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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Why I Would Want to Be Eighteen Years Old Again for a Day

    Some people believe that if you change the outcome of one event or action in your life (the butterfly effect), it will alter the course of history on some level. I personally wouldn’t change anything about my life because every step that I’ve taken has gotten me to the point where I am now, and I feel like I’m in a good place. However, if I could just get a quick glimpse of what my life would’ve been like if I changed one thing, I’d do it just to see how things would’ve turned out.

    If I knew back then what I know now, I would’ve focused more on my studies than my social life in my first year of college. Perhaps if I’d done that, I’d currently be in a much better position financially. Or maybe if I’d gotten a much better job after graduation, I’d be retired by now, but who’s to say? Would I have had more children? Or would I still live in Chicago? Nevertheless, I like to see a five-minute clip on how my life may have been different.

    I’d also like to pose this question to the audience because I’m curious to know what people think about the topic. If you had a chance to go back in time and change one thing about your life, what would it be? Please feel free to leave your thoughts and comments below.

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Monday, August 1, 2022

Do Authors Need an Email List to Be Successful?

    Authors who use an email list to interact with their subscribers undoubtedly have an advantage over authors who don’t have one or don’t have direct communication with their readership. In fact, having an email list is like gold―authors can get their readers to subscribe to their newsletters and/or inform them about their upcoming books. However, authors don’t need an email list to sell a plethora of books.

 Authors Can Use Amazon Advertising to Sell Books.

    For the new authors who are just starting out, Amazon Advertising is a great way to sell books online. It will take some trial and error in the short run to learn Amazon’s platform but will certainly pay off in the long run. Customers who are eager to buy will click on your ads and consistently purchase books from those ads.

 An Author Can Create a Blog to Sell Books.

    An author blog is another excellent means to sell books, but this method is more of a soft sell rather than a direct sell like on Amazon’s website. Authors can lure readers in by writing entertaining and informative posts that add value to the literary world, and if subscribers enjoy reading an author’s posts, they will subsequently purchase books from that author. The only drawback is that an author must have the fortitude to keep writing posts because organic blog traffic from Google won’t begin to increase for roughly a year.

    Blogging and pay-per-click advertising are the two main ways that I consistently garner book sales each month. I plan to add an email list to the mix in the future once my blog gains more traction because it’s also a great way to sell books on the Internet. These are three of the best ways that an independent author can earn a steady stream of income every month.

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     I can remember how excited I was like it were yesterday when my first book titled What Happened to Little League Baseball in the Inner ...