If you haven’t already, get my FREE Checklist to assess what practical tools are already in your author toolbox.

Once you have identified the areas where you need the most help, you can then develop a plan for moving forward. In The Author Toolbox book, I’ve tried to create a comprehensive resource full of practical tools for writers. (The “best of the best” are listed on the Resources page for easy access.)

However, sometimes we all need a little extra help figuring out the next step or navigating around unfamiliar technology especially when it comes to indie publishing and developing a marketing strategy.

That’s why I also offer personalized coaching services.

Where: Depending on the topic and your location, we can meet in person, connect over the phone, or video-conference using Google Meet if I need to share my screen for a demonstration or tutorial.

When: I’m in the Mountain Time zone of the United States and am generally available during the day or some evenings. I work from home and can adjust my schedule as needed.

Cost: $25 for an hour’s worth of time. I accept payment in advance via PayPal in one-hour increments, but if we don’t need a full hour, we’ll save the rest of the time for a follow-up appointment. I’ll do my best to prepare for our appointment in a way that will maximize our time. A coaching session might look like a 30- or 45-minute explanation tutorial with assigned homework followed by a 15-minute next steps meeting or final check-up.

For a few authors, I have actually worked on their website design myself and then trained them how to use it going forward. For others, I have designed book covers, formatted interior files, and even uploaded documents into KDP before coaching them on how to monitor the dashboard themselves. In these types of situations, we have negotiated a flat fee for part of the work with the hourly rate for the rest.

How it works: Email me at Candee [at] CandeeFick [dot] com with “Coaching” in the subject line. Let me know what your specific problem is or what you need help with. Via email, we can then develop a plan, set up payment via a PayPal invoice, and schedule a time that works for both of us.