Look I get it; people have a hard time putting themselves out there. They want to be successful, they want to sell their books, but they don’t want to come across as a pushy salesman. Not everyone can pitch a product to an audience, it isn’t rocket science but to many people it might as well be. I do not write SEO based articles or teach blogging classes, but there seems to be a disconnect between what people want and how they go about getting it that needs to be pointed out.
Every eye on your product is a potential sell! I read a blog post once where the author stated “I haven’t been blogging much because my publisher might see what I am doing and get angry that I am not working on my revisions.” I responded back with “Why would your publisher or ANYONE get angry over you generating a potential audience?” It is that simple folks, every person that sees the title to your book, the link to your website, or any type of product promotion is adding to buyer recognition. That is THE GOAL in sales!
I am not going to teach you how to generate an audience because that isn’t the purpose of this post. I feel the need to point out the obvious today it seems. Regardless of how you do it, promotion is promotion. Whether you are running around naked with a sign or you are regularly posting updates about your book on a blog, eyes on your product is the name of the game. If you are an author and a blogger promote yourself both on your blog and through your articles. If we can’t see your product we can’t buy it!
reminds of Lady Godiva and her act to bare it all for a sensitive and serious issue!
🙂 Whatever a worthy cause is right? heh
I have been racking (no pun intended) my brain for creative ways to promote my upcoming book and products! *running around naked with a sign* Genius. For me, frustration leads to over-thinking leads to desperation and illogical actions which are my out-of-the-box approaches – then grossly misunderstood. So, I tip my hat (since naked) and shrug off the opinions. I’ll be true to me and “see” what becomes of it. Think you may have just given me a fabulous diamond-in-the-rough concept to shine up…. Yep, I am pumped now. (Hope my family, etc. never see the pics, right?!?) 😉
Whatever you have to do right? Sometimes dancing helps… lol 😉
Dancing ALWAYS helps… 😉
Thanks! I needed that — encouragement to promote, that is.
Many do so I am glad it helped some. 🙂
*grins and nods*
[grins and nods back]
never fail to get a smile except when you pout about losing a game:))
[moans about Broncos just for you]
Suck it up:)) lol
It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to, cry if I want to…
Yes, that just happened.
its very difficult not to fall on my back laughing…too funny:))
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Opinionated Man’s “Act of Self Promotion” – Creating viral media since the man who streaked on stage.
I would just like to say, this is neat. I thank you for posting this.
(And no, I am not planning on the streak sprint)
You should it can be very liberating lol. 😉
You sir, are a scholar, gentleman, and fascinating comedian.
Well that is the nicest thing said to me in awhile! 🙂
*runs around naked with a sign*
Oh wait! I haven’t published my book yet!!
*runs around naked with a sign anyway*
Running around naked with signs keeps you healthy and young. 🙂
Right! As long as you’re not only running around naked in your garage. 😉
I spent 20+ years in advertising. That was the most succinct way to explain promoting a product I have heard.
I am glad to hear that and I appreciate the compliment. -OM
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I am glad you agree and thanks for giving it a read. 🙂
Nicely put –
Thank you 😉
“Whether you are running around naked with a sign…”
Hmmmmm. Tip #364 and counting. 😀
Am I at 364? lol.