Last week I launched C2C’s first-ever eBook fundraising campaign.
The campaign was launched to help me raise money to create an eBook inspired by this blog, Courage 2 Create.
The money raised from this campaign will be used to help me hire a professional editor and graphic designer who will then help me create the eBook.
(Read the post where I first introduced the eBook fundraising campaign by going here.)
After the campaign was launched, dozens of you responded, and, so far, we’ve managed to raise over $200 dollars! Wohoo! Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far!
But the fundraiser isn’t over yet, and we’re still far from our goal of $2,000. And if we don’t reach this goal by February 9, 2012, I won’t be able to get this eBook made.
So, I’d like to take some time today to convince you why you should contribute to the campaign, before time runs out.
Here I go.
10 Great Reasons You Should Contribute to C2C’s eBook Fundraiser
If you contribute to the fundraising campaign today…
1. You’ll get the finished eBook at no extra cost to you.
If you contribute just $4 or more to the campaign today, you’ll get the eBook at no extra cost to you when it’s done!
How cool is that?
2. You’ll help me create a version of Courage 2 Create that’s leaner, meaner, and sexier.
In eBook form, C2C’s best ideas will be sharper and more organized. The content will be put together more logically, seamlessly, and intuitively. Finally, the text will be paired with a sleeker, sexier design made uniquely, and exclusively, for the eBook.
3. You’ll finally get a deeper explanation of my holistic approach to writing and life.
A huge chunk of the eBook will have brand new content that has NEVER BEFORE been featured on Courage 2 Create or anywhere on the internet–including everything that helped me survive a very challenging year in my life. In my first year of writing my novel, as many of you know, I managed to follow my passion while my life seemed to be falling apart all around me. It was an impossible feat, but with the help of my holistic approach to writing and life, I was able to pull off a miracle, and I got the writing done.
In the eBook, I hope to go more into detail about my holistic approach to writing and life, and give you the tools that’ll help you overcome your own life challenges.
4. Your input will be taken into consideration.
Over the next few months, I’m going to be asking for your input on the eBook. So, if you donate to the fundraiser today, think of yourself as an investor in a really great product that you already know is going to be specifically designed to YOUR needs and YOUR wants.
5. You’ll be able to read Courage 2 Create on your Kindle.
The eBook won’t just be in a PDF file, but it’ll be in a format that works on your Kindle, too.
6. You don’t have to go through Kickstarter. You can contribute directly to me.
After I experienced serious glitches with Kickstarter—and then, after I realized that Kickstarter uses Amazon Payments, a site that I know many of my readers don’t like because of dubious ethical practices they’ve engaged in over the years—I decided to opt out of using Kickstarter.
Instead, I decided to run this fundraiser straight through my blog in order to make the fundraiser straightforward, easy, and more comfortable for you, my readers.
7. You could land a guest post on the C2C!
If you contribute $50 or more to the campaign today, you could land a guest post on the C2C! And, in fact, the more you contribute, the bigger the incentives are!
(Check out the fundraising page for details about incentives for higher contributions.)
8. It could help prevent Courage 2 Create from shutting down in the future.
When the eBook is all good and done, I hope to sell it on this blog to new readers. Then, I’ll use this revenue stream to help keep this blog going strong.
So, as you can see, this fundraising campaign is just the start of my attempt at creating a steady revenue stream for the blog.
Why does the blog need a steady revenue stream?
Well, the bigger the blog gets, the more work I need to put in to maintain it properly. The more work the blog needs for it to be maintained properly, the more I might have to start paying people to help me keep it up.
Unfortunately, without a steady revenue stream, I won’t be able to pay people to help me. And, eventually, I’ll reach a point where it’ll be no longer financially, physically, and emotionally feasible for me to keep this blog going all by myself.
I haven’t reached that point yet, and I hope I never will.
But if you contribute to the campaign today, you can help me prevent that unfortunate scenario from ever happening.
9. Because it’s cheap.
If just two-thirds of my readers donated $4 dollars today that would be more than enough to cover the costs of putting the eBook together.
10. Because there’s only two weeks left.
The fundraiser ends in two weeks, and, if we continue at this pace, it’s clear that we might not reach our fundraising goal in time.
So please help me to make sure that doesn’t happen by contributing to the fundraising campaign today!