Resources for fiction authorpreneurs
Good tools make the job easier. This is a list of tools, sites and programs I used personally to make my authorpreneurship doable. Each of these solve a problem that I had in an efficient and helpful manner. They are the best I’ve found and used that’s out there. I hope these can help you as well.
Please note, as with everything on this site, I think win-win, that goes for me, you, and the developers of these great tools and sites. As such, some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. I recommend them because I found them helpful and useful, not because of any small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals, as they have mine.
Web development resources for fiction authorpreneurs
I use Bluehost for absolutely everything I do online. Every site I’ve had in recent memory was hosted there and I’ve been recommending them to other online entrepreneurs for years. It’s the few dollars for hosting (which I pay annually) and then only the annual registration fee for domain registration. That is the sum total of my hosting expenses for over 10 sites that I’ve built for friends, family and other start ups. I’m hosting my personal blog, this blog, my fiancé’s blog, our shared page for our co-authored fiction books, even my dad’s genealogy hobby blog, all on one account. The annual fee will stay the same even if I had a 100 blogs on there.
You can check out other hosting companies if you like, but you’ll find that you do so only to compare them with Bluehost.
As a bonus, Bluehost has started up a cool mobile based entrepreneur information initiative called Tapp.com, which I think you get a free subscription to if you’re a client. They really do work with your ends in mind. (Actually, I’m suddenly not sure whether Bluehost runs this, but they introduced me to this great resource so I guess that’s good enough for me.)
Online resources for fiction authorpreneurs
Article resources for fiction authorpreneurs
Content for the web
Neil Patel’s Blog
First and foremost, if you want to see how things should be done online, go look at Neil Patel’s blog on how to get traffic online. Subscribe to his mailing list and take notes of everything he does. His articles are always insanely detailed, information-packed and backed with stats. I look forward to every single e-mail he sends because I know that there will be more value than I can digest in a single sitting.
Podcast and Video casting resources for the fiction authorpreneur