5 Ways to Promote Yourself on Facebook: Workshop Wednesday

Today begins our feature, Workshop Wednesday. This will be when I try to help you navigate different aspects of the writing world. For the next bit of time, I’ll be addressing mainly Social Media/Promotion/Marketing for Authors & Artists.

Today’s topics is:

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Promote Yourself on Facebook.

1. Get your Facebook Page set up. Facebook has this help section that talks you through it.

2. Get Hoot Suite Set up. (You can use Tweet Deck, Seesmic or whatever works for you), I prefer Hootsuite. I started with free and went to the $9.99. I HIGHLY recommend paying the $10.00 a month. It affords you the ability to do much more to make your time devoted to Social Media MUCH shorter.

3. Find the groups that will help you with promotion/marketing. We’re covering Promotion this week, but many of the groups will also be the same you find with the Marketing Workshop coming up next week.

4. Once you’ve joined these different groups, make sure to say hello, and find out how they run the group. Tweets4Authors has different DOCs you can add your information to, etc…and this will help you find others who will both promote you, and you can promote back. Follow the rules in the groups. It helps.

5. Start promoting yourself through your Facebook Page. By now, you should have your Avatar/Timeline Cover up that represents you/your books/brand.  You’ll be using HootSuite to schedule posts to go not only to Facebook, but LinkedIn, Twitter and if you are using the paid version of HS, you can also post directly to your groups you just set up. This saves MUCH time.

This is really more of a “mini” workshop. We’ll go more into depth at a later time with how to really get “down and dirty” with Facebook and promotion.

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Heaven’s Garden Productions (CA) is glad to welcome its readers to our new space.  After much contemplation, my husband and I decided to put our three businesses together into one corporation, as they are all connected with our self-publishing adventures.

My husband, author Rob Graham will be a regular Monday Mania blogger in the upcoming weeks and months. You’ll never know what to expect him to talk about. It could be his stories, his thoughts on politics or really, anything. Stop by to find out what he thinks and to comment.

We hope to begin a Wednesday Workshop that will be ongoing. The first bit will be about Social Media, as I have some things already planned in that respect.  I’ll try to spend about a month with each aspect, giving you new ideas on how to use Social Media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and much more.  I’ll link you to some of the best free/paid programs, as I see them from experience.

Friday Friends will be the days when guest bloggers stop by, or we give you the name/addy of friends we think are worth following their blogs. It could be anyone…even Neil Patrick Harris or George Takei. You never know who we’ll suggest.

Sunday Snippets will be when we promote books, ours or others, or we’ll do reviews on books we’ve read. We may share a snippet from a Work in Progress (WIP) You’ll have to come back to check us out and see what we have to offer.

In the near future, we plan to have a regular offering of Two for Tuesdays, which will be two reviews, two books that we think are worth reading, or a review and a book offering.  This will be coming shortly.

The new features available  here at Heaven’s Garden will begin being offered in the next week, when we’ve had time to get some of the kinks worked out of starting a new blog.

Please, come join us each week to see what authors angel and Rob Graham have to offer and to comment at any time.