BUILD YOUR AUTHOR PLATFORM
IN ONE DAY
You know you need an online author platform, but there are so many pieces to put together... find a url, build a website, establish your social media accounts, design a way for people to sign up for your newsletter, and on top of all that, you have to figure out how to find and attract the people who will love your writing.
It can be overwhelming. I know. I've been there.
BUT JUST IMAGINE...
What if you could wake up tomorrow and find that it's all done?
You have a beautiful website that represents you well. There's a little form on your site where people can (and do!) sign up for your newsletter. On that site is your new blog.
You have a newsletter template that compliments your website.
You have an editorial calendar for the coming year so you never have to stress about what you're posting on your blog or sending out in your newsletter.
You have one or two solid social media accounts that more or less run without you having to check them every day (thanks to your new scheduling software).
YOU HAVE AN AUTHOR PLATFORM
THE PATH AHEAD
To realize that dream, you're going to have to navigate a lot of systems that may or may not be familiar to you: url registration, website building software, newsletter platforms, social media scheduling software...
And then, once you have it all set up, how do you help people find you in the vast expanse of the Internet?
Most importantly, how do you keep all this from dominating your life? You're a writer, and you don't want to use up all your free time dealing with your author platform.
"I learned so much from my day working with April! I would have had to work so hard to learn everything that she taught me on my own. Working with April was so efficient and effective!"
WHAT DO YOU GET FOR YOUR INVESTMENT?
At the end of this intensive VIP Day you will have an awesome author platform that is completely in your hands!
As we go through our day, I will walk you through every step, helping you to avoid common mistakes and time-sucking pitfalls. You will do the work, so that you know how to edit and update your assets in the future as needed. You will control all of the content with your own logins and accounts. It will all be completely yours.
To make sure everything continues to run smoothly, we will book a one-hour follow-up meeting to address any questions that come up after your VIP Day. You will also get a recording of our time together so that you can review anything we discussed at any time. I will include a written list of time stamps (for instance: Hour 3, minute 25, we began working with your newsletter sign-up form) so you can easily find what you need with little hassle.
WHAT YOU WILL NOT GET
This is not a lame, get-millions-of-followers kind of deal. You will not get millions of followers in a day. You will not even get thousands. What you will get is my own tried-and-true method for building an engaged, devoted following that will grow steadily over time, supporting you in your writing career as it likewise grows and expands.
This is also not the beginning of an ongoing work-for-hire agreement. I will get you set up with all the assets and help you to create a plan to maintain your online presence. If you are looking to hire a website manager, ghost writer, or social media manager I am happy to refer you to other professionals who provide these kinds of ongoing services.
The earlier you start building your author platform the better. I started my blog in 2010 and didn't publish my first book until 2020, but by then I had built a large, loyal following. I have no doubt my platform helped me to get my first publishing deal.
It's never too late. While getting started sooner is always better, we can do a lot in a day. Having a professional website with a newsletter sign-up form will help you build up your audience for your next book.
A lot. In our time together we will be hyper-focused on getting the work done. A week before we meet, I will send you a list of things to compile ahead of time so that we don't waste time. You will be amazed how much progress you can make in building your platform when you have someone to guide and advise you every step of the way.