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Do authors and illustrators need multiple websites and platforms? Advice from a web designer and digital strategist

Creatives often have multiple irons in the fire which leads to the question: do you need multiple websites for each venture?  This is one of the top questions I hear from clients and in online communities of authors and illustrators. This blog post will go into the pros, cons, and considerations with case studies to […]

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How Much Does An Author Website Cost?

How Much Does an Author Website Cost?

This is one of the most common questions I hear from authors. As an author myself, I get it. You need a website. Even if you have the expertise already (or could figure it out), you’re probably pressed for time. It’s hard enough finding time to write and market, let alone sideline as a web

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The Smart Writer's Guide to Goal Setting

The SMART Writer’s Guide to Goal Setting: 16 Goals for Author Success

Setting goals as a writer is easy, sticking to them is hard – but this post will help. I’m an author as well as a web designer, so I’ve been there. You know what you want to achieve (finish that WIP, get published, maybe make some money at it…?) but getting there is hard.  This

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Where to build your author website

Where to Build your Author website: what website Builders to use in 2023

These days most writers know that they need an author website. What they often don’t know is where to start. Whether you’re DIYing your website or getting help from a web designer like me, choosing a website builder that meets your needs is a good place to start.  The website builder you choose impacts most

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Do Authors Need an LLC? 5 Pros and Cons of an Author LLC

Do authors need an LLC? 5 pros and Cons of an Author LLC

By Ann Koppuzha, Powerhouse Legal Strategy A question I often see is: Do authors need an LLC? This post will give 5 reasons you may want an LLC for your writing business.  Do authors need an LLC? You’re automatically a sole proprietor. When you embark on any business venture, the government stylishly tags you as

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5 Tips to Improve Your Author website - no Tech Skills required

5 Tips to Improve Your Author Website – No Tech Skills Required!

Authors need websites, but few authors are web designers. (I’m the only author/web designer I know!) The good news is that there are ways to improve your author website that don’t require any coding or technical expertise.  Content plays a huge role in the quality of your final website! Fantastic photos and attention-catching copy are

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Support maui and Win: Bookish Maui Wildfire Relief Auction

One of the things I love about the writing community is how they pitch in when help is needed. Maui has been devastated by wildfires, so a group of authors put together the Books For Maui, a bookish wildfire relief auction to support the community groups working on the ground to provide relief. I donated

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How to Block ChatGPT from Your Website (So Your Content Isn’t in Their AI)

How to block ChatGPT from your website (so your Content isn’t in their AI)

ChatGPT just released directions on blocking them from using your website to train their AI. Writers, artists, and creative entrepreneurs especially should consider blocking ChatGPT on their websites. Yesterday I scrapped my morning plans to tell as many people as possible. Today I’m taking a bit more time to explain why it was important enough

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What is WordPress? The Three definitions and which you should use for your website

What is WordPress? (and what to Use)

I design all my clients’ websites in WordPress. It’s a fantastic plaform for writer websites and small business websites because it can grow as your career and your business grow. But “WordPress” has three different meanings which can cause confusion. So let’s go over the definitions and what they mean for you. Disclosure: This post

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