Monday, January 16, 2017
Ad Words or whatever they're called!
It is that time of year again, the time where I'm determined to figure out this concept everyone calls promotion. I do my social media, I have not one, but two blogs, a Facebook and Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest--I must admit I love this, Google plus, YouTube, LinkedIn and a few others I should keep up with but I don't. But yet I am still not getting my name out there or my books. My sales are the same no matter what I do.
So HELP me please. I keep hearing about people who have a thousand viewers on their YouTube videos, or 100's of like's on their Facebook page. Their Tweets (is that what they're called?) reach thousands on Twitter and I could go on and on. How do they do this? What is the trick?
Do they write full time?
Many people are like myself, they need to have that Day Job to pay the bills and write on the side. I struggle with all of it, it's overwhelming. I work 40 hours a week and sometimes more, I ride public transit to and from work, which is another almost two hours each day. Then there is dinner and by then it's 7 pm and time to make my lunch for the next day. It's not that you just need to write, but you need to edit, you need to blog, and do your social media.
Then let's bring in family. I have eleven grandchildren that all seem to participate in something, basketball, football, baseball, motocross (my girls), dance, soccer, and guitar... My husband sort of likes to spend time with me. And on top of that I have friends and book club.
Tagwords? See I haven't a clue! Might I add that my promotion budget is a THIN shoestring...
If anyone has any insight on what or how to do this, please let me know!