Create If Writing - Authentic Platform Building for Writers & Creatives
About This Show
Create If Writing is a weekly podcast for writers and bloggers dealing with authentic platform growth. Kirsten Oliphant interviews experts to find out how they are building email lists, connecting through Twitter, and using Facebook groups. These practical episodes are balanced out with inspirational interviews from successful writers and bloggers who have made it big and want to share the struggles, the creative process, and tips for reaching your goals whether you are an author publishing books or creating an online presence through blogging.
Most Recent Episode
Monetizing Your Email List - 072
2 days ago
The famous quote tells us that "the money's in the list." As in, your email list. But for many people, this is still somewhat of a mystery. Marketers and entrepreneurs have this DOWN, but for writers and bloggers, monetizing your email list is often a foreign concept. I'm going to break down a few main ways that you can monetize your list and some best practices to sell to your list without being smarmy. For more on email lists, you can check out my Free Email Course or snag my book (which is currently 99 cent!), Email Lists Made Easy for Writers & Bloggers. **This post contains affiliate links!** Monetizing Your Email List There are a few main ways that you can monetize your email list as a writer or blogger. You may choose one main way or a combination of a few. Affiliate Sales Affiliate sales are when you promote products for other people and earn a commission when people buy through your link. There are a number of great affiliate opportunities for email, but be sure you check the Terms of Service for your email service provider and also for the company you are an affiliate for. Amazon does NOT allow for affiliate links in email, PDFs, or ebooks. Be sure that you ALWAYS disclose affiliate links. You should be disclosing BEFORE the first outbound link and in a way that is clear to someone who isn't marketing savvy. (Don't use aff or spon. Those words are not easily understood by a general audience.) Even if the gateway to a paid product is through a free product, DISCLOSE. If there is a cookie involved, you should disclose. (More on the FTC guidelines or check out my post & episode on disclosure!) Here are some other sources for affiliate programs: Shopping Ultimate Bundles - A few times a year there are some high value, great cost bundl
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I've recently discovered this podcast and it has quickly become one of my 'must listen' weekly shows. I love Kirsten's presentation style, the guests add lots of value to what I'm doing as a writer and I really like the emphasis on practical and web-based tools. A great listen for authors.
Date published: 2016-10-05