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.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Africa:   Major Leadership Prize Awarded to Pohamba of Namibia (news)
allAfrica.com
2 March 2015

The outgoing president of Namibia, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has been awarded Africa's premier prize for achievement in leadership, worth U.S. $5 million over ten years. [read more]

Lesotho:   PM Thabane to Win Majority in Lesotho Polls? (news)
allAfrica.com
2 March 2015

With three-quarters of the results in Lesotho's parliamentary elections declared, Prime Minister Tom Thabane's All Basotho Convention (ABC) was on its way to securing a clear majority of ... [read more]

Africa:   Degraded Ecosystems Threaten Africans' Welfare (guest column)
allAfrica.com
2 March 2015

African countries need to grow their economies to meet the needs of their people. However, this can only be done while ensuring that the productivity and viability of the underlying ecosystems are ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!