I’m very proud and excited to announce the launch of a new guide co-produced with Rachel Cunliffe of Cre8d Design: 101 Ways to Market Your Website.
We developed 101 Ways with consultants, small business owners, freelancers and bloggers in mind. You’ll find all kinds of tips, from stuff you probably already know to stuff you don’t. Even we learned things as we wrote it.
We tested stuff, had people read it and offer us constructive feedback, incorporated their edits, edited it some more, and generally, put our heart and soul into it.
101 Ways a resource you can pick up at any time and find a tip or two you can implement that over time will help drive relevant people to your website or blog.
The 67-page illustrated guide is packed with practical tips organized into four sections: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Miscellaneous.
The book is priced at $12.99.
Here’s what Jonathan Gunson of Traffic Cafe, one of our advanced reviewers, had to say about it:
I wish this guide had been around when I started.
It’s simple to follow and goes straight to what works. Plus, every single one of the 101 tips is not only capable of driving big traffic but can be done for free.
Furthermore, Rachel and Dianna have clearly put a LOT of thought into this book, and include a ton of insightful ways to use a blog more effectively to generate results. Whenever I run dry of ideas for promoting my site, I can dip into this “book of secrets” and invariably come away with a powerful, ACTIONABLE idea I can actually use.
EVERYONE starting an online business should download it immediately, no question.
The start of a joint venture called Thoughtful Books
Rachel and I have been working together for five years. What started as a business relationship — she and her brother Stephen Merriman provide fabulous custom WordPress coding and design — has evolved into a very close friendship.
Despite being 9,000 miles apart, we communicate almost every day by email, Basecamp, or Skype. I like to joke that I now live on New Zealand time. We know each others schedules and our kids’ names. She sends me pictures of her children and life on her farm; I send her photos of my dogs and iconic New England scenes.
We’re both voracious readers and trade book recommendations and then talk about what we read. She’s a trained statistician and has multiple entrepreneurial ventures; I’m a storyteller and am passionate about supporting local farmers.
As we’ve come to know one another, we’ve strengthened our work relationship. Rachel now has this uncanny ability to take the words I write for clients and turn them into the pictures I see in my head as I write: websites, white papers and reports, logos, ebooks, and headers for email, to name a few things.
The more we work together, and the more I learn from her, the more I’ve opened up to my own creativity.
The more I open up, the more I let go of lots of old practices, beliefs, and mindsets. It’s been a marvelous process. Some days I can’t believe that I’ve found this kind of close working relationship with someone — the kind where we both inspire one another and push each other. It feels really good.
At any rate, our new venture, Thoughtful Books, came out of our discussions about books, life, marketing, the Internet, kids, ideas, creativity, etc.
We realized we wanted to provide thoughtful information in a sea of overwhelming resources rather focus on making huge profits based on a lot of hype.
We both hope you enjoy 101 Ways to Market Your Website. We enjoyed creating it.