Nurse bloggers/writers? - page 2
Hello all, I've posted along this topic before, but nothing so specific. I know there are numerous entrepreneurial ideas out there for nurses....I'm just wondering if anyone has made either a part... Read More
Sep 18, '15 by gcox1958I wrote a short ebook and published it on Amazon Kindle, the sales have not been all that good though, so need to work on my marketing. Not sure where to turn for that though. I created a FB page for it and written a couple of articles for LinkIn but like I said, beyond that, I am struggling. Thing is writing interests me, marketing? Not so much.Last edit by sirI on Sep 18, '15
Sep 26, '15 by nurse2033Create a blog site where nurses write all the content! With different categories for all nursing specialities! Oh wait, that idea has already been taken... Sorry I couldn't resist...
Sep 30, '15 by Designer NPI've published a book on how to start a nursing business and I'm currently working on a second.
In addition, I write blogs and articles for a nursing magazine. It doesn't replace my income, but it sure is nice to have supplemental income from it.
Mar 30 by PatHeyman, BSN, MSN, PhD, APRNThe problem with Wordpress.com is that they won't let you monetize your blog in any meaningful way. I'd recommend starting a self-hosted blog sooner rather than later. Here are several tutorials.
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Apr 7 by PatHeyman, BSN, MSN, PhD, APRNQuote from gcox1958I wrote a short ebook and published it on Amazon Kindle, the sales have not been all that good though, so need to work on my marketing. Not sure where to turn for that though. I created a FB page for it and written a couple of articles for LinkIn but like I said, beyond that, I am struggling. Thing is writing interests me, marketing? Not so much.
A couple things you can do.
1. Lower the price. Even do a $0 price for a week to gain reviews. Reviews are very important for Amazon.
2. Put excerpts on your blog and link back to Amazon for the full book.
3. Start a mailing list and e-mail people promoting your book.
May 18 by Irinauer, BSNVery informative and helpful, Rodoon. Thank you for a handful of handy tips!
May 24 by Nurse Beth, MSN, RNQuote from overtonisThis is all such excellent advice! Clearly from the voice of experienceI have set up few blogs using wordpress. Message me if you have any questions.
1) writing articles on what is important to other nurses and not necessary what interest you the most. You can search with google trends or twitter.
2) learn backlinking well. This means becoming involved on multiple message boards that allow you to put your website address in your signature (this site does not and they will ban you if you do). The number of high quality websites that link to your site will tell Google where you belong in pecking order when someone does google search. 95% of web traffic comes from being on first page of google for your specific keyword or niche.
3) Social Media - it will be your best friend in getting your blog on the map. Google does not reward social media sites as much as say established community message board or web established web site that is in your niche but it is increasing becoming powerful. Facebook, twitter, linkedin, etc should be spring board to your site. Remember goal is traffic to your site and not just become well known on social media sites.
4) Speaking of niche - you will do much better if you pick a niche and become an expert in it. The sheer number of blogs out there has eliminated the need for broad based blogs. Users are looking for specific well written, intelligent information geared toward their specific need.