All posts by afedorowicz

How to become Wattpad’s most wanted? Part 2

So, how to boost your reads on Wattpad like a pro?

Funny Cat GIF

1.REGULAR UPDATES:

Don’t upload everything at once! Update once a week, 3 times a week is the best case scenario so you go up in the algorithm. Friday update is a MUST. Avoid Mondays.

2.COMPETITIONS:

Taking part in competitions (clickable images), makes your book more accessible and likely to go up in the algorithm thanks to judge’s votes and comments.  Thirdly, if you win, you will get a sticker on your cover indicating high quality.

3.VOTE AND COMMENT SINCERELY:

Choose a book similar to yours (similar target audience) that you will enjoy, read and leave comments that are funny, spot grammatical mistakes or provide constructive plot criticism. Books with 1K-50K are optimum as they have the influence but the author is not too busy.

I know it means EFFORT but by giving constant support, you will get noticed through snowball effect. How?

BUT this will not work unless your profile and book cover is spot on.

4.ATTRACTIVE PROFILE:

Ensure that your profile and background pictures are distinct and of high quality, reflecting your personality. Write a story about you that will make people want to connect with you. Here is an example:

5.ATTRACTIVE COVER:

Remember, on Wattpad book is judged by its cover! Ensure that your title is catchy, and the image reflects the story. If you can, make a book trailer video!

Now, you only need PATIENCE and the reads will come to you <3 Any questions? Comment below ^^

 

How to become Wattpad’s most wanted? Part 1

So, you published your book on Wattpad, you waited and waited yet you still only have 30 reads…

How is that possible with 60 million Wattpad readers? O.o

If you want to know how to boost your reads, keep on reading.     Let’s begin with how NOT to advertise your book, shall we?

Funny Cat GIF

 

1.DON’T BEG FOR READS                                                                           

Related image

Begging through private message or publicly to read your book, will make more bad than good. Why? If you harass readers, writers and their followers, they will be discouraged to read your book.

2.DON’T DO READ4READ

That’s the time when two “beggars” (unpopular authors) meet and beg each other for reads. You will be exhausted before you reach 100 reads just to see “beggars” clicking on your book and clapping your back saying “good work” without actually reading it. 🙁

3.DON’T BE A FAKE READER

Don’t scan, leave few votes at the same time and “haha”s in first few chapters and disappear forever 🙁 Those writers will not vote back. Why? Because you have not shown them a distinguishable reason to click on your profile. Could you really read 3 chapters in 2 minutes?

4.DON’T SHARE YOUR STORY IN CLUBS

Why would you advertise your book somewhere where there is lots of desperate writers and no readers at all?

 

Okay, so how should you advertise your book on Wattpad?

Well, that’s in part 2! Get ready!

Funny Cat GIF by TJ Fuller

HOW TO CONQUER THE MORNINGS?

Hello, my fellow morning zombies!

So, you tried the super annoying alarm clock that literally forces you out of bed because it sounds like 9.0 magnitude earthquake! But only to drag yourself out of bed just to grunt like a cave person complaining about the mornings while waiting for your coffee?

Well, it may work well in the military!

If your new habit feels horrible, you are not going to make it very far!

So, wait there is a nicer way?

Yep.

PROBLEM: FULLY CHARGED BEFORE BEDTIME

  • Don’t eat 2 hours before sleeping.
  • No screens in room at least an hour before bedtime.
  • Get to bed on time – 30 day challenge (set alarm).
  • Write ideas, diary, to do list to get rid of thoughts before sleep.
  • Prepare everything upfront (clothes and breakfast).
  • Create a bed ritual that will relax you (meditation-Headspace app, reading fiction-Audible).
PROBLEM: LOSING THE SNOOZING BATTLE

  • Wear warm bedclothes.
  • Countdown from 5 and jump out of bed.
  • Keep the clock away and make 10 high jumps before snoozing.
  • Team up with friends
  • Find your BIG reason why and keep track of progress otherwise “sleep more” will remain to be your main priority.
PROBLEM: BEING A CAVEMAN IN MORNING

  • Find clock alarm that doesn’t turn you into Hulk (relaxing music).
  • Get app that will wake you up at the right time e.g. sleepy time.
  • Wake up gradually e.g. 15 minutes earlier every day.
  • Drink a glass of water.

Just follow those and you WILL conquer the mornings!

Any other ideas? Share below!