Category: Networking

Networking

5 Tools for Platform Building Success

Building anything requires having the right tools. My husband and I purchased our home in the fall of 1995 and all we owned was a chainsaw and a hammer. We managed to do a lot of the work on the house with those two tools, although nothing was perfect and my husband always saw the …

About Writing, Business of Freelance, Networking

Finding Your Core Audience

“Know the person that you are targeting for your marketing efforts.” The advice should have guided me to focus my efforts, but it left me floundering to find a direction. Some people may be able to see the individual that will be reading their books, but that is one thing that I have always struggled …

About Writing, Business of Freelance, Networking

Building an Ally Army

Friends may be a lot of fun to have around, but they are not the ones that tend to actively promote your writing career (of course there are always those exceptions to the rule). One of the tasks for this year will be to mount an army of support that encourage, promote and help market …

About Writing, Challenges and Competitions, Networking

Getting More with the NaNoWriMo Challenge

Creating a novel in a month should be a month, but I found that I am getting more with the NaNoWriMo challenge than just words in my computer. Pushing myself beyond my ordinary and expected, making new connections (and strengthening others), and even learning new ways to balance it all are just some of the …

Business of Freelance, Networking

Master the Art of Dealing with People

Dealing with people can get on my nerves. My tolerance level for people dropped to low this morning. It annoys me when people fall short of my expectations (even if I am not sure what those expectations may be. Working as a freelance writer requires me to deal with a wide range of personalities, and …

Networking

Experience the Warm Heart of Africa

Today I have the privilege of sharing a wonderful author with you. I first met Sylvia through an online writer’s group, but have enjoyed getting to know her. Years of service have given Sylvia a unique voice and I hope you will enjoy the wonderful story that she weaves with those experiences. INTERVIEW: Hello. I’m …

Networking

Inspiration from “We Be Big” by Rick and Bubba

Reading “We Be Big” by Rick Burgess and Bill “Bubba” Bussey with Don Keith left me with only one word: WOW! The book arrived on Wednesday and the caricatures on the front told me what to expect inside. My three sons and their dad (my husband of 17 years) love the Rick and Bubba Show …

About Writing, Networking

Measuring Success for Freelance Writing

Each morning starts with a quick look at my statistics for Successful Freelance Writer (and all of my other sites). I look to see which articles are getting the most views and how readers are getting to my site. Today I found a new website – two actually. Get in the Hot Spot is a …

Networking

Cast of Characters by Max Lucado

The writings of Max Lucado have a way of shining a light in my life on those areas that I had no idea were even in the dark. His unique storytelling style prepares my heart to be in a place of ready, willing and able to experience the light. “Cast of Characters” continued my journey …