Connect with your readers, grow your following, build a business that lasts.

Welcome to the Ultimate Author Platform Course, the definitive guide for authors seeking to build a powerful, engaging, and profitable online presence. Whether you're a budding novelist, a seasoned non-fiction writer, or somewhere in between, this course is your roadmap to success in the digital age.

About Your Instructor

I'm Joseph, president of Out:think Group -- a firm that works with bestselling authors to help them build their platforms, connect with their fans, and make money doing what they love.

I'm passionate about helping people get what they want out of life and am so excited about bringing Ultimate Author Platform to you.

Our hope is not just that you'll have a killer author website, but that you'll know how to use it as a tool to maximize your marketing efforts.


“I consider Out:think one of my most important publishing partners.”​

Dan Pink - NYT Bestselling Author, When, Drive, To Sell Is Human

Joseph Hinson
President, Out:think

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What you’ll learn​

Our intention with the Ultimate Author Platform is that we could bring what we do with our clients to every author, regardless of budget and skill level.

1. Introduction

  • Why start with the website?
  • Expectations & What Tools We’ll Be Using
  • Resources to get the most out of this course

2. Fundamentals

  • What your Website Should Do
  • Website Questionnaire
  • [Design] Inspiration and Planning
  • [Design] Visual Elements
  • Who Are Your Readers? The Persona Matrix
  • Website Architecture
  • Develop A Compelling Offer (examples)

3. Building Your Website

  • About Website Hosting
  • Finding and Buying a Domain
  • Setting up your Website
  • How To Use the Page Builder
  • Building Your Website, Page by Page
  • Setting Up Your Lead Magnet

4. Email Marketing

  • Email Marketing Basics
  • How To Setup Automations

5. Social Media

  • Social Media Marketing
  • What Works on Social Media
  • Setting Up and Branding Your Social Media Presence

6. Additional Content

  • Tracking Amazon Sales Using Affiliate links
  • SEO and Open Graph
  • Tools: Canva
  • Glossary of Terms
  • UAP Vault

Includes Free Bonuses!

Also get bonus content from the Out:think team in the form of tools and resources we're creating specifically for course students. Including:

  • Onboarding Documents - the same processes we use for our clients to ask the questions that help you develop your marketing material
  • One Year of SendMagnet - our software as a service for pre-order campaigns.
  • Pre-written Code Snippets - to make it easier to do complicated things
  • Ultimate Author Resource Hub  - the vault of resources we keep up to date for authors.

Get Started Now!

Get the same blueprint documents we use when onboarding new clients, follow the same process that we use with bestselling authors, and implement tried and true strategies to turn your web presence into a marketing machine.

Student Testimonials

See what students of Ultimate Author Platform have said about the modules.

Thanks for a wealth of information. These lessons have been a great encouragement.


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These lessons are well done and thorough. Thank you.


Ultimate Author Platform Student

Straight forward and concise explaination of website functions! Love it!


Ultimate Author Platform Student

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is designed for authors at any stage of their career, whether you’re just starting out or looking to expand your existing online presence. It's ideal for those who want to effectively market their work and build a loyal readership online.

The course covers a wide range of topics essential for building a successful author platform. This includes website creation and management, email marketing, social media strategies, content creation, and much more. You'll gain practical skills and knowledge to enhance your online presence and connect with your audience.

The course is delivered through a mix of video lessons, written content, and practical exercises. This multi-faceted approach ensures a comprehensive learning experience that caters to different learning styles.

Once you enroll in the Ultimate Author Platform Course, you’ll have lifetime access to all course materials. This means you can learn at your own pace and revisit lessons whenever you need.

No worries! This course is designed with both tech-savvy and non-tech-savvy individuals in mind. We provide step-by-step instructions and support for all technical aspects of building your author platform.

Yes, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with the course within the first 30 days, you can request a full refund, no questions asked.

While the course is primarily self-guided, we do offer support through email and our online community forum where you can ask questions and get help from both instructors and fellow students.

The course fee covers all the course materials. However, you might encounter additional costs for web hosting, domain registration, and any third-party tools or services recommended in the course.

Signing up is easy! Just click the “Enroll Now” button on this page, complete the registration process, and you'll gain immediate access to the course.

This course is uniquely tailored for authors and is led by Joseph Hinson, a seasoned content marketer who has worked with renowned authors. It combines practical skills with insider industry knowledge to give you a comprehensive understanding of how to succeed in the digital age as an author.

Get Started Now!

Get the same blueprint documents we use when onboarding new clients, follow the same process that we use with bestselling authors, and implement tried and true strategies to turn your web presence into a marketing machine.

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