Last month as I was finishing the manuscript for Sapphire’s Destiny and searching for an editor to polish the script I came to the conclusion that I was in no way going to have the money to pay for the services on my own. So like any sane person looking for help I turned to the #1 money raising site for personal expenses; Gofundme.com.
For a few days I saw very little traffic and no donations come from it. On day 4 one of my lovely sisters made the very first donation of $100. After 2 weeks with no bites I turned to monsterfunder.com to share my campaign. with a $15 investment my campaign was shared 15 times and my visits went from right around 200 to close to 600, even though none of which donated. I believe that it is a good service to get your campaign out but don’t expect a return on investment unless your campaign really hits home. As of today I have had 698 visits to the page and a total of 4 donations to total $700 donated to my cause.
My overall rating for gofundme.com is ♥♥♥♥♥.
The service is easy to use and you can reach your goals as long as you build your campaign around a solid foundation that donors can relate to and want to help with.
My overall rating for monsterfunder.com is ♥♥♥♥♥.
Even though i didn’t see a return on my investment, using the service doubled my campaign views. I believe it was well worth the money. They tagged me in every share so I could make sure that I got what I paid for.
The deadline is approaching and I am still at least $200 away from my goal. I am blown away by how generous everybody has been. Sapphire’s Destiny has been so much fun to write and I really hope everyone enjoy it. May 1st is release day, if you swing by the S.L. Perryman Book Club that day there will be a party going on with guest authors and prizes as well as lots of fun games. May 2nd and 3rd will be the free days on amazon so check either here, in the book club, or on my facebook page for the links to grab your copy. If you would like to donate to my gofundme account and help me afford the cost of editing it would be greatly appreciated here is the link to the campaign- gofund.me/55ms5kus.
If you would like to be part of an awesome community of fans you can join the S.L. Perryman book club at https://www.facebook.com/groups/s.l.perrymanfantasyauthor/