2.5 How to Self Publish through Crowdfunding

Project management for you

Cesar from Project Management for the Masses comes on CrowdFund Genius to discuss his self-publishing crowdfunding campaign for his new book! 

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Crowdfunding Takeaways

  • Cesar Abeid has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and initially started working on a family owned business called Remontech as a certified Project Manager for over the past 5 years.
  • Cesar Abeid has 2 Podcast shows titled: Construction Industry Podcast & Project Management for the Masses Podcast.
  • Initial goal for starting a Crowdfunding campaign was to obtain funds to write a book after being encouraged by peers, reading books, listening to podcasts, and listening to Crowdfundgenius.
  • Planning and preparation before official launch date for his “Successful Campaign” took 8 – 9 months.
  • “Give, Give, Take” ideology works when it comes to Crowdfunding!
  • Received 7 pledge amounts.
  • Book Titled: “Project Management for You” by Cesar Abeid. Book publishing coach Patrick Snow.
  • Video for Crowdfunding campaign was shot at a local barber shop and only took 3 takes to shoot.
  • Featured on the show ” Starve the Doubts ” with Jared Easley who was also featured on Entrepreneur.com & Huffington Post as the #1 emerging entrepreneurial podcast.
  • Be sure to check out ” The Business London Magazine ” in which Cesar Abeid is also featured.
  • Was able to gather “50 email addresses for his email list” before his Crowdfunding campaign launched.
  • Created personal relationship with his backers, communicated with and contacted his email list via emails, podcast, and took a proactive approach months prior to his scheduled launch date providing updates.
  • After campaign was over Cesar Abeid realised a valuable lesson – Don’t be afraid to fail. “Just do it”.

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What is the one thing you wish you knew before launching your crowdfunding campaign?

Cesar: The one thing I wish I knew is that I was going to get funded and looking back it was pretty clear that I was going to get funded even though I had doubts. I wish I had more confidence in the process in my abilities to pull this off and it turns out that I did it. Looking back it was pretty clear that I was going to do it. I don’t know why I was so nervous and had so many doubts.

What is the best tip or best advice you can give to any crowdfunder listening to this show hoping to accomplish their crowdfunding goal?

Cesar: My advice is to go out there and just do it. It sounds kind of simple and I include myself here when I say that. A lot of us have dreams and ideas but we just sit and wish that one day when I have time we’ll do it eventually. I work for my family business, I have a family, I have 3 little kids all under the age of 8. I do a podcast on the side and another podcast on the side and I travel for work. If I found the time to do this anybody can. What you do is what matters even if you think your not ready it’s better to just go out there and start firing as you go and course correct as necessary! Just go out there and just do it!

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