Create If Writing is a weekly podcast for writers and bloggers dealing with authentic platform building online. You will hear from experts on list-building, connecting through Twitter, and how to utilize Facebook. But tools for building an audience would feel empty without a little inspiration, so these training episodes are balanced with inspirational interviews with writers who share their creative process, ups and downs, and how they have dealt with success or failure.
Kirsten Oliphant is a self-published author with an MFA in Fiction who has been blogging for 11 years and is in the top 20 of Houston's Social Media Power Influencers. She has spoken at Blog Elevated, Houston Social Media Breakfast, Adventure Con, Houston Business Advancement Conference, and Social Media Day Houston. She created the Free Email Course and loves to get nerdy about all things email list.
Instagram for Authors
I've talked recently on social media for authors, but wanted to highlight a specific platform that I've been using more and seeing results from and discuss Instagram for authors.
Lessons Learned in Three Years as an Author
The first month I published a book in 2018, I made $115. Which totally excited me! People were reading my book! I wrote and published a book! But the goal was always a CAREER. I joked (but not really) about building an Emma Empire.
Three years later, I made $26k in February 2021 and am slated to make over $20k this March. Want some takeaways? I've got 'em!
Advertising for Authors
As a part of my series on what authors need to sell books, I've covered the overall author platform, email, social media, and blogging/content strategy. Which leads me into another piece of the puzzle: ads for authors.
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What Should Authors Blog About? Content Strategy for Authors
What should authors blog about? Let's talk about content strategy, and the purpose of creating blog posts, videos, podcast, and even TikTok posts.
Social Media for Authors
This interview with Megan Ericson will reveal how authors should pick a platform, what the purpose of social is, and common mistakes authors make.
Creating an Author Newsletter
Creating an author newsletter doesn't have to be intimidating or take tons of time and money. Get the skinny on the whats, hows, and whys.
Awesome Podcast for Creatives
One of my favourite podcasts that grabs you right from the beautiful intro song.
I love listening to this podcast. It's amazing.
I love it!
I love Kirsten’s podcast, it’s like hanging out with her and her guest over a coffee or something like that. As a blogger and a Mum, I love hearing other perspectives on things.