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Hi all:

Just want to share with you what I've been doing on Facebook lately.

I'm trying to take @SusanDay's advice or her experience of writing more blogs. At least on my own blog site and then spreading it around.

So, I've given myself a goal of one a week...minimum. I tried the "boost" posting with Facebook and I've gotten a lot more visibility, so much from one in that there are people now who are regular visitors and reading everything I post and have conversations back and forth. One blog got over 3,000 "impressions" and tons of comments.

That has never happened to me before. It also seems to have spilled over to my Huffington Post blog as well.

Your thoughts or experience would be most welcome.
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You beat me by 13 minutes! I was just going to start a FB advertizing thread, very cool. I just posted this an hour ago to run for $10 a day for 7 days. It is a pretty normal post on my FB page, and I looked over my demographics and chose that.




I have to head out, but we'll keep in touch. I will update the ASW campaign also...so much to do!
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I clipped this from clicking on the 4,000 number at the top of the post. To be clear, the post that generated the most activity is one where I listed 10 top investigative organizations for real in-depth reporting. In fact, one comment that actually was a very racist rant got shut down by Facebook. Interesting. I also saw a breakdown of age and gender.

I did not take out an ad, I just signed up for "boosting."
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Teacher SusanDay private msg quote post Address this user
@gspieler Congratulations, that's a great response.

What is your overall goal? More readership or sales?

I was wondering how you could get more out of those who comment?

It's very interesting indeed.
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@jmolan Are you happy with the sales? I wondered how these figures are converting.

There is so much to learn.
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Member gspieler private msg quote post Address this user
@SusanDay--thanks for the very good question. I have yet to figure out what to sell beyond my book? I just have no idea how to market myself and for what? I'm not some highly successful freelancer selling advice and courses, although I read every "freelance writing" blog online.

What I do want is visibility for what may be a forthcoming movie and renewed book sales that the publisher will reissue in paperback.

I am getting more email signups on my website blog, but it is very small. So, again, have no clue how to turn this into something that makes money. Again, visibility for the book is helpful.
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@gspieler The book/ film is fascinating. Would you like to write a short article for my pmagazine about how it happened? The magazine will include links etc so that will help your SEO too.
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@jmolan I'd love an article from you too. Focusing on your tour and how that promoted your book.

The audience is authors and writers. Doesn't have to be too long but there will be room for pics and links.
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@SusanDay--Timing is so interesting. You are the fourth person this week to ask me to write/give a presentation about how it all came to be. I wrote a blog post about the first part https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-did-i-get-here-my-writers-journey-from-reluctant_us_5a4ed11fe4b0ee59d41c0980

But it only goes up to where I agreed to write the "book." I'd be happy to shorten that part, move through the publishing up to the point where they writers approached me to buy the film rights.

Is that what you are looking for?
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Teacher SusanDay private msg quote post Address this user
@gspieler That would be wonderful.

My deadline is Jan 21 - does that suit you?

If not, February's issue will be fine.
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@jmolan I'd love an article from you too. Focusing on your tour and how that promoted your book.

The audience is authors and writers. Doesn't have to be too long but there will be room for pics and links.


Sure Susan, I need to put together a newsletter to my email group, so it should be pretty similar. Like wrap up on whats been happening.
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Teacher SusanDay private msg quote post Address this user
That's a great idea - I should get it, and if you trust me I'll use it as an article and link to you website and Amazon book page.
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Student jmolan private msg quote post Address this user
Susan, trust is never a problem (you know that but thanks for asking) This will motivate me to get the newsletter out, then we can chat. I suspect more of the back ground (book selling, speaking etc. and is it worth it) would be added for authors as opposed to keeping the fan base up to date. Will be fun to work it out.
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I want to post this link because I think its valuable for anyone trying to sell books on Amazon. This is an almost two our free video. I like the guys style, and perhaps you can find something useful in it.I have not watched this one (yet) but his other "free" stuff has been good.

http://www.thefanbaseformula.com/replay
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Teacher SusanDay private msg quote post Address this user
@jmolan Thanks, I look forward to your email.

That's a great resource, too
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Forum Owner Belew private msg quote post Address this user
@jmolan

I measure good in does it really work more than does it sound like it will really work.

How about you?
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@jmolan

I measure good in does it really work more than does it sound like it will really work.

How about you?


Great, I'm writing that one down. In my past career I stuck fairly simple/powerful methods, eliminating the noise of limitless options.Like getting hung up on the next sparkly thing. "I don't know what I'm going to do, but I know what I'm not going to do." For me, doing this removes 90% of whats coming at me. I anticipate good without really knowing what will bring it.

Good timing Bill, I'm considering signing up for this guys program,
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@jmolan

Good morning!

There's a LOT that looks like it works. A little that actually does.

I am always skeptical of someone who has done one thing well - sold their widget for example - who is now an expert on how to sell widget.

Sure they did it. But can they do it again? If so, then why not keep selling their widget? Why are they suddenly widget sales experts?

I have dozens ... more actually - of firsthand case studies in multiple niches. As for me, I don't have a problem telling people what I know how to do. I wonder, though, why are they telling me how to do what they may/may not have done once.

You have a great product Jack. You don't need to do flash. Flash doesn't work anyway.

You have a solid year behind you ...

What's worked well for you?
Do more of that.
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