For this week’s edition of Five Minute Friday, I have an exciting announcement and opportunity to share with you!
I’ve been working for several weeks (ahem, months) behind the scenes to develop the resource I wish I had when I started writing online.
It’s called the Start-Up Guide for Online Writers, and it’s launching SOON!
In preparation for the e-course release, I’m opening up a small handful of spaces on a launch team. Want in? Here’s what I’m looking for:
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In the spirit of the launch announcement, this week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is: GUIDE
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I’m so excited to share this new Start-Up Guide for Online Writers e-course with you! I’ve compiled all of the resources I use and have grown to love since I started writing online about six or seven years ago. In the course, I’ll walk you through each of the steps to take in order to become an established writer online and to enjoy a lasting, fulfilling, writing life.
We’ll talk about benefits of hosting and participating in blog link-ups, submitting and inviting guest posts, becoming a book reviewer, attending writing conferences, and much more. I’ll give you clickable links to places to submit your work, Facebook groups to join, people to follow on Twitter, and conferences to attend.
The Start-Up Guide for Online Writers is everything I wish I had when I started out, all in one place! I’ve even thrown in a couple of videos, including a demo of my favorite social media scheduler and my all-time favorite writing program.
I can’t wait for you to get your hands on it! Stay tuned for news about the one-week introductory special coming up in mid-September.
Until then, feel free to apply to be on the launch team! I’d love to have you help spread the word!
* Launch team applications close at midnight on 8/26/2017.
And now, a question for you … What do you wish you had known before you started writing online?
It’s your turn to write! Invite your friends to join us, and don’t forget to comment on the blog linked up before your own!
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This resource sounds great. I had friends who began blogging well before me. They gave me some great tips. I guess if there was one thing I wish I’d known about sooner, it would be how to get more people reading my content. 🙂
I know this resource will help a ton of people! Way to go, Kate!
I’m honoured to be able to apply to be on the launch team. When you’re very ill, you just don’t get many opportunities to participate in something like this; people think you can’t make deadlines, and so forth.
Maybe it’s true, but you can be assured I will do my best.
What do I wish I had known? Honestly, nothing. The learning, and its pace, was necessary for me. But them, my well-deserved nickname is Mongo, for my sometimes gorilla-like obdurateness of intellect.
Andrew, be sure to read #24
Oh I hope I make the “cut” for the launch team for this! I’m surrounded by moms who desperately want to blog but are not sure how, where to start and frankly need the best use of the time they have. I want to give them a resource I trust, have tried and honestly represents a community I believe in. I’m in this! Been looking for something like this for a while now! Will there be an afilliate program by chance? Regardless – resources like this for bloggers who get asked ALL THE TIME how we got started – it would be great to have this to offer!
First of all, thank you for the opportunity to apply for your launch team. I truly feel that your program will be well received as it is difficult for someone like me, a new writer, to figure out how to navigate just where to start. I realize many things take trial and error, but if there was a framework and good “guidance” of how-to’s and advice to follow, it would help the confidence of so many more people to want to share their stories and inspire more people. To me the word “guide” means leading others. This could mean guiding people through challenges or periods of being temporarily lost (travel guide, counselors, teachers, etc.)
I need this course. I really wanted to stop blogging and writing, and I did so for a few months. But God kept nudging, “I want you to write.” So I keep plugging away. Since I listened to God, I’m writing more and getting a better response than before. However, my audience is small and I need to improve what I’m doing. The one thing I wish I’d known was how many other things besides writing and publishing content there is. How do I stay consistent and offer compelling content?
I wish I had known how supportive other writers were of each other, because if I hadn’t been so afraid of rejection, I would have asked them for help much earlier than I did. I had the thought that it was like the old print-only world where there were only so many contracts per year and only so many readers, now I’ve come to realize that the digital/ online age has opened up a vast new array of possibilities to be published and to find new readers for what I write. 🙂
This looks like a course that will benefit us all as there is always something more to be learned. I love blogging but know that I have much to learn. And hopefully I will 🙂
Looks exciting! Grateful to find my way into this space today.
I wish I had known how to listen to the advice, but not be distracted by it.
Kate, I’ve been writing so long I’m not sure what I wish I had known! All I know is, God told me to write and He’d take care of the rest. That was in the 90’s. That is exactly what I’ve done.
I wish I’d known that I needed more than simply a desire to write in order to write online. With the help of my hubby I got a hosted website up in January of 2016 and stared at it for 6 months before writing my first post.
I’ve joined some fantastic like-minded groups on Facebook – an absolute Godsend! Many times I have wanted to quit because the technical stuff was suffocating me and wouldn’t you know it – a fellow blogger posts a cheering bit of encouragement for beleaguered bloggers like myself to keep on keeping on.
This course sounds like a treasure chest just waiting to be opened!
How exciting! I know that it is going to be amazing and writers will be blessed! I am re-attacking blogging and writing again after a pretty long hiatus. One of the things I wish I had known before is that it is okay to just post once a week if that is what your life is allowing at the time. For a long time I simply stopped because I wasn’t in a place to post as often as I would have liked. Now circumstances of being stuck in the woods without internet makes me understand differently, and now I keep finding little ways besides the library. I am finally catching onto the idea of planning but also allowing myself to rest when frankly I need it.
I applied. As soon as I got notice, I applied. I don’t know how you’ve been able to keep this quiet. I’m sure you’ve been busting at the seams. Congratulations!! Thank you, Kate, for all the advice and free tips you’ve offered all through the summer. I finally received my first book to review and I am so enjoying this process.
Steady as she goes…. holding on to my Holy Spirit guide and grateful Father sends guides with skin on…