Friday, March 9, 2018

How to Use Youtubing and Podcasting to Build Your Author Platform

What if I told you that there is a place you can find amazing books, blog posts, and podcasts by a group of talented indie authors? Would you be excited?


Get ready to be excited.

Phoenix Fiction Writers is an indie marketing collective. We write weekly blog posts about writing, marketing, and being an indie author. We record monthly podcasts on different writing topics. We write a new chapter of a serial story every month.

Who is "we" you ask? E.B. Dawson. Beth Wangler. J.E. Purrazzi. K.L.+Pierce. Kyle Robert Schultz. And me, myself, and I.

Yep. That's the dream team right there.

Anyway. Today, I'm going to point you towards a blog post I recently wrote for PFW on using Youtube and podcasting to build your author platform. In case you hadn't noticed, these two multimedias are ones I've been starting to dabble in recently....with #ChatWithHannah, #ChatWithIndieAuthor, and hosting the PFW podcast. It has been an amazing and helpful experience so far, so I wanted to share some of the things I've learned along the way.
How to Use Youtubing and Podcasting to Build Your Author Platform
Building an author’s platform can be hard work. It takes time, sweat, creativity, and, sometimes, gallons of caffeine.

Thankfully, the internet is always providing us authors with new, interesting ways to building up our following and market our writing. Currently, two of the new(ish) marketing tools have presented themselves in the form of Youtube and podcasting. These multimedias give us the chance to greatly extend our reach without having to invest a lot of time or money.

How can you get started?

The possibilities are endless. Let’s start with going over ways you can use each platform, what each platform is good for, and what you’d need to get started:

Awesome. If you have any questions or comment about this topic or PFW in general, please leave them on the PFW blog post or on this blog post. Either works. I'd love to hear your thoughts! 

Have writing, reading, or writer's life questions? Use the hashtag #ChatWithHannah below or on social media to have them answered on my Youtube channel!

Related articles: 
11 Tips for Building a Successful Writer's Platform
Building Your Writing Platform: 13 Tips for Winning at Twitter

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1 comment:

  1. Great tips, Hannah! I just launched a new website, and I'm considering starting a podcast to go with it--I work as a freelance voiceover artist in addition to writing, so I have a microphone, editing software, and a soundproof home studio. I just have zero time! (Also, I'm a visual person and I can't stand listening to podcasts, so I always wonder if other people actually do?)

    Do you know if/how I can make money from a podcast? If it got me some profit, I'd make time...



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