Why Slow and Steady Wins the Race in Social Media

A lot of the times, new business pop up and their owners are so excited about this new venture that they think they need to see quick growth on social media. This mindset may lead them to make some rash decisions such as buying followers or spending too much on ads. And it may look impressive to investors to have gained over 1,000 followers in under a month, but savvy investors know there's more to it than that. And the day-to-day consumer probably won't even pay attention.

Let's get this out of the way right at the front: Do not buy followers. No one knows for sure, but it's estimated that about 15% of social media accounts are bots. That's 15% of about 3 billion. So, if you had every bot on Twitter following you, it would bring your follower count up to about 450 million. Sounds impressive, right? It does right up until you realize that bots aren't buying your products or telling any real people about you. You could make the case that the high number of foll…

Getting Books Published

It's getting easier and easier to get your book published especially because of the Internet. A new book publishing website called Wheatmark is starting to look pretty good. They publish the books as they are ordered, so you don't have a minimum order of thousands of books, plus they put your book up on Amazon, Barns and Noble and other book sites. Advertising is, of course, the key, and you're probably going to be on your own with that. But, as they say, word-of-mouth is the best advertising available.

Now if I could only get around to finishing that Great American Novel I keep starting.

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