I wrote all this a year ago when I was planning on buying a castle and crowdsourcing it – something I still hope to do in the future. However since I’ll be renting in 2016, the following information doesn’t apply.
How it will work
To make this happen, I’m going to offer a limited number of publishing and coaching packages, which will probably be priced thusly (or, maybe not – depends whether I use Kickstarter or IndieGogo; the type of property; whether I align myself more with writer’s and authors or young entrepreneurs who want a co-working space to build their digital empires).
These packages will include full room and board.
$10,000 for a 3 week full-time coaching program with services
Either the 21 Day Bestselling Author Platform or the 21 Day Profitable Online business.
We’ll work you through and help you actually build everything you need to launch a successful online platform that starts making money. This higher tier includes custom design, formatting, websites and services. We do it all for you – exceptionally professional branding, logos, the works.
$5000 for a 3 week full-time coaching program
Just the courses, we’ll help you and walk you through everything, but you’ll need to do the work yourself or hire your own designers. But there will be plenty of group feedback and brainstorming to get the support you need and we’re still confident you can make your first sale before you leave.
We’ll also have an exclusive Facebook group for follow-up questions, accountability and encouragement, and check in with you weekly for 90 days to make sure you get your book finished. There will only be about 30 slots open for these programs each month.
$1000 for a special one week crash course
The same 3 week course but condensed into a one week stay – you’ll have early access to all the course material to prepare before you come.
$500 for the online version
Full Udemy course access with dozens of detailed videos, you can still access the group areas and member’s Facebook page for personal feedback and advice. We’ll give you some extra special bonuses and a coupon you can exchange for a 3 night stay at the castle anytime after the first year.
$100 for the Udemy Course online
Less access to other members and personal feedback, but still the same training.
$50 for the creed poster, recognition as supporter
And some other stuff to let you know you’re appreciated. Be a part of the movement and the journey, help to see this dream realized, and call yourself a patron of the arts.
$25 for the poster and ebook
I’ll be writing a companion ebook about this process called “how to buy a castle with no money down.”
$1 for the ebook and a high print file of the poster you can print yourself.
That’s if I used Kickstarter, which has a max level at $10,000.
However, since I’ll need to fundraise several million, I really want to add higher level options for sponsorships and special guests.
Knight — $25,000 for 6 months
A very special six month program for serious authors (or entrepreneurs), which will include 1-on-1 coaching. You can attend all the meetings or events you choose to, get daily feedback, encouragement and motivation to finish your book. We’ll also help you edit and format your book, design it for print and ebook formats, and make you a winning cover design. We can even help you build your website or platform and manage your book launch.
Think about how much you typically spend in six months on rent, transportation, food, entertainment and going out. I’ll be surprised if you don’t spend less while you’re here. Of course the main issue is work. But if you start saving up, you could probably take six months off and have someone watch your house or apartment without the sky falling.Includes $3000 worth of publishing services or web design for free.
Duke — $40,000 for one year
Everything in the six month package, just cheaper. Besides having the experience of a lifetime, you’ll have finished at least one book (or started your profitable business), met a ton of amazing people, built a professional online blog and a platform that kicks ass. PLUS you get to say in your author bio, “I wrote this book living like royalty in a luxurious castle.”$5000 worth of publishing services or web design for free.
Royalty — $100,000 for five years
For this price you get a seat at the round table: you’ll be a partner. Live with us for 5 years. Help us grow, and at the end of the five years, we’ll refund $25,000! In the meantime you get unlimited support to help develop and grow your empire; you get to be a piece of history.
These prices may change, and “all inclusive” will probably mean an open kitchen and a chef, plus meals — but not snacks and alcohol.
We’ll also offer some cultural experiences and tours, and perhaps bring in a daily language tutor so you can learn a new language during your stay (always a useful skill). We’ll have plenty of leisure activities and fun, but the priority will be providing the space to do the work. That means mandatory silent areas (or times), accountability and planning sessions, and a very structured but isolated world of creative inspiration and motivation.