My Bad Experiences with Webinars by Dennis Scheel
A note before I write the central part allows me to specify that this is only my own opinions that I base on my experiences of the given subject.
As indie authors, we have a problem with how we should get noticed. Writing is the easy part, the rest isn’t. That’s the real hard part, you could try to go the traditional way, getting published, but that’s easier said than done. You could test and try, if on amazon, their advertising, former known as AMS. This can work, but for most, it doesn’t; this leaves what? Facebook ads? Twitter ads? What to target, and not to forget about Google ads itself, unless of course, you are already known for something. It’s a jungle, really!
This led me to the dangerous path courses for Authors through webinars.
My first experience with one happened when I fell over was Geoff Affleck. I cannot count this as a pleasant experience. But allow me to start from the start, where he had an intriguing conference, showing many fascinating subjects. What I later found out, was that 80% of what he had was in the initial one, despite him insisting it was for nonfiction too, it wasn’t, he didn’t know much about fiction. He had a thing where he scored amazon book pages, yet when I tried to get him to do something through AMS advertising, it was a completely different thing he said on what to do to get it to work, so not sure he knows that much, other than the basic, easy ways…
This was my first, and what good I got out of it, if I had to think of one was at the end, where he directed to two others, which were useful. One of which I knew about, but the other, Mark Dawson. I have to say where the first can sound good, the second is, from what I have seen so far is so much better. So, in short for my first one;
- If you do nonfiction, he might be helpful.
- He’s more a light version of what he knows, compared to others like Dawson.
- I cannot recommend it, but this is only from my experiences.
The second one were Mark Dawson, trying this I could clearly tell how little the first one knew, how he was more of a light version, if this is as useful as I noticed in the short time, I have not tried it long enough to say for sure, but will mention that what I have tried, which clearly is more useful.
Adding these two experiences up, what have I learned? What is my lesson from it?
Webinars can work for some, for the few it does… most of us it doesn’t. If it works for you, only you know the answer to that…
Dennis Scheel has always had the stories running in his head, but not until after his accident, which left him mute and paralyzed on the right side was he able to tell them. After he worked his way back, he wanted to try to tell his story once more since an acquaintance told him there was talent in his poetry, he had been convinced by his ex not to write for ten years, she insisted he had no talent. This time tried in English since all other times failed. Finally, he succeeded, and he never stopped writing since. Which led to the completion of No Way Back- The Underworlds and the sequel Taken With a Dark Desire: The Underworlds
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