Quick Tip: Promote Your Writing With a Monthly Marketing Calendar

on July 8, 2014 in Goals and Planning, Marketing & PR

Here's a quick tip about how you can more effectively promote your writing every month, whether that means marketing your freelance writing services, your books, or your blogs.

Use a monthly marketing calendar.

What's the Point of a Monthly Marketing Calendar?

A monthly marketing calendar gives you an easy way to keep all of your marketing information on one handy sheet of paper. I have an example that you can download below. On it, you can track:

  • Your marketing goals for the month
  • Your key marketing tactics that will help you reach your goals
  • "Other opportunities" to keep in mind, such as holidays, seasonal events, or special days, weeks, or months that you can plan marketing angles around

There is also a section for any extra notes you might have, such as project-specific details. And of course there's the calendar itself. This is where you take all of those tactics and special events and work them into a schedule.

By mapping out your marketing activities in a monthly calendar, you get a birds-eye view of your marketing campaigns.ย This can help you stay on track. And it can help you juggle things if you need to make schedule changes at the last minute.

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Download a copy below or create something similar that works for you.

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Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, and indie author. Through her company, 3 Beat Media, she operates All Indie Writers, NakedPR.com, BizAmmo.com, and numerous other blogs.

Jenn has over 15 years experience writing for others, over 11 years experience in blogging, and 9 years experience in indie e-book publishing. She is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association.

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  1. Anne Wayman July 9, 2014 Reply

    Love this, Jenn.

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      Jennifer Mattern July 9, 2014 Reply

      Thanks Anne! The download itself is an old one. One of these days I’ll have to redesign it and spruce it up a bit. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Paula July 9, 2014 Reply

    Sounds like a simple, effective tool! I’ve downloaded the calendar….now if I can remember to fill it out and actually use it!

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      Jennifer Mattern July 9, 2014 Reply

      That’s my problem sometimes too Paula, even with my own tools! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Tanya July 9, 2014 Reply

    Awesome! I’ll definitely download it and see how I like it ๐Ÿ™‚

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