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CrowdFunding promotion Freelancing-Complete guide: Beginners and Advanced

posted Apr 9, 2015, 2:46 AM by J Shaw   [ updated Apr 9, 2015, 2:47 AM ]



Help me create a guidebook for people who want to turn their freelancing dream's into reality..

Freelancing - A Complete Guide : Beginner's and Advanced


Why I'm creating it


  • There are 53 million people doing freelance work in the US – 34% of the national workforce
  • People who freelance contribute an estimated $715 billion in freelance earnings to our economy
  • There are 1.4 million British freelancers working across all sectors
  • This has grown 14% in the past decade
  • Payments to freelancers increased 37% year on year

                 

                                  




Summary

I've writing this book for a month now, doing research in different sectors, exploring social media and other platforms where I can find some helpful and updated stuff.I have been working as a freelance web developer on Elance for about 2 years from now, there's been many up's and down's and I have made many mistakes along the way but I don't want my other's fellow freelancer's to make that mistake. That's one of the reasons I'm writing this book as this will help new and present freelancer's to start a profitable business without wasting time and losing money. 

Many times newbie's start off on the wrong foot, thinking that just making profile's or account's  on freelancing websites means freelancing while it's way more than that. Sometimes, just having a blog or a Facebook page , a twitter account or a Google plus account can turn into a profitable freelancing business. Just like a teenager from Nigeria turned his blog into a five figure freelance writing business. These are some of the topics and success stories that will be included in my book.
 

Below is the list of chapter's my book will include:

  1. Introductions to freelancing
  2. Skills of a freelancer:
  3. Planning
  4. Branding
  5. Professional requirements
  6. Getting Clients
  7. Pricing
  8. Working with clients
  9. Getting paid
  10. Management
  11. Keeping it evergreen
  12. Marketing

These are just the basic chapter heading's. Many subheading's will be included inside these chapter's and these main chapter heading's will increase as I move towards the end. I will be constantly updating my book throughout the whole year and afterwards. 


The Impact

You can help me create a really useful and educational book. This book can allow people's to start off a new business and help them to start living a new life according to their needs. 

  • You can help fund the extra cost to do the book in color.
  • Crowd-sourcing which tips make the cut for the Freelancing - Complete Guide will provide a book that appeals to a wider range of people.
  • I have 2 year's of freelancing experience as web developer. I can get this done, but your help will make it a stellar book.


What I Need & What You Get

My goal is to have the book published by April, 14. In order to do that, I need a few key sponsors.

Look for it as a print book available in May, eventually audio.

Here is what I offer in return:

  • For $10, you will get a personal thank-you email AND your name on the book website as a supporter.
  • For $15, you will get a personal thank-you email AND your name on the book website as a supporter AND a digital review copy of the book (One week before official launch).
  • For $25, you will get a personal thank-you email AND your name on the book website as a supporter.

    PLUS: A digital copy of the book in any format you like(ePub, mobi, pdf)! (One week before official launch)

  • For $50 ,you will get a personal thank-you email AND your name on the book website as a supporter AND a digital copy of the book. (One week before official launch)  

    PLUS: I will send you a hard-cover copy after it is published. 

      • (Note: Please add $10 shipping for orders outside of Pakistan)

     
  • For $100

    You will get a personal thank-you email AND your name on the book website as a supporter!

    PLUS

    *An E-book in Amazon Kindle format

    *1 e-book in mobi format

    *1 e-book in ePub format

    *1 e-book in html format

    *1 e-book in pdf format

    AND: I will send you a hard-cover copy after it is published.  

      • (Note: Please add $10 shipping for orders outside of Pakistan)

      • For $200 

        You will get a personal thank-you email AND your name on the book website as a supporter!

        PLUS

        *An E-book in Amazon Kindle format

        *5 e-books in mobi format

        *5 e-books in ePub format

        *5 e-books in html format

        *5 e-books in pdf format

        AND: I will send you a 5 hard-cover copies after it is published. 

              • (Note: Please add $10 shipping for orders outside of Pakistan)
      • For $1000 

        ***HUGE OFFER***

        You will get a personal thank-you email AND your name on the book website as a supporter!

        PLUS

        *An E-book in Amazon Kindle format

        *50 e-books in mobi format

        *50 e-books in ePub format

        *50 e-books in html format

        *50 e-books in pdf format

        AND: I will send you a 50 hard-cover copies after it is published. 

              • (Note: Please add $10 shipping for orders outside of Pakistan)
      • For $1500 

        You will get all the things listed in $1000 perk.

        PLUS

        I will do a one-hour Personal Skype Call with you! Teaching you about my niche and book and how it will benefit new and present freelancer's. 

              • (Note: Please add $10 shipping for orders outside of Pakistan)

      Our Estimate:

      Printing: $10,000 

      Editing & Proofreading: $1,500

      Publicist: $2,000

      Cover Art: $2,000

      Typesetting: $2,500

      Print Production & Shipping: $2,000

      Total funds needed: $20,000


      Other Ways You Can Help

      For those of you who'd like to contribute but are unable to do so financially, that's okay. Here's how you can help... and yes, will it really help!

      Get the word out and make some noise about this campaign. Let your Facebook friends know about this and give them the link. You can use the Indiegogo share tools!

      And that’s all there is to it.


      Finally, I just want to thank you again for your help! 

      Junaid Afzaal