Friday, August 21, 2015

Protecting yourself from Social Media scams

The novice self-published author is always at risk of being scammed. It is hard to avoid these traps if you don't know what they are. That is why joining writer groups online or following blogs that talk about the ups and downs of self-publishing is so important. One of my favorite sites to follow is Writer Beware® 

Today they had a great post about social media scams:


This week I've got another great guest post for you, from marketing expert Chris Syme.

We writers have all heard that we "have" to be on social media, which is presented to us--both by experts and the not-so-expert--as the Holy Grail of marketing and self-promotion. But apart from the thorny questions of which platforms to use (Twitter? Facebook? Pinterest? Some of them? All of them?), and how to use them (How often should we post? What's the proper mix of friendly interaction and self-promotion?), there's the problem of "services" that want to exploit our confusion to rip us off.

Read on for solid advice on how to separate the worthwhile from the worthless, and warnings about some common social media scams.

Social Media Snake Oil Comes In All Shapes And Sizes
Chris Syme

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