketing course for authors via email.

PLUS – if you are a local to Michigan, you could receive a FREE day pass to Visionary Meeting when we open!

marketing course for authors

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

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Book Cover Resources for Authors

book marketingAre you having trouble finding inexpensive images for your book cover? There are sites that you can find some fairly decent graphics for free. I’ve listed a few here.

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.

Enjoy!

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 

Earn Money as a Writer

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.

writerThe number of writing jobs is enormous. With the evolution of the Internet, there are more and more jobs available to write good web content among other things on the Internet.

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.

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