Angie Azur is a YA Sci-fi Writer.
Writer for PALEO Magazine.
Former Intern at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
SCBWI & COWG Member.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Interview with Jason Baudendistel: Amazon Bestselling Author

 I met Jason through a professional writer's page on Facebook. He answered a call for interviews. 

His book interested me because I am new to branding myself, to using the various websites like Facebook, Linkedin, and others.

If someone can break them down and help me to better use them....I say thank you very much! Jason's first book is all about Linkedin, and how to run with it.

Below are the questions I asked him: 

1.    What's the title of the book that put you on the Amazon map as bestseller? 

The Complete idiot’s Guide To Linkedin Marketing

2.    How do you market you work? Facebook? Twitter? Linkedin?

All of them I use Seo and word of mouth as well. Internet Marketing is all about using all the tools available to you.

3.    What about the US Navy has helped you hone your career?

It has taught me self discipline and helped to be a stepping stone to greater things.

4.    Ever wanted to give up on any of your ideas? What made you keep going?

My family, My Fiance, and my drive to give them the life they deserve. I grew up on welfare giving up is not an option.

5.    What time do you get up and what do you eat for breakfast?

Not a morning or breakfast

6.    Do you use a professional editor? If so, any recommendations?


7.    What one thing would you tell a newbie entrepreneur when starting on their first idea?

Don’t be afraid to seek a mentor

8.    When you write, do you work by outline, or do you go with the flow?

 I just let ideas flow then put them together

9.    You know a lot about Linkedin, in fact, you have a new book coming out on the site. How can Linkedin help writers? Help any professional?

It was an Amazon Bestseller. It can be part of their branding and lead generation tool kit.

10. What one thing do people usually miss when it comes to branding themselves?

Using all opportunities including networking, social media, and interviews.

11. What do you think about the world of publishing today? Dying dinosaurs or come back kids?

Print is dying, digital is the future

12. Did you hire a coach when you were first starting out in business? 

 Nope completely self taught

13. Describe your books in 5 words. 

Informative, Vital, Inspirational, Educational, Needed J

14. If you had to rank Facebook and Linkedin ­ which one would you put as most influential? 

It depends on who you are targeting, facebook is less business to business while Linkedin is.

15. What hobbies do you have outside work and business?

I love all kinds of music I am a bassist and former local musician, I love sports including the Bulls and Bears.

16. Your degree is in psychology. Do you believe this gives you an advantage to better read people and their profiles?

Psychology plays a huge role in how you market. I am a college dropout however.

17. What one word best describes you? 


18. What's the best part about living in Saint Louis? What's the worst?

I love the atmosphere and everything there is to do.
My main complaint is the allergen count. I have pretty bad allergies.

19. What books are you reading right now?

I love Stephen King but am always reading more on marketing, investing and computers.

20. How can my blog readers help you to become an even bigger success?

Spread the word to job seekers about my book or small business owners. Tell small business owners to check out my site, my products and my blog.

21. Who is your biggest cheerleader?

My Mom

22. What is the best way you relieve stress?

Music, or a nice cold

23. Any book signings coming up? 

Not yet I am open to them though. J

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