I have a quick announcement to share with you today: the creation of my street team!
Technically, I opened wide sign-ups for it a little while ago, but as I near publication of Cabin Girl, I thought I’d make a formal post and spread the word a bit more.
All the information can be found on my Street Team page, but I’ll give it below, too.
What Is It?
Bella’s Street Team (that’s me!) is a group of individuals dedicated to sharing her writing with the world! Passionate about her stories and willing to creatively spread the word, they’re the driving force behind the promotion of Bella’s works.
If you’re on or considering signing up for my email list, you might wonder how this is different. My email list (that you can join here and receive an exclusive short story!) is where I send out announcements, fun freebies, sneak peaks, and writing recaps for you to stay up-to-date with my writing and publishing journey. While I’d love to interact with you, you can be engage with me as much or as little as you want. It’s very passive.
Those on my street team are signing up for more active roles. They receive much the same freebies and special content as my email list, but also get first looks and ARCs of upcoming releases – because they help promote them! The methods look different per person, but ultimately, my street team is best for those who’ve read and enjoy my writing and would like to help me spread the word through whichever methods work best for them.
What Do They Do?
The ways my street team can spread the word about my works is only as limited as their imaginations, but some common activities include:
- Receiving ARCs (advanced reader copies) of my latest stories to read and review
- Posting those reviews via Amazon, Goodreads, their own blogs, etc.
- Sharing my announcements, blog posts, and reveals via social media
- Generating interest through social media and/or word of mouth
- Requesting copies of my books through their local libraries
- Offering feedback on story ideas, titles, and covers, character names, and more!
Really, the sky’s the limit with what they can do – and I greatly appreciate all of it!
Are There Perks?
As well as being continually thanked and prayed for, members of my street team are the first to know about upcoming stories, announcements, giveaways, cover reveals, blog tours, sales, contests, and other special events! They can take part in as many of these events as they want, and even win special prizes for involvement.
Additionally, they receive exclusive content – such as short stories, printouts, early access to my books, custom swag, and more. They’ve been known to appear as cameos in my stories, receive shoutouts in my books and blog posts, and give feedback on everything from which story I write next (and characters and plot points within those stories) to promotion strategies. Occasional corny jokes may also appear while conversing with me . . .
Who Can Join?
Regardless of age, platform, or experience, Bella’s Street Team is open to anyone who is passionate about my stories and the messages inside, and is willing to creatively share them with others.
And if you’re not sure whether this is right for you, go ahead and fill out the form below anyway, and I’ll contact you so we can chat about it. I’d be glad to answer any questions you might have!
Your support means the world to me, and I’m so grateful for each and every one of you. If joining my street team is something that interests you, go ahead and submit the form below. I look forward to hearing from you!
Bella’s Street Team Application