Business

5 Self-Published Book Marketing Funnels That Sell More Copies Guaranteed

Want to make selling self-published books easier?

A lot of ministers dedicate hours of their life into writing a book. They are never getting those hours back, so it stands to reason they want to get their book into as many hands as possible.

It’s not always about the money of selling thousands of copies, but it’s the ability to take that message to as many people as possible. But, when you talk about marketing a self-published book, most people have nothing to offer but a blank stare.

Not to worry, though. In this article, we’re going to talk about the different types of marketing funnels you can set up to sell your self-published book.

Blogging

5 Simple Techniques To Writing Better Blog Posts and Increase Engagement

It’s one thing to write a blog post. It’s another thing to be a great writer. When you combine those things, it makes you a great blogger.

In reality, most people have the talent to be a good writer. We learn writing in school, so most of us have at least a basic ability to communicate in the written word. And, with wonderful spell-checkers like Grammarly, we don’t even have to know how to spell every word.

But there’s something you need to know about blogging: the kind of writing your English professor loved is the kind of writing blog readers hate.

Throw all those fluffing techniques you used to hit a certain word count and throw away those 1850’s writing rules.

It’s time to be a good blogger.

Blogging

The 9 Best Time Management Apps for Bloggers

Does this sound familiar?

“I don’t have time to blog regularly!”

If you’ve ever said (or felt) that way, you’re definitely not alone. Time is the most common reason bloggers flounder.

It doesn’t matter what your intentions are, if you fail to manage your time so that you have windows where you can dedicate your time to writing, your blog will suffer. You’ll have all kinds of hopes and ideas for your blog, but you’ll turn around in two weeks and realize you’ve written nothing. Zilch!

Two months later, your blog is just something you thought about doing once.

I’ve been there, too!

Time management is essential! And these apps are really going to help you bring time management back into the realm of possibility. Let’s dive in and look at the 9 best time management tools bloggers should start using right away.

Blogging

The Best Camera for Blogging: Take Amazing Photos and Videos Without Spending Big

Blog posts with images get a staggering 94% more views than blog posts without images.

Yeah, that’s why you need a camera for blogging. You don’t want to spend all your money on stock photos. They’re impersonal, and usually just plain dorky.

So does a series blogger need to shell out a lot of cash to purchase a high-end camera? No.

In fact, the best camera for blogging may already be sitting on your desk…

Blogging

5 Church Blog Topic Ideas to Increase Traffic to Your Church Website

Is there any reason to come to your church website?

Is there any reason to come to your church website more than once?

To this day, most church websites are simple brochures that talk about the church, the leadership, and what they offer. They talk about “us.”

Few church websites talk about the visitor. Few even consider the visitor in the website content. We only talk about what we want them to know, and we never stop to consider what they want to know from us.

This is where your church blog can play a large role in both attracting website traffic, capturing their attention, and speaking into their lives. Think of your blog as the very first step in a lengthy relationship ladder. If done right, not only will more people from your community visit your website regularly, more people will hear your message, understand your church, and ultimately build a relationship with you.

So what do I write about?

Let’s talk about 5 ideas for blog topics you can write on your church blog.

Blogging

Ideas for Creative Blog Names: How to Come Up With a Good Title

Updated Oct, 2016: Check out a tutorial on how to setup a WordPress blog for the first time.Coming up with a creative name for your blog is a challenge.  Many times, the name you come up with can impact your marketability, or lack thereof.  Even if you have a great idea for a blog, not having a catchy, memorable name can be a deal breaker with readers.

Think of your blog name as the first impression to your readers. Crazy and unique blog names like “the onion,” can give suspense and pique a reader’s curiosity.  A blog name that goes straight for the desired keyword isn’t necessarily a bad name.  It just depends on what you want your blogging persona to be.

If you’re going for the academic, straight to the point type of blog, you may settle for a name that isn’t quite as creative.  If you’re wanting to carve out an identity for yourself along with a successful blog, coming up with a creative name is the right choice.

Digital Evangelism

Building a Digital Marketing Team for Churches

One of the most effective and productive things that you can do this year is to promote your church better. We are going to talk about moving into the New Year to start marketing your church by building a digital marketing team. This can be one person or a group of people who are aimed at utilizing useful methods in marketing your church effectively. And to be successful at this, they should be doing seven important things.

Digital Evangelism

Effective Ways to Market Special Church Events

There are two things that you can do that are better than any other form of advertising when it comes to promoting your church events and special services. It will save you money and get you better results.

Advertising in newspapers doesn’t work that great anymore because you can’t measure its effectiveness or how many times people see it.

When was the last time that you saw an ad in a newspaper that caused you to take action?

It’s a waste of money and, to be honest, it’s getting kind of ridiculously expensive too. Other people advertise on radio, put billboards up, go door-to-door or try to hang up fliers all over town. If they want to do it, that’s fine, but it’s not nearly as efficient, money-wise or time-wise.

There’s two things that you can do to make your church event promotion incredibly effective. In this way, you can measure its effectiveness, and you can see exactly what you’re getting for the money that you pay. And the best part is one of them is free.

Digital Evangelism

How To Start Relationship Building in All Of Your Outreach Programs

If you’re like most of us, all of your outreach efforts, programs, advertisements, and flyers have one purpose in mind: To get people to visit your church, event, or Bible study.

But consider that proposition from the place of the stranger you just handed the invite card to…

They don’t know you. They’ve never seen you before.

Every now and then, you get someone who is ready from that point to seek out the church. But it’s rare. Most people throw the flyer away, or lay it down never to look at it again.

Why?

Because they just aren’t ready to make such a commitment. But, we can help them to be ready!

Leadership

The 5 Dont’s of Listening – Building Trust With Your Circle of Influence

Listening is an art form – one that few master and many ignore. There is a common theme running through most great leaders and communicators, and it’s that they are great listeners.

How many times have you answered a question, only to have to try a few more times before you actually answer the right question. Most of the time, this happens because you aren’t listening.

Hearing is one thing. Listening is another thing entirely.

How many times have you been staring straight into the eyes of a preacher in the middle of a fiery sermon, only to realize you have no idea what he has said for the last 10 minutes? How often do you find the same thing happening in 1-on-1 conversations?