Author Press Kit – Do You Need One? What Goes In It?

Author Press Kit – Do You Need One? What Goes In It?

Being an author in 2017 is about a lot more than just writing your books. Whether you’re traditionally published or self-published, you have to be involved in marketing your books. Gone are the days of an author sending his or her book to the publisher and sitting back to wait for the royalty checks. (I don’t think those days ever actually existed, but it’s a […]

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What’s In My Toolbox? Siteground

What’s In My Toolbox? Siteground

I’ve had some questions from clients, friends, and followers about what tools I like to use in my business. So I thought I’d start a blog series on some of my favorites. Today, I’m talking to you about Siteground. I absolutely could not run my business or blog without it. *Some of the links below may be affiliate links. If you choose to use one of […]

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Host Your Own Twitter Chats to Rocket Your Following!

Host Your Own Twitter Chats to Rocket Your Following!

Last week, I gave you some tips on how to join Twitter chats. How did it go? Did you find some good ones? Drop me a comment or an email and let me know! This week, I’ll give you some tips on how to host your own Twitter chat. This definitely shouldn’t be your first step, though. Participate in a few Twitter chats before you try […]

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Rock Your Twitter Chats Like a Pro!

Rock Your Twitter Chats Like a Pro!

If you aren’t participating in Twitter chats you’re missing out one of the best ways to connect with other people in your space and gain new, actively engaged, non-bot followers. But how do you find them? And how do you know which ones to join? Keep reading, and I’ll show you exactly how to participate in chats to become more visible and find new people to […]

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An Author’s Guide to Using Hashtags

An Author’s Guide to Using Hashtags

Here’s thing about hashtags. If you want your content to be found on Twitter and Instagram, you have to get serious about them. The last thing you want to do is spend your time, so very much of your time, creating an amazing graphic for your new book, or taking the perfect photograph, or creating the best flatlay, only to post it and hear crickets. […]

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Kindle Direct Publishing – How to Self-Publish on Amazon

Kindle Direct Publishing – How to Self-Publish on Amazon

So you’ve written your book. Congratulations! No matter what genre you write, you have two main choices now. You can publish it the traditional way or you can self-publish. Both options have their pros and cons; it really comes down to personal choice. If you do decide to self-publish, Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing is one of the first platforms you’re going to want to use. […]

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How to Make A Great Author Home Page

How to Make A Great Author Home Page

Your home page is the first thing visitors to your site will see. It’s the first chance you have to make an impression, to show them what you’re all about. You want it to be welcoming, to let your readers know you’re glad they stopped by. Give them a reason to go further into your site and look around. A Great Home Page Starts with a Great […]

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Craft an Amazing Author About Page

Craft an Amazing Author About Page

The about page is one of the most important pages on your author website. No matter what you write – business books, romance novels, mysteries, self-help – your readers will want to know about you. This is your chance to show off. Who are you? What qualifies you to write your books? What else do you do? Do you have any events coming up? Your […]

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Your Author Website – Six Tips to Make it Great

Your Author Website – Six Tips to Make it Great

You’ve done the hard work; you’ve written your book. You’re promoting it on social media, telling all your friends and people you’ve never met about it. But if you don’t have an author website, or the one you have is out of date, you’re missing a huge promotional tool. As an author, your website is usually the first stop for your readers. I speak from experience. […]

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10 Podcasts for Entrepreneurs (Plus some bonuses)

10 Podcasts for Entrepreneurs (Plus some bonuses)

I discovered podcasts a few years ago, and I became addicted almost immediately. At the time, I was mostly listening to podcasts about books, TV shows, celebrity interviews, that sort of thing. Then I decided to start my VA business and I found a whole world of podcasts for entrepreneurs focusing on building a business, marketing, social media marketing, and anything else I could think […]

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