Looking for a simple, yet effective way to grow your audience and build an interactive community around your work? Love it if there was a way to do it for free? Say no more! I’ve asked guest author, Tyler Vawser to walk us through the “what” and the “how” of SUMOME – a technophobe-friendly set of tools to help build your website traffic and community.
Over to Tyler…
Would you rather…
a) struggle to get the attention of one book buyer at a time?
b) create a mechanism that gathers together fans of your work AND allows you to contact them directly about this and every book you write?
If you’re leaning toward option b), then you’re in luck!
Today, I want to show you how building an email list (the “mechanism”) can help you sell more books today and many more books in the future.
1) Why email is especially valuable to writers and authors;
2) Three tactics you should be using;
3) A set of free tools you can use to start growing your email list (I’ll show you EXACTLY how to set each one up).
(Kimberley has an amazing series of posts about the importance of email lists, along with additional list building strategies. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to check out her series here.)
#1 Why Email Is Especially Valuable to Writers and Authors
When you are starting out on your website it is easy to be consumed with “Traffic.” You want hundreds of readers to visit, comment and share what you’re writing. And it’s extremely discouraging if you build it…and…they don’t come. [Read more…]