“Treasure is hard work built up over time.”
I just discovered an informative website named, Where Writers Win. I am listening to the webinar, How to Build Your Author Platform with Online Marketing and Social Media. To check it out click here for a link.
The video is a consolidation of a lot of stuff I have read before. If you can not guess, my time is very limited. I was up at 5AM this morning because I could not sleep after having a stressful day involving my adopted niece and a new lawyer to restart a custody battle for her son.
My adopted nephew is eight years old and a very sensitive child who does not handle stress well. The new lawyer was so moved by this five-year long battle and the sight of my nephew curled in an unresponsive ball, she actually cut her retainer fee in half so we could get the battle started. The father has access to people with a lot of money and it is a long sad story which has been shredding my niece’s sanity one fiber at a time.
Anyways, I decided to rekindle my search for a way to kick-start the sales of my books and help fund some of the battle about to get underway. This video has a lot of advice; which over the years I have been slowly putting to use, as time allows. If you have visited my website you can see it did not happen overnight.
I try to update something on my website at least once a month to encourage the “web-crawlers” to find me. Yes, that does sound creepy, “web-crawlers.”
Besides my books, I write articles which hold interest to me, such as poison ivy cures, for example, or identifying the spider crawling up my arm for another. Got to love farming.
I also have this blog, which I try to add something to once a week for the same reason. Be sure to add links to your website pages and other media.
I do not own a cell phone- you heard right- I do not own a cell phone because it is expensive and I would drive myself nuts trying to find it under the tractor tires, mounds of hay, in cow stomachs or swimming in the ponds. How many of those technological gadgets I would destroy would dwindle my wallet a few hundred bucks a month. Money better spent trying to build a business and help my niece- then I might be able to afford to lock one up in a desk and never let it leave the office.
Twitter, because I do not have a cell phone is not a platform I can follow easily. Pinterest I do like. It is fun. I pin stuff from my website to my categories which helps people find me. You can find just about anything on it, including healing herbs and recipes.
Linked-in I found too professional for my laid back country bumpkin style. Facebook I enjoy. I just learned how to link this blog over to it. Being a shy person, it is hard for me to “toot my own horn” in front of my family and friends. I guess I do not want them to think I am showing off or something; you know what I mean? However, you get immediate feedback, which is nice.
Good Reads. Now there is something I am going to check out. Be right back. Well, signed up. It is a place where you can put your favorite books on a virtual shelf and your friends can see which books are your favorites. You can even rate the books. If you have favorite quotes you can find them and have them stashed in one place. That is neat.
“Treasure is hard work built up over time.” Just made that one up on the fly. I’m sure someone has said this somewhere before. Well apparently not on the internet because I just looked, so guess it’s mine! LOL