Hi and I hope you had a safe and Happy New Year! I did.
Did you ever think about how taking courses can not only teach you but keep you up-to-date with what’s going on in children’s literature? I’m taking one currently taking two. One is a picture book from the folks at the Children’s Book Institute that will keep me current on kidlit. I’ll include their links blow if you would like to check their courses out. The other is a free course and well worth the time. Those free courses are scams, you say? This one isn’t and I highly recommend it.
This is called ‘The ‘5-Day Amazon Author Ad Profit Challenge’, the instructor is Bryan Cohen and is sponsored by his Amazon Ad school. You guessed it. It’s a course in marketing, creating several different Amazon Ads without breaking the bank. That’s right people! The course started last Wednesday, I’ve created five ads that are currently live on Amazon, and I’ve only spent eighteen cents in five days. That’s all.
Each morning he sends that day’s lesson in an hour (approximately) video with the complete blog post underneath it. In the video, Bryan always does a share screen to show you how to set up an ad, use the free Google extensions, or a free website he’s found that will help you on your way.
In my case, I also copy & paste the blog post to my desktop so I can refer to it when I am confused about how to do something. I recommend doing this as well as watching the instruction video.
The 5-Day Author Ad Profit Challenge is aimed at all kinds of publishing. Anyone who is published can take this free course.
I’m taking a break right now to start to tell you about it. He gave us tons of homework to do today that I know I won’t get finished and get the homework posted on their private Facebook group until tomorrow. That’s one of things that’s so great about this course. There’s no pressure of any kind about anything. No kidding! In fact, Bryan leaves his videos and blogs up several days after the challenge is over for anyone that’s lagging behind to post their homework.
Bryan’s Challenges come around every three months and he advertises on Facebook. There aren’t any links until after you’re registered. Then, you get the link to the private Facebook group and his Slack group. He only advertises by sending ads around on Facebook. Oh, I suppose he advertises on different social media, too, but I found him on Facebook. His ad has a ‘register’ button on it. Click on that, fill out the information (which isn’t much), and you’re in! If you’ve seen his ads but never checked them out, I suggest you do! I fully recommend this. It’s worth every bit of exhaustion you have after it’s over.
Bryan teaches you so much. Thanks, Bryan. I'll be seeing you at the Challenge next time!