In order for independent authors to make any money by selling their books, they have to be able to promote their books. I get that I have to spend money in order to do this, but I also need to build all the social media platforms correctly in order to aid readers to be able to find my books. In other words, I need to promote myself. Like most people, I used a little social media before. I was fine with my facebook account and my twitter feed. I looked at pinterest and scrolled through the images. But I was not familiar with instagram and snap chat seems like a foreign entity.
There is a huge difference in what I was doing and what I need to do as an author. I tried to link my website and blog to pinterest and found out that I now need to be a code writer. Sigh! If I ever get things set up, this journey will be nice. Right now all I want to do is write. What I have to do is the day job and learn how to be computer code writer. If I ever get it figured out, Draoithe will be more visible. I know why authors pay others to do all this. But lack of extra funds merely necessitates more work.