I haven’t spent much time online this summer for several reasons. I’ve been dealing with my father’s illness (he’s in another state), the month of August getting the kids back into school (if I have to fill out more stacks of school forms for all four kids this week I’ll scream!), and participating in the month of Ramadan praying, fasting and celebrating with family and friends. Honestly, it’s all I can do to keep up with client projects right now.
Hopefully, this month I’ll be getting back into the swing of things providing consistent blog postings, and setting aside some time each day for conversing with and becoming reacquainted with fellow writers on social sites like Twitter as well as some of my favorite, long neglected writer forums and blogs.
Yes, summer is officially over for me which means it’s time to ramp up the marketing to fill my work schedule with plenty of projects to carry me through the to the new year. Yes you heard right - I'm already thinking about my November/December work schedule. Now is the perfect time to think ahead to the holidays – after all there are only three more months left in 2010! Thankfully, work generally picks up for freelance writers after a summer lull during September, so now's the time to start planning your marketing strategy to keep busy through the end of the year now.
As usual, Yuwanda Black has generously provided helpful marketing resources; and since I’m not one to reinvent the wheel, I’m happy to share her Fall Marketing Tutorial. It covers a variety of solutions ranging from price negotiation to avoiding writer burn out (something I’m sooo intimately familiar with…) so be sure to check it out.