Writers hate marketing themselves – with good reason. Who wants to be annoying, aggressive, and always selling? Thankfully, there is an alternative that’s much more effective anyway. It’s content marketing, and writers in particular are finding its soft-touch methods to be a relief – and a lot more in tune with the buying behavior of today’s readers.
If a business is a good target for someone to buy, it typically means that the business is good to own. In a guest post, Jock Purtle explains how an exit strategy is not just about the future – it can actually help your business today.
If you hope to be a published author someday – or to self-publish and sell your books yourself – your author platform is absolutely critical. In fact, it’s almost impossible to achieve any measurable success without an author platform. Here’s a quick overview of how to get started establishing your platform – for new writers and experienced writers too.
Posting your videos to YouTube? Great. You should also be posting them to Facebook as well – not just linking to the YouTube video from your Facebook post. Here’s why, with a walk-through of how to do it properly for optimum results.
Today’s writers are empowered in ways that were simply not possible in years past. The writers who know how to take advantage of the new strategies and tools are reaching readers directly and charting new paths to success. Here’s an overview of the strategies and skills you’ll need to work towards financial freedom as a writer.
It’s a shame when you see great art go unnoticed. I got sick of seeing creatives fail, so I wanted to do something about it. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how and why I created a comprehensive online course to help writers, musicians, and visual artists.
Do you really need to blog for business? Or be on social media? While every business is different, there are four essential elements in building your online presence. Here’s a simple, integrated action plan for the “Four Pillars” of any good content strategy.
Creatives have unique challenges when trying to market and sell their art. In the interest of learning more, we conducted a survey of 200+ creative people. Here is a summary of our results.
Authors can learn a lot from the changes in the music business. Dave Kusek, founder of Berklee Online, is interviewed by Joanna Penn about the music industry and how it directly applies to the shift in digital publishing.
Ad-driven media is still the dominant paradigm, undermining the Web’s promise and potential. When you incentivize clicks as the only metric that matters, what do you expect? Cheap tactics for cheap clicks. Ev Williams, founder of Twitter, is taking a stand. Can he “save the Web,” or is it too late?
Content Marketing for Creatives This week we are holding live training on how to build and connect with an audience around your creative work. If you want recognition for your work, or to attract industry partners or create income from your creative passions and pursuits, then this LIVE Master Class is for you. We’re going to break down […]
The more you know your customer, the better. That can be in face-to-face interactions, or as Starbucks is showing, through individualized data. Here’s a look at the innovations of the new Starbucks Star Rewards Program – and how you can apply the lessons to your own business.