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This is a great way to self-publish and get your books directly on Amazon without working with a traditional publisher.
Another cheap and valuable gadget to add audio messages to your website, and all you need is a phone to do it!
This is a great way to get started on publishing your book without breaking the bank. It's instantly listed on Amazon, so you can market to a large audience without buying large quantities of books and setting up a shopping cart. Pretty sweet!
Need a logo or other other graphic design done? Post your project and your price and designers compete to get you what you want! We've used this for many of our products, like 48 Low or No-Cost Business Ideas and the Write to the Bank Toolkit!
Hire a freelance web developer or graphic designer – you can also find people for layouts, etc. This site has it's pros and cons – you have to weed through applicants, and sometimes you are dealing with language and cultural barriers. It's great price-wise, but sometimes you get what you pay for, so be careful!
You can get virtually anything done for $5! This is a great place to get a quick logo, video, editing, proofing, etc done. Keep in mind some of it may be great, but a lot of it is going to be unnecessary or not what you are looking for. Again, you get what you pay for. We've used it and love it for creating editable PDFs – something that is easy to do when you have the software, and for the few times we need it, it's easier to just pay $5 to our pal Cameron on there and have them do it!
If you are looking at successful blogging, look no further than Michael Hyatt. He has done an incredible job of creating blog material and having a large following. We've used him as an excellent example to help us test out different blogging tactics, and his blog is a must read for anyone interested in learning how to be an effective and influential blogger.
This is what we use for all of our teleseminars, and have used for years. You can customize the landing page to be on your own site, have open lines or mute specific guests, see questions come in real-time, and have an instant recording of your call.
An ISBN number is really needed to give you a professional appearance — and to open up the possibility of bookstore sales. It provides an internationally accepted tracking system — most bookstores, including Amazon, will not handle anything without one. This is the only site — so it’s not like you can shop any competitors. You have to get a minimum of 10 numbers — but then you’re set for paperback, hardback, CDs, electronic versions, etc.
If you are new to podcasting everything you need is here: publishing tools, media hosting and delivery, RSS for iTunes, a Web Site, Stats and a platform that has your back as you grow as a producer.
Here is another site where you can hire a freelancer to get a project done. Pro – outsourcing something for an affordable price. Con – weeding through applications and working through potential language/cultural barriers.
A comprehensive, government web site on all things trademark and patent.
A copyright is the legal protection for patterns, board games, newspapers, articles, books, music, computer software, plays, poetry, movies, maps and drawings – among many other things.As opposed to patents and trademarks, a copyright exists automatically upon the creation of the work. I know this is hard to understand, but if you write a book, no registration is necessary for it to be copyrighted. Copyright originates automatically and immediately when the work is created. And yes, you can use the © symbol just to remind anyone that copyright protection is being claimed on this work. (Incidentally, I am pulling these symbols from “Insert” on the Microsoft Word toolbar at the top of the page. It’s easy to pick and insert any symbol you need. Copyright protection lasts for the life of the author plus 50 years and need no renewal.