Social media

How My E-Guide is Selling & How Much I’m Making

August 9, 2011

More than a handful of you have asked how my new informational e-book is selling, and how much I’m making off the project. Since my transparency could help some of you succeed at similar ventures, here’s the breakdown three weeks after launch: Product: How to Build a Part-Time Social Media Business Launch post: Social Media […]

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Add personality to your blog with social media icons

November 4, 2010

Looking for ways to make your blog unique? One of the easiest — and most fun — is adding cool social media buttons. When I built this blog, I spent way too much time picking out buttons. I wanted them to be simple enough to be recognized, but interesting enough to show my personality. You […]

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When it’s okay to outsource social media

October 13, 2010

Anyone who knows anything about social media will tell you that companies should not pay someone to do social media for them. For the best results, they should learn to do it themselves. The same goes for individuals who are promoting themselves or their products, whether they want to sell books, build relationships with potential […]

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13 Tips for Job Hunters (because I’ve been there)

October 6, 2010

Since sharing some exciting news about my new job, a few friends and readers have asked, “What worked for you in your job hunt?” There are ways to look for a job, and there are smart and strategic ways to look for a job. In this competitive market, you're far more likely to succeed if […]

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The Traveling Writer moves to

August 30, 2010

Thanks for following me to my new cyber-home! Because I know you’re dying to hear what I sound like, I’ve got my first-ever video to welcome you to I’ll also include highlights below in case you’d prefer to read instead. And yeah, it wouldn’t be my first blog video if my eyes weren’t closed. […]

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Balancing work, social media and, yes, writing

August 16, 2010

We all know how distracting social media can be. Sometimes I’ll sit down to work on a chapter of my book, turn to Twitter or Facebook or my blog just for a minute, and when I finally look up, it’s two hours later. It’s not that I’m wasting time on these networks. I’m not playing […]

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Writers' Roundup: August 13

August 13, 2010

It’s Friday the 13th! Lucky, right? How Hollywood affected Eat, Pray, Love‘s book sales. So that’s why I want my book to be made into a movie. Writers have a lot of excuses for not using social media. Soon-to-be author Jody Hedlund tells us how to overcome them. Who are your favorite undderrated writers? From […]

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Why your biz or book needs a Facebook page, not a group

July 1, 2010

I don’t want to give away all my social media hints — I want people to pay me for this, remember? — but here’s a common mistake I’m seeing clients (and small businesses who should become my clients) make: creating a Facebook group or profile for a business, product or public figure when they should […]

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I'm open for social media business!

June 22, 2010

My job hunt has taken an unexpected turn. A good one. Though I’ve applied mostly for journalism positions, plus a few other writing-heavy jobs, something different keeps falling into my lap: social media gigs. I resisted it at first. I see “social media consulting” and immediately think snake-oil salesman. I mean, who really needs someone […]

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How to use social media to look for a job

April 21, 2010

Update: I’m now offering a social media course that will help you reach your job-search goals. It’s called Make Your Own Luck. Would love to have you! A lot has changed since the last time I was in the market for a job. Fresh out of j-school in 2005, I gave my resume and clips […]

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