What sparked this particular paean is his post, Make something happen. I’d missed it or forgotten it, but someone posted it on twitter and it is as worthwhile as when he posted it way back when in 2006!
It’s what he would tell you if he had to pick one marketing tip. And he suggests we do it before the end of the week. Or even today before we quit work.
What might this look like for a freelance writer?
Well, almost anything. You could:
Start that book
Send a query or a dozen
Call an editor
Email a past client
Apply for a writing gig
Put your resume on Craigslist
Finally get that website done (or at least well started.)
Finish a project you’ve been postponing.
Get back to work on a personal writing project
Post to your blog
Order business cards
It almost doesn’t matter what you do as long as you do something.
Will it work? Will it sell? Will it mean you land that new contract or get accepted for that new gig?
But you sure won’t work, sell, contract or get accepted etc. if you don’t give it a go.
Here’s what I’m going to do this week: Outline my kickstarter project and list what I want to include on the video. I’ll report back Friday.
It’s sort of a blog bookend – join me if you like.
What will you do this week to market yourself and your writing?