Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Few Crowdfunding Sites for Authors

Here are a few crowdfunding sites for authors that may be helpful:

Another crowdfunding site. FansNextdoor is a platform for all creative
professionals to promote and fund their projects together with their
fans. Create your project, its financing goal and deadline. If the
financing goal is met or exceeded by deadline, all contributions are
transferred to your PayPal account. If the financing goal is not met,
all funds are returned.
IndieGoGo offers anyone with an idea — creative, cause-related,
entrepreneurial — the tools to build a campaign and raise money.
Project categories include gaming, film, design, education, mobile,
and technology. Integrates with Facebook, Twitter, and other social
media platforms. Offers a widget to showcase your campaign on your
website. Unlike many crowdfunding sites, you keep all the money you
raise, even if you don’t meet your goal. Track contributions with
the analytics tools and stay on top of fulfillment with the dashboard.
There is a 4 percent fee on the money you raise when you meet your
funding goal.
Peerbackers is for business owners to raise capital from their peers —
in small increments — in exchange for tangible rewards. Create a
personal and venture profile. Share your story through social media
share buttons on your project page. Once your campaign is launched,
send updates on your progress. If you reach at least 80 percent of your
funding goal by deadline, your funding is released to you. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Embrace what makes you unique

"When I started my music career, I was a maid. I used to clean houses. My mother was a

proud janitor. My stepfather, who raised me like his very own, worked at the post office 

and my father was a trashman. They all wore uniforms and that’s why I stand here today, 

in my black and white, and I wear my uniform to honor them.

This is a reminder that I have work to do. I have people to uplift. I have people to inspire. 

And today, I wear my uniform proudly as a Cover Girl. I want to be clear, young girls, I 

didn’t have to change who I was to become a Cover Girl. I didn’t have to become perfect 

because I’ve learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness.

Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable." 

-Janelle MonĂ¡e