Weekly Roundup - 14 Jan 2022
Best articles of the first two weeks of January 2022
Welcome to the weekly roundup from the first two weeks of January 2022. In this roundup, you will find a summary of all 4 posts that I published in the last two weeks.
How to Build an Email List Fast and for Free — My Secrets to Reaching 5,000+ Subscribers in 100 days
This article focuses on 4 hacks that I used to build an email list fast and for free. My total subscriber count at the end of 90 days was 5,000+ active email subscribers and growing.
32 Free Canva Alternatives with Better Templates and Design Feature
One of the most critical elements to consider when building a brand is design. It will help you stand out from the competition and elicit your prospects and audience's desired emotion or feeling. However, if you're not developing visual content for your website and social media platforms, you must rethink your approach!
Oh, wait! You don't have to be an expert in graphic designing. You just have to gain basic knowledge about some of the most convenient graphic design tools.
Let's check 32 of such designing tools that are also an alternative to Canva!
Why You Shouldn't Be Marketing or Advertising Your Book, just yet
So you've worked your fingers to the bone and finished that book. You feel on top of the world until it hits you. Now, what do I do with it? Sure, there's promotion and advertising that is left, but is that something you should be thinking about?
If you are thinking how hard could it possibly be? Well, if you hit the ground running –it can be possible to do it properly–if not then you’re going to find out that there is a lot more to selling a book than what initially meets the eye.
A little gift to thank you
There's no denying — I am grateful.
They say business isn't personal, but it's personal to me. Every time someone joins my list, I notice. Truly, you made my day when you signed up for the newsletter. I wanted to give you a little something to make your day, too.
Here’s a little gift for you for 2022.
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About Chase Austin
I have spent 10+ years writing stories and marketing them. I’ve failed and succeeded over the years, and these are some of my tidbits on how I started my author business, perfected marketing, and more.
Here you’ll find resources to help you kick more ass with your words. No fluff, only actionable tips, and tricks if you are looking to make a living through writing, or just use it as a side hustle.
Things I like: Long walks, Reading about anything and everything, Telling stories and chess.