I get between 50-100 emails each day from founders, entrepreneurs, creatives, publishers and writers. Generally, the questions go along the same lines, so I wanted to go through some of my responses, and give you the fastest route from burning curiosity to having your questions answered!
When most people start their projects, they do it with the idea that if they build, people will come. Unfortunately, that doesn't always work out - in fact, it's super rare to see. The fact is that growing an audience is not a passive activity, it requires actual work and productivity. When you're trying to build an audience, your first best bet are the people with whom you've already built a connection, the people who already care about you as a person. Getting in touch with them one-on-one is a great way to action them, to get them to become your advocates.
The second focus, should be to identify who your audience are, learn what they want and what they don't want, and find where they're hanging out. For example, if you're trying to get a blog post about business seen by entrepreneurs, you might look for people in my followers list, and reach out to them. No more than one at a time. Talk to them, get to know them, and ask for their time in reading your work.
You grow an audience person by person, and you grow them through taking the time to connect with people in a personal way.
I want to write as much as I can, do as much as I can and work as hard as possible, in whatever time I have on the planet. Life is unpredictable, and you never know what's around the corner. I want to publish every idea and give away every concept that I can, every single day. When I get to the end of the road, however long that takes, I'm not going to look back and say, I wish I had written less.
If you'd like to republish one of my posts, you can reach out to me via my email address, or through my contact page. For the most part, I'm happy to see my work spread any way it can, and I love helping publishers and platforms reach a new audience. If you're interested in original content, or you want to talk about a different publishing opportunity, I'd be happy to discuss, but my bandwidth may be limited.
This is an easy one. You can't, right now. I'm working on a few different manuscripts, but I haven't published a book yet. Keep checking back, or sign up to my mailing list (below) because I want to make that happen over the next year or so.