The 4 Components to Building an Author Platform

What is an author platform?

An author platform focuses on who you are as the author, and how many people you influence. It is what you represent. It is what comes to mind when people hear your name.

There are four components to building a platform as an author.

Authors should think of themselves in the same way as celebrities do. Becoming famous does not happen overnight. In fact, you don’t become famous without having a following.

And you can’t have a following without first having a presence. People have to come to know you as an author. They must encounter your brand in order to get to you.
Many new authors tend to believe that the only thing they need to focus on is writing the book; when that is so far from the truth. As an author, yes, you must write books; but, you also have to think about how you are going to get in front of the people who matter the most to your career: your readers.

What are the four components to building your platform as an author?

1. Presence. How will people find you if they don’t even know that you exist in the first place? You must spend time doing the things that will get you in front of the people who will be reading and promoting both you and your work. Having a presence opens doors for opportunities you may have never imagined in your life. Social media has made it easy to build your presence online.

2. Relationships. This has to do with the people who can help further your reach and exposure as an author. It is the bloggers, the radio show hosts, the newspapers, magazines, and other forms of media. What connections are you building with the people that can help you get in front of the people who will one day become your fans and supporters? The relationships you build determine how big you can play in the world.

3. Tribe. You have to become the person your reader wants and needs to meet. The person your reader wants to connect with. Take time to get to know your readers. Authors become their readers BFIMH (Best Friend In My Head). But you can’t become that, if they don’t know you, and you don’t know them. Once your readers have to come to know you, and love you, they will become a member of your tribe. They will be your biggest supporters, and will help spread the news of your works, appearances, and more. Tribe members don’t ask to be compensated; they support you because they love you.

4. Brand. What do you stand for in the eyes of your readers? Are you a hot male romance author? Do you write Christian erotica? Whatever it is that makes you unique, is a part of your brand.

Focus on building your platform as an author. It will determine the success or failure of your career. Though it may take time, effort, energy, and even finances, having a solid foundation is well worth the sacrifice.

How to Write and Benefit From Free Online Articles

You want more website traffic. You want more blog visitors and views. You want more opportunities to speak and present at conferences and industry trade shows. You want more credibility and desire more exposure.

What you need to do is write more articles for a broader audience. You need to allow your content to help you expand your potential opportunities. You can simply start by writing beyond your niche or speciality, creating articles that speak to a broader audience.

Develop Articles Beyond Your Niche

Having a speciality is well and good, but your audience is narrowed by your niche. Everyone is not interested in the history of weaving across the centuries. However, you can turn that idea into something appealing by putting more focus on what types of woven items sell best on Etsy or a how-to article on taking woven art and crafts to market both online and otherwise. The broadened topic allows you to expand your audience and increase your exposure.

To go beyond your niche, you have to get out of your own comfort zone and dig a little deeper to produce articles that have a broad appeal. Consider the how-to article. In order to develop a how-to article, you have to work step by step with the end product in mind by providing a procedural concept along the way. It may require more explanation because you want to appeal to the novice as much as you want to appeal to the experienced person. With how-to articles, you can rely on your experience, hobbies, research and education to serve as your resources. The goal is to broaden your appeal thereby broadening your audience.

How to Structure Your Articles

Your articles must appeal to a broader audience and that starts with structure. Consider the layout of your article. From title to type, your article needs to have an aesthetic appeal that includes shorten paragraphs, simple sentence structure and section headings with bullet point lists. By making your structure more appealing, readers will go beyond the headline and title to skim the article before fully reading it.

Your articles should at least be:

Interesting

If you fail to capture the attention of the reader, then you have failed to attract the reader. From the very title of the article, you have to grab the reader’s attention and hold the reader’s interest by delivering on the topic promised via the title. Opening with an attention-grabbing first line or paragraph keeps readers glued to your article. However, you have to deliver with interesting content throughout the article.

Informative

Your articles need to provide readers with information that they did not have prior to seeing your title or reading your article. It can be either entirely new information or a totally different spin on a well-known topic. No matter how you approach your topic, you need to craft an article that remains informative on a variety of levels from novice to experienced. Allow for insights and innovative perspectives to draw readers further into your article. Include stats and facts that support your article’s direction.

Inspiring

People read articles for more than just interest and information. People desire to be inspired. Allow readers to find inspiration through your articles. Stir up their interests to the point where they want more and desire to put some of your pointers into practice. Make readers feel like they can implement new ideas on their own or do something different by utilizing a step-by-step method that you have written about in your articles. You want to leave your readers feeling inspired to the point where they want to try out on their own.

Benefits of Free Online Articles

Writing free articles have their own inherent benefits. Some of these benefits include additional writing opportunities and paid speaking engagements, even information product sales.

Some other benefits of free articles include:

Increased website traffic
More blog visitors and views
Heightened exposure to a broader audience of readers
Increased credibility on topics and industries

You can gain a lot from writing free articles. You just have to be certain to make a wide range appeal and develop content that speaks to a variety of audience levels.

Bruce Jackson serves as both founder and lead consultant with Life Path Consulting Services, a division of Life Path Ministries & Services, servicing nonprofit, small business and churches with a variety of services from fund development and strategic planning to staff development and training. He is also a poetic presenter and author of books of inspirational poetry and multiple e-books on ministry, community service and other topics.

Living Life On Purpose – Easier Than You Think

People often contact me to discover their purpose for this life. This profound question has been kicked around for eons, centuries with psychics, fortune tellers and in many conversations. However, your purpose isn’t the way the majority of people think. You may have asked yourself this question a million times or not. In those deep philosophical conversations, this question seems to pop up over and over again.

Everyone has a take on this contemplation or not. Some like to contemplate it like they may contemplate their navel, a mole, or a bunion. Like… what is this all about? Why do I have this? Is there a deeper meaning to my navel, my mole, or my whatever? Maybe there is no deeper meaning you might muse. Or maybe your body is drawing your attention out of your computer/brain to connect with your body? Could be!

Back to the question at hand… What is the purpose of life or, in fact, what is the purpose of my life? Maybe there is more than only one purpose. Maybe there is a plethora of purposes.

Purposes to contemplate or activate:

How do I participate in life?
Am I fully present in what I am doing?
Am I “out-of-body” co-existing in another dimension?
Am I in the correct profession for me? That’s right..correct, not right!
Do I like my life?
Do I like my relationships?
Do I know the difference between like and love or romance?
Do I really know what love means or Tina’s song..”What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Do I feel good about my Self?
Do I like my Self?
If I don’t, why don’t I like my Self?
Do I have many limitations going on in my computer/brain?
Do I know the real me?
Is the real me buried deep underneath the rubble of life?
Or, is the real me about to burst forth?
Is there more than one purpose in life?

The 16th question leaves room for expansion… and you can ask a million questions, as you discover more about who you are. Why would there be only one purpose to life? You are multi-dimensional, so why not embrace having more than one purpose? How about having a plethora of purposes? Here are some ideas:

Purposes of life:

Being a great friend to Self.
Being a great friend to friends.
Living my life consciously,
Living my best life!
Living fully engage in each moment
Getting involved in every aspect of my life.
Avoid giving my power away.
Laugh at my Self.
Avoid taking other people or my self seriously… if you do, go live on Sirius.
Allow your Self to experience each moment.
Live each day as if it were the first day of your life.
Be impressed by the people you have brought into your life to learn about your Self.
Be impressed with your Self.
If you are creating lots of trauma and drama, write a new script and get off this traumatic reality show.
Live your reality from your Heart.
Choose role models who are real role models vs following indoctrination and conditioning.
Get “it’… you have many purposes.

In the final analysis, your purpose for an in-body experience is for mental, emotional and spiritual growth. While this may not sound profound it is the most profound purpose for your eternal life. How you create your mental, emotional and spiritual growth is where you can put your unique footprint.

Now be creative, be clever, write down all the ways you can fulfill your purposes. Begin to create your life with these purposes in your heart each and every day. When someone asks you… “What is your purpose?” Ask them… “Which one do you want me to talk about? Go out and be on purpose, with your purpose to create your mental, emotional and spiritual growth!

About Dr. Dorothy:

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, Ph.D Metaphysican and International Best Selling Author is a recognized authority on bridging Science and Human Potential. Dr.Dorothy provides a Deep Healing protocol to discover and heal the root cause for issues and diagnoses. Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Deep Healing Transformation combines creating health while healing past mental, emotional, physical and sexual wounds.

How Do True Leaders Get It DONE?

The best of intentions, superior skills and well – developed aptitude, and/ or, even the most positive, can – do, attitude, alone, or even, in combination, does not, automatically, create/ cause/ develop, the best leadership, and/ or successful leaders! In the final analysis, we can only measure the ultimate success and impact, of a potential leader, by, whether or not, someone, achieves what is needed and necessary, and does, everything possible, to get it DONE! With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, what this means, why it’s so very important, and necessary, using the mnemonic approach.

1. Delve deeply; discover; develop; deliver: The first thing, any leader should/ must do, is take the time, to objectively, thoroughly, impartially, delve deeply, in order to discover, what is needed by the organization, how constituents perceive the group, as well as their needs, requirements, etc, and proceed, forward, in order to develop the best course of action. This should create an ability to thoroughly, strategically plan, and create a well – considered, relevant, sustainable, action plan! However, unless, one maintains the strength, consistency, and focus, to deliver on a combination of his promises, rhetoric, etc, in a way, which prioritizes, the best, most relevant, sustainable plan!

2. Options; opportunities; organized, opinions: Leaders never let their egos, personal opinions, personal/ political agenda, and/ or self – interest, get in the way of quality service! This means fully considering the options, and being ready, willing, able, and prepared to recognize opportunities, which might present themselves, or creating their own opportunity, and doing so, in an organized, quality manner!

3. Needs; nerve; nuances: Since every organization has some unique characteristics, heritage/ history, mission/ vision, and/ or nature of their constituency, the best leader must be capable of adapting, and proceeding, in a way, which takes advantage of, and serves these nuances! This, often, means, a real leader must have the nerve, to overcome, and expand the limitations of his personal, comfort zone, and place the needs of the group, and stakeholders, ahead of his own, self – interest, and/ or agenda.

4. Empathy; emphasis; endurance; excellence: Great leaders must be disciplined, enough, to listen, more than they speak, and consistently, proceed, with the utmost degree of genuine empathy! This must direct their emphasis, and focus! It’s important to recognize, quality results, often, don’t proceed, properly/ effectively, with no challenges, and, thus, true leaders need the endurance to go on, and do what’s right, regardless of the challenges, involved! There must be an absolute commitment to personal excellence, all the time!

Time to Get KY Speedway Tickets Has Come

Enthusiasts of auto races, admirers of speed, adrenaline searchers! This data will give you the coveted joy! The time getting KY Speedway tickets for NASCAR hustling arrangement has at last come! The occasions will begin in July 2017, going on for three long periods of the month – July, sixth, seventh and eighth. Folks, following NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will watch the races by and by when they go to the opposition. They can visit NASCAR XFINITY Series 300 occasion this mid year (July) and in harvest time also (September, 22-23). Visiting the official Kentucky Speedway site, you can print the occasions calendar to keep everything in your brain.

Visiting the official Kentucky Speedway site

The site will help you getting every one of the insights concerning every day of the auto races – the time when the occasion begins, its length, the vehicles models partaking in the opposition. There you will take in “the entire caboodle” about the races’ strategy, crisis data; watch track maps and so forth. Numerous realities there are normally given to materials, concerning getting tickets, including the time when film industry works, the telephone number to interface the administrator and get more data about the fascinating for you hustling day. Each single individual or even gatherings can buy tickets for these races through the website (on the web) or visiting Corporate Offices put in Kentucky. Record the correct deliver of the workplace to purchase the stuff the day, advantageous to you (the site gives it).

Take in more about NASCAR hustling arrangement

Normally, these Cup and Truck Series or just autos’ races have a great many fans. In any case, there are dependably mates, who simply found out about these occasions and wish to find out about NASCAR dashing arrangement. They will dependably read everything about these rivalries on the web, in daily papers and on the official website. Then, the accompanying data may raise an enthusiasm of these colleagues. NASCAR hustling arrangement are hung on the national level and led by the NASCAR affiliation. These occasions dependably incorporate the XFINITY Series (previous Nationwide Championship) and the Camping World Truck Series, where riders contend on intense trucks. At the point when the following races season comes, NASCAR Sprint Cup racers take an interest in a few phases on the customary for America oval tracks. The supposed stock autos – extraordinarily developed race autos with a spatial tubular casing, which is hung with steel external boards, which roughly rehash the forms of the serial models are utilized in the titles. All autos have eight-chamber bring down motors and a suspension with a nonstop back hub. Prior three autos brands took an interest in the Sprint Cup. These were Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota vehicles. The fourth player, Dodge, left the arrangement in 2012.

New 2017 season begins in July 2017

The flow period of 2017 is the fifth for the present stock-autos. Be that as it may, this does not imply that the hustling cars have continued as before – consistently these vehicles experience minor changes. This is done basically to upgrade the stimulation of the opposition. For this reason, the competition coordinators lead a lot of tests on the tracks and in the breeze burrow. This year people in charge of the track guarantee that standard circumstance happening frequently in summer, when countless face with congested roads on the roadway prompting the speedway, and the absence of adequate parking spots, will be effectively dodged. The required changes in the framework of close-by domains were at that point done. Every one, who wishes adapting more about the Monster Energy, Camping World, XFINITY NASCAR Cup Series or General Tire Super Weekend, can dial the telephone numbers he/she finds on the official site. There they will likewise locate a helpful alternative of purchasing tickets on the web and notwithstanding utilizing PROMO code doing it.