Learning how-to Facebook ad

LOL

Alright, I’m a pretty bright gal but this is feckin’ ridiculous. Anyone else having a hard time navigating the shark infested waters of Facebook ads?

Here is my latest ad. Maybe it isn’t so good. Gonna throw it out.

 

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Orange, but not too much, is supposed to be a good color.

Let’s see. I spent $100 to get 54 clicks to get 2 sells.

LOL. At this rate I should be bankrupt by end of year.

Back to the drawing board.

Hang in there dear friends. I’m struggling with you.

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Marketing, My Fear of Failure

 

After the unremarkable sales of my last book, I dead-stopped marketing. The thought of updating my blog made me freeze, I couldn’t find anything worthwhile to post on Facebook and my newsletter went silent.

What the hell was wrong with me?

At first I was convinced that I wanted to focus on my writing, then I was tired, then my day-job was overwhelming. Yada, yada, yada.

While all these things are true, they’re not the root cause of why I stopped. I think I have atychiphobia, fear of failure, in particular fear of failing at selling my books.

Yikes.

I looked it up on line and have all the symptoms. For me, it boils down to this.  What if I put myself out there and people don’t like me?

ARGH!

My persona is that of a successful, positive, outgoing woman. However, my abused inner child sabotages me. I know this and yet when it happens, I’m blind-sided. Growing up, I never experienced unconditional love.

Dammit. That isn’t me. Not now.

I need to ask her to step back and let me try my hand at marketing again. Sure, I may fail but eventually, with enough practice, I’ll get better. While I’m learning, it doesn’t change who I am or my value as a writer or as a human being.

Starting at lunch time, here is what I am going to do:

Write this blog. Woo hoo. Mark this one done!

Write a marketing plan, complete with due dates.

Schedule no-excuse marking time into every week.

Break the to-do list down into small tasks

Create a new mantra! Repeat after me, “I am successful at marketing.”

Face your fear head on. 

Picture yourself as a marketing maven.  What does it feel like? Live there in your imagination. Write about her.

Define Milestones and rewards.  Maybe that trip to a warm island surrounded by sand?

 

I must thank this website for helping me to define my problem.

http://www.businessknowhow.com/marketing/marketingfear.htm

 

More to come… please leave a comment with your own struggles!

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Where to Promote Your Wonderful Romance Novel

Hi Dear Fans!

I have seen list after (old) list of places to promote your book. Spent hours scouring the site, only to find out the price to market is more than I might make in five years!!

I don’t have a lot of time to spare, but here is what I have come up with! If you know of more places that do not cost more that $40 to promote, add them below.

Happy promoting dear friends!!! I will be adding and deleting as I get your feedback! Last updated.. 10/23/2015

http://www.masqueradecrew.com/

http://romancenovelgiveaways.blogspot.com

http://lynnettesbookworld.blogspot.com

http://allaboutabookreviews.blogspot.com

http://lynnettesbookworld.blogspot.com

http://www.rookiewriterssolutions.com

http://forums.onlinebookclub.org

http://ebookdealofday.com

http://romancereadersclub.com/submit-your-new-release-info/

http://booktweeter.com/purchase-a-tweet-splash/

http://authors.choosybookworm.com/

http://www.rachelleayala.com/p/promo-sites.html

http://bookreadermagazine.com/featured-author-interview-series/

http://loveromancenovelsonline.com/

http://readersgazette.com/world/authorindex

http://www.blookits.com/

http://www.bookwormsandwriters.com

http://readcheaply.com/

http://juliesbookreview.blogspot.com/

http://www.bargainbooksy.com/

http://www.bargainbooksy.com/

http://www.romancejunkies.com/

http://enasreviews.com/romance

http://www.manicreaders.com/

https://www.facebook.com/LSOLoveLetters?fref=nf

http://www.theromancereviews.com

http://www.indtale.com

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