In my previous blog I offered a general overview of the self-publishing industry as of right now, which continues to flourish despite all predictions of doom, mostly from those that either denigrate the artistic worth of indie authors, or feel threatened by their rising prominence.
Now I’m going to provide a look into my own current situation as an indie author, because no two paths are exactly the same, and even a common destination can be difficult to map out in advance…
As the arguments for and against self-publishing rage on, readers are continuing to blur the distinction by actually buying the work of independent authors, especially eBooks.
Overall, this industry is thriving, and all indications point of an even more lucrative future.
But while one’s prospects in this field may be promising, there remain reasons to pause and reflect on the various options before diving into deep waters that may drown your dreams, rather than float your boat…
Real estate is a bit of a strange industry when it comes to marketing. Seventy-five percent of a real estate agent’s business comes from word of mouth and referrals, so if an agent can’t make connections with people, they can’t earn a living. Yet,over time the real estate industry has changed, especially thanks to new technologies.
Too often, we assume smaller, niche audiences are just that too small, or too niche.
But if you’re the only brand talking to a small, specific group you're likely to have all of their attention and trust for noticing them in the first place. And likewise, their dollars when it comes time to buy.
Here are three niche audiences worth exploring:
During the last couple of years, Instagram has managed to grow exponentially, hence becoming one of the world’s most popular image sharing platforms and social media networks.
For those who do not know, Instagram represents a photography application which Facebook acquired for the whopping sum of $1 billion back in 2012, and which aims at allowing people from all around the world to freely share photos from their personal life, advertise businesses, and even post artistic photos. Regardless of the fact that the app is currently being used by hundreds of millions of people on a daily basis, not many people know how things started out and the history of the platform.This data and more is part of an informative graphic fromWebsite Builder, which explores Instagram’s history and many of its interesting statistics.