How writers use Geyser to finance and publish their masterpieces

The publishing world can be cruel: years of work, only to find yourself begging a publishing house to accept the book you have worked so hard on. But it doesn't have to be that way.

As a matter of fact, more and more writers are turning to crowdfunding platforms like Geyser to get funding from their readers, while maintaining full creative autonomy.

Writing a book is no small task, that's why we at Geyser have decided to make it as easy as possible for writers to crowdfund their work on our platform.

Here you can find a comprehensive guide for how to use Geyser to fund your next best seller.

Key elements for success

Crafting a great narrative

The key to engaging potential funders starts with a compelling project story. You're a writer, so you probably already know this, but a little reminder can't hurt:

  • Start with a hook—a compelling statement or question that grabs attention. What's your story about?

  • Then outline your vision, your story's perspective, and why it matters. What's your goal? What problem are you trying to solve?

  • Next, tell about you as the author, your passion and expertise, showing your past proof of work to justify why people should help you. What's your motivation?

  • End with a compelling and clear call to action to turn the reader's momentary inspiration into action. How can they help you?

Each section should contain great visuals: photos and videos break the wall of text and make the page much more accessible.

Here you can find a more detailed step-by-step tutorial for how to write a great Story

Offering amazing rewards

On average, creators who sell rewards raise 3.3 times more funding than those who don't. For writers in particular, rewards offer a unique opportunity to connect with their communities and show how much you appreciate their support.

Consider these successful reward ideas:

  • Books: Sell a physical version of your writings directly to your readers. They can be limited editions, with special author signatures.

  • Shoutouts: Personal acknowledgments in your book, written content or social media can create a strong sense of community

  • Sponsorships: Offer the chance for funders to get featured in your content, either through product placements or as part of the storyline

  • Gifts: Allow users to purchase a book to give away to someone who really needs it, for example politicians.

  • Call with you: Offer your donors to get to know you and your work better in a personal 1-to-1 call

These rewards can be offered as limited editions to cultivate a sense of exclusivity and increase their perceived value.

Here you can find a deep-dive tutorial on how to leverage the power of Rewards.

Sharing on social media

As a writer, you can have a direct relationship with your audience through social media. It's critical to reach out to your community and let them know how important their support is to improving the quality of your work and the final product they love so much.

Here are some guidelines to keep in mind:

  • Add your Geyser project link in your social media bio so supporters can always easily find it and keep on coming back

  • Regularly ask your audience to help you, providing clear guidance, and celebrate those members who have supported you already

Being adaptable

In the world of crowdfunding, there is no one-size-fits-all strategy. What works for one project may not work for another.

The secret to success? Have a plan and be proactive about promoting your project, whilst also being prepared to try different tactics, listening to your audience, and being open-minded to adapt your strategy if needed.

Embrace the journey, learn from each step, and remember that every supporter brings you closer to seeing your vision come to life.

What are you waiting for? Launch on Geyser today!

We hope this guide has helped you get started on monetizing your writings via Geyser. If you find this content helpful and valuable, you can give us value back by donating to the Geyser project.

If you still have unanswered questions, feel free to reach out to us.

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