There are a lot of elements that go into making the best possible supplier profile. But what should you do on PubLaunch to set yourself up for success? Here are the things you’ll need to have before your profile is ready to show to writers:
The idea of freelancing can be seductive — you get to work for yourself, whenever and wherever you want, and only on the projects that interest you. But in reality it’s a tricky business. You often struggle to find new clients, put in strange hours once the work comes in, and sometimes settle for less-than-desirable projects to pay the bills.
Last spring, we talked about the importance of social media for indie writers and how you can use Instagram to build and engage with your (younger) fan base. Today, we’re going to look at an even bigger platform: YouTube.
As a company currently working on a product launch, we’re taking the time now to slowly and organically build and establish our presence online (we’ve previously discussed the merits of this method versus the faster method of purchasing followers). Incidentally, this is something we recommend that authors do for any book launch - start early.
On a daily basis, this means: following new writers or industry personalities, engaging with followers, checking up on relevant hashtags, and sharing and creating useful content.
You’ve planned, written and rewritten your campaign page, built your rewards, gathered your family and friends around you, and launched your campaign. You’ve been gearing up for crowdfunding for a while, and can’t wait to get your book started. The first dollars start to pour in, you’re excitedly watching your numbers tick up, and you’re feeling closer to your goal by the minute.
And then, it all seems to grind to a halt. You’re only 10 to 20 percent of the way there and the funds just aren’t coming in anymore. Several days have passed and you’re no closer to reaching your goal, with only two weeks to go. What can you do? Is there a way to turn it around and reinvigorate your stalled campaign?