Through the talent and website of SkillShare.com, I will be teaching a Marketing Smart class. The class is expected to begin December 1, 2017. Outlined below are the topics covered in this class and through the SkillShare staff I have been able to produce classes with training, class notes, and handouts. Please stop by and schedule a couple of classes of interest and further your writing career. While you are visiting SkillShare, review the other classes they offer in every area of learning, every hobby you wanted to learn, and acquire knowledge you never thought was possible.
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How do your want to be viewed as an author, writer, blogger, journalist?
What perception of you do you want spread over the internet, wavelengths of radio and TV. Don't laugh - you never know where your reputation will take you.
Your image - what is it?
Does your image reflect your personality, talent, education?
What perception of yourself are you trying to project, and are you succeeding?
What can you do to change your image to move ahead in a new interest?
What is the whole branding package about?
Do you have to start from scratch to change your image?
If you received a call asking for a portfolio of your writing skills and background would you be prepared?
Would you be caught without a resume for a job interview?
Be prepared to show your work. Your portfolio is your foot in the door. In today's world, it is more difficult to get a personal interview without exchanging a few emails, letters, phone conversations, etc. Therefore, an image of you has already been perceived. What you can do about it?
ORGANIZING YOUR TIME SO YOU HAVE MORE TIME TO WRITE
We all know that time equals money. We all want more time to make money, and authorship is no stranger to "there's never enough time to write." Create more time in your life by organizing your time with helpful tips from a professional writer and author.
But how can I have more time?
What will I eliminate from my already busy schedule?
How can I become more efficient with life without causing more chaos.
Streamline your writing time to achieve more productive written material.
Why do some people appear to have more time and you do and achieve less?
What is meant by social media?
Do I have to use all the social media applications out thereWhat social media application will invite the most sales, if any?
What will social media do for your book sales?
What can social media do for your book sales?
What is the best approach for promoting your book - your genre, web, book promoter, email, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Email followers, or Video Trailers?
CREATING A WEBSITE
Should every author have a website?
How do you drive viewers to your website?
Why all the work?
How much time do you have to spend on your website?
Should you hire someone to maintain your website for you?
Or, can you manage updating your site and attracting viewers yourself?
What will keep people coming back to my website?
DO YOUR NEED AN EDITOR?
Is your writing superior?
Is your work error free and grammatically correct?
Do you trust your writing, or do you specialize in the plot and write terrific stories, mysteries, and poetry, but need a special touch to your work?
Are you self-conscious about your grammar and too embarrassed to have someone else edit your work?
Afraid or Confident?
TO GET AN AGENT? - OR - NOT TO GET AN AGENT?
That is the question - To get an agent or not to get an agent?
What is expected of an agent? VS. What an agent does for you?
Another Contract and another percentage of your royalties?
Will an agent really help you?
How do youget an agent?
Will you sell more books if you have an agent or will a traditional publisher sell more books for you?
TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING? SELF-PUBLISH? INDEPENDENTLY PUBLISH?
WOW! With today's options in publishing, it is difficult to know which way to go in publishing.
Is there a cost with traditional publishing?
What will Self-Publishing Cost?
Should you have your book re-edited by a Self-Publisher?
What about your cover, you designed it yourself but they want to change it?
They don't like the title you picked, should you change it?
. . . Many more questions.