This week, I logged onto my Facebook groups and found that I had been banned from commenting and posting to all groups. On first inspection, it looked to be the fault of one of two posts. After some investigation the truth was even more shocking. I run a group called Every Child Matters and I was banned for the material I had shared there. The posts that Facebook took offence to post about internet child safety and how much I love my autistic side-kick.
In the last five months, I have grown a following of nearly 350. Not a big amount, some of you might say, but these are 350 genuine followers who will have an interest in what I post. We all have one thing in common we have SEN (special educational needs) children. The reason I grew a second account, I needed a place to share parenting articles and to interact with other parents. My main account where I have over 2000 followers is for my writing. This account is more personal, about my journey with my amazing side-kick. I also needed a more personal account to share with my family.
Promotion and social media marketing is as big a part of being a writer as producing the articles. Over the years I have tried several different methods, some have worked, others not.
On Medium, older posts appear to make more money when read, than those published that month. Every month when I study my income and statistics, older posts account for on average 50% of my earnings. This is no coincidence, as I promote my old articles as much as I promote my new articles.
With these three simple tips, you can make your posts evergreen. Earning from them long after they have been published.
The hack Instagram doesn’t tell you about.
I am constantly looking at ways of increasing my reads, from external sources. This has become even more essential in the last month.
I have written many posts on social media marketing, I will link these below.
Instagram, for many writers, remains the platform writers do the least marketing on. When it should be in your top three. However, it is not always easy to embed links on Instagram.