Instead – I challenge you to take your skills, and apply them to Real professionals in the real world who need someone like you to succeed.and are willing (and Able!) to pay you what you are truly worth as well.
Schedule your social media. I use Hootsuite as my social media mangement tool. I have all of the major social media networks as well as both my personal and fan page on Facebook walls all in one place on my Hootsuite dashboard. I go in first thing in the morning before I do anything else and take a few minutes to schedule several posts and tweets that will go out automatically throughout the day. Then I pop in and out to respond, retweet and engage.
Once you have some people to follow, you will be ready to start “Tweeting.” Tweets are the main purpose of twitter. They are the short messages you will be posting, and are limited to 140 characters per message. It may sound like an impossible task to convey a message in only 140 characters, but you will find that once you get the hang of it, it is surprisingly easy. You will notice on your main page there is a message box under the words, “What are you doing?” and an “update” button. This is where you enter your Tweets. Examples of what people tweet are daily events, links to news stories, random personal thoughts, etc. There really is no limit to what you can enter because Tweets are whatever you make them to be.
I personally only focus on 3 or 4 main social media accounts. I use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. I haven’t used my Reverb Nation page, but I think I might start doing that soon.
These two philosophies are not mutually exclusive. Indeed, they should work in consort with one another. It is simply a way to help one understand where the emphasis is often placed. It is like putting a magnifying lens on a small flow, so you can see it better.
Stay away from distractions. Commit yourself to writing for an hour or two or finishing a few chapters each day but make sure that you will devote your time entirely into writing the Ebook. While writing, avoid giving in to the temptation of checking the updates in facebook or the posts in Twitter. A little peek may last several hours so finish your writing quota first before logging on to your favorite networking sites.
Find thought leaders in your niche that have a wide distribution and a vested interest in self-promotion – the best are people/brands who sell products and services.