My Secret Creativity Weapon

I’m going to break down and share with you a little secret of mine. Ok, so maybe it’s not quite a secret, but it is mine! It’s something I refer to as my “secret creativity weapon” and I’ve been using it now (very successfully!)  for the past six (6!) years.  And, I have to tell you – … Read more

10 Reputable Websites for Writers

Every Writer  writing tools, website building, and even ways to overcome writer’s block. He even shares tips on starting a literary magazine. Offers poetry and writing contests, too. Live Write Thrive Helps writers get their manuscripts ready for publication. Journalist’s Resource a great place to find reliable research as well as inspiration for your next freelance article. Psychwriter explores the … Read more

Email Marketing Do’s and Don’ts

Quality Content Constantly provide quality content to build trust.  Stay away from sales pitches in your newsletters.  Instead, provide links, relevant to your email topic, back to your site where you then can offer a product or resource, whether it’s your own or an affiliate product. Affiliate Programs A quick word about affiliate products.  Make … Read more

7 Steps to Grow Your Email List

Though there are were many reputable email auto-responder providers, AWeber consistently demonstrated a good reputation, based on my research. So, I signed up back in 2009 and still use them to this day. #1 Sign up with AWeber and start your first list. Signing up with AWeber is easy and affordable. This enables you to … Read more

Seven Tips for Keeping Your Email Out of the Dreaded Spam Folder

Ending up in the Spam folder can be a real killer for an email marketer.  You spend all this time crafting an email filled with good, useful content, yet still, your email gets routed to Spam.  And, let’s face it, most subscribers aren’t going to go searching their spam folder for your email.  Most don’t … Read more

Why Writing is So Important

Writing is empowering. It stimulates the creative process in that It is complex, calling upon both sides of our brain to come together to shape an experience and feeling into something someone else can understand. And, we all share the need to be understood. Your writing is a powerful tool that can shape the way … Read more

What does your audience want?

As a writer, you are an entrepreneur. You are choosing a nontraditional route in which your written word is your promotion.  This makes you in charge of your own business.  And, it is a business.  The good thing is, it is a business in which you get to do what you love every day (hopefully!).  … Read more

The Short Course Strategy

We hear a lot about how important email marketing is and how to convert readers to subscribers, but not a lot about what to do once we’ve got them there. Most of your business will come from your subscribers.  So, it’s important to know what to do with your subscribers once you have them. One … Read more

Are You an Authority?

Establishing yourself as an authority is the fastest way to grow your business.  It brings your prospects to you, engages them, and makes you the go-to resource. But, how do you become an authority? Authority comes from helping people.  When you’re just starting out, this likely comes from offering free advice, products, or services.  As … Read more