Keeping it simple — love it!!

Automation technologies are great for companies with dedicated staff to manage it (and/or big bucks to outsource it), but in talking to people, it seems like automation mostly just complicates things for many individual writers — me included.

Being a sucker for SaaS sales people myself, I had to learn the hard way that automations aren’t automatic — you have to set it up all yourself! And even if you can afford to hire a freelancer or agency, good luck finding the right one the first go round. Or second. Or third. Or ever! By the time I figured out what I was doing, I had no time for actually writing! I had all this publishing technology and nothing to publish!

My takeaway here is that — as individual writers, we should organize a digital distribution plan in whatever way is simplest and most efficient for us.

Since there’s currently no perfect all-in-one automation solution ready to go out the box, indie writers should consider whether a good ol fashioned spreadsheet is good enough before investing time, energy, and money into building their own mar-tech stack.

Seems obvious, but this really is an epiphany for me! Lol

Thanks for taking time to respond ☺️

Queer Black Woman w/ Disabilities and Indigenous Roots | Health educator & former healer now healing herself | Quora @April-M-Hamm | LinkedIn @April-Hamm #WEOC

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