Explode Your Growth on Twitter
Explosive growth on Twitter is possible, but not by using any secret methods. Applying the proven formulas we have heard before and measuring growth can yield unbelievable results. Victoria will share how she built her Twitter following from meager numbers to over several thousand followers in just one year, without buying any lists or leads.
Winning at Winning Contests
Winning your way to a publishing contract and/or agency contract. Embrace contests to initiate your writing career. Create publicity and create market awareness by winning contests. Learn why you need to separate your writing passion from your contest entries, and harness your contests entries to work for you.
Introduction to MailChimp
Newsletters provide added value to your readers and help build your personal brand. While there are several email marketing services available, MailChimp continues to rank high on the list. In this session, we’ll learn how to set up a free account, create a list (of email subscribers), automate welcome emails, design a campaign (newsletter), and more.
Introduction to WordPress.com
As writers, we need our website to be a central hub that helps our audience find and communicate with us. WordPress.com offers a professional, inexpensive, and easy-to-use solution! This course provides an overview of WordPress.com (and clarifies the difference between it and WordPress.org), breaks down account options, tours the admin dashboard and some popular features, teaches how and where we can incorporate our blog in WordPress, and explores several options for adding images and media to dress up our site.
Build Your Brand with Instagram
If you want to increase your influence and your audience, you need to be on Instagram. In this workshop, you’ll learn: ∙ Why you should be using Instagram TODAY; ∙ How to use the Instagram app to its full potential; ∙ How to create a theme and understand your brand’s specific content; ∙ Tips and tricks to make your photos stand out; ∙ How to capture attention with your bio and first 9 photos; ∙ How to make your photos look professional; ∙ How to use Instagram stories; ∙ How to network and grow on Instagram; ∙ How to know which hashtags you should use for your brand.
Zero to Book Deal
Attending the 2012 FCWC with a hope in her heart and amateur proposal in hand, Bethany Jett was ecstatic to receive interest from two publishers and two contracts from agents, even though one publisher thought her platform was too small. In the month following the conference, Bethany turned her tiny platform into a huge marketing opportunity—enough to secure the “publisher that got away.” “Zero to Book Deal” teaches how to turn a few resources into publishing opportunities with magazines, radios, guest posts, and speaking engagements. We will navigate the components of creating fantastic nonfiction proposals, building a speaking list, and leveraging every opportunity already in your arsenal.