So, a couple of months ago, I did something really brave: I decided to go cold-turkey on my whole “multiple niche” approach to life (and blogging).
I decided I’d spend 30 days focusing only on a single niche that had been sort of assigned to me by the universe. At the end of the 30 days, I received an invitation to participate in a pretty big online summit that was perfect for the niche – but the event was a month away. So, I decided I’d give it another month. The summit, despite a small hiccup, went incredibly well.
As you probably know, finding your niche is the key to finding your place in the online world of profitable blogging. While I absolutely love writing about…well, writing… and my career in general, I’m going to try something new this month.
If you’ve been publishing on Kindle long, you’ll certainly have already become aware of the fact that membership in certain Facebook groups (and active participation) can definitely increase your bottom line. Continue Reading →
If you’re a brand new author who isn’t familiar with the whole online marketing thing, this post is for you. If you’ve been marketing for years, this one’s going to be a bit basic for your taste. Still with me? Okay, so you’ve gone through the whole book-writing process, right? You’ve figured out a concept or topic for the book, you’ve done your research and pre-writing, and you outlined the whole book, chapter by chapter. Continue Reading →
According to Social Triggers blogger Derek Helpern, publishing the perfect blog post involves far more than just writing. Check out this awesome info graphic he recently shared on the Social Triggers site. Like this? Learn how to use psychology to get more traffic and sales with Social Triggers. Related articles
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It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly. – C. J. Cherry
Everyone who has ever wanted to be a writer has dreamed of seeing her name in a byline. If you’re here reading this, you might be one of them. Maybe you’ve already written your book, or maybe you’re still in the concept phase. In either case, there is hope for you – and it doesn’t necessarily lie in the hands of some random agent or publisher. In fact, you can take your publishing fate into your own hands pretty easily these days. Continue Reading →
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.” ~Enid Bagnold
So, you’ve written a book (or you’re writing one) and you are ready to get it published. Continue Reading →
As a life and business coach, I get all kinds of questions via email and social media about how to become a blogger. Today, I’m covering a biggie. How often should you update your blog? I recently set up a resources page for new bloggers who are looking to start their first blog in response to those inquiries (see it here, if you like – everything is totally free!).
That’s why I’ve started this new blogging series here at OnlineWritingPro.com. I’m always interested in paying it forward – and I had a lot of help from my fellow writers when I started. Continue Reading →
Joanne Harris highlights sexism in the publishing industry in string of tweets – Telegraph – “”No man in publishing is ever described as ‘juggling’ anything,” she said. “His work is art. Women’s work is a hobby.”” Telegraph
Can Digital TV Save Digital Publishing? – “The printed Times, with now half as many paying readers as the digital version, took in about $50 million a month in advertising revenue. The Times currently has 1.5 million paying readers in print and digital, the same total of readers it had for an exclusively print product 20 years ago — at that time it was taking in more than $100 million a month in advertising.” Continue Reading →
Update: I found something called “Better Click to Tweet” and I’m giving it a shot! Let me know what you think. Not gonna lie. That’s pretty sleek and sexy and actually might have handled some of the issues I mentioned in the original post below. Interesting. Continue Reading →