The Next Step: Getting more Clients

Hi! Dominique Gibson is back with another post. So, I have been busy lately when it comes to all the things that have been going on in my life but I wanted to give you and update on what’s been going on lately and what I plan on doing in the future.

  • Moving – So, I am currently in the process of moving from my apartment in Skokie, IL. It has been a crazy week of trying to wrap up everything between doing my practice clients for my Author Accelerator Book Coaching program, Moving, and figuring out what I am going to do next for the rest of the year.
  • Writing – As of right now, I am still working on Courtney’s Redemption. Since I am currently on vacation from my job for a week (I will be going back on the 27th of this month), I have been working hard on getting the second draft done within this week.
  • Finishing the Author Accelerator Program – I am hoping that I will be able to complete this program within the next two weeks.

I decided to do a blog post on what the next step for me (and probably with other editors and book coaches who are wondering what the next step is going to be when it comes to getting clients). I actually found this website as I thought about what my next step is going to be once I finish the Author Accelerator Program and how I will be able to obtain more clients. Hopefully, this article will be helpful to others as well.

Enjoy.

Read the article here

Dominique Gibson

Cheapest way of marketing your book: Fiverr

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Hello! I’m back with another blog post. I am pretty sure you probably have missed my posts since I haven’t posted anything in a little while. It’s not like I am ignoring all of my readers who are out there reading my blog. I just been going through a lot lately and I am trying my best to maintain a good balance between the multiple projects I have on deck right now…including signing up for my insurance license.

Yes you read that right.

I have decided that since I am no longer going the traditional publishing route when it comes to being a hybrid author that I needed to explore other avenues of making money besides working full time as an infant toddler teacher. Although I am grateful to have a full-time job where I can pay the bills and have a roof over my head, the fact still remains that I am going to need a second source of income if I really want to invest money into my self-publishing business.

So, after some digging and applying for a few jobs, I have found one that could potentially make a second source of income that I can put right back into my self-publishing business with the Truson S.E.T. Series and my other work as well. My hope is that by doing this method, I won’t have to worry about finding the money to pay for editing and marketing my work in the near future. My plan is to become an insurance agent or even an SMD (Senior Marketing Director) in the near future.

In the meantime, I have found some marketing services that are cheap and affordable through one website that I am sure most people should know by now: Fiverr.

Today, I recently searched for book promotion services on Fiverr just to see if there are some book promotion services I could afford on a low budget. I had found some interesting ones but then I came across one website where he had a list of book marketing services he used for his own books: Self-Publishing with Dale. I have become somewhat familiar with him on YouTube so I decided to check out some of the services he used on Fiverr, something in which I am thinking about trying sometime this week.

If you are interested, I have included the link down below on his recommendations of the people he hired on Fiverr to promote his books. You can click on the link here for more information.

See you soon.

Dominique Gibson

Why I am saying no to traditional publishing video series Part One

Hello! Dominique Gibson is back with another post. I know it has been a while since I last posted but I was in some really serious pain within the last couple of days or so but I really wanted to move forward when it came to my video series on Youtube titled “Why I am saying no to traditional publishing.” I just released part one of the video explaining my reasons for why I am officially walking away from traditional publishing based on a recent video I watched a few weeks ago by a woman name Alyssa Matesic who talks about the current state of the traditional publishing as it stands now and what the future might possibly look like for both new and published authors in the traditional publishing industry.

After I watched the video, I was more convinced than ever that traditional publishing or even going the hybrid author route is not for me anymore. Curious? You can check out her video in the link down below:

And if you want to see my video on why I decided NOT to go the traditional publishing route anymore, You can check out the link below for more details. If you happen to click on it before it’s scheduled time, please be sure to sign up so you won’t miss it when it airs on Monday, April 25th, 2022, 9AM central time. Thank you!

Dominique Gibson knew she wanted to be a writer ever since she sat down at her plastic table and wrote her first book out of sheer boredom at eight years old. Years later, she decided to go get her Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia College Chicago. She is obtaining her master’s degree in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. When not writing, she is busy teaching infant and toddlers at a daycare center in Chicago, IL. For more information, check out her website at https://dominiquegibsonauthor.com/2018/06/23/the-journey-begins/ for more information.

Helpful Tips for Authors: Ethicool (For picture book authors)

Hi! Dominique Gibson is back with another Helpful Tips for Authors post. I recently stumbled upon this the other day on Facebook and decided that I needed to share it for the authors who are still considering traditional publishing as a viable option when it comes to publishing their work. There seems to be a new book publisher for children’s picture books on the market and it seems like they are doing things the old fashioned way when it comes to looking for authors who still want to go through the traditional publishing market with picture books.

The publisher is called Ethicool and their website seems pretty legit from my perspective. Apparently, they have a few books on the market right now on their website that seems awesome to read for the little ones to read. On their website when it comes to authors wanting to submit their manuscript, they have stated that if your book is commissioned, they will cover the cost from illustrations, design, and even marketing your books to a worldwide audience. Although they have a few rules when it comes to publishing with them, these rules are not too rigid to a point where the author doesn’t have any wiggle room with their book (So far).

If you would like more information about Ethicool, check out their website here for more information.

That’s all for now. See you soon.

Dominique Gibson

My Introduction to AuthorTube (Revised)

Hello! Dominique Gibson is back with another post. I have decided to do a revised video for the #authortube on Youtube. I reviewed the last one I did and I decided that it needed a do over because it was too long and I made some errors along the way. It came out last week and I wanted to share it to give you a glimpse of my writing journey and to give you an opportunity to let you guys know what you think about it. Please feel free to leave your comments and suggestions on what you think down below!

That’s it for now. See you soon.

Dominique Gibson

Dominique Gibson knew she wanted to be a writer ever since she sat down at her plastic table and wrote her first book out of sheer boredom at eight years old. Years later, she decided to go get her Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia College Chicago. She is obtaining her master’s degree in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. When not writing, she is busy teaching infant and toddlers at a daycare center in Chicago, IL. For more information, check out her website at https://dominiquegibsonauthor.com/2018/06/23/the-journey-begins/ for more information.

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