Almost a year ago, as part of my 3 businesses / year goal, I got involved with an interesting project called WeGetThere. The basic idea behind this project is crowdfunding. Specifically, they wanted to create a platform to help people travel and they wanted to achieve that by crowdfunding. You want to go to Africa? Just create a project and other people will give you money to do just that. It sounds crazy, but it isn’t. It’s the same way Kickstarter works and Kickastarter does work. A few weeks ago, they canged their name to Golibre.
I chose to be only an adviser in this venture, not taking on any operational activities. It kinda started really slow, but I did my best to offer the best advice I could to the guys involved. After all, nobody is born with the ability to run a business, these things can be learned. To make a long story short, after a few conversations related to how to attract money (the number one problem of an online business) we created a common project, under the form of an ebook. In other words, we implemented an equally crazy idea: a crowdwritten ebook. The funds generated by the sale are meant to support their main business, which is the Golibre website.
I’m thrilled to announce in this post that they succeeded. They created a book written by 111 authors, in order to fund their venture. That in itself is a big success.
So, if you like the idea of “travel means freedom”, if you want to read a travel book written by 111 authors, or if you simply want to help the charity:water, project (because that’s where all my commissions are going), then just go ahead and buy this book. You won’t regret it.
Tags: ebook, freedom, golibre, travel