I truly do believe that there is no such thing as a stupid question…
But there are definitely questions that aren’t as productive as they could be.
I feel like a lot of authors don’t necessarily do the research needed first, and they just straight up go to posting in Facebook groups.
Or they message an expert in their efforts to get the answer.
And if there’s one thing I’ve learned about asking experts, it’s that you should wait to ask a valuable expert until you have a worthy question.
First of all, you gotta Google.
You gotta look up the basic basics on Google or on YouTube, get that information, and then take action.
Then you need to ask a contemporary, someone who’s at the same level as you, about any stumbling blocks you run into while you’re taking action.
Then you ask THEM for help (not an expert yet).
After that, you take action on that advice again.
Then and only then, once you’ve got better questions to ask, then you can ask someone higher-level.
Then you can ask in a Facebook group,
Because if you’re asking good questions, then people are going to give you better answers.
But if you’re asking the bottom-level questions that you should’ve Googled, taken action on, asked a friend, and taken more action on…
Then you’re not gonna get the best answers you could have if you followed that process.
So go out there, do the research you need to do, then you can ask the higher-level publishing questions.
Go out there, Google, take action, and I’ll see you on the other side.