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  • Stop Working So Hard: Build You Content Marketing Team & Get Things Done! Over the past week, we’ve provided a lot of ideas for creating content and using it to grow your business. There are so many possibilities and while you may not take advantage of each and every opportunity and idea, you can probably do a lot more than you think. That’s the beauty of having your own team ...
  • Prolific Content Creation without Working Yourself To Death Alice recently had the honor of being interviewed for a Laptop Lifestyle summit where she talked about being a prolific, results-oriented content publisher WITHOUT working yourself to death. See that’s the key, ensuring that your content works for YOU and your business and that you don’t spend your entire day tap tapping at the keyboard while ...
  • 8 Ways to Monetize Your Content Creation Skills You work hard create content for your readers, but if you want to grow your business, it needs to serve a purpose for you. With that in mind, we’ve got 12 easy ways to monetize your content. 1. Building Your List: Don’t do anything else until you content is feeding people into your mailing list. ...
  • How Can I Give Away Content without Giving Away the Store? by Alice Seba and Annette Elton Here’s a question we recently received from our subscriber, Ed. “How do we keep from ‘giving away the store?’ That is, how do we keep from giving away what we’d normally charge clients to do for them?” This is a very common question amongst our clients and people we’ve worked with over ...
  • 18 Ways to Connect with Influencers Having just one relationship with an online influencer in your market can have a huge impact on your business. These influencers often have energetic personalities that command respect from other players in their niche. You should be seeking out relationships with people of influence since they help shape consumer decision by promoting products and ideas across ...
  • Forget About Competition…Make Them Your Friends Instead If you’ve been working hard on writing books, growing your traffic, creating products and services, building your mailing list, participating in social media and doing all those things you know should do to grow your business…you’ll know one thing for certain. It IS hard work. But there’s one thing that multiplies all these efforts faster and ...
  • Establishing Your Expert Status by Taking Clients by Alice Seba Do you take clients? Online business is an amazing opportunity for more hands-free and passive income opportunities than most other types of businesses. You can publish content that works for you for years to come, you can build lists of thousands of people who eagerly buy from you over and over again and you can ...
  • Your Ideal Client Free Guide & Worksheet When you first start your business, you might feel you should take any client you can get, but nothing can be further from the truth. All that does set you up for way too much work, headaches and likely a string of unsatisfied clients. Take the time to figure out exactly who your ideal client is, ...
  • How to Market Inside Your Kindle Book Everyone is so focused on marketing to get buyers to their books, but your Kindle book is ALSO valuable marketing space. You have a lot of leeway to talk about your business inside your book and always use it to your advantage. Here are some things to include inside your book: * Your author biography: Just because ...
  • Tips for a Winning Kindle Author Bio Your book and website need an author page and biography. You might be surprised how many readers, and potential readers, make a buying decision based on your bio. Not to mention the folks that are just curious about who you are and why you’re the authority on your topic. Your bio is an opportunity to ...
  • 4 Smart Ways to Promote Your Kindle Ebook You May Not Have Thought Of Writing and publishing a Kindle book is a tremendous accomplishment. Now, let’s talk about getting you some results. As you know, it’s not enough to publish and then sit back and wait for the sales to roll in. You may get some sales right away but you probably won’t get the kind of income and return ...
  • 8 Essentials to Grow Your Mailing List If you know the power of the mailing list (and we hope you do), you’re probably always trying to get more people on yours. Of course, you want targeted subscribers, not just numbers. These are people who are interested in your books, products and services. Here are a 8 must-do ways to grow your targeted subscriber ...
  • Free Guide to Creating Book and Product Covers We’re back with a handy guide to help you create effective book and product covers! This free guide includes: How to create attention-grabbing book titles 16 fill-in-the-blanks book title templates How to create your book covers, with examples you can learn from Increasing your product’s perceived value with cover graphics…and sell for more. Click here to download it (PDF) Read it and ...
  • Your invite is coming…and more video tips A couple of things to update you on before the weekend. We have some great takeaways from our interview with live streaming expert, Monique Johnson. Monique gave some great tips for authors to engage their audience through live video including getting your readers involved as you’re in the process writing your book. You can: Share your progress Give them ...
  • Easy Kindle Publishing Strategies Over the past week, we have shared a ton of marketing tips with you. From affiliate marketing to blogging, all the way to growing your list and using social media, we had you covered. And as always, these tips can be used with or without the templates…but why make things harder than they have to be? For ...
  • Smart Strategies – Ever Wanted to Sell from a webinar? Here’s a new marketing topic for you today…and of course, we’ve got some templates to make it easier to implement these strategies. And again, whether you use our templates or not, these strategies will get you places. Today’s topic is selling products from a webinar. Webinars a very popular online marketing strategy for selling high-ticket products. They’re ...
  • Tips to Earn More Affiliate Commissions Whether you sell your own products or not, affiliate marketing should always be a part of your strategy. That’s why we’ve got those tips and a new template package for you today. And as always, these tips can be used with or without the templates…but it’s much easier with them. If you’re not sure what affiliate ...
  • Social Media Made Easy New topic and new template package for you. Whether you pick up the templates or not, we’re sure you’ll find these tips helpful. And hey, we’ve even bumped up the special coupon code, so you can save even more this Black Friday weekend. Today’s topic is filling up your social media with a ton of great ...
  • How to fill your blog with AWESOME! If you’ve ever struggled to fill your blog with fresh content, you’re certainly not alone. You’ve got plenty to do and sometimes blogging gets left by the wayside. But the good news is if you set aside just a bit of time for planning and utilize effective brainstorming tools, your blog can become the incredible resource ...
  • Ron’s Top Tip for 2017 Success 2016 was an amazing year for me and my business. It was a year of personal growth where I improved my craft and gained a lot of confidence. In 2017, I plan to narrow my focus and scale up the programs that have the most potential for my business. My two big takeaways that can be a ...
  • Alice’s Top Tip for 2017 Success Over the past year and a half, I’ve been shaving off projects and getting more focused in my business. It’s the tendency of many online entrepreneurs to dip their feet into many projects because it’s easy to do. The problem is, when you divide your efforts, you minimize your success. Eliminating projects meant that half way through ...
  • Facebook Ads for Writers:
    27 Ideas and Examples
    With nearly 2 billion active monthly users, it’s almost crazy not to tap into the huge audience of Facebook. Sure, you can do it the old-fashioned way and try to build your following organically, or you can make it much easier on yourself by using the Facebook Ad platform to multiply your profits. Facebook advertising makes ...
  • 11 Ideas for Writers Using Facebook Live Okay, as a writer, you might be weary…or let’s face it, possibly deathly afraid…of doing live video. But Facebook Live is an amazing platform to create a connection with your audience and get them to take action. If you’re not sure what you could do with Facebook Live as a writer, here are a few ideas ...
  • Content Shortcuts – How to Use PLR Marketing your books or products in the online world takes a lot of content. Whether it’s content to inform or entertain, it makes the web go ’round. It doesn’t matter if you market through social media, advertising, your blog, email marketing or YouTube…you NEED content. And as a solo entrepreneur, it’s not always easy to keep up. ...
  • Building a Loyal, Buying Audience Last month’s Elite Writer’s Lab case study was with one of our favorite bloggers and super affiliates, Lynn Terry. We talked to her about building a loyal audience who loves to buy…even if you hate selling. Lynn is a lifestyle blogger and offered some very smart advice on: Where you need to put your focus to build ...