Today's guest post is from Matt Banner over at http://www.onblastblog.com/. Take a look at the cool infographic below and consider the implications to your own writing career. If you like what you see, why not head on over to Matt's informative website and check it out. Thanks for sharing Matt and if any of you have something worth saying (in regards to self-publishing and/or book marketing) and would like to guest post, please contact us via this email link.
How to Jumpstart Your Writing Career Today!
By Matt Banner.
As writers, we want exposure, but we also want people to buy our books. Sometimes we need to try different approaches to give our career the jolt it needs to start moving. Today I’ll offer some tips for giving your writing career a boost, while also polishing your skills.
The infographic below will offer a ton of tips for building up your skills and starting your career, but sometimes you need to give a little to get a little. Let’s dive in and discuss.
Turning Your Passion Into a Career as a Writer
If you can get someone to read one of your books, then you have an opportunity to entice them to read the rest. Now, while many would scoff at the idea of giving your book away for free, it’s a great way to drum up exposure for yourself and build new fans for your future works.
You also need reviews, and you can get these without people first reading your work. Another thing to think about is how many people will naturally gravitate to other work from an author they like.
Finally, it’s a great way to test your skills. When you begin working on your next book, try seeking out a resource for writers to help you hone your skills and improve on the next book that you’ll be charging for.
Even if you’re not charging money, you can still gain something from giving your book away. Think about asking for people to subscribe to your email newsletter in exchange for thebook as an example.
Check out the infographic below and let us know how it helped you in the comments!