How to Market Yourself

From Thoughts from Botswana by Lauri Kubuitsile Tue Feb 19 2013, 23:00:00

I know we all want to be artists. We don't want to have to concentrate on the business side of writing. This is fine if you want to write and never want to make a thebe out of it. That's a perfectly valid choice and if that describes you, it's best you move on to another article. This one is for people wanting to get their name out there in the hope that someone, somewhere might pay them for their writin

Let me speak about which marketing techniques have worked for me.

1. Website vs Blog

When I started out writing about seven years ago, I had a website. Because I am not very techy, I found the website cumbersome. Things happen fast in my writing world. I have books coming out, I have short stories published, I have events I'm attending, and I couldn't keep my website up-to-date because I was unable to do it personally. I had to ask the website tech people to do it for me and it was very slow and not always done how I wanted. I find most websites to be dull and too static for my liking. You can fix that situation if you're good at the technical side of things- I'm not.

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