I have been a freelance writer, television producer, website developer and book marketer for over 40 years.
Website Development and SEO
I offer website and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) consultations for $150 per hour. In one hour I can look at your existing website and offer concrete suggestions on how to improve it, not only for visitor conversion, but additionally for Search Engine Optimization.
If you do not have a website (yet) I will discuss your project with you and give you concrete guidelines on how to get started.
One of my “faults” is that I am excruciatingly honest and extremely direct and to the point. I will not waste your time, nor will I allow you to waste MY time.
There is so much hype and misinformation on the internet. There are Internet Marketers telling you that in several months you can be making tens-of-thousands a month selling 30 page books.
They lead you on with stupid math that has people believing a book publishing empire can be built in a matter of months. My question to them is … if they can be making millions selling books, why are they selling their information and wasting their time selling their book marketing packages.
I had one guy phone me up and offer me 10% IF I could sell one million of his books in a year. I told him that IF I knew how to do that, I would be selling my own books and I would be getting 100% (after Amazon took its share). And further more I wouldn’t be telling ANYONE my secrets.
Marketing is NOT a secret. It is a process. It requires a willingness to test, test and test again. It requires the fortitude to stick with it through thick and thin and more of all it requires WORK. Sorry folks NO big secrets here. My talent is in knowing where to start, what to put on auto and how to put all the hundreds of pieces together in such a way as to keep sane. Get your marketing under control and you might even have a few minutes of time left over to write the next book in your “empire.”
So NO, in one hour I can’t turn your book into a Best Seller. I can offer concrete suggestions on better marketing strategies and help you develop a marketing plan you can implement over the next 3 months to a year.
If you need weekly support, advice, strategies and the occasional kick-in-the-butt I will work with you on an on-going monthly basis. Three 45-minute sessions a month will get you started and keep YOU on track either with:
1. Writing Your Book
2. Marketing Your Book
3. Developing a Kick-Ass Author Platform
ONE 45-minute session a month will keep you on track and help you from falling into the pits of despair. LOL Hopefully it never gets that bad, but I know from years of freelance writing that being all alone for months on end is NOT the way to go.
For any and all of the above. CONTACT ME by filling out the form and letting me know what you are interested in. I will arrange a 30 minute phone consultation with you via Skype.
PS. I do NOT critique books or offer an opinion as to the possibilities of success. I have see what I consider to be gosh awful books with hideous covers and worse content being sold successfully. I have also seen what I consider to be smart and fabulous books — great stories or fabulous non-fiction content — languishing. It really comes down to MARKETING.
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