Crowd funding came to my attention by way of Children’s Book Academy. They are offering a class. (Follow the link below for info.) This is a site I like, though I don’t really like the middle-man approach to creativity. Truth is, I take a class on this-and-that, now-and-then. For the most part, however, I view middle-men as unnecessary adjuncts–more or less those who are trying to make a living off the aspirations of others.
Funny that, because I DO agree that others have a lot to offer, and that time and knowledge are worth something. It’s just that I have learned in my long life that, more often than not, people offering workshops, classes, and self-help books are mostly accumulating information that can quite easily be found elsewhere, it mostly isn’t their own, and they mostly aren’t successful using it in their own life.
Are there exceptions? Of course. Is this workshop one of them? Who am I to say. $329 is a lot of money for this, in my opinion.
For myself, I tend to spend my money on books, not workshops; I prefer to do my own research if it’s out there; but I LOVE to sit at the feet of people I admire and soak up whatever it is they have to offer in the way of wisdom.
I spent last night and into the wee hours of this morning researching crowd funding. It’s not difficult to understand.
I suppose if over $300,000 can be raised in a very short time to get someone a (well-deserved) car, crowd funding is not something to sneeze about. It’s worth investigating if, like me, you haven’t considered it.
But if I were to enroll in a Children’s Book Academy class offering it would more likely be this one: http://jeanettebradley.com/childrens-book-academy/and not the crowd funding course.
M L S Baisch