Advertising and Marketing Yourself and Your Business
I remember way back as an undergraduate when I was picking a Major. I thought about taking some business classes, advertising and marketing but realized I wasn’t really that interested. It all looked so boring.
So, here I am, trying to make a go at my writing business and discovering I need to wear so many hats: not only author, blogger, researcher, writer but also editor, proofreader, advertiser, marketer, website developer, HTML/cpanel expert. There just isn’t enough time during the day and I don’t make any money to pay people that I need for my business. So I pick my battles. Now I just post the daily blog posts on twitter and facebook, and have them forwarded to other sites like linkedin. Got to cut corners somewhere. Writing my novels, I discovered I enjoy crafting the story, the characters. Editing? Proofreading? NOT SO MUCH. Still, hope readers are forgiving.
Sometimes I wonder if I should go back to school? Maybe get a degree or certificate in business? Marketing? Advertising? Business Writing? html coding? I did actually apply for some certificate program at the University of Washington-Seattle and was accepted. But had to turn it down when I discovered it didn’t qualify for any financial aid.
It’s always something.