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What is a Media Kit and How Can It Help You?

What is a Media Kit and How Can It Help You

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What is a Media Kit and How Can It Help YouAs many of us are learning each day, how important it is to build relationships online in order to succeed.

There are many other benefits to building those relationships and freely help others with their online ventures, such as in doing advertising for them.  Don’t do this for the sole purpose of getting return advertising because sometimes what you have to offer has no relevance to the work that others are doing.

For example you are all about writing on your blog and in social media, it stands to reason that promoting for another writer is relevant to your work.  Promoting how to make your own fishing lures is not relevant unless they have written a book and then it will fall within the writing topic that you are involved in.

So, it makes sense if you are advertising for other writers that you should know something about them and the way to do that is to ask them for their “Media Kit.”  You should also have your own Media Kit ready and available should someone ask for information about you for advertising on their blog.
 

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Be Consistent With Branding Yourself

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Be Consistent With Branding YourselfThe longer you are online, the more important it is to create your biography; YOUR BRAND and for the most part keep it the same unless there are updates, then you should add those; such as a new website, a new book coming out, you received an award or special recognition for something.

In January of 2014, I made a post of how important it is to have the most professional photo of yourself that you can; white background, business-like appearance, etc. 8 Easy Steps to Improve Your Profile Photo   I cannot stress enough that your profile picture should “NOT” be of the dog or the cat or your questionable night out last Saturday.

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Are You The Type of a Writer That People Would Miss?

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Are You The Type of a Blogger and Writer That People Would MissDid you miss me? 

One day I would like to be the type of a blogger and writer that people miss if I don’t make a post each week.  I am disappointed in myself that last week was the first time in almost a year that I did not have a blog post ready for Monday morning.  But the past is gone and we can’t change it and we are moving forward.

Being a member of a focus group works.  If you are not involved in a focus or an accountability group then it is time you find one or join us at Power Blogging and Affiliate Community 

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Squidoo is Outta Here and Will Be Gone Forever

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Squidoo is Outta Here and Will Be Gone Forever

Squidoo announced this week (August 15, 2014; “HubPages is acquiring key content from Squidoo, creating the largest site of its kind in the world. Today, we’re announcing that as a result of this acquisition, Squidoo is moving the best of its content to HubPages.”   

 

If you are still with Squidoo and have held on hoping that things would somehow turn back into the Squidoo we all used to know and love to work with, then you can stop holding your breath or hoping. It’s going to be done; it’s going to be over; it’s going to be kaput.

 

Now you have a decision to make as to what you want to do with your content that you have on Squidoo.

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Will You Be The Next New Published Author?

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Will You Be The Next New Published AuthorCost of Newly Published Books

I was asked the other day about how I determine what to charge for my books that I write and sell online.  I had to sit and think about it for a few minutes before I answered.  

I suppose if I were a writer with more books written and my name was more well known, then I could charge more for a book no matter what format it is; paperback, electronic or PDF format. The price you charge for a book will depend on many things; number of pages in the book, book subject popularity, author name popularity and creativeness in advertising.

There are so many things changing and evolving so fast and book publishing is one of them.  Traditional publishers and/or publishing houses are again fighting against the new publishing methods.

Back in the late 1930s to early 1940s, paperback books came out at a price of approximately $0.25 cents versus a hardback book at a price of around $2.50.  The paperbacks were out-selling the hardback books due to their minimal cost which even then was a luxury sometimes but still were bought in numbers well over the higher priced hardback books.

 

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