Indie Authors: Building Your Brand and Writer Platform

To be a successful indie author, you need to have a brand / writer platform. At first, this may sound like a daunting task. And yes, it is a lot of work.

But I’ve found that it helps to outline goals, and then break down your plan into small steps that you can easily do a little of each day. Even if you only spend 10 minutes a day, over the course of a few months, you can really accomplish a lot.

I’ve also realized that when I first started out, all social media and even blogging felt like a chore. But as I’ve gotten used to it, I’ve started to really enjoy it and not see it as a task that needs to be done, but rather as a way to connect with people. Granted, it took me a while to get into this mindset, which may be something someone who is just beginning may want to keep in mind.

Here are some articles I’ve found that can really help you craft a marketing plan and build your brand / writer platform, a little at a time, day by day:

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on March 16, 2015.


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