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How To Build Your Writing Platform In Ten Steps

Updated on October 9, 2013

Welcome to the Second in This Two-part Series

A couple days ago I gave you ten easy-to-do steps to help you build your platform, and today I’d like to finish up with ten more very simple steps to take.

Why bother? Well, if you just write for your own pleasure then there is no reason in the world why you should worry about a platform. However, if you have visions of one day making money from your writing, then you most definitely need a platform.

For those of you who missed the bus the first time around, a platform is who you are as a writer. It is the body of your work; it is the sum total of your experience; and yes, it is a reflection of your professionalism.

If you are active on Facebook then you have a platform. If you have published an article in a magazine you have a platform, and if you have twenty articles on HubPages you have a platform. Any and all qualify as a platform, and it then follows that the more you do the larger and more impressive your platform will be.

With that introduction out of the way, I guess we are ready to present ten more ways that you can easily build your platform.

Where it all happens for a writer
Where it all happens for a writer

ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST

If your platform is a direct reflection of your abilities as a writer, does it not follow that you would want each and every piece that you write to be excellent?

Writers are craftsmen. Writers are artists of the written word. To do less than our best is to snub our noses at a gift that was given to us, and it is also to declare to the reading world that we don’t always give it our best shot….and if we can’t be counted on to give our best, then why should anyone bother to read our work?

REVIEW OTHER WRITERS

On sites like Amazon.com it is easy to write a review for a book that you read and liked. Interact in the writing community by….well…interacting.

Offer to read a book written by one of your peers, and then offer to write a review of that book. It’s just good karma to do so, but it also is one more building block in your platform.

BE PASSIONATE ABOUT WRITING

Passion begets passion, and it also makes a lasting impression.

If you love writing how can you not be passionate about it, and if you are passionate then scream it from the mountaintops. People respond to passionate people. Their passion is infectious and makes other feel good, and if you can do that then you become memorable, and becoming memorable is yet another step towards completing your platform.

Let's work together and we'll all be successful
Let's work together and we'll all be successful

MAKE CONNECTIONS WITH MEDIA PEOPLE

Don’t be a pain in the butt and don’t be overbearing, but making contacts with the media is a great step in the platform-building process. Follow them on social networks and support them on a regular basis until you become known to them. You are not trying to sell anything but rather just make a contact that could be invaluable down the road when you actually do want to promote one of your works.

LIMIT YOUR PROMOS

For me, the most annoying part of Facebook is the constant stream of promotions that my “friends” have going on. Join me on my new site and come visit us as we open here and buy our newest record and you can buy my new book at Amazon and on and on and on and….puke!

I’m willing to bet I speak for a great many people when I say I am turned off by the blatant and never-ending self-promotion.

Pick your spots on the social network. Doing it once right is much better than doing it twenty times incorrectly.

OFFER YOUR SERVICES

I know this flies in the face of standard marketing wisdom, but I am a big believer in offering my services to other writers for free or at a special discount. I do this because I feel a kinship to other writers and because I have a much bigger plan in place than making ten bucks answering someone’s question about writing.

I am constantly offering to help other writers and I encourage them to email me with their questions. They get help with their problems and I gain a valuable resource and friend for the future. It is a win-win investment of time from my viewpoint.

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PROMOTE OTHERS

I see so very little of this, and when I do see it I am very impressed by those who did it. Sing the praises of other writers. What does it cost you to be nice and promote for someone else? A little time? How valuable is that promotion when a year down the road the person you helped becomes well-known in this business and turns their attention to you and your new book? You never know, right?

Besides, it is just good karma to promote other writers and I believe in karma.

LEAVE YOUR COMFORT ZONE

I know, I know, I’m constantly harping on the value of establishing a niche, but at the same time I think it is very important to broaden your writing horizons and show that you are not one-dimensional.

What writing talents do you wish you had? Do you wish you wrote better poetry? Prose? Flash fiction? Well then practice them and make yourself better at it.

SELL MERCHANDISE RELATED TO YOUR WRITING

Seem too far out for you? Maybe so, but don’t discount it until you have seriously considered it.

For my first novel, “The 12/59 Shuttle From Yesterday To Today,” we made a whole line of lavender products that related to the lavender theme in the novel. Was it a successful idea? Maybe not monetarily but I believe in the long run it was invaluable.

In today’s world with sites like CafePress or Zazzle, it costs no money to produce products that can end up being great advertising for you. Why not?

MAKE A CONTACT LIST AND KEEP IT UPDATED

What’s a contact list you ask? Seriously? Do you remember the old rolladex files on desktops across America that contained phone numbers for all business associates? You should do the same for everyone you meet in this business. Keep their email addresses, their phone numbers if they will share them with you, their Facebook pages, their websites, etc.

Why? If you asked why then I don’t know what to say. J It’s called networking and building a contact tree, and you can never have enough contacts in the business world.

My platform began as a teacher
My platform began as a teacher

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Now You Are Armed and Ready to Go

If you read Part One and now Part Two you have twenty great suggestions to help you as you build that platform and become better known in the writing community.

I truly hope that you have found this helpful. If none of it resonated with you then just stick around because you can bet I’ll have more suggestions in the future. Why? Well, have you read my tagline? “Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.” That should answer the why question for you.

Have a great day and as always, if you need my help I’m just an email away.

2013 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you, Jessica, and welcome to HP!

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      Jessica Rachelle Greene 2 years ago from New Jersey

      This is all fantastic advice. I especially like your point about promoting others. What goes around comes around, right? Thanks for sharing!

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Reading your hubs always inspire me to do better I my writing. I am with you about promoting other people's work. It's part of becoming a good member of the community.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Good morning Brandi! HP is an interesting animal. In many ways it is not reality with regards to writing, but it does allow writers to build their platform and have access to the web....and the community is fantastic. :) Glad you like it here. Thanks for spending a few moments on a Saturday with me.

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Great advice and well put. I have learned so much from other writers on here and have made many great connections. It's in reading other Hubs that I have truly gained insight in to what this whole writing thing is all about, at least on HP. It's important to network. All very true and inspiring advice.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Glimmer, think about a platform as the entire spectrum of who you are as a writer....all of your experience to date....the niche is much more focused on the type of writing you do i.e. Amish quilts writer.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Ok Bill, this hub and the first in this series have really gotten me thinking. After the first one I was realizing the differences b/w niche and platform, but now I am thinking that they are a lot alike. Hmmmm...I like hubs that make me think. Thanks.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Tom and I appreciate the follow.

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      Tom Schumacher 4 years ago from Huntington Beach, CA

      This is great advice! I would say, however, that self-promo is important when first starting out. But I do agree that an overemphasis an that type of activity can become a turn-off / annoyance. Thanks for sharing. Voted up for useful!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Wayne, I appreciate you stopping by my friend.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Informative and encouraging. Thank you, Bill. Another for me to bookmark.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Marlene...it's always nice having you pay me a visit. I hope you are well and happy.

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Hi Bill, I'm always learning something new from you. Useful information and tips. I haven't read Part 1 so I'm going there now. Thanks my friend.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you again DDE....every little bit helps, right? I hope so.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jo, thank you, and if these ideas help others then I am one happy writer.

      I hope you are having a wonderful day my friend.

      blessings always

      bill

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Vinaya, it can be like that....we just have to dig our heels in and wait it out. Build it and they will come. :) Thank you!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great points here on Building Your Writing Platform: Ten More Easy Steps To Take I so agree with your helpful suggestions

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Bill, you continues to be an invaluable source of great information, simply priceless. I'm going to start printing them off to use as reference. Have a great day, my best as always.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Bill,

      I have platforms on print and web. The only problem with me is my pace for the success in terms of readership and making money is really slow.

      Thanks for writing on the topic I always wanted to read.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Got it, Phoenix, and responded.

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Just a short note to let you know I sent an email to your 1145 address.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sha, there is more than one way to skin a cat, right? Show him a knife and he'll run away....show him a bowl of milk and he just might stick around to see what's up. :)

      HOpe you are feeling better.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Bill, I love the idea of creating products to compliment a publication. I was unaware it can be done for free. Definitely something to keep in mind. I also like the idea of following the media on their FB page. That way you don't inundate them with emails, phone calls, etc. If they see your avatar enough times on their page, they will remember and perhaps will become curious enough to check you out.

      Great advice, as always!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Eddy, you are the living embodiment of this hub and others like it. Yes, you have left your comfort zone and it is fantastic to see. Well done my friend and thank you!

      love,

      billy

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hey Joe!

      You know what they do with sweating pigs....beware of anyone holding something sharp today. :)

      Zazzle and other sites keep a percentage of every sale....they make money, you make money, so sweat for anyone.

      I'm glad these are helping you buddy, and I'm glad you found your Santa.

      Have a great day my friend.

      Aloha

      bill

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      vkwok, I'm glad if this helps...thank you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Deb, that is music to my ears....thank you my friend.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Well it is obvious from all these comments that half of hubpages agree with me in that you are a born teacher and one very important fact for me was to stretch my comfort zone and now who is there to stop me !!Ha ha!!

      Thank you again for another gem that made me feel I was sat next to you.Brilliant points and here's lots of love from my little corner of Wales all for you.

      Eddy.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Bill, I enjoyed the first installment very much, but I think I like this second half even better. Thanks for sharing these great tips.

      Question...You wrote, "In today’s world with sites like CafePress or Zazzle, it costs no money to produce products that can end up being great advertising for you. " So how do these sites get paid? After the fact (as in commissions)? Or is there something like a membership fee? Sounds like something really worth looking into. Again, thank you for this significant tip!

      Sold something tonight on eBay. Rita and I went to one of our storage lockers and hunted high and low for this BB King-like Santa wearing shades and playing the blues. It's a unique Christmas ornament. Anyway, it's so darn hot over here that I was sweating like a pig (oh-oh, flashback to Deliverance! LOL!). Finally gave up. Come to find out, the darn thing was on my bookshelf, hidden under some other things. I'm thankful to have found it!

      I enjoy your hubs immensely, Bill, and you're definitely on my mental Rolodex! Aloha, my friend!

      Joe

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Really appreciate the helpful advice. Voted up useful!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks again, Billy, you are increasing my knowledge base tremendously.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Heidi, I agree that Zazzle and Cafe Press are the only logical way to go if professionalism is your goal, which it should be. Thanks as always for adding your professional take on this subject.

      bill

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      Heidi Thorne 4 years ago from Chicago Area

      So right about social promos! But it is okay to promote your helpful content on those networks. I've found that Facebook and Google Plus are not useful for this type of promotion, but Twitter is amazing for it. Why? because in order to access the content they have to go to your website or blog. Conversations and promotions tend to stick on FB and G+ and go nowhere.

      And being who I am, I certainly can recommend well-chosen promotional products (like your lavender tie-in). But, please, PLEASE do not do something that's too artsy craftsy. Wastes time, money and screams amateur hour. Use Zazzle or Cafe Press or CustomInk (a new one I've just discovered for short run T-shirts).

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Pearl, you guys certainly have had a wet summer....here we are enjoying the nicest summer in memory. As for the hub, thank you and I'm very happy if my stuff helps you in some way. Have a great day my bird-loving friend.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Good morning Phoenix!

      It depends on the pay. I think blog jobs are fine as long as you get paid decently for the gig....send me an email with the specifics and I'll tell you more.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Alicia! I like the helpful and interesting part.....that's what I'm trying to achieve and I appreciate you saying so.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      drbj, some would say I'm full of b.s., but we don't talk to those people. LOL Thank you and I hope your Sunday is filled with wonder.

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      Connie Smith 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      Billy, my friend, more generous and awesome tips from a very special person! These will also be added to my bookmarks bar, where so many other valuable tips and lessons from Billybuc now reside. I refer to them often, and they have helped me immensely.

      After a couple of days of rain, I had to be sure to stop by to see you first ;) Pearl

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Good Morning, Bill.

      What would you recommend to someone who is interested in applying for a position as a part-time blogger for a fashion outlet. I'm sure you realise I'm talking about me. This is a whole new ballgame for me and I'm not sure what the rules are. I'd appreciate any advice you can offer.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I have to say the same thing that I say on all of your hubs for writers, Bill - thank you for all the useful suggestions! Your hubs are very helpful, as well as interesting.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      You are a genuine fount of information with these additional writing tips, Bill. Thanks.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Dahlia! It is a very peaceful weekend so far. I hope you are having a good one as well.

      Blessings and hugs making their way to you

      bill

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you so much Bill. So much valuable information and advice for anyone in the writing field. Thank you for sharing this with us. Hope you're having a good weekend. Sending smiles and blessings your way :-)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Good morning PS!

      I'm just tossing this stuff out there. You can lead a horse to water, you know...whether he drinks or not is his choice. :)

      I hope you have a great weekend with that wonderful family of yours. Sunny and mild here as it has been all summer long.

      blessings and a hug winging your way

      bill

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Faith, that seems to happen a lot, and it is annoying to be sure....but I simply don't have the time to be the internet police. I have bigger fish to fry and I can't let minor annoyances stop me.....thank you for your kind words and your continued support...you are greatly appreciated my friend.

      blessings always

      bill

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Bill my friend, I look forward to the day when you will be writing full-time and all that you have learned will be put into practice.

      Thank you and have a great weekend.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      There are so many ways for someone who is really wanting to become the best writer he or she can to evolve. You continue to offer suggestions that will hold anyone who is reading and paying attention in good stead. These are excellent ideas, Bill, as usual....It is clear and concise...and that keeps me reading.Have a lovely Saturday , my Friend. Angels are on the way along with a hug or two. ps :)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Bill,

      You have included a lot of great information here to be sure to help all! That really does sound like a lot of fun to review a book and interacting in the writing community, as that what writers should be doing, interacting. Oh, I love to sing the praises of other writers, as it is just a blessing and brings a lot of joy.

      Sorry so late in commenting here, and when I did finally get to HP, I was notified that my latest H.O.W. was copied and placed on another site, along with many other hubber's hubs-there is a forum. Oh well, such is this world.

      Have a lovely weekend,

      Faith Reaper

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      More great tips Bill. I have some work to do on a few of these but all in due time. You continue to provide us with the know-how and tools to be successful, the rest is up to us. Have a great weekend.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Time and focus indeed, manatita...thank you and blessings to you this weekend.

      bill

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      Thank you. Some I already do, others have crossed my mind. Time and focus is the key. Much Peace.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Kathryn, you are so nice. Thank you! I'm really very happy that you are enjoying the necklace and bracelet.....

      No heatwave here but continual gorgeous weather. This has been a near-perfect summer for us...very unusual.

      Have a great weekend. Rest up and I'm looking forward to reading those new articles.

      bill

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      mylinda, thank you so much. We'll have to suggest to HP that they put a button in for that. :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Oh God, Melissa...that's so embarrassing. Thank you for mentioning it...amazing nobody else saw it or said anything. Again, thanks, and enjoy your weekend. You deserve a break.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      These are some more great tips!

      I think your book-related merchandise idea was fantastic. Even if it wasn't monetarily successful, those who bought them are no doubt very happy! I am wearing the lavender necklace right now, and it smells so good. I have been wearing the bracelet every single day, regardless of what I'm wearing. There's something so cool about wearing a handmade item that smells good. Seeing the cute little ladybug on it makes me smile.

      Have a wonderful day, Bill. I hope your weather isn't too bad. We have had a heat wave (running on 5 or 6 days), and today has been the hottest. Not long ago it was 99, with a "feels like" temp of 105, since the humidity is so high. I am enjoying my air conditioner.

      I ended up going to work today after all, so no half of a day of writing for me. But I have some ideas for a couple of articles I want to start over the weekend.

      Hey, it is almost the weekend :) Have a great one!

      ~ Kathryn

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      mylindaelliott 4 years ago from Louisiana

      Thanks for the tips. You are so generously helpful. (There's not a button for that. :))

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      Melissa Propp 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Bill, there is a typo in your title, first word Building! Obviously, you don't have to post this comment, just wanted to point it out so you can get it fixed. Have a great weekend!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It's always a pleasure, Gail! Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Liz and I agree with you. Building up a contact list and making relationships is invaluable....much better than hawking our work on Facebook constantly. People buy my work because they know me as a person and consider me a friend...not because I have slammed them over the head with a sales pitch.

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      Gail Meyers 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks for sharing more great tips, Bill.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I hope so Jackie....I want you all to succeed. :) Thank you my friend from the Beautiful South.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lizzy, I know...when I first published my novel I was annoying for about two weeks and then I stopped plugging it...if I was annoying myself I couldn't even imagine how badly I was annoying my friends. LOL

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mary, that is great news...I have to go look because in all honesty I didn't notice it on the last one. Thanks for that; I have big hopes for your movie series and for you. :)

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      Elizabeth Parker 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Good suggestions. The idea about reviews is a good one. I always write reviews when I read indie books and if I find errors, I will try to contact that person and let them know. I haven't made an official contact list, but I've developed a friendly relationship with many of my readers-who have been so supportive. I love social networking for that reason. Great hub, Bill!!

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      We are all learning from you Bill and I have confidence it will pay off. Thank you so much!

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      Liz Davis 4 years ago from Hudson, FL

      Ugh. I have a friend on fb who is constantly begging people to buy his book. I would have probably read it already if I weren't so turned off.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      As always so much to absorb sensei. BTW I put a tagline on the bottom of my Academy Awards article, well three of them. I need to go back and do more but following your advice is the best thing I can do for myself, whether its from this hub or another, your advice is golden.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting, pinned, and shared.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dora, I love hearing that....best wishes to you my friend....keep building that platform and believing in yourself.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks Billybuc, I took your advice from part one and entered some relevant info on my profile page. No I am carrying a link on the bottom of my articles to my profile page. Have plans to do more. Learning from you, buddy!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      cherihut, we all need all the help we can get. :) Thanks for your kind words and have a wonderful weekend.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you DJ and I hope your weekend is filled with wonder.

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      Cheri Hutson 4 years ago from Eastern Ohio

      I missed Part One - will have to read it, but I like your style. It's clear, concise, easy to read and informative. Keep it coming. I need all the help I can get. :)

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      More great information, Bill.

      Thanks, and have a great weekend!!

      DJ.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Michelle, I happen to agree with you....I think it is the hardest thing for a writer to do. :) Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      My pleasure Vellur....I hope some of this helps.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Carol, i agree, coming back to a promotion after a certain amount of time is good...pounding it daily is bad. :)

      Having you as a friend is good. :)

      Have a great weekend!

      bill

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Leaving your comfort zone has got to be about the hardest part! Thanks for sharing, Bill!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Great ideas to build a writing platform. Promoting others is a great thing to do and good Karma as you say. Another very useful and informative hub. Thank you for sharing.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      As always valuable ideas...And I know about the over promoting..and it does get tiresome....Not guilty of that yet...I think it is okay to bring back an idea after a lot of time passes as sometimes people do forget..Another addition to my pinterest writing site AKA Billybuc.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LOL....Eric, great reflection....yes indeed, quite possibly more about life than writing. Thank you for the smile on my face.....now, get out there and strengthen that foundation. :)

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wowsa bowsa, Was this hub on writing? This one seems to be more about life. Building who we are, learning and giving and sharing in order to build our foundation strong and not like a willow branch.

      Sorry to say my foundation is more like a boat ;-)

      Perhaps you will remember Res Ipsa Loquitor, that is my name for this hub.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Janine, that is a huge compliment, to have pinned my articles. Thank you so much, and I hope your weekend is fantastic and restful.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you for sharing yet more tips with all of us. I really can't seem to thank you enough lately for this and just tell you I have pinned (because I want to refer back to often) and have tweeted on for others. Hope you are having a great Friday now!