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By Denise Gabbard
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About this project

Having started a blog, Write and Get Paid, several years ago, I have gained a lot of knowledge about writing for a living. Writing is a high demand skill needed by all businesses; every business is online, or needs to be, and writing is one of the most constant needs every business has. This book, to be titled How to Write and Get Paid, will extend and expand on the blog, with lots of great information that I've found or learned and never had time to write about!  

This book has been at the back of my mind for several years. Every new person I meet asks me about how I earn a living writing, and how I got started. These questions cannot be answered in just a few sentences, and depend on many different things. For instance, what is the skill level of the person asking? What are their interests? What is their personal situation? Do they have the time and funds it will take to get their writing career started?

Self-publishing a book has a lot of up-front risks: the money raised with this Kickstarter campaign will help to defray some of the costs--book cover and design work, professional proofreading and editing, converting the book into an e-book format, and creating and funding a marketing campaign to sell both digital and physical versions of the book. 

Pledging is pretty simple. Just click on the big green button that saves "Back this Project" at the top of this page. This takes you to a customized pledge page, and then to Amazon to complete the pledge. (If you have any problems with the pledge system, please email me at denise.gabbard@gmail.com and we'll figure it out.) 

If you have been around Kickstarter for awhile, you know that funding is ALL or NOTHING! For Kickstarter newbies, what that means is that I have to exceed my $2,500 funding goal in 30 days or NONE of the pledged money will be charged to backer's accounts or released to me. I made the goal very low to ensure that I can get enough seed money to get the project started, but marketing a book is a big and time-consuming project, and might cost up to $10,000 before a nickel in profit is made. 

My rough outline and a number of chapters are ready, and it includes:     

Do you have what it takes?          Testing Sections 

Common sense considerations    Putting together your portfolio of work

Finding Work that Pays--  Online,  Print, and Companies

Publishing a Book (learning more about this daily)

This is why I am asking each of you to support my project wholeheartedly and also to pass along the link to this page to your friends and others who you think might be interested in helping make the book reality! 

A great thing about Kickstarter projects is that contributors receive Rewards for backing projects. If you look over to the right of what you are reading, you will see the rewards set up for different levels of contributions. Kickstarter is a win-win project proposal site-- you get something in return for helping me achieve a goal that is very important to me! 

I am grateful to each and every one of you, and I appreciate your support at whatever level you can afford. 

"Do, or do not...there is no try." Master Yoda to Luke 

This is my favorite quote, and it applies here in a few ways-- to the publishing of this book, and also to people out there who love to write and want to follow that passion. 

I believe the information I will share with writers in this book is of great value, and it will be priced affordably so that anyone can buy it and learn how to Write and Get Paid

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    Receive a high quality custom-made bookmark to use with the book.
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    Three copies of the professionally printed edition of the finished book, with signatures made out however you'd like, in addition to Rewards listed in Reward #2, above. Know somebody that loves to write, but does not have a clue how to turn that love into money? They will love this book! An essay or blog post on your choice of topic, with anchor text linking to your blog or website.

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    Three copies of the professionally printed edition of the finished, with signatures made out however you'd like, in addition to Rewards listed in Reward #2, above. Know somebody that loves to write, but does not have a clue how to turn that love into money? They will love this book! An essay or blog post on your choice of topic, with anchor text linking to your blog or website. One hour consultation by phone, and ongoing email guidance to help you get started on your Write and Get Paid journey.

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    Three copies of the professionally printed edition of the finished, with signatures made out however you'd like, in addition to Rewards listed in Reward #2, above. Know somebody that loves to write, but does not have a clue how to turn that love into money? They will love this book! An essay or blog post on your choice of topic, with anchor text linking to your blog or website. One hour consultation by phone, and ongoing email guidance to help you get started on your Write and Get Paid journey. Unlimited calls and emails for one year, to get you started on your new career path. Yes, you can Write and Get Paid!

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