Welcome to a reflective anniversary post celebrating my first year on Patreon. In that time I have churned out a bunch of fiction and guides mainly aimed at helping fellow creatives get better results on Twitter. In my many audio coaching sessions, I often refer to the 5 elements of Tweeting success and so here they are, in detail and this post is free for all so everyone can get a taste of what type of content you can access for just a few dollars a month.
Grab your multi pass and if you get that late 90’s sci-fi reference you have my appreciation but either way follow my words.
So during my many years of tweeting into the void, I have found that void eventually answered back when my tweets aimed to do one, or several of these 5 things:
As long as you aim to inspire, inform, entertain, give value or incentive then you will eventually see good results. So what do I mean by each?
All the usual festivities of a book release are coming. Book 8 ‘Darke Apocalypse’ is about a month and half away from release and it will be a relief to get this one over the line.
Way back in 2020 I committed to releasing this book next and so that time and work is about to culminate. Social media promotion is a grind but I am ready and now we are in August I’ve got no choice but to ramp up my presence because all of the sales, follows, reviews, interactions and success is built upon presence. When someone does ask me how I get daily book sales I simply tell them it is based on presence but of course a lot of other factors have to align also.
August also marks the anniversary of starting Patreon which has now become quite a success. 10 kind Patrons have signed up and the content is growing – to those who support me there, thank you. I plan on releasing much more soon so for that and my 8th book, I’ll say what I always say, watch this space!
The social media grind can be just that, a grind. Any type of momentum and sales conversion pretty much disappears the minute you stop. Whilst it was great to recharge and take a step back in the past few weeks, my sales and Twitter engagement has suffered. Getting it back to pre-break numbers has proven to be quite a challenge and has also reminded me how hard it can be no matter the follow count.
Those who know me will know I do not give up and I will do anything within reason to succeed on this path, that’s what has gotten me here and that is why I will always improve from where I stand because I just don’t give in.
Good, bad, indifferent – they are the variables but the constant is me and my resilience.
Passing on my knowledge is starting to bring in results and just yesterday a Patron from my Twitter coaching celebrated a big win driven by something they learned from my resources. My next step is to find more who can vouch for these resources because just advertising them on Twitter is killing my numbers. The algorithms can be difficult sometimes.
Those who do want to get better at social media can check out my resources section.
Thank you to those who signed up to my Patreon over the weekend! For all my social media posting and effort I wasn’t sure if anyone knew about my latest venture of Twitter coaching. Social media can be hard sometimes, especially when you want to yell from the high hills about something but the algorithms and platforms tend to work in mysterious ways.
I am recording again today – another coaching session which will drop this week and will be exclusive to Patrons. Of course those who do sign up will receive regular shout outs on Twitter as well as access to a growing catalogue of exclusive content. Having something to offer regularly is the key to success on social media and whilst it can be difficult to be heard, those who do keep going will find ways to be heard. I am proof of that and even though my numbers aren’t huge, they are enough for me.
This month is the anniversary of Consistent Creative Content and soon you can expect some cool promotional things.
Have a great week!
I’ve been reading and reviewing indie books again so its time to take a look at some recent titles that I thought were awesome…
‘Powerless’ by Vicky Ball
A well-written twisting thriller with darker themes…
‘Lazy Creativity: The Art of Owning Your Creativity’ by Kyle Bernier
A detailed, modern and refreshing take on creativity that covers so many applications for success!
‘An English Teacher in Mexico: Memories of a Midlife Career Change’ by Irene Pylypec
A fun and insightful well-written account of adventure and culture…
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Those who do join my Patreon will get regular shout-outs on my Twitter for you and your work in front of my near 30,000 followers. Plus you’ll get exclusive access to my growing series of Twitter Coaching Sessions, future guides and fiction.
‘SKINNER: Thirty-five years. Four killers. One city’ by Nathan Jones
Immersive near future sci-fi meets the macabre…
‘The Tolworth Beacon’ by Huw Langridge
Intriguing British mystery with tension, atmosphere and code-breaking vibes…
‘Recovering Alice’ by Catherine Morrison
A gripping uplifting tale of romance and relapse…
And so that wraps up another edition of Awesome Recommended Indie Reads! Thanks for stopping by!
And so my newest venture has officially launched and like always on social media the tumbleweeds are rolling… that is apart from a handful of wonderful supporters who have managed to overcome the algorithms to see my latest project that has launched.
For the a while I have been constructing a master plan to re-launch my efforts on Patreon and with it comes a whole series of audio recordings all about my path to Twitter success. That is of course with an aim to help someone out there. You’ll be able to hear yours truly talking about so many subjects including getting the best out of your profile, what to tweet about for success and much more including selling books.
Now the first two sessions are free to listen to, which is over thirty minutes of Twitter resources. The rest of the series which will continue to roll out from today will cost just over a dollar a month to exclusively access – this stuff really is my best work and the only place where you will find me talking about Twitter in such depth. Patreon is the exclusive home of my Twitter coaching sessions, but many of my future guides will still roll out on here!
But that is not all because for those who do sign up to be a Rock Star Patron will also have access to my full novella Last Outlaw – a western sci-fi horror and all of the other guides/work that I have planned for release soon.
Those who do sign up will also receive regular shout-outs on both Twitter in front of my near 30,000 following and on here to nearly 1000 blog subscribers. Just the other week awesome author H.C. Helfand signed up. Check out her awesome book Fee Simple Conditional, it was the first book I reviewed this year and I really enjoyed it.
Coaching Session 3 will focus on Selling Books on Twitter – something I do regularly these days and from there the series will dive deeper into what it takes to find success as a creative on Twitter. I do hope you’ll join me and more importantly get something out of this brand new venture! Rock and roll and writing man!
And so a new venture emerges with the aim to help fellow Twitter users navigate their way to success. This month I have been busy recording an exclusive series of audio sessions all about my journey on Twitter and now I am ready to share it with the world! That is of course after getting over the fact I am not a fan of hearing my own voice recorded…
Next week I shall be releasing the first four sessions over on Patreon while Session’s 1 and 2 will be free to listen. The first two sessions are over thirty minutes and my aim is to then release everything else exclusively to Patrons who sign up for less than $2 a month. So just what will these audio sessions be about?
Having spent nearly 10 years on Twitter I’ve learned a lot about the platform, from what to tweet about to what makes a perfect profile to even more technical stuff like selling books regularly and constantly increasing my following. In January of 2021 I had around 5,000 followers and today it is nearly 30,000. Back then I would sell a book through Twitter every 10 or so days and now I sell a book nearly every other day. My aim is to pass on all of my wisdom exclusively to Patrons and this series of coaching will consist of multiple sessions covering pretty much everything I know to find success as an author and content creator online.
It has taken me many years to figure out social media marketing and these sessions will equip you with the best possible chance in hopefully way less time it took me.
Promoting this new venture is going to be quite a journey especially on the social media platforms that will probably try to hide much of my advertising efforts but I’ve got this far so I am ready!
You can find my Patreon here where there are a few guides and some fiction currently available to read.
I’m bringing back my Patreon. Those who have been around since last year might remember that I took the plunge into starting one and now I’m ready to return to it. My initial vision to start a Patreon was simply an experiment and now with everything I have learned, I’m diving back in.
So just what am I offering on Patreon and what is Patreon? Good questions and simply Patreon is a subscription based platform where creatives can earn an income for their work. There will always be those who roll their eyes or turn their noses up at the concept of creatives making money and I’m not doing it for that but simply because my guides have value – you won’t be able to find what I have on offer anywhere else. I used my Patreon to release author/social media guides and a little fiction, some of it was free to read while others are behind an affordable pay wall of just over £1/$1. That content is still available including a whole book.
Time constraints and the fact my social media following was a lot less back then kind of forced me to re-think and put together a brand new strategy for how my Patreon would offer the very best in guides for fellow indie authors at an exclusive level. Now my Patreon will feature guides and specific coaching based content that will be found nowhere else. Very soon I am going to release a series of audio based guides that will provide detailed coaching on Twitter for creatives – a subject I know a lot about. From selling books/content regularly to reaching more followers, I’ve learned a bunch which I will exclusively pass on to Patrons. Those who do sign up will get regular shout-outs on my Twitter in front of 27,000+ followers and will also have access to all future content on Patreon.
I don’t see this as a cash grab as my subscription fee is very affordable but I do see my work as valuable to those who need it. I’ve spent many years working to this point and above all, I am incredibly excited to help fellow authors and creatives.
Right now I am working on updating my Patreon page, but here’s the link if you wanted to take a look. You can read some guides and the entire novel ‘Last Outlaw’ a book that I will probably publish next year.
You can expect to hear more soon!