self-publishing course

Self-Publishing from The Very, Very Beginning

{Guest post from author and teacher, Carolyn Wilhelm} My name is Carolyn Wilhelm. I am a blogger, curriculum writer, and have self-published my own books. My long-time friend, Becky (also known as Franticmommy) invited me to share my thoughts and info on her site because…

600 Premade Social Media Updates=Massive Time Saver!

I know I am not alone when I say sometimes spending hours hunting down links and share-ables for social media makes me want to snatch myself BALD. If you are like me, you are probably constantly trying to keep up with social media, and figuring…

Instagram for Authors

Instagram 101 for Children’s Book Authors

How to market books, build a platform and get our work in front of potential buyers is always an ongoing….journey for any author. The list of marketing ideas that can lead to book sales is a long one, but leveraging social media is still somewhere…

How to Participate in a Twitter Party #ReadYourWorld

As Project Manager for Multicultural Children’s Book Day, one of the big things I am working on this week is spreading the word on the MCBD Twitter Party on 1/27/17 (9:00-10:00p.m. ET). This will be our 4th Twitter Party and they are INSANELY fun and…

9 Places you Will Encounter on Your Freelance Journey

I love helping others dip their toes into the pool that is known as the “freedom of freelance.” Whether people are looking for steady income or a side hustle, I am more than happy to help them with suggestions, tips and advice to get moving…

Why You Need Social Media to Succeed with Your Biz

Social Media is Key: Facebook may want to make your pull your hair out and Twitter may make your eyes cross in confusion, but these channels are a huge key in the success and longevity of your business. Social media basics include keeping it short…

5 “Must-Know” Tips for New Bloggers

Last night I was watching re-runs of Shark Tank (LOVE that show) and the young couple that owns Grace & Lace was on there talking about how they grew their business to a 1.2+ million dollar biz (before the Sharks go involved). They also admitted…

How to use Facebook Interest Lists

Did you know that Facebook has the option of allowing users to create Lists of people or business they follow, very similar to Twitter’s list-making option? First, let’s me share what a Facebook Interest List is. Facebook describes it as: Interest lists are an optional…

Facebook block

Blocking Freaks, Trolls and Turds on Social Media

You love your social media. I know you do, the studies don’t lie. Did you know the average person checks Facebook or Twitter before they even brush their teeth in the a.m? Guilty as charged. It’s nothing to be ashamed of (only because I do…

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