Summary: To make your first sale as an author, know what you want, search for reviews and articles, and market your book using different levels of marketing.
If you're a new author and want to break into the writing business, you may be worried about how to make your first sale. After all, making your first sale can be tricky business. But with some knowledge and a few key tools, you can make sure your first sales are successful.
Know What You Want
One of the best things you can do to make your first sale is to know what you want. What do you want your book to be like? What genre do you want it to be? What would you like to see in your book? By answering these questions, you'll help your reader see what your book is really about and why they should want to read it.
What You Should Market
The next step is to market your book. Whether you're marketing yourself as an author or helping someone else market their book, you need to market it in a way that will get people interested in it. Start by searching for articles and reviews that mention your book. Write a press release about it and send it out to potential readers. Make sure the release gives away important information about your book like its subtag (or keywords) and what readers should do to be successful when reading it.
How To Market It
Once people are interested in your book, they'll want to read it. You can market it on many different levels. You can use search engines to find articles and reviews that mention your book and post them on your website. You can also use social media like Facebook and Twitter to spread the word about your book. Just be sure to add a call to action (CTA) at the end of your post that says what readers should do when they've finished your book.
Tips For Making Your First Sale
There are a few things that you should keep in mind when making your first sale. First, don't be afraid to try something new. There's nothing wrong with trying something different if it works for you. Second, be persistent. Don't give up if your first sales aren't great. Try different things until you find something that works for you. And finally, have fun! There's nothing like making your first sale and seeing what kind of results you get.
As you can see, content marketing is no small task. But with a few key tools like content marketing and knowledge of what you want to sell, there are many ways you can break into the writing business and make your first sale. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!