How To DIY a Beautiful & Effective Author Blogthat promotes your books

Whether you’re a seasoned author or an aspiring author, have only written one book or are out on submission, blogging is numero uno in your building your ROCKSTAR Author Platform and gaining more readers.

If you’ve ever thought about creating an Author Media Kit, a Book Marketing Plan or querying agents, then you’ve SURELY at least considered the possibility of having an Author Blog as part of your Platform by now.

And perhaps it’s even been at the top of your To Do List for a while…sandwiched between finishing your 80,000 novel and automating your social media campaigns.

 

Do you want to finally start building your Author Platform TODAY?

A Professional Looking Author Blog Changes Everything

Because despite the time and effort that’s required to create an effective blogging strategy and killer content

There is still NOTHING more powerful in creating organic discovery and SEO for you and your books than a beautifully designed and well thought-out blog.

People make snap judgements. It takes only 1/10th of a second to form a first impression about a person, and websites are no different. It takes about 50 milliseconds (that’s 0.05 seconds) for users to form an opinion about your website and determines

  • Whether they like your site or not
  • And whether they’ll stay or leave

If You Can Build A Beautiful Blog…

  • Your subscriber email list of raving fans waiting for your next book, gets routinely filled with a steady inflow of prospects
  • Guest Authors line up to blog on your site and collaborate on promotions with you
  • Readers are sharing your awesome and entertaining information with their friends and audiences, driving even more traffic and potential future readers to your blog
  • And your time and energy are leveraged to ensure your books are selling themselves while you are spending quality time with your family, working on your next book or going out to the movies

Because as a Graphic Designer…

I can make sure you have a beautiful blog design that attracts your ideal reader

Because as an Indie Author…

I can make sure you stay under budget – saving you both time and $$

Because as a Digital Marketing Strategist

I can make sure it’s working to help you sell more books while you sleep

  • 4 Video-Based Course Modules
  • Slide Decks for Each Week
  • Helpful Handouts like Blog Glossary, 50 Blog Post Ideas, Content Calendar and More
  • Weekly Homework Assignments
  • Divi Blog Layout – See Demo Site
  • Blog Sidebar Images: 1) Author Newsletter Signup 2) ARC Street Team
  • 2 live Q&A Calls – Recordings will be sent if you cannot make it
  • Discussion Forum
  • MORE WORDPRESS TUTORIALS Post-Class Tutorials on

Blog Customization

Security & Backup Plugins

How to set up MailChimp

How to set up Email Collection Images on your blog

  • CHECKLIST Visual Branding Guidelines
  • TUTORIAL How To Research Competitor Blogs
  • TUTORIAL Defining Your Ideal Reader
  • GIRLBOSS WORKBOOK Blogging Tracker on how to monitor your vanity numbers and Blog Post Scheduling Sheet
  • RESOURCES List of 20+ additional sources for further learning
WILL IT WORK FOR ME?

Of course! Not only have I used it and demonstrated its success, I have also helped others do the same and want to help you, too.

We all have different writing goals and sub-genres but at a basic level we are all the same, we want to sell more books and connect with + engage our readers. It’s time to take your author business to the next level with a professional blog.

One caveat ….I can’t want it more than you do…or do the work…it only works if you put in the time and effort and do the work!!!

HOW FAST WILL I SEE RESULTS?

Well it all depends on you, you can go as fast as you want.

Just like with bestseller book ideas, they won’t go anywhere if they stay in your head and never make it to the page. The same goes for your blog. You can put together a great list of blog post ideas and a complete content calendar for 2017 but if you don’t actually write the posts and publish them, then you most definitely will not see any results.

If you’re willing to be fully committed and to follow the exact steps, throughout this course, you’ll start seeing your online presence, SEO discoverability and reader engagement start to change before you even finish the course. Plus you will have the tools and resources to continue to attract new readers for the rest of your career.

I’M ALREADY STRESSED AND OVERWHELMED. HOW MANY HOURS A WEEK DO I NEED TO DEDICATE TO BLOGGING TO SUCCEED?
That’s totally up to you, I recommend at least 3 hours a week, but I will teach you how to delegate and leverage your time to get more done and leave more time for writing. Obviously, the more you put in the more you will get out of it, but everything we do is about building your author brand and gaining more readers, so it’s all worthwhile, and you’ll be working smarter not harder.
I’M SO EXCITED TO GET STARTED. DO I GET ACCESS TO ALL OF THE TRAINING WHEN I SIGN UP?
Yes, you overachiever, you – You will get instant access to all materials when the course kicks off on Oct 2. 
WHAT IF I CAN’T MAKE IT TO A LIVE Q&A? WILL YOU RECORD THEM?
Yes I will record everything! If you haven’t noticed, I LOVE video. I even have a book on it: Vlogging for Authors. But it’s better to attend live if you can since I’ll be answering your questions and doing screenshares but you have the option of sending your questions ahead of time to get them answered in the live Q&A calls
HOW MUCH NOTICE WILL WE GET for the LIVE Q&A calls?
Week 2 will actually be a LIVE Q&A on Thursday October 12 @ 10 AM PST where I’ll answer any questions about material from Weeks 1 & 2. Plus there will be another call on during Week 4 on Thursday October 26, 2017 @ 10AM PST to answer any questions you have about Material from any part of the course, blogging in general, wordpress or anything else, at all.
WHAT IF I NEED TECHNICAL HELP OR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES? DO YOU HAVE RESOURCES OR SERVICE PROVIDERS YOU CAN RECOMMEND FOR ME TO INSTALL MY BLOG OR HELP WITH MAINTENANCE?
Yes, I have tons of resources, tools and other recommendations that will help you succeed. Also you get access to my training library for additional help. I am also available for 1:1 coaching and intensives after the course, if necessary too.
DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS OR GUARANTEES?
The answer is no, everyone’s journey is different and everyone works differently so that is why I don’t offer any guarantees. And I do not offer refunds because I want you to be 100% committed and to know that this is the right course for you. I will supply you with everything you need and show up for you in a big way and I expect the same in return, I know it sometimes gets hard but I don’t want to offer you an easy way out either, it’s time to make your blog work for your business!!
HOW WILL YOU DELIVER THE COURSE MATERIALS?

You’ll get an email from me on October 2, 2017 with instructions on how to access the online class materials. You will gain instant access to Week 1-4 materials as soon as you log in.

And I will send you weekly prompts with reminders about homework and where you should be in the course at that point.

How are the videos delivered and how do I watch them?

STREAMING VIDEO Each week’s lessons will include a video-based lecture + tutorials if there is something technical during that week, similar to the promo video that advertised this course to you. You can watch the videos on your computer, smartphone or tablet device and use them anywhere you want. And you will have the replays of the live Q&A calls to listen to over again. This is similar to Hulu or Netflix without the commercials or advertisements.

APPLE TV If you have an Apple TV + a Vimeo account, you’ll be able to watch the video on your Apple TV. They are password protected, so just send me your Vimeo ID when the course starts and I’ll give you access.

Want a WordPress Blog but find it too difficult to install? Let me do it for you! You’ll be up and running in a week.

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W H A T ‘ S . I N C L U D E D

– WordPress Installation
– FREE Divi Installation [$249 Savings]
– Blog Post Layout
– Demo Images
– Admin Login/PW Setup

T H I S  I S  G O O D  F O R  A N Y O N E  W H O

– Struggles with tech & seems to always have issues
– Is short on time
– Wants to be up and running in a couple days
– Is not interested in Web Development
– Just wants to post content and create a beautiful blog without learning code
– Doesn’t want to bother with web maintenance
– Is using BlueHost [required]

W H A T ‘ S . N O T . I N C L U D E D

– Email Integration [$199 additional]
– Site Security + Maintenance
– SEO
– Plugins

T I M E L I N E

D a y 1 : Purchase this order + submit bluehost login/pw information* + domain name
D a y 2 : Domain purchase must propagate through the Internet to Bluehost
D a y 3 : I’ll assign your domain to your directory, Install WordPress, Divi + demo data + send you the login/pw

*You must have Bluehost hosting service already purchased. For instructions, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/HgkDNQVki4c

Save $50 off the regular course price when you register before September 20.

Use Discount Code EARLYBIRD20

Benefits of signing up early

Instant access to ALL downloads + resources

  • Publishing Calendar Template
  • Blogging Tracker Girlboss Sheets
  • Divi Blog Page Layout
  • Blog Sidebar Widgets: Join my Author Newsletter + ARC Street Team signup
  • Resource List of over 20+ Additional Recommended Learning Sites
  • TUTORIAL Bonus Video #1 Defining Your Ideal Reader
  • TUTORIAL Bonus Video #2 Researching Your Competitors Blogs

Course Only

  • 4 Video-Based Course Modules
  • Slide Decks for Each Week
  • Helpful Handouts like Blog Glossary, 50 Blog Post Ideas, Content Calendar and More
  • Weekly Homework Assignments
  • Divi Blog Layout – See Demo Site
  • Blog Sidebar Images: 1) Author Newsletter Signup 2) ARC Street Team
  • 2 live Q&A Calls – Recordings will be sent if you cannot make it
  • Discussion Forum

Plus BONUSES

  • MORE WORDPRESS TUTORIALS Post-Class Tutorials on
  • Blog Customization
  • Security & Backup Plugins
  • How to set up MailChimp
  • How to set up Email Collection Images on your blog
  • CHECKLIST Visual Branding Guidelines
  • TUTORIAL How To Research Competitor Blogs
  • TUTORIAL Defining Your Ideal Reader
  • GIRLBOSS WORKBOOK Blogging Tracker on how to monitor your vanity numbers and Blog Post Scheduling Sheet
  • RESOURCES List of 20+ additional sources for further learning

VIP PACKAGE

  • Includes Core Course
  • PLUS Done-For-You Service [$299 value]