Blog Coaching

Blog Coaching for Writers

blog coachingBuilding an audience is one of the keys to a successful writing career. After all, your books won’t sell themselves. Someone needs to promote you and your work. Unless you can hire an expensive marketing or PR firm, chances are that someone will be you.

With a blog or an author’s website, you can build a readership and promote your writing. Setting up a blog can be quite affordable, and the most successful bloggers make it look easy, but building a website that gets results requires hard work and discipline. Effective blogging combines the art of writing with technical skills and marketing savvy. That’s a lot to learn.

A blog coach can help.

By working with an experienced blogger and website manager, you can quickly and thoroughly learn everything you need to know about blogging with an emphasis on using your website to further your writing career.

Is a Blog Coach Right for You?

  • Are you working toward becoming a professional writer?
  • If you’re already published, are you looking for ways to grow your platform and reach a larger readership?
  • Have you been blogging for some time with little success?
  • Do you need help learning how to use blog software and related technology, such as social media?
  • Are you looking for ways to bring more visitors to your blog and gain more readers for your books?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then blog coaching might be the right solution for you.

Your Blog Coach

What if you could work one-on-one with a professional blogger who will teach you everything you need to know about blogging, from writing and formatting blog posts to marketing your blog to a target readership?

Now you can.

I started Writing Forward in September 2007 with little more than a creative writing degree and some HTML skills. In 2009, and again in 2012, Writer’s Digest named it one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers.” Today, Writing Forward receives over 100,000 visits per month, and that number continues to grow.

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about blogging and how to do it successfully. Now I’m ready to share what I’ve learned through my blog coaching program.

How Does Blog Coaching Work?

Each week, you’ll receive an edited copy of a blog post you’ve written (up to 750 words), along with a critique and editorial feedback. You’ll also get a lesson or an assignment focusing on technical or marketing aspects of blogging. Plus, you’ll receive support and guidance to help you navigate blog-related activities:

  • Blog Writing: Get honest feedback and professional editing on your blog posts. Each week, your posts will be polished for publication. Includes insights on writing, formatting, and structuring blog posts for an online audience.
  • WordPress: Receive comprehensive lessons on how to use WordPress for blogging and as a content management system for your author’s website. All lessons are tailored to your goals and skill level.
  • Tech and Administration: Learn how to manage everything from your hosting and domain registration to your traffic reports and peripheral marketing tools.
  • Marketing: In the end, it all comes down to marketing your work. Find out which online marketing options are right for you, and learn how to leverage social media to promote you, your blog, and your books. I’ll help you develop a comprehensive strategy and plan for marketing your work.
  • Support and guidance: Through the process of blogging, you’ll have tons of questions. As long as you’re enrolled in the blog coaching program, you’ll have one-on-one access to a mentor who can provide clear answers.

Rates

The blog coaching program starts at $350 per month. The program is fully tailored to fit your needs, goals, and skill level.

Bonus: As a blog coaching client, you will automatically receive a 10% discount on additional services, including editing and consultations.

How to Get Started

To get started, simply contact me and tell me about your writing. Let me know what you write (fiction, poetry, nonfiction) and what you’d like to accomplish through the blog coaching program. If you already have a website, include the address so I can take a look. There’s no obligation until you decide to sign up. Openings in the program are limited.

I look forward to hearing from you. Keep writing!

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