Odds are good you have a story to tell and a message to share. But do you know how to get the attention of a publisher?
Along with a powerful personal platform, you also need an irresistible book proposal. If you had just one shot to hold a publisher’s interest and sell them on your book, what would you say? What would include in your pitch?
These days everyone knows that you need a platform to get published. But if you’re like a lot of people I meet, you’re overwhelmed, short on time, and not sure where to begin. It feels impossible. But what if I told you it’s easier than you think?
Part of our problem is that we blow things out of proportion. We think we need a massive celebrity-sized platform. I used to think that. Maybe you think that too.
But here’s the good news. It doesn’t take huge platform—just an engaged one. And that’s within your reach.
If you’re like most bloggers I know, you started with enthusiasm to spare. You cranked out content like crazy. But then life happened. Time got short, and you missed a post. Then two. Now it’s catch as catch can, and your readers don’t know what’s coming next anymore than you do.
What if you could get back on track and create more content in less time? It turns out there are four common obstacles every blogger faces to writing consistent, powerful posts. I know exactly what they are and how to beat them—and I’d like to show you so you’ll be able to produce compelling content with ease.
In my new webinar, Blog Faster, Blog Smarter, I’m sharing ten simple strategies that can help you overcome them and get cranking again. You can join in Wednesday, April 22, at 10:00 a.m. or 1 p.m. Central. There’s no charge, but the number of spots is limited.
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I use Evernote for everything. It’s my second brain. And it’s also my secret weapon for creating more powerful blog posts in less time than ever before. I’ll tell you how.
The Evernote Hacks for Bloggers screencast, guidebook, and template is an exclusive early bird bonus available FREE when you register for Platform University® before midnight on Friday, April 17, 2015. After that, it goes away.
Not only is Evernote easy to use across all my devices, but I’ve developed workflows and workarounds that enable me to be more efficient and effective than ever before when it comes to content production.
I explain step-by-step how to use these same hacks and tips in my new screencast and ebook, Evernote Hacks for Bloggers, available for anyone who registers for Platform University® today, Friday, April 17, 2015.
The reaction to my video series, Your Platform Makeover, has been phenomenal. People are excited to realize that with some expert insight and a handful of simple strategies, getting the attention their message deserves is finally within reach.
And here’s the great news. What I’ve revealed in the videos is only the beginning. If you feel like your message is getting lost in the crowded marketplace of ideas, now’s your chance to join the one online community that can help you increase your traffic, expand your influence, and give the world what only you can provide.
How? Through focused training, insider tips, and an engaged group of people passionate about sharing their message—just like you.
I know you have a message burning deep inside of you. It’s the thing that stirs your heart, calls to you in the quiet moments, and speaks to the impact you’re meant for.
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Whether you’re an author, coach, consultant, business leader, speaker, or entrepreneur, I know your passion is making a positive difference in the lives of others through your message, product, or service.
But the challenge is trying to gain traction with that message. It can feel nearly impossible to get the the thing you are most passionate about in front of the people who need it the most.
Momentum is a beautiful thing when you’ve got it. But sometimes it can feel like we’re just sitting in the water going nowhere. I’ve certainly felt that.
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When I first started blogging, I was only drawing a few hundred visitors a month to my site. No matter what I tried it seemed like I couldn’t get any real momentum.
“Becalmed” is the word sailors use for this. Maybe there’s no wind on the water, or it’s blocked by land. Whatever the reason, our sails are slack and our boat just drifts along.
Most of us possess a deep desire to have a lasting impact and make a positive contribution. But sometimes it feels like we just can’t get any traction, like our messages aren’t connecting, right?
If you’re a blogger, podcaster, or online entrepreneur who feels like you’re spinning your wheels, you’re not alone. The good news is you can sharpen your message and significantly increase your impact with a simple but proven makeover process. My free, three-part video series, Your Platform Makeover, will show you exactly how it’s done.
If there’s one question about platform building I hear more than any other, it’s this: “How can I drive more traffic?” We’re all asking it, right?
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We want to influence as many people as we can with our message, and that means connecting with as many readers as possible. But how?
I’m a firm believer in getting outside counsel when I want to grow beyond my current reality. So I asked twenty-six of the top bloggers and communicators what they do to drive traffic, people like Tim Ferriss, Glennon Doyle Melton, Jon Acuff, and John Maxwell.
Three years ago, I recorded a screencast called, “How to Launch a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 20 Minutes or Less.” Since that time, more than 10,000 people have used that short video to launch their own blog. If you have ever thought about building your own platform, now is the time. Here’s why …
Until March 31, you can get your very own self-hosted WordPress blog for just $2.95 a month. Bluehost, the No. 1 hosting company recommended by WordPress itself, is offering its lowest price ever—but only through me and four of their top affiliates.
Note: Even if you already have a blog, it’s worth taking advantage of this unprecedented price just in case you want to launch another web property in the future. I did. It’s a steal.
Welcome to Season 3, Episode 8 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this eighth episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to stay consistent with your blogging in just 70 minutes.
One of the most important aspects of building your platform is consistency. But creating great content on a regular basis is time consuming, right? Not if you follow my simple, step-by-step workflow for content creation.
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