AuthorBitz Author Social Media Site

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Imagine a social media site designed for authors.

It will be a foundation for authors to showcase their work.

In addition, there will be a place for readers and author supporters.

All those FB pages, blogs, websites designed to help authors would be easy to locate and search through.

Edit** The site is up and running in beta form.
Join the site and see what we are working on! :)

All I need is the money to get it started

This is what the site will provide:

For authors:

1. A place to connect with authors and support staff

2. A place to promote their work

3. A place to post their work and get feedback

4. A social media platform designed specifically for THEM

5. A place to build readership

6. A place to get reviews

7. A place to learn from experts and each other

 For Readers

1. A place to connect with their favorite authors

2. A place to find new authors

3. A place to review books

4. A place to discuss books

5. A place to connect with other readers

 For Author support staff (Publishers, Editors, proofreaders, Designers, Formatters, PAs and more)

1. A place to promote their services

2. A place to obtain reviews

3. A place to connect with authors

 I would start small and build from the ground up.

It won’t take much to get it started.

I would be able to set up the basic site and get it going for $500

Maintaining the site for the first year will be a little bit more.

First year budget:

Software license $500

Network Fees: $1000

Equipment costs: $500

 Monetizing the site would keep it up and running and allow it to grow.

The site would be monetized with the following:

1.       Paid Ads service

2.       Donations

3.       Membership fees

a.       Free Basic membership

b.       Fees to upgrade

 Anyone who donates will receive a coupon code giving discounts equal to the donation in fees and ads.

The goal is to raise all of the money by June 1st 2018.
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We are less than 5 days from a full rollout!
We are also $295 from our overall goal.
Remember, The current offer is a dollar for dollar match for your promotional ads for every donation up to $50.
This means every donation from now until April 2nd is matched on ads on the site and newsletter.
I am also creating the form submissions for the ads and newsletters, so keep an eye on the site for these documents.
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I created all the member levels this weekend.
I set up some ads.
The ads show up on the member login page
They are not showing up anywhere else.
Time to hit up tech support this week.
We are still scheduled for a full roll out this next weekend.
I will then place all the donations from the last promo cycle into their Supreme membership.
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The votes are in!
Every donation between March 17th and April 1st will be price matched dollar for dollar (up to $50) towards ads on the site and in the Newsletters.
Only $285 to go until we are fully funded!
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I am considering the options for our next special offers for the next round of donations.
So far this is what I am considering:
1. Half off Level 3 Membership (This would be .99 a month instead of 1.99 a month)
2. Price match for ads up to $50 (this means you would get $100 worth of ads for $50)
3. Supreme Membership for a donation of $50 or more.
This promotion would go from March 17th-April 2nd.
Let me know which ones you would prefer!
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