I already loved marketing when I started the Book Marketing Challenge under the amazingly organized and inspiring D'vorah Lansky. I was excited, thinking I'd learn a few new techniques, maybe a new angle on what I already knew, and move on. After all, I've published three fiction books already.
But the Challenge blew my mind. Here's how:
1. Lists are Gold, Jerry! Gold!
I knew lists were important, but I had no idea just HOW important. They really are gold. I had no idea there were so many ways to build the list. I've had a subscription to AWeber for over a year now, but never knew quite what to do with it. Sister, I do now!
2. Teleseminars Rock!
Oh, Lynne Klippel, I love you, you with your gorgeous view from your porch in Ecuador! I have to confess, as soon as I saw Lynne's session, I was obsessed with teleseminars. I took her course and got just a bit distracted from the Book Marketing Challenge for awhile. Last night I held the second of four sessions of the beta-test of my webinar, “Maximize Your Marketing Impact with a WordPress Website,” and I'm loving it!
3. Kindle Possibilities Are Endless!
My second crush I'm confessing to here (no, third, because I include D'vorah) is Kristen Eckstein. I had no idea I could do so much with my Kindle books. I'm taking her series now, and it's exciting too.
4. Nonfiction is Awesome!
I've always been a researcher; after all, my master's is in library science. I decided at the beginning of this Challenge to put aside my fiction for awhile and focus on nonfiction. I'm having a blast!
5. Woman Power!
(I am really not an exclamation point person, but this Challenge forces me to do it, because I'm so excited about it.) I'm thrilled to see so many women speakers and participants in this Challenge. No offense, guys, but I'm so happy to see women taking charge of their lives and careers in such creative ways.
Thank you so much to everyone for making this the best money I ever spent on continuing education! (Yeah, that deserves one last exclamation point.)
Do you agree? Comment on your experiences below.