Posted in Blog, Commissions, Personal Work, Projects

My New Job

I was recently told by my teachers that I articulate well.

Articulate – 

Definition: having the ability to speak fluently and coherently.

So, because of that and my pressing need to fight my Anxiety Disorder, I decided to challenge myself. I found a post on Facebook asking for people to work as radio presenters. As a lover of music, I decided to hand in my application and see what happens. After applying, they answered pretty quickly and I began training the following Monday.

After that, I’ve been training once, twice, and even three times a week. I’ve been on-air four times, and I’ve been given two shows to take care of.

My temporary show, which will be mine until the Sunday presenters finish their training, is tomorrow – Sunday, 2pm while 3pm. And my permanent show will be on Mondays, starting June 12th, 1pm while 2:30pm. I’m quite excited to be able to play music for people and have a bit of a talk as well.

I’m also going to be on this Monday with Beastie, my boss, for the Really Late Breakfast show from 11am.

I’ve also been doing a lot of graphic designs for them, so if you see anything with 5 Towns Radio on it, that’s my work!

I’m still trying to figure out what to call my show, I’m hoping to figure it out what to call it before my permanent show of June 12th starts.

If you’d like to listen in, whether it’s my show or anyone else’s, go to www.5townsradio.com and click Listen Live or search 5 Towns Radio on TuneIn.

Posted in Art, Blog, Commissions, Written Work

5 Simple Marketing Tips For Authors

Being an author in today’s world is difficult, not only is it hard getting published, it’s also hard marketing your work due to a lot of publishers refusing to do it for you. So, here are some handy tips on marketing for writers and creators, alike.

  • Always make sure to keep your social medias are coherent. By this, I don’t only mean the content, but also the style. You can take my social medias and websites as an example. You need a colour scheme, common fonts, and a theme. For me, that is Purple and Yellow; with Playlist and Anonymous Pro as my fonts; and a floral, creative, and illustrated theme. Make sure to have a similar design for your profile pictures/icons, covers, and banners. As well as the content on your blog/news feed – this means if you’re using featured images or title images, make sure it shows a little of your branding.
  • Keep everything up to date – if you don’t have time to post on every platform, you can use WordPress and post on your blog, which will then post to your other platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.
  • Keep your usernames similar – if you have too many usernames, it will make it harder for people to find you.
  • Make sure to keep posting but to also keep it slightly personal – tell your readers about yourself: share selfies, tell them about your day, tell them your likes and dislikes. You’re trying to win them over and appear like their friend – so act like a friend! 🙂
  • Share your work on writing sites. Before you publish a book, you need to establish a fanbase. The best way of establishing a fanbase is to join a writing site – this can be WordPress by writing on your blog or Wattpad – share some of your work, talk to people, and enjoy yourself.

And there it is. If you have any questions, comment them below and I will answer them in a Q&A.

If you need personal marketing tips, email me at castielgutierrez@gmail.com for a personal marketing chat quote.