This is how my blog / newsletter business works: I send out free writing advice, training techniques, and I maintain a free Facebook group.
I also sell premium writing courses, and I ask people on my email list if they would like to buy them.
If you sign up to one of my free writing guides, online courses, or newsletter, I will eventually include you in my paid course launch emails.
There is no obligation to buy anything, ever.
You can unsubscribe any time, or ask to be removed from my records.
I will never share your information with spammers.
I may also send you an ad, once in a while, on a platform like Pinterest or Facebook. I have not done this very often so far, but I may start doing it to reach more of my email list during the windows where I am promoting one of my courses.
I may use the data from my email list and my website visitors’ info to create a “lookalike” or “custom” audience on Facebook. You’re going to see targeted ads on Facebook, whatever I do — that’s how they make money — so I think it’s morally acceptable for me to use Facebook’s systems to try to find more people like you, people who truly care about their writing and who like the way I teach.
As mentioned elswhere on this site, some of the links on my blog are “affiliate” links. This means I get a finder’s fee from the seller if you buy through my link.
This site is built with WordPress and hosted on Siteground.
My newsletter and broadcast emails are sent by ConvertKit.
My online courses are hosted here on WordPress, using the Thrive Apprentice plug in.
I use Dashly for chat.
The interactive quizzes are created in Typeform.
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