One of the positive aspects of a reduced workload is it gives you time to reflect. Reflection is a valuable part of any practice and can help us build a more stable income.
Over the last couple of weeks, I have been examining and analysing data over many social media sites. As writers, it is good to spend time looking at what is working for us and what isn’t.
As many of my goals for this year have been thrown in the air, it was also a good time to set myself some new goals.
A Writing Mentor for All
The biggest area of development I wanted to work on is my Patreon account and what I offer to patrons. Patreon, for those that don’t know, is a dedicated creator space where people can subscribe to content from you. This is also the platform I run my writing mentor program from. It is this area that I have redesigned the most.
The lower tiers of $1 and $2 have stayed unchanged. The $1 gives my patrons more benefits on my Facebook group. The $2 tier gives patrons access to exclusive content including my fiction work.
My highest tier at $40 offers an extensive editing and support package for all your writing needs. I have set a limit of three patrons only. This allows me to work extensively all month with my mentees. If you have a piece of work that needs polishing, editing and marketing then this tier will be beneficial to you.
If you are a writer or blogger that wants to take your writing to the next level then the $10 tier is for you. Here I offer detailed editing and marketing on two posts a month. Having written for ten years and made it a lucrative side hustle, I have the experience and skills to take your articles to the next level.
The beauty I find of offering these services through Patreon is that you can unsubscribe whenever you want. Rather than committing to a year mentoring that might not be for you. You can jump in and cancel whenever you want.
Social Media Accounts.
My two most successful social media platforms are Facebook and Twitter. On both of these, I receive a better than average click rate. I have also found some genuine friendships there. They are platforms I enjoy being on, so my work with them will continue.
LinkedIn I post to regularly but don’t interact on it. My engagement represents this, although I have no plans at present to change this.
Instagram as a writer for me is a bust. I can’t make it work and I can’t get the click-throughs. I know all the tips and tricks, but in its current state, I don’t enjoy it. This is reflected in my success there. If you don’t enjoy a platform as a writer it shows. The last couple of weeks I have changed it to a photographic journal. I have shared photos of my isolation life and unique stories that go with these.
I hope that you all have time to reflect on your work. Make the necessary adjustments to enhance your performance.
If you wish to develop your writing further, then please consider my mentoring program.
What are you looking to enhance with your writing?
Sam H Arnold is a UK writer and mentor. To support her writing, check out her mentoring program or read her fiction work visit Patreon. To follow all her work find her on Facebook or join her Email List.