Unfortunately, one of the downsides to self-publishing also means you have to help yourself to get anywhere.

Don’t get me wrong, along the way I’ve met so many authors/bloggers/all-around-book-people who have each taught me different ways of getting on my feet. Without them I would still be looking around cyberspace miserably for a stool to step on. After all we need a way to get our head above the crowd. How else are they going to see us otherwise?

But no matter how much advice you receive or home base support, in the end it’s up to you sugar. Only you can pick yourself up by your bootstraps and start walking the right path.

I’m still learning the ropes about everything. How to write and edit a book. How to properly blog (is there truly a formula for this?). How to set up a kick-ace website that doesn’t make you look fifteen, yet is also relevant.

And now I’m about to turn the tables and twist your head around. Get ready because this will seriously freak you out…

Are you ready?

I’m going to give you a piece of advice. Whatever you’re doing, trying to start a blog or an online career, devote the time it takes to doing it. There’s no way you can go into something like this without the commitment behind it. The same philosophy that pushes athletes to winning gold or musicians to reach beyond their mortal capabilities is exactly what I’m preaching to you now.

Don’t go into this half way. Commit your time and efforts to making your blog or Facebook page how you want it to be. Don’t give up even if only three people are following you.

Because I could spout off all the advice in the world and it still wouldn’t be enough.

Then I sound just like your mother telling you that you need to do your laundry, again.

So self-published author, or self-helper whichever you may be, get out there in your social networking sphere and go for gold.
Yes, I am allowed to use even a little bit of cheese.

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