I recently came across an online course that I had no intention of taking but I was curious of what the price would be. It was the kind of course where someone was selling something they had taught themselves to do. I personally thought it was quite expensive and I couldn't help but wonder the … Continue reading Expensive online courses
5 Reasons your blog might not be going as well as you’d hoped
Your content isn't cohesive If your content varies greatly, it doesn't allow you to appeal to any set of people as an audience. As good as it may seem to have mass appeal, if you want to build an audience the best thing you can do is start small. You post inconsistently If your reader … Continue reading 5 Reasons your blog might not be going as well as you’d hoped
The content and the audience
I recently read an article about how much various influencers get paid. The majority of the people were twenty something but the numbers of followers ranged from a few thousand to a few hundred thousand. What I've found to be interesting is that when paying an influencer to create content you're paying for 2 things: … Continue reading The content and the audience
The role of the creator
When it comes to this blog, I'm in charge of the writing process and you are in charge of the rest. That includes the views, likes, comments and how popular each post gets. As the creator, as much as you might want to be, you can't be in control of the numbers and of how … Continue reading The role of the creator
Putting out good content
The 2 things you need to make money on YouTube through ad-revenue are 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of views. If you're in it for the short run, the work it takes might not seem worth it. You might even feel like you don't want to use your best work on a small audience, especially … Continue reading Putting out good content
A 67 second podcast
Thats how long it took me to read through one of last weeks blog posts. For quite some time now I've been thinking of creating audio versions of my blog posts. There are various reasons I have resisted, from not having any equipment to wondering whether I'm taking on too much (I've written over 800 … Continue reading A 67 second podcast
Who are my readers?
I recently listened to an episode of Akimbo where a listener asked Seth about who he thought his audience was. Seth's answer was pretty wonderful. It got me thinking about my own audience, my readers, people like you. For me it's never been about appealing to a particular demographic, age, race, social class, etc. I've … Continue reading Who are my readers?
Creating for your audience
When it comes to being creative and putting stuff out there, often we end up focusing on the wrong thing. We ignore the audience we already have and put our efforts into reaching new people with the hope of growing and growing. However, what often ends up happening is we lose our current audience in … Continue reading Creating for your audience
When can I call myself a writer?
As someone that has never written for a publication or written a book, I have a hard time calling myself a writer. I've always thought that having my words published in a newspaper, magazine, website or a book etc. would be the validation that I need to claim the label of writer, yet they are … Continue reading When can I call myself a writer?
The best place to share your work
Coming up with an idea of who your customer or target audience is incredibly helpful. For example, if you are trying to attract a younger age group you would use different methods than those you would choose to attract an older age group. That could mean promoting your work on a Tik Tok account instead … Continue reading The best place to share your work