I just published a guide on how to get your project off the ground via Crowdfunding. If you are an artist (i.e. writer, painter, illustrator, photographer) or an entrepreneur building up your business, or have a project of any kind that you’d like to be successful, than you might want to look into Crowdfunding! It’s a way of financing your project so you can devote the time you need to it rather than working a 9-5 and trying to fit it in whenever you have free time, which nowadays is next to never. But that’s not all there is to Crowdfunding. Some gurus out there preach that you need to spend more time on internet marketing than that of your craft. Some other gurus say the opposite. I believe it depends on the person. If you’re an entrepreneur and don’t want to run the day to day details of your business, but feel that working on marketing is better for the success of your company, that’s great and Crowdfunding can work with you toward that goal. For me personally, I’d rather write than deal with all the internet marketing, SEO optimization and all the other million things that I need done to get my writing out there. Whichever road is yours, Crowdfunding can help! Here’s an excerpt of my new book on the subject…
“Getting a project or business idea off the ground is very possible with the world of e-commerce. You can get started without a ton of money invested in marketing and other elements of a brick and mortar business. It also means less overhead so more money can be created as profits.
The biggest obstacle though is reaching the target audience. They have so many choices when it comes to shopping around online. It can be too easy for your business to get lost in the shuffle. Taking actions that will kick start what your project is all about is very important.
One way to do this is through the process of crowdfunding. You may not be very familiar with what it offers or how to go about it. Yet this one concept can make a profound difference in the outcome for you. That is why more people are using it as a tool and a resource for what they wish to promote online.
There are differences between crowdfunding and donations. They aren’t the same, and understanding that is important. The biggest difference is that crowdfunding is part of the American JOBS Act. This allows it to be considered a part of online sales, similar to stock in small amounts to large numbers of investors. This is still a work in progress, but the concept is already up and running.
The basic concepts of what crowdfunding sites offer is the same. However, they have many differences among them too. Before you post a project, take some time to see what each offers. In a later chapter, we will talk about some of the best ones to consider. In another chapter, the concept of matching up the right platform with a given campaign to generate funding is also discussed.
You may be saying you like the idea of crowdfunding, yet you are still somewhat intimidated by it. This information will share with you the process step by step so you know what to do and how to do it. You will also learn the best forms of crowdfunding that work well for a given type of project or idea.”
If interested in using Crowdfunding for your current or next project, please pick up a copy on Amazon (It’s published in all territories all over the world) and if you need some advice, please do not hesitate to contact me! This is a step-by-step guide for Newbies and those who know a bit or more about Crowdfunding, so it’s for everyone! Like I said, I am an email away, you can contact me through WordPress or my private email JillNYC@me.com
For my US friends, You can find the book here (and for a limited time only at $2.99, A New Year price to Your Success!)
And for my friends in the UK, you can get your copy for £1.99 including VAT(for a limited time to Your Success) here:
Here’s to New Year Resolutions and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!