Why does business need to a be a ruthless, zero-sum game? It doesn’t. You can still be successful by being nice – and in point of fact, I think that you can be even more successful if you unlearn some of the awful lessons that the corporate world teaches.
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.
Ethical marketing is not an oxymoron. Respectful, soft-touch marketing not only feels better, but in light of today’s consumer behavior, it’s also more effective too. But it requires a mindset shift, and that we unlearn some of the “conventional wisdom” about marketing.
I will speaking at the IPNE 7th Annual New England Publishing Conference meeting on Saturday November 17, talking to a group of authors and publishers about how to build and optimize their platform to guide readers down a pathway to purchase.
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.
I recently performed a live in-studio event with my band, The Rockmores as a part of of a series called Studio B Sessions, hosted by Arlington Community Media. Catch the full set here.
Customers expect more now, which presents an opportunity for small businesses to surpass their larger competitors. Let’s look at what it takes to earn a customer in this new environment, the evolving criteria of a sales transaction, and what makes a customer loyal now.
People like to find out about themselves. A quiz can be a fun and useful way to introduce people to your product or service, in a much more indirect way. It’s your opportunity to show that you understand their needs, and to start building enough trust to earn a transaction. Here are the different quiz types and principles for designing the perfect marketing quiz.
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.
The ACLU is playing defense against this administration’s all-out attack on civil liberties. Sometimes they are the only line of defense for those who are the targets: Immigrants, POC, women, our LGBTQ friends, and countless others. I am donating my music to help fund their efforts.