Online marketing tactics for young writers
Writing full time is a viciously difficult profession. I very rarely see a happy writer because any form of writing is like tearing the flesh from your bones; especially if you have to do it every day. Being a full-time writer is difficult because you have to find the motivation to write over and over again until you start climbing the walls with frustration. I know because I have done it and I help authors on market with their services on a regular basis.
How do you get work every day? How do you turn your hobby into a profession? How do you even start paid-writing as a hobby in the first place? First, you need to create an online reputation, build it, cultivate it and maintain it. Here are a few of my best online-marketing tips to help you start and build your reputation.
Build your own website
This should be the first step in your writing endeavor. You need your own website that acts like an online portfolio. Do not get bogged down in details at first. Put yourself in the shoes of your employer. Would you want to read that the writer has been a writer for six years? Or, would you like to see references to every article he or she has ever written? The answer is the former. When you hire a mechanic, you do not ask how many cars he or she has ever fixed.
Put in more than one picture of yourself on your website. It shows that you are human and not a marketing ploy by a writing club. Show a professional one, one with your pet, and one stood beside an expensive car (it doesn’t have to be yours).
Lie on your website