Three Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Website Builder

Website development guru Marta Goertzen and her dog, Bailey.Today’s post is a follow-up to Marta Goertzen’s guest post from last month, “Three Key Questions To Ask Before Building Your Website.”

Three Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Website Builder

Type the questions “what website builder is the best,” and you will find a list of articles and sponsored ads all claiming they know the best one. Read all of those articles, and each one will come to a different conclusion. The truth is, no one correct answer fits each and every situation.

To help you decide which website builder to use there are three questions you should ask. Before getting into these questions let’s take a look at a few of the top options available. [Read more…]

Writing More Than Books

Hand-written text stating "I am a writer." Writing more than books.Earning a living income from writing only books takes time—you need more than one book to contribute to your royalty payments. And, let’s admit this, you have to sell a lot of books.

But you can earn a living writing more than books. Finding your niche might take time, but if you know your skills, it’s easier to hone in on the right markets. [Read more…]

How to Plan for the Many Jobs of a Writer

Unshakable Faith book cover, plan your projectMy newest book, Unshakable Faith: Living Strong in the Kingdom of God, launches on kindle tomorrow. It’s a Bible study that was essentially decades in the process—probably true for a lot of writers. Decades of walking with God, one year of studying and growing in the principles discussed, and one year of actual writing.

But even though it’s launching, I have struggled to put together a marketing plan.

I’ve been sidetracked with writing, getting the book formatted, proofreading, and creating bonus material for the launch. And in between all that, working to earn a living.

There’s no getting around it; writers wear a lot of hats, especially those who independently publish.

Even if you aren’t the one [Read more…]

Three Key Questions To Ask Before Building Your Website

Today’s post is by Marta Goertzen.

Website development guru Marta Goertzen and her dog, Bailey.Marta is the founder of Trail Guide WebWorks, a WordPress consultant and website development company. She is also the author of The WordPress Website Discovery Guide: 7 Steps to Easily Plan A Website That Works For You.

When not on the computer she can often be found exploring her home state of Oregon with her camera and four-legged companion, Bailey, in tow.

Visit her website: TrailGuideWebWorks.com

Three Key Questions To Ask Before Building Your Website

We all know we need a website to promote our books, products, and services. But where to start?

What do you do with this new space on the web that is just waiting for you to fill it with content? Content that lets a visitor know who you are, what you do, and how you can help solve their problem? [Read more…]

The 4 Essential Elements of a Strong Story Premise

Story Premise. Little boy meets alien.All great novels contain a strong story premise.

Briefly, let’s review novel essentials:

  • Strong premise
  • Conflict
  • Protagonist
  • Antagonist
  • Goals
  • Stakes

The premise is your story idea stated in 2-3 sentences. Can you refine it into an elevator pitch? It often becomes a part of [Read more…]

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