I have found it difficult to obtain marketing advice about how to sell self-published books so when I do get an idea I like to share this with others. This article shows the steps I have taken so far. This article shows only the first step; although it is relatively new and my other steps preceded it.
Showing how one may use About.Me to disseminate information and links about products or ideas. Simple and easy to use.
In the Beginning...
...setting up the sites in your mind
These are the steps and methods I took to reach the point I am at now. I cannot tell you what to do or how to do it ~ I am not qualified ~ all I can do is to tell you what I did!
As with anything else one must have an idea in mind when one starts to build a Web Page. About.Me is no exception. I asked myself the following questions. However, being a rank amateur when it comes to building Web Sites and Internet Marketing it took me longer than it should have done!
Questions established over some months of experimenting
What ~ do I want to accomplish? To let people know who I am and what I do. To showcase my writing to the world.
When ~ do I wish it to happen? As soon as possible but only after it is complete.
Why ~ should I use About.Me? It is free to use and when something is free people tend to use it and try it out. This means that the exposure should be greater and faster as people get to know about it.
Where ~ will I use the page? This was difficult ~ I could say everywhere but then that is a bit too broad, so I listed the places. Facebook - my Fan Page on Facebook - Groups on Facebook, especially those attracting the people I believe will be interested in my writing - my Blogs ~ both my personal one and my Book one ~ Wizzley - Twitter - Pinterest - Author's Den (but that didn't work) - My Emails' signatures - other Social and Business connection sites such as Linked in, Stumble Upon and so on.
Who ~ is it to be directed at or to? Anyone who reads books - my friends and family - my contacts world-wide - Rhodesians and South Africans - Air-Force Personnel
How ~ do I go about it? Being inexperienced at this I must admit that I did battle ~ not with the execution but with the design and looks of the page. The site is self-explanatory, even for an amateur such as I.
The best way to Go About About.Me ~ if you see what I mean ~ is to try it. Look at others' pages and then have a bash, I did, I found that it is so easily changed that any errors you might make are easily corrected.
When I was studying (and failing at) Database writing we had a thing called a Switchboard. I view my About.Me page as this type of device. Why not visit it and see what you think? I have used GREEN typing on the page for all the links so anything green you click on will take you further.