Building an online platform is basically your online precise as an author. Agents and publishers will look you up on the Internet, and you must consider what impression you present as an authority and your following.
The challenging I found was to find branding for myself. As a
flake creative person, I tend to want too many things, change things too much, and scatter myself too thin online. I try too many hats, as it were. This leaves me muddled and ineffective with goals
This year, I’m learning to focus (which is a Herculean endeavor) to brand myself as a writer, graphic artist, and web designer.
I hope the following links will help others to streamline their author platform building;
This is an excerpt of a lengthier tutorial on components of an online author platform. Even the 4 minutes or so provides some insight, and gives you a taste of what the full tutorial offers. ($16.99 for this video tutorial or $16.58 to subscribe per month to all Writer’s Digest library of tutorials)
Or view this Google Hangout (1 hr. long) discussing the Author Platform. (free)
What do you find the most challenging in building your author platform? Do you have a website? Blog? Social sites? Do you find them effective? Post in comments your thoughts.