Simple Self-Promotion Series! Step #1

by | Sep 14, 2015 | Book Marketing Basics

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If the idea of self-promotion online seems daunting, not to fear, self-promotion doesn’t have to be time-consuming or confusing. To help get you started, we’re sharing some of the most effective yet simple ways to start marketing yourself:

Blogging: Regular blogging is a great way to showcase your Your Own Best Marketing Tool 1expertise, promote yourself, and help you rank higher in Google searches. When you have your own blog and produce content regularly Google will reward you with a higher search ranking, and that puts you ahead of the competition. I would recommend that you blog once or twice a week at minimum.

Don’t know where to start? Or have you been blogging for a while and are starting to run out of ideas? The following suggestions should help you overcome that writer’s block:

  • Blog about what’s happening in your industry
  • Write reviews for books in your genre or niche
  • Blog as one of your characters and take readers behind the scenes
  • Post short stories, a sneak peek of your next book, or simply ask your readers what they want to read – it’s a fantastic way to get reader feedback
  • Interview people in your industry
  • Use the blog idea generator – it’s free! http://www.hubspot.com/blog-topic-generator

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