Category Archives: Wordpress/ Author Websites

8 actionable ways to grow your email/newsletter subscribers (by optimizing your author website & more)

In this post I talk about the importance of growing your mailing list and why it’s every author’s biggest asset. (Hint: it’s evergreen, more personal, and should even take priority over growing your FB page or Twitter following!) Today I’d like to offer some suggestions for how to steadily grow your mailing list (or email followers ;)) either by optimizing your author website or collecting
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This is an indie author’s biggest asset. Make sure you have one!

If you never listen to anything I say ever again, please just take this one piece of advice on board!   YOUR eMAILING LIST IS YOUR BIGGEST ASSET AS AN INDIE AUTHOR.   Sound like an icky marketing term? I know, I know. That’s because it’s so often abused and has spammy connotations. We aren’t going to be sending out information on viagra or
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In a nutshell: The difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org!

WordPress – we all know it’s THE system to use for your author website. (You don’t? You need to read this post yo!) But have you ever wondered what the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org is, and which one is right for you? Image courtesy of commissionedwriting.com. I love me a walnut! It can be confusing wrapping your head around the two. Here are some
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WordPress: 12 reasons you should use WordPress for your author website or blog!

WordPress is a bit like Apple, Le Creuset or Clinique Skincare. Once people start using their products they are hooked for life and wouldn’t consider using anything else. They makes users lives more efficient, simpler, and better even if they didn’t know that they needed the product in the first place. They are cult brands, and for good reason! When people consider whether they should
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Do you really need an author website? Plus… Why not all websites come equal!

If you have been sitting on the fence and wondering whether you really need an author website or not; OR if you have a site but you’re not sure if it’s working effectively, here is some food for thought. PEOPLE GOOGLE. Like, all the time.   When you tell people that you are an author, they get curious. And we all know what curiosity
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