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4 Considerations in Picking a Website Name

4 Name Options for Your Website

One of the first questions you must answer as a would-be platform-builder is this: What do I name my site? This is also one of the questions I am most frequently asked when speaking on the topic of Platform. You basically have four options:

3 People You Need to Ignore Online

3 People You Need to Ignore Online

I am on sabbatical for the next few weeks. While I am gone, I have asked some of my favorite bloggers to stand in for me. This is a guest post by Jon Acuff, the author of four books including Start. He also founded the Start Conference, a two-day event in Nashville to help you […]

Wanted: Life Plan Examples for My New Book

Simple Black & White Compass

My next book will be The Life Plan Manifesto (working title), co-authored with my good friend, Daniel Harkavy. I am currently in the Colorado Rockies writing my part. I don’t think I have ever been this excited about a book project. If you are a subscriber to my blog, you are no doubt familiar with […]

July 4th Weekend Special for Get Published

If you want to write a book—or if you’ve already written a book and want to become a bestselling author—this post is for you! It’s Independence Day weekend in the United States and many online retailers are making available special discounts on their products. I also want to extend a very special offer to you […]

The 4 Hidden Rewards of Rejection

The 4 Hidden Rewards of Rejection

I am on sabbatical for the next few weeks. While I am gone, I have asked some of my favorite bloggers to stand in for me. This is a guest post by Michele Cushatt. She is a communicator and storyteller whose speaking experiences include Women of Faith, Focus on the Family, and Compassion International. You […]

5 Reasons I Switched to Scrivener for All My Writing

5 Reasons I Switched to Scrivener for All My Writing

As a full-time writer, I take my tools seriously. With a blog, a podcast, speeches, and a new book in the works, I have to maximize my productivity. I have a daily word count goal, and I can’t afford to let the tools get in the way. But, unfortunately, they often do. Until a month […]

How to Get Started Selling Advertising on Your Blog

How to Get Started Selling Advertising on Your Blog

I am frequently asked, “How can I begin to monetize my platform.” Of course, we deal with this at Platform University, but I thought I would tell you how I started. In 2008, my friend John Saddington convinced me to convert my blog from TypePad to WordPress. It was one of the best decision I […]