A person needs to be strong to survive !
That doesn't mean muscular.
It means you have to believe in yourself !
You have to believe in your dreams.
You have to allow yourself to have dreams, and believe in them.
What do you want ?
Do you want to own your own house ?
You have to do something to get there.
Make a plan.
Do you want to be published, and have followers and supporters ?
You have to follow and support others that have the same interests as you.
I started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a publishing platform. My target amout was $700.
As soon as my Kickstarter campaign went live, I got an inbox message from someone offering to promote my campaign for money.
I reported them as spam, or phishing.
I'm not saying promotions are bad. I don't mind paying for services when I have the money, but it felt a bit like these guys were vultures. Here I am trying to get enough to publish, and these vultures swoop in to see if they can get anything from me.
The next day I got three more inbox messages from three different people, again offering me promotion services if I pay them money. I didn't report them yet.
I wondered if I needed some kind of promotion.
Instead of reporting them, I answered each message.
I said, "Thank you for your offer. If you want to help me, maybe you can pre-purchase a book through the campaign to help get it off the ground, and to help my campaign be successful."
I never heard from any of them.
They didn't even answer the message. They could have politely said anything to decline.
They didn't want to help me. They didn;t want to pay ten for a book, or donate two dollars. They just wanted me to give them money, and they wanted more than ten dollars.
One of the 'promotion packages' actually had a $400 price on the lowest level ! The next level up for 'better service with more benefits' was $600 ! If I'm trying to raise $700 to publish my book, why would I pay that ? That means they didn't even look at my campaign. They weren't interested in me, or what I was doing, or helping.
Obrigado pela leitura!