All kinds of things can be said about social media — good, bad and in-between.
It’s true that social media has enabled affairs that might not have otherwise happened, has made cyber bullying a very real concern for children in the new millennium and causes people to compare their lives to others and embrace discontent, not to mention that it can easily cross the line from useful to time waster and from healthy to addictive.
But let’s face it — the fault still lies with the people who do those things (myself included for the latter two!), not the social media platform itself.
Five years ago I co-authored my first ebook, General Transcription 101, with Tara and Shaina. Although that ebook was not wildly successful, it served as a gateway into this whole “making money online” thing, and I learned a lot through the process.
Several years later, I launched How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too, and while I nailed the design and formatting of the ebook (if I do say so myself!), I can see now that there are things I should have done differently with the content and the promotion of it. (And I’d love to rewrite and relaunch it one day with those lessons in mind!)
Last year, after watching other popular bloggers launch their ebooks and reading dozens of ebooks, I poured my heart and soul into the Easy Homemade ebook, and it’s been a resounding success from the moment it launched.
And yet I’ve continued to study and learn since then, and this January, I launched BundleoftheWeek.com, where I’m privileged to see hundreds of ebooks and work with dozens of amazingly talented authors.