Writestream Radio: Big Plans for 2015

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People have asked me why I set up a Go Fund Me account for Writestream — as if the rest of the world doesn’t routinely do so for much more frivolous and serious reasons. But since the question has come up, let me take a few moments to respond on my blog. I founded Writestream Radio Network two years ago for various reasons:

  • To be a built-in marketing arm for my clients once we released their books
  • To promote independently published authors in a variety of genres
  • To cater to diverse tastes and interests

My ability as a ghostwriter, editor, blogger, social media consultant, and internet radio host has no bearing on the current Go Fund Me Campaign we’re running. I’m a small business owner, sole-proprietor, which means I use my brain and my God-given talents to make a living. Ghostwriting just one book demands a significant amount of time, energy, effort, and commitment — which is why experienced ghostwriters charge a minimum of $8,000 for a 200-300 page book. That does NOT include formatting, consulting with a graphic designer, managing the self-publishing process, or setting up blogs and other social media accounts.

In an attempt to make hiring a ghostwriter more accessible to the greatest amount of people possible, I came up with competitive rates that include the above-mentioned services. Basically, I do more for less. And judging by these testimonials, my clients are very happy with my work.

But back to Writestream.

Lisa Tarves and I share the responsibilities for growing this network, which entails a significant amount of time spent booking guests, setting up episodes, blogging about them on our site, and then promoting them constantly before and after the interviews. Up until this point, we haven’t charged our guests a dime.

However, Writestream costs us money including Blog Talk Radio membership and website hosting, just to name a few. This year, we’re working hard on a collaborative marketing venture, a website redesign, and plans to launch our own publishing company by the end of the year.

To help defray costs, I set up a Go Fund Me account a few months ago. If you would like to contribute, please visit www.gofundme.com/writestream. If you’ve been a guest on our network (on any of our programs) we hope you’ll consider sending us a testimonial about the experience. Contact me here.

Lisa and I would like to thank everyone who has cheered us on over the past two years, and of course, all of the folks who have contributed to our fund. We’re passionate about our work as authors and social media marketers, which is why we’ll continue to work hard to produce quality programming and books.

Soon we’ll be unveiling our new site but in the meantime, please like us Facebook and follow us on twitter.

Thanks!

 

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Get Fit, Feel Fabulous with Britt: Day 22

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This morning I filled in for Britt while she’s attending IsaU in Miami. Damalis joined me to share her wonderful results with the products and to encourage listeners to join us on this journey. Click below to listen.

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To your health!

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Get Fit, Feel Fabulous with Britt: Day 16

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This morning, Britt and I hosted and produced her show, Get Fit Feel Fabulous from the same location. In the first half, we had a fascinating discussion about life coaching and Chinese medicine/acupuncture with guest Bonnie McClure. Afterward, Britt interviewed me about my experience so far with Isagenix. Click below to listen:

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Maureen Miles Bucci, author of A Snobby Girl’s Guide to Dealing with Cancer on her Writestream Experience

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“My book was written, edited and available on Amazon. Now what?   How would I ever reach the next state, let alone the world and let them know that the Snobby Girl had some great information for women who were dealing with cancer?

“Daria had contacted me and asked if I would like to be a guest on her radio show to discuss my book. Needless to say, I was ecstatic. I finally had a chance to speak to an audience.  

“Since this was my first time on radio I was reasonably nervous but the set-up was conducted in a manner that I never noticed the workings behind the scenes. This was a great comfort because I honesty was afraid of being distracted and losing my train of thought. I felt as though I was speaking to friends and Daria took care of any long pauses by speaking up and asking a question.

“A book about cancer is not a pleasant story but Writestream took a chance and provided me with a professional setting to discuss the issues that surround cancer treatments and quite frankly, promote my book. This is a great opportunity for writers who are ready to begin promoting and I wholeheartedly endorse the Writestream Radio Network.”

Visit Maureen on Facebook at Maureen Miles Bucci, Author.

 

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Author Kia Heavey’s Feedback on Writestream

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“As an indie author, I always look for ways to publicize my work. Daria took a chance on me when I was just starting out and interviewed me for Writestream Radio. Daria is such a pro that she drew me out (I am a confirmed introvert!) and made me sound intelligent and personable. She prepared questions in advance and paced the show expertly so there was no dead air or embarrassing stumbling for me. Not to mention, the Writestream audience is the best! Engaged, informed, and aware, Writestream listeners are a coveted demographic. I am grateful to Daria for giving me access to them!”

Visit Kia at her blog KiaHeavey.com.

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