Are you on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn with the hopes of broadening your network — but aren’t exactly sure how to do it?
Do you want to make connections with agents, publishers, and other authors who will help you reach your big career goals?
Do you want to spend LESS time on social media and use it MORE effectively?
Social Media for Writers is all about using social media strategically to cultivate REAL-LIFE connections that will help you get where you want to be. Rather than simply suggest you network online, I’m going to tell you exactly how to do it in a way that’s sustainable over the long term.
The connections you make through this course will help you kickstart your career if you are just starting out, or propel you to new heights if you’ve already got a good start! If you follow these step-by-step instructions, opportunities will find you.
This course is available on demand. Sign up today and get your first lesson in your inbox tomorrow!
What You’ll Learn
- How to get important people to notice you online
- Strategies for building your network strategically rather than haphazardly
- Practical tips to get the most out of your time on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
- The most useful features on each of those networks that you don’t know about already
How it works: Every morning for 20 days, an email will land in your inbox with ONE action item, a tip you should follow that day to grow your network. That means you’ll receive a total of 20 practical tips in your inbox. Participants often say this is their favorite part of the course: that it arrives daily in digestible chunks, so you can work toward your goal little by little.
Once you start implementing these tips, you’ll be amazed how your network begins to work for you.
Alexis Grant is knowledgeable, on top of the most current trends, and extremely helpful. She brought me from having zero social media skills to where I have a solid understanding and am able to make practical application of varied social media tools. I now have a growing network, including more than 3,000 Twitter followers.
~Peggy Frezon, author of Dieting With My Dog
Plus personal coaching: My team and I will be available via email to answer any questions about those tips as they arise. You’ll get a personal social media coach – without the high price tag.
When it starts: As soon as you sign up! You’ll get a welcome email within an hour, and your first lesson will hit your inbox the next morning.
When it ends: 20 days after you sign up! That’s almost three weeks. You can dedicate yourself for three weeks, right?
Your Instructor: Alexis Grant
I’m a digital strategist, business owner and blogger — but at my core, I’m a writer.
Since I’ve worked as a freelance writer and dabbled both in traditional publishing and self-publishing, I understand the challenges writers face online. We’re are often great at writing, but not so great at the promotion side: building readership for our work, making connections with literary agents, finding people and companies who want to pay us to write, and more.
That’s where social media comes in. I’ve used social media to grow a community around my work, sign with a literary agent, get featured on popular blogs, connect with editors who want me to write for their publication… the list goes on and on.
In this course, I share exactly how I made those connections, and how I continue to make them online. This course is not theory — it’s a proven, systematic breakdown of the steps I took to reach my goals, so you can make social media work for you.
This course is for you if…
- You know you should be using social media to work toward your goals, but you don’t know how
- Your blog community isn’t growing as fast as you’d like
- You’ve heard about the power of Twitter, but you’re not making the right connections
- You’ve tried other social media tactics before, but nothing has worked like you’d hoped
This is a beginner-to-intermediate course. It’s NOT for total social media newbies; I’m not going to go over what RT means or how to provide value on your networks, because you can learn that elsewhere. (It’s also not for advanced users who eat and breathe social media.) I expect you to already be on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and to be getting started using those networks.
This course focuses on three networks: Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. If you’re looking for a Twitter-specific course, check out Become a Twitter Power User instead.
“Thank you for a fabulous course. Bummed to see it end. You are awesome. This course rocks.”
~ Congressional staffer Jim Dolbow
“The ways you presented information were clear and helped give me the confidence to take one step at a time toward building up my online presence… You respond pretty much immediately to any of my questions. In this often unresponsive Internet/online world, I find that’s rare.”
~ Elise Daly Parker of Our Stories God’s Glory
“Lexi showed me how to make social media work for me, so that my ideas stand out in the haze of online communications. She taught me how to write tweets to maximize the potential for retweets by others and establish a Hootsuite account to use my tweeting time effectively — in addition to basic user tools and tricks.”
~ Melanie Meren of MKM Strategies
“I’ve been using all these forms of social media for years, but your course taught me how to use them effectively. I’m now tweeting differently… [This course] is for anyone that is using social media, but wants to use it more effectively to reach their goal — whether it’s making connections, gaining clicks, getting a job, etc.”
~ Rebecca Plevin of Harvesting Health
Your Course Prep
Since this course isn’t for total newbies, make sure you’re set with these social media basics before you sign up:
- Understand Twitter language: @mentions, RT, link shorteners, etc. If you don’t, here’s a cheat sheet.
- Complete your profile. That means a bio, photo (headshot is best) and link to your blog. If you don’t have a blog, link to your LinkedIn profile. Not sure what to write about in your bio? Check out this post from social media thug Marian Schembari.
- Have tweeted at least 10 quality (aka valuable to your followers) tweets.
- Know your personal Facebook policy. Do you friend only people you know in real life? Or do you accept requests from online friends, like those you meet on Twitter? Would you befriend your boss, or only non-professional contacts?
- Be active! Talk to people once in a while.
- Fill out your profile completely. That means you should have a photo, work history and summary, at the very least.
Can’t wait to have you!
The tips you’ll learn in this course helped me sign with a literary agent, get featured as a Problogger Blogger to Watch, and gain access to opportunities as a writer I never would’ve otherwise discovered.
I can’t wait to share them with you!