Writers Simply Must Market Themselves!

by Anne Wayman

40 Marketing Questions AnsweredLast year I wrote a post called Authors Must Do Stuff. It’s aimed at folks who write books and talks about the need to build ‘an author’s platform.’

Folks, ‘an author’s platform’ is some-sort-of-speak for marketing. As a freelance writer you’ve got to do stuff and a fair proportion of the stuff you’ve got to do is marketing! Which is why this blog has a whole category on marketing.

Now remember I too am a freelance writer. I too would rather write or read than market myself and my writing. But I also figured out long ago that I’d have to find a way to let potential clients know I’m a writer and (gently) convince them they should hire me.

And lordy did I have questions about marketing when I started! In fact, I’ve still got some questions, but I’ve got a lot of answers too. Which is why I’ve joined hands with Carol Tice, who blogs at Make A Living Writing, to offer a webinar that will do two things:

  1. Show you 40 ways to market your writing (which is also the name of the webinar – aren’t we clever!).
  2. Give you a chance to get your most pressing marketing questions answered.

Sound valuable? You bet it is.

It’s going to be a jam-packed hour. You’ll come away with at least a few specific ideas you can use yourself to market your talent as a freelance writer.

Post your marketing questions here and be as specific as possible. Generic questions like “how do I use social media” aren’t as helpful as “how can I promote my expertise on gold fish on twitter.” The best question may win a door prize.

You’ll find complete info on the webinar here.

Of course you can ask questions in either place.

Join us – you’ll not only learn a lot about marketing yourself, we’ll have fun as well.


Image by Carolโ€™s son.

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Cathy Miller November 24, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Unfortunately, I’m out marketing myself at that date and time. ๐Ÿ™‚ No, I really am-a “meet & greet’ with a major benefits company. Good luck to you & Carol. Sorry I’ll miss it.
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annew November 24, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I believe you Cathy – hey everyone, Cathy and I met – a real meeting, f2f, over lunch when she was in San Diego for her walk for the cure… so very cool to meet in the real world.


Cathy Miller November 24, 2010 at 1:54 pm

The pleasure was all mine. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anne is equally as great in person.
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annew November 24, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Hey we both are, and you’re the one who walked 60 miles for the cure and raised over $2,000… ๐Ÿ˜‰


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