Does anyone else feel disillusioned?

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Re: Does anyone else feel disillusioned?

Postby I.W. » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:00 am

Brien Sz wrote:
> I think it's a natural response as well. Any time you dump your heart and
> soul into something and the return is less than satisfactory, it's tough.
> But that's also where you build up your resiliency. You acknowledge the
> feeling but you don't give it a shovel because it can dig deep holes fast.
> As for marketing, I don't think you can do better for the money than
> Facebook. You can set up Ad campaigns for as little as $5 a day for
> however many days you want. And, to top it off, you can target market your
> audience. I generate more sales using that than anything. I tried a $100,
> 30 day campaign on Amazon once, It generated 3 sales. Won't be doing that
> any time soon.

Wow, thanks for the advice! :-) So far I have only heard bad things about Facebook ads, but $5 a day really is not a big investment. I will definitely try that

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Re: Does anyone else feel disillusioned?

Postby I.W. » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:01 am

RobTheThird wrote:
> Self-publishing is a lot like starting one's own business. I think
> something like 90% of businesses fail.
>
> But the percentage isn't the point. The point is that it's hard work. It
> doesn't "just happen." What is it that entrepreneurial experts
> say?
>
> Success is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.
>
> JK Rowling was receiving social welfare when she finished her first Harry
> Potter book. There's links around here somewhere saying that the average
> self-published book doesn't sell more then 100 copies (and the actual
> nunmber is far less, I think). Success rises out of failure. Donald Trump
> has gone bankrupt 7 times or more. Whatever you think of the man, getting
> elected President was a major accomplishment. And think of what ALL the
> experts thought his odds of success were.
>
> So accept your failures. Take them NOT as an end that hurts, but as a step
> from which you can learn, and grow.

You are right. Giving up is certainly not an option. Thanks for the motivation :-)

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