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Leanne Regalla, who spends a lot of time coaching creative people on how to earn an income from their art, has just added another great article on the relationships among blogging, e-mailing, and social networking, and how to use them to build the relationships that count - between you and your potential buyer/audience/reader.

http://makecreativitypay.com/sell-your- ... rk-online/

This dovetails a lot with what other folks like Rick Barker have been preaching, but has a slightly different emphasis. In some ways, Leanne's suggestions are more systematic than the "if you build it people will come" approach to websites, online stores, etc.

Back in the golden era of Country music, the stars would spend hours at a time in "meet and greet" events with their fans, because they know how loyal those fans could be. In today's environment, indies and up-and-comers like Taylor Swift have used social media instead. But an unfocused "do everything all at the same time" approach won't build the relationships you need.

Thanks for the great tips, Leanne!


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This article is from several weeks ago and hypes an offer that may be off the table at this time.

But I didn't post it right away because I wanted to make certain I really had a handle on what Leanne was saying.

Several of the other "would-be mentors" whose blogs I link to here focus on externals like social networking, web sites, etc., and those are all very valid. Leanne tends to focus more on figuring out how you can use "what makes you tick" to identify and target audiences that are hungry for what you have to offer.

You may have to THINK a little about this one. But it's very insightful. Read it today and see what it means to you now. Read it tomorrow and see what it means to you then.

There's an offer near the end for Leanne's services. I haven't signed up for them myself because I'm already involved in several other folks' "programs," more for research than anything else. You don't have to sign up to get benefit from her blogs. But if you feel like you're already doing all the stuff you're "supposed to do," and you're still just "treading water," go back through her blogs and see if maybe you need a more personal approach to move to the next level. This is ESPECIALLY true if you struggle with "self-branding," as so many young musicians do.

http://makecreativitypay.com/loyal-audi ... tive-work/


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Leanne's 9/10/15 post:
12 Ways to Avoid Being Lied To, Cheated, and Taken Advantage of For Creatives

http://makecreativitypay.com/avoid-bein ... creatives/

Every word is true.

October 7, 2015:
I just re-read this and it's still true. One good thing about networking with real professionals - when someone is promising you huge returns in return for controlling your future, you can always just drop the person's name in the conversation and see what response you get. Sadly, professionals, will generally NOT warn you away from the creep, because they're afraid of starting a rumor war or some such with someone they know very well to be poisonous - if not criminal. But if they get suddenly quiet, or clear their throats, or start looking toward the exit or remarking on the weather, you have your answer.


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