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Don’t ROCK Fear – Promotion Mindset 7 Day Challenge: People Will Ignore My Promotion – Crickets… @Sormag #Blogtour #bookpromo

DAY 4

Thanks for following the Don’t ROCK Fear Blog Tour.

Welcome to day four of the tour.  I would like to thank Sylvia for letting me share with you today.

Today’s Promotion Fear – People Will Ignore My Promotion – Crickets

Sometimes this fear is real, you post a promotion and you get crickets.  No one buys anything, not one likes it or shares it.

You have to realize that’s the promotion game.  It’s nothing personal and I wish I can say this fear goes away, but it will always be there when you share promotion.

My best advice is to continue sharing.  Most times people don’t click or buy or share, because they don’t know you, so they haven’t decided if they trust you enough to click or purchase.

You build up your trust by sharing more promotions.  If you are sharing to the right audience, something in your promotion will intrigue them to want to click for more information or click to buy because the book is exactly what they want to read.

Yes you will get crickets every now and then.  Even the best promoters get crickets so you are not alone in your fears.

Now you don’t have to ROCK this fear anymore.  Move on to the next promotion and hopefully you hear the bling of payments instead of crickets.

I would like to invite you to register for the Don’t ROCK Fear – Promotion Mindset 7 Day challenge and kick fear in the butt.

This challenge is for writers, business owners and anyone who is dealing with fear.  Don’t let fear ROCK You. http://bit.ly/PM7Challenge

 

You are also welcome to join the See Ya On The Promotion Training Group, where we teach you how to be a social butterfly.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SYOTNWorkshop/

 

Are you dealing with promotion fears?  Leave one of your fears in the comments for a chance to win registration to the Don’t ROCK Fear – Promotion Mindset 7 Day challenge.

LaShaunda C. Hoffman took her love for books and turned it into an award winning online magazine, Shades of Romance Magazine.  Her mission in life is to introduce as many books as she can to readers. She’s happily married mother of three who believes in dreams and working hard to achieve them.  She has a promotion strategy program – Virtual Tea With LaShaunda where writers and business owners learn how to create promotion strategies for their online promotions.

In 2015 she published her first book, Building Online Relationships – One Reader At A Time. A book to help writers stay consistent with their promotion by building relationships with their readers.

Catch her online:  lchwriter@gmail.com SORMAG – http://sormag.blogspot.com, See Ya On The Net, her personal site – http://lashaundahoffman.com , Facebook -facebook.com/lashaunda.hoffman or Twitter – sormag, Instagram – lashaundahoffman

Don’t ROCK Fear Blog Stops

Learn more about Promotion Fears on the blog tour. 

The person who visits all the stops and leave a comments will be entered for a chance to win registration for the Don’t ROCK Fear – Promotion Mindset  7 Day Challenge

March 20. Nothing But Books – http://pauletteharper.blogspot.com/

March 21 –  The Literary Entrepreneur – http://theliteraryentrepreneur.com/

March 22 – Tracee Garner- https://teegarner.com/

March 23 – Sylvia Hubbard – https://sylviahubbard.com/

March 24 – Rose Jackson-Beavers – http://www.rosejacksonbeavers.com/

March 27 Ey Wade – http://theinterviewedcharacter.blogspot.com

March 28  – SORMAG’s Blog – http://sormag.blogspot.com

March 29 – Michelle Stephens – http://www.michellelynnstephens.com/

March 30 – Read You Later – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/readyoulater

March 31 – Patricia Saunders – http://www.blessedpoetpat.blogspot.com

Check out & Support LaShaunda’s Book Page on amazon. http://amzn.to/2mLn05g Must reads!!!

 

 

Ways to market your book to double your sales. #bookmarketingstrategy #authors #video #Howtoebook

16 Ways to market online to max book sales

 

16 Ways to Market Your Book to Double Your Sales

Questions? Do you have more tips? Links to share? Please comment below.

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  1. Build an attractive and easy to use website
    1. Have social media logos above the fold
    2. Have newsletter signups above the fold
    3. Use WordPress
    4. Have an about, product and contact page
    5. Use excerpts
    6. Have ecommerce, plus links to outside sites such as amazon, bn & smashwords

 

  1. Prioritize blogging
    1. Blog at least once a week
    2. Minimum of 500 words
    3. Add related pictures (you own)

 

  1. Work on your SEO
    1. Find 5 keywords (as nichey as possible)
    2. Use them every day on your website, blog or social media

 

  1. Build your email list & send emails regularly
    1. At least once a month

 

  1. Use Other Channels to seel your book
    1. amazon.com
    2. com

 

  1. List your literary site on local directories
    1. Find other author listings in your genre and do link exchanges.
    2. If you also review books (which you should) list your site at book review sites.

 

  1. Us Facebook Groups & Blog Posts Comments on other websites effectively
    1. Search for FB groups that are active and participate in discussions
    2. Follow blogs about the literary world and comment about the topic not about yourself

 

  1. Build a strong Social media presense
    1. Be a resource
    2. Don’t digital flyer drop (just go around FB and post your ads in random readers groups)

*Suggested: used book marketing influencers at Fiverr.com to do this for you.

 

  1. Create Video
    1. Use your phone or a special DLS camera
    2. Insert a great thumbnail at the beginning of video (use canva.com free)
    3. Work on editing skills.
      1. Suggested: If you don’t have an Apple product, you can you Windows MovieMaker for free and should be loaded on all Windows based computers. If you have a Chromebook, you can use the youtube editing software or other apps available in their store. On your phone, you can buy the professional version of Vivavideo (only 2.99) and edit videos.
    4. Consider Paid Advertising on Social Media
      1. Go for the free first and only if you have tried one through nine above
      2. Buy Carolyn Howard Johnson’s book, The Frugal Promoter http://amzn.to/28WmRFG

 

  1. Buy Banner Ads on relevant sites
    1. Book Club and Book Reviewers often have small ads available for as low as $5 for monthly ads.
      1. Suggested for the free: Do Banner Exchanges especially for local events that are relevant to your book.

 

  1. Partner with Influential bloggers
    1. These are book bloggers that have popular sites about books in YOUR genre.

 

  1. Create an affiliate (or referral) program
    1. com – see example here: http://store.payloadz.com/details/1009799-ebooks-fiction-sex-weed.html (See the Share and Earn blue area to the right side)
    2. E-Junkie.com – see example here:
      1. http://www.e-junkie.com/hubbooks/product/510655.php#Social+Media+Deluxe+Package (At the bottom is an affiliate program link)

 

  1. Collaborate with other author in your genre
    1. Link exchanges, banner exchanges, blog exchanges, feature exchanges… the list can go on!

 

  1. Try Google Adword
    1. Use the free first!
    2. Try going for Google Analytics first, study what your ROI (return on investments) from one through fourteen) and then do your own ads in places that really work.

 

  1. Never stop learning!
    1. Feedly is your friend (download app and get the paid version).
    2. Follow expert blogs in your field

Here’s the video where I talk about these tips and more.

Questions? Do you have more tips? Links to share? Please comment below.

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I also said I’d mention the radio show with CK Webb who is always looking for various genre of authors.

WebbWeaver Radio ck webb http://www.blogtalkradio.com/webbweaverbooks# http://webbweaver-zelda555.blogspot.com/ ckwebb73@gmail.com

 

The fiverr ad I mention is right here. She has a quick turnaround too.

 

https://twitter.com/ChloeDBookworm/status/746460711715540992

 

(even though she’s from Canada, we’ll still give her a chance) 🙂

By the way, these ideas were helped by this post I found on pinterest that I geared toward books

16ways2doublesalesinbiz

 

Questions? Do you have more tips? Links to share? Please comment below.

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Thursday Tips: Blog Tour, Research Target Markets, Inspire someone… w/links #HowToEbook #writing #marketing [Video]

Practical advice for authors who are looking to market their books

Got a tip? KontactMe

Media: Have you ever done a blog tour? Check out the top 7 blog tour sites and see how they do for you? CLICK HERE

RESEARCH: How are Readers finding you? Look in your google analytic Find out how people are looking you up. If you have stats on your website, find out words or searches that led your readers to you and capitalize on using those words in your following month to draw those viewers again or getting new readers

Inspiration: Find a writers blog that’s just getting out there and see what it’s taking for them to understand the journey. Comment on their posts with tips of what you’ve learned.

Update 5/1/2016

see comments about book fairs (thank author, Rhonda McKnight) and check out the youtube video for this post

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Rocking Instagram #Hashtags

If you aren’t using Instagram hashtags for your pictures you’re really just wasting time; especially if you’re trying to grow a following, generate leads and build a business.

Start with these:

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What hashtags work for you?

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