How to Build an Author Website: Getting Started Guide
I strongly advocate all authors start and maintain a website as part of their long-term marketing efforts and ongoing platform development. But it's an intimidating project because so few authors have been in a position to create, manage, or oversee websites. Where do you even begin?
The WordPress Plugins I Can’t Live Without
Plugins are one of the most wonderful and useful things about Wordpress. Here are some of my favorites for writers.
Why I Started Using Pop-Ups on My Website
Pop-ups have long been despited by the Internet world, but the difficulty is: They work. Here's how to implement them in a way that won't annoy visitors.
The Author Website: Your Central Marketing Hub
The primary function and value of an author website is marketing related.
How to Sell Digital Products & Services Directly from Your Website: Advice for Authors and Freelancers
To sell products and services directly through your website, here are a few services and tools to get up and running fast (no coding or tech help required).
Does Building an Online Presence Stress You Out?
You're not alone. Being told to build an online presence creates internal conflict for a lot of writers. This is the topic
Launching an Online Community: Q&A With Author-Entrepreneur Alexis Grant
What does it take to launch a new website and online community? A Q&A with author and entrepreneur Alexis Grant.
Audience Development for Writers: Your Life-Long Career Investment
In this talk from the 2013 Midwest Writers Workshop, I explain the process of growing my readership since 2008, then share a few key principles I follow to make it an enjoyable and sustainable process.
3 Reasons Why a Facebook Page Can’t Replace an Author Website
Regardless of when or why you use Facebook, never consider it a replacement for an author website you own and control. Here's why.
Why I Stopped Using Feedburner to Serve My Blog Subscribers
Update (April 17, 2021): Google's Feedburner will stop offering email delivery of RSS feeds in July 2021. When I launched
Tips for Dealing With Rejection + Other Success Strategies
Earlier this week, I was the featured interviewee over at Andrea Hurst's Authornomics series. I answer questions such as: What's
How Long Does It Take to Get Blog Readers?
The following advice is excerpted from How to Blog a Book by Nina Amir, recently released from Writer's Digest Books.
Your Homepage Is Not As Important As You Think
Today's guest post is from Dan Blank of We Grow Media. Author platform is about more than your homepage. Perhaps