Work With Me

Dan Blank

One-on-One Consulting is where I become your co-pilot to grow your author platform, create meaningful connections with readers, or prepare for your big book launch.

If you are looking for a transformation in your creative work — to finally launch your book, to once and for all have complete clarity on what you create and why, to know in your bones who your work is meant to reach, and how to do it — then you know that right now is your big chance.

Over the years, I have worked with thousands of writers and creative professionals to do the work necessary to successfully connect their vision to an engaged audience. They took action to ensure their message was heard, and it paid off.

Let’s Solve Your Biggest Problems

I offer three packages focused on providing a creative transformation in your life. In each, I work with you each week to solve your biggest problems. I become a part of your team as a strategic advisor, and side-by-side, we work together to ensure your work has an impact. Each package is a three-month commitment which has me working with you step-by-step it all.

Keep in mind, I am happy to customize a package to fit your exact goals and challenges.

Dan Blank

Get Clarity Package

Are you driven by a desire to pursue your creative work, but don’t know where to begin? Are you unsure of how to choose which of the many projects you are passionate about? Do you struggle to make this process feel like a positive and realistic? Then the Get Clarity Package is for you.

Imagine if you felt clarity instead of overwhelm each day, and that this clarity fueled how you are known for your creative work.

  • Craft a mission statement
  • Define clear goals
  • Write your bio
  • Create a strategic plan
  • Develop rock-solid habits

Find Your Audience Package

Are you unsure of how to reach your audience and readers? Wait — are you unsure of who your ideal audience even is? Does your platform fall flat?

Your creative work deserves better than that.

Imagine if you finally understood who your audience is, how to reach them, and knew how to use the tools by which to do so. What if it all felt clear, fulfilling, and fun?

  • Identify your ideal audience
  • Conduct marketplace research
  • Create authentic messaging
  • Make your website awesome
  • Create a social media strategy
  • Plus so much more!

Your Best Launch Package

Are you preparing for a big book launch, or to release your work to the world? Whether you are traditionally publishing or self-publishing, you know that this is your one chance to ensure that your work has an impact, that it reaches the right people.

Your Best Launch Package ensures you take the right actions ahead of launch to ensure your work reaches your ideal audience.

Imagine if you knew your launch was the best it could be, strategically leading you to true connections with your ideal audience.

  • Create a launch timeline
  • Develop your marketing plan
  • Identify influencers
  • Create an outreach strategy
  • And so much more!

Take the Next Step

Ready to take action? Questions? Email me directly at dan@wegrowmedia.com and let me know what you are working on, the big challenge you are facing, and how you hope I can help.

(Bonus points if you add the subject line: “Dan, I’m ready to get it done.”)

I will send you a 12 page PDF that outlines my consulting process. If you are interested, we will schedule time to talk via phone and explore a customized plan for you.

I only work with a very limited number of clients per quarter. This is your chance to take meaningful action.

WeGrowMedia Consulting

Dan Blank

We Are a Great Fit If…

We are a great fit for working together if one or more of these scenarios seems to speak to your situation:

  1. You are a writer who wants to move to the next level and is tired of waiting for ‘someday’ to make it happen. You know what you want to do, but feel stuck in the middle, overwhelmed by all you are told you “have to do.” You’re ready to get this show on the road and you need someone create a plan personalized to you, give you clear steps, and provide encouraging accountability.
  2. You are looking to develop your author platform. Perhaps you’ve heard that agents and publishers are passing on your writing because you don’t have a platform. They ask you where you are engaging with your audience, and you don’t have an answer. You want to know and create an author platform that creates meaningful connections with readers.
  3. You are launching a book, whether it is a  novel, nonfiction, memoir, or something else entirely. You have spent hundreds of hours crafting thousands of words, and now is the moment you want to ensure it truly reaches readers.  Whether you are traditionally publishing or self-publishing, you’re ready to double-down.
  4. Your writing and creative work is also connected to a business you want to grow. You have a vision for developing a full or part-time business of your own related to your writing. To take your creative work to the next level professionally, and use this as a springboard to a new career. This is about building the foundation for a new brand, a new phase in your career, a new profession, or a new entrepreneurial venture.

Joanna Penn“Dan blends his years of experience in the publishing industry with a calm and engaging style, helping authors to develop their voice and reach readers more effectively.”
– Joanna Penn, New York Times & USA Today bestselling thriller author

Joseph Finder“Dan Blank is a savvy strategist whose insights really helped me to stay much better connected to my readers and spread the word about my books.”
– Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author

Claire Cameron“Dan is the best kind of guide in that he helped me find one simple thing: how to be me. Whether I’m tweeting, speaking or posting, I now know why I’m doing it. More importantly, I also decided what I’m not doing. And that leaves more time for writing.”
– Claire Cameron, bestselling author

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Hands-On Help? Yes, I Do That Too

  • Website development
  • Graphic design
  • Podcast pitch strategy
  • Social media management
  • Email newsletters
  • Blogging
  • Online courses
  • Webinars
  • Online video
  • Book proposal development
  • Social ad campaigns
  • Podcasting
  • Online events
  • Sales pages & copywriting
  • Technical training
  • Presentations
  • Lead magnets
  • … and more!

Why Work With Me

Dan BlankIf you are wondering if I am the right fit for your needs, here is a little bit of my background:

  • I have worked with thousands of writers and creative professionals. My days are spent in the trenches with these people – none of this is theory to me – it is always framed in the everyday reality of what truly works for connecting with an audience.
  • I work with authors from every publishing path, including self-published, hybrid, and traditionally published, including Penguin Random House, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, She Writes Press, Workman publishing, Abrams Books, New Harbinger, Mango, Columbia University Press, Beacon Press, Greenleaf Book Group, McGraw-Hill Education, and many others.
  • I have worked with amazing organizations who support creative people, such as Sesame Workshop, J. Walter Thompson, Writers House, The Kenyon Review, Writer’s Digest, Library Journal, and many others.
  • I have helped launch hundreds of email newsletters and blogs; I’ve built dozens of websites; developed podcasts, videos, and even Kickstarter campaigns; and I’ve consulted on marketing strategies with huge publishers and organizations that serve creative professionals. Plus, I have run my own company for years, meaning that I have had to become the master of hundreds of tiny technical details for “getting out there.”

I think what is equally important is that my days are spent with creative professionals, and my entire life has been spent surrounded by creators hoping to make their mark. As for myself, I have been an artist, a poet, a musician, a paper sculptor, a writer, a publisher, a photographer, a teacher, a radio DJ, a cartoonist, and an entrepreneur.

If you want to get a sense of my work? Here are some examples:

Fleur Bradley“Dan helped me find focus my goals, determine my target audience (and how to reach them), and try new social media approaches that paid off right away. I feel like I’ve regained control of my schedule: I now know what marketing I want to accomplish each day, and have clear goals for the months ahead. The best part: I have more time to write.”
– F.T. Bradley, author

Beth McMullen“Dan provided a framework and roadmap to help me move beyond my inaction and panic, to develop my platform and grow my readership. By breaking the work down into chunks, it became manageable instead of insurmountable. What I gained was a sense of control, and I no longer felt overwhelmed.”
– Beth McMullen, author

Thomas Greanias“Dan not only helps you find out who you are as an author, but who your readers are and how to make that special, magic connection.”
– Thomas Greanias, New York Times Bestselling author

PEOPLE COME TO ME WHEN THEY ARE READY TO TAKE ACTION AND TRULY TAKE THEIR WORK TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

Take the Next Step

Ready to take action? Questions? Email me directly at dan@wegrowmedia.com and let me know what you are working on, the big challenge you are facing, and how you hope I can help.

(Bonus points if you add the subject line: “Dan, I’m ready to get it done.”)

I will send you a 12 page PDF that outlines my consulting process. If you are interested, we will schedule time to talk via phone and explore a customized plan for you.

I only work with a very limited number of clients per quarter. This is your chance to take meaningful action.

WeGrowMedia Consulting

Dan Blank

Leigh Stein“I hired Dan to help me with the marketing strategy for my next book launch. This is my fourth book and already I can see the difference: not only do I feel confident about the message of my book, and who my audience is, but I was able to bring innovative ideas for marketing and promotion to my publisher and they took off running. I don’t think I would have gotten this much support from my publisher if I hadn’t jumpstarted my marketing with Dan!”
– Leigh Stein, author of Self Care

Susan Chritton“Dan guided me to take the steps that I needed to find my authentic voice as a writer, speaker, and to help me develop an online presence. I appreciated the depth of his knowledge, the kindness of his guidance, and the solid process in which to follow. I now recommend Dan to every writer that I meet.”
– Susan Chritton, author of Personal Branding For Dummies

KJ Dell'Antonia
“Dan made connecting with readers—aka marketing—a joy instead of a chore. He changed the way I look at the business side of writing for good.”
– KJ Dell’Antonia, New York Times bestselling author of The Chicken Sisters

Sayeh Beheshti“Dan has helped me develop my website from scratch, solidify my platform strategy, and start the ongoing work on my book proposal. I am writing my first book, and authorship is a brand new world to me. Dan has helped remove my fears and insecurities about the unfamiliar realm of the business side of writing. He has shifted my focus from gaining random ‘followers’ and ‘likes’ to forming more meaningful connections with individuals. His approach to ‘human-centered marketing’ feels much more enjoyable and authentic to me than any number-centered forms of promoting my work. It has been quite a joy working with Dan. He has an honest, gentle approach to teaching and guiding me in the right direction. Dan is always cognizant of my goals and what I wish to accomplish, and I feel that in every step of the way, he is holding my hand and supporting me through my journey.”
– Sayeh Beheshti, M.D. – writer and physician

Jasmin Darznik“Working with Dan Blank has been one of the best investments I’ve made in myself as a writer. Reading his book was a revelation; working with him one-on-one gave me the chance to really put the ideas into practice. When we started working together, I felt overwhelmed and confused about where to focus my efforts and time. The list of “must-do’s” felt endless and not remotely exciting. Dan inspired me look at marketing in a totally new way. What I loved best about our collaboration is that it grew out of my own interests and passions. He helped me map out a concrete plan and then challenged me to work through it on a weekly basis. To anyone looking for clarity and purpose, as well as actionable steps to support their writing and creative goals, I recommend Dan with complete confidence and great gratitude.”
– Jasmin Darznik, author of The Bohemians

Sarah Hays Coomer“Working with Dan changed my life and work forever. As a Mayo Clinic and Nationally Board Certified Health Coach, I am duty-bound to focus on the health and well-being of everyone I work with. The idea of “sales and marketing” always made me squirm, even when I was getting the word out about my books, which I knew would be helpful for readers. When my third book was coming out, I knew I needed to change the way I approached marketing and the way I thought about it too. Dan taught me how to help people feel better through my marketing. From there, I have been able to grow sales, social media, my mailing list, speaking engagements, and client base. His podcast began to shift my thinking, and working with him one-on-one cemented the way I’ll approach professional outreach for the rest of my career. It’s such a relief!”
– Sarah Hays Coomer, author of The Habit Trip

Yasmine Mahdavi“Dan is an awesome strategist.  His thoughtful guidance helped me develop an author platform and captivating speaking engagements.  I am grateful for his phenomenal insights.  Dan can see around the corner.  He’s helped me get so much done!”
– Yasmine Mahdavi, writer and Founder of Roots in the Middle East

Corie Adjmi“Dan encouraged me to find new avenues to connect with my ideal readers. He helped me craft the messaging around what I write and who it is for, which is bridging the gap between my first book and second. With Dan’s support and inspiration, I started a newsletter which has become a marvelous tool for engaging my audience. He also helped me expand my network through outreach and those connections have turned into opportunities. Working with Dan has been a pleasure.”
– Corie Adjmi, author of Life and Other Shortcomings

“Dan helped me develop clarity about my message, taught me how to authentically connect with an audience, guided me to start my own podcast, and encouraged me to dive into my creative writing with a plan. Dan is dedicated to helping writers and creative people develop their craft and excel from the ideas stage through to truly reaching their ideal audience. I could not recommend him more highly.”
– Shannon Connery, PhD., writer and psychologist

Amanda Montell
“An invaluable, eye-opening crash course in book marketing, self-branding, and how to shout your message to the world. My three months working with Dank Blank not only taught me what marketing is in the first place, they also gave me a better understanding of my own work, audience, and core message. Dan helped me take my book launch process into my own hands and focus on which strategies would be the best use of my time; the social media campaigns he helped me conceptualize have opened me up to new readers and opportunities in ways I couldn’t have imagined. Part therapist, part sensei, part consultant, Dan Blank is not just an expert, he’s also a kind and generous human. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough!”
– Amanda Montell, author of Cultish and Wordslut

Elizabeth Heise
“Working with Dan didn’t just lead me to find my readers — he helped me clarify my creative purpose. I went from writing alone in my little hidey hole to creating and sharing every day, launching a website, and sending out a longer piece of writing once a week to a couple hundred subscribers. We may be in the middle of a pandemic, but (guiltily), it’s the most exciting time of my life. Without Dan’s guidance and expertise, none of it would have been possible. I highly recommend him.”
– Elizabeth Heise, writer

Rebecca Hyman
“It is hard to overstate the impact Dan’s thinking has had on my work.  He helped me completely re-think my business model, develop a new way of communicating with others, and understand how all the elements of a marketing plan create a mutually-reinforcing feedback loop. Dan provides clear, direct, and specific instructions about how to complete each task.  He responds quickly, with humor, patience, and generosity.  He is immensely curious about each person with whom he works, listening carefully, asking questions, and striving to bring their particular voice into the world. Now that I’ve worked with Dan, he’s changed my brain. I use his system every day.  I know how to build community and connection, and how to reach others who share my passions and interests. I am immensely grateful for his help and support.
– Rebecca Hyman

Julie Ryan McGue“Any author, no matter how they choose to publish, needs to coordinate a book launch. Dan gave me the tools to both plan an effective launch and to hone my author messaging to better reach the target audience. His passion for working with indie authors like me allowed me to feel the utmost confidence in my author platform and book campaign.”
– Julie Ryan McGue, author of Twice a Daughter: A Search for Identity, Family, and Belonging

Dawn Anderson
“When I first heard about Dan, I signed up for his newsletter, and soon after, I started signing up for his marketing courses. Each new teaching helped me develop my following. Yet something was missing in my quest for my writing style and my ‘why’. Finally, I worked with Dan one-on-one. Through this collaboration, I spruced up my platform and clarified my life purpose. I continue to use gleanings from Dan’s mentorship to fine tune my message. Today, I’m starting to attract my perfect readership.”
– Dawn Anderson, writer

“Dan took me back to the basics – why do I write and what am I trying to say and who do I want to read what I write. He kept me focused on what really matters – that magical moment when you feel you have finally managed to say what you wanted to say, that magical moment when a reader finds pleasure and value in something you have written. If I had to pick three adjectives to describe Dan, I would choose these: authenticity, integrity, and connection. He is who he says he is and does what he says he will Dan is all about connection, the bond he forms with you and the bonds he helps you form with other writers and readers.”
– Judith Fetterley, writer

Susan J. Tweit“Dan not only helped me hone my message, but also focus my social media. He inspired me to chart a path in publicizing my memoir that is not at all traditional, and which I think will be fun, useful to my audience, and lasting, giving this book a “long tail” and leading into the next one as well. Dan has heart and vision and smarts, and he uses them to guide his clients to recognize their strengths and use them in creative ways. He helped me see myself more clearly, and to imagine a whole new chapter for my work. Dan helped make marketing not only comprehensible to me, but fun!”
— Susan J. Tweit, author of Bless the Birds: Living with Love in a Time of Dying

Andy Dehnart“Dan is a literary therapist and surgeon in one: He offered supportive guidance and thoughtful questions while giving specific, actionable advice. His strategies helped me look critically at the work I was doing, strengthen my connection with my audience, and move forward with projects that were creatively fulfilling.”
– Andy Dehnart, writer

Elizabeth Bailey“Dan brings clarity, creativity, compassion and companionship to the scariest, and often loneliest, part of the writing process for any writer: the “now what” moment once the book is done. It is at this moment that writers can be overwhelmed by the churn and chum of the business of publishing with its limited attention span and its author driven marketing demands. Dan basically hits reset for a writer at this moment — whether it’s your author platform, a book launch, a podcast or one’s social media presence — to see marketing as making meaningful connections to readers, the writing community and a wider audience. It is indeed a human-centered approach and it makes all the difference in the world because the business of writing becomes part of one’s creative life, not separate from it.”
– Elizabeth Bailey, author of The Patient’s Checklist