How to build a powerhouse brand and make money as a blogger or writer
Getting your name out there takes a lot of work, but we know the answers
The world is filled with thousands of aspiring writers, all chasing a small number of limited opportunities. We write because we have something to say and because we are passionate. We've also heard that the Internet has opened the door for anyone with a laptop to go into Starbucks every morning and change the world.
Then, reality sets in. We find that the corporate jobs don't pay what they should and are short-lived. We also discover that it's difficult to gain traction as an independent writer, publishers aren't interested in our manuscripts and paying the rent as a writer is more difficult than getting on stage with Beyonce.
Our membership platform for writers is to help you find a low-cost way to get things done without having to get there the hard way. Dr Tyra Seldon and Dr Boyce Watkins both have many years of experience teaching at the college level. They've earned millions of dollars as writers throughout the years. Dr Watkins' articles have received over 100 million reads and Dr Seldon's doctorate in Language and Literature was obtained at the prestigious University of Rochester.
In other words, you'd be learning from and and be mentored by the best.
In this class, you'll learn these things, among others:
1) How to build an audience for your writing
2) How to write in a way that is effective, powerful and grammatically correct
3) How to get your book into print in case publishers aren't interested
4) How to monetize your writing in a multitude of ways.
5) How to build your brand as a writer, public figure or authority/expert.
6) How to get traffic to your blog or website
This list is not nearly exhaustive, since the goal is to give you any and every boost possible to help you become a success.
In your journey to greatness, Dr Seldon and Dr Watkins will serve as mentors for you, all for a mere fraction of what it would it cost to study with them at a traditional university. We only ask that you make the modest sacrifice that will allow us to help you make your dreams come true.
Dr. Tyra Seldon is a nationally recognized writing expert. She earned her Ph.D. in English literature and language from the University of Rochester. She has served as a university professor and has taught several literature and writing courses, including business communication. Dr. Seldon is also a writing consultant and freelance writer for several national initiatives, organizations and Fortune 500 companies. In addition, she has worked with entrepreneurs and tech start-up companies to help them articulate and message their brand.
Dr. Seldon is often called upon to develop content for various websites, businesses, educational companies, and non-profit organizations. In 2011, she started Seldon Writing Group, LLC which is a comprehensive writing and editing services company. Passionate about helping to eradicate educational disparities for all children, she serves as an editor and blogger for Your Black Education and she trains writing and literacy teachers about the best ways to implement culturally relevant pedagogy and curriculum.
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PreviewWhat to expect in this class and how to ask questions - from Dr Watkins
StartYou can make comments or course suggestions here
StartHow do I make others interested in what I have to say? (5:05)
StartThings you should know about this course
PreviewDid Dr Watkins really say that college is a waste of time? No: Here's what he said (6:08)
StartWhat are your writing interests? Let us know! Here's our email address (0:46)
StartHow long will it take me to go through the material? (1:38)
StartWhat about the market for poetry? Should I pursue it? (5:27)
StartWelcome to the Course
PreviewHow to make a living as a writer - Drs Seldon and Watkins (90:18)
StartHow to make money from your blog (10:28)
StartMistakes you MUST avoid when self-publishing (5:49)
StartDr Shani K Collins explains how she wrote her first book (9:58)
StartDr Boyce and Dr Seldon webinar - 3/22/16 (68:03)
Frequently Asked Questions
No! You can come in without any pages, any books or even without an idea. We help you through all of this. In fact, some might say it's better if you're just getting started, since we won't have to help you overcome any bad habits in your process.
This program is based on consistent, on-going mentorship. So, rather than a one-time course where the professors leave your life forever, Drs Seldon and Watkins are here with you for as long as you're member of the program. This is the reason that the course's revenue model is built upon a low monthly fee rather than one rate. We challenge you to compare it to the cost of taking a writing course at a major university.
The added benefit is that Drs Watkins and Seldon don't just teach you how to become a better writer, they show you how to survive in the writing marketplace. This consultation add-on makes the program very, very powerful.