A massive shift in the publishing business is empowering today’s writers in ways that were simply not possible in years past. Reaching readers directly has never been easier, and the writers who know how to take advantage of the new strategies and tools are 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.
I will be the featured speaker at the Metro Boston Independent Publishers meeting this weekend, talking to a group of authors and publishers about how to build and optimize their platform.
Do you ever wonder if you could write that book you’ve always been thinking about? It’s a huge undertaking, not to be taken lightly. But it can be incredibly rewarding too. In my experience helping hundreds of writers become authors, here are the considerations for if and how to start writing that book of yours.
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.
As a part of the CreateBiz launch (and the 100th episode of my podcast!), we are conducting two live “Master Class” sessions this week. Please join us and let us show you how to build and connect with an audience around your creative work.
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.
There are no shortcuts in building a business. That’s why those insidious “instant success” stories are dangerous to real, working businesses. Here is one of those stories – and my reaction to it.
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?
Are you going through the motions when it comes to social media? How do you expect to get good results without a genuine, concerted effort? This is what I call Phase 2 of the Resistance to Social Media, and here’s what you can do to move past it.
Could your business be getting more out of social media? What’s holding you back? In my view, there are two phases of resistance to social media in particular, and content marketing in general. Let’s look at Phase 1, and what you can do to overcome it.