I took this project on as a gift to the recipient – a VIRTUALLY HOMELESS songwriter and lyricist who has added value to me almost every day since I met him on Facebook a couple years ago.
THE BACKGROUND STORY
I originally made a cash donation to thank Tim for the various catchy tunes of his that I play on my morning walks to brighten my mood, and even made an additional contribution when I realized his phone bill was due in a matter of hours. Overnight I received further inspiration to provide a business structure by building him an online shop (one of my specialities). So I asked his permission, asked him to silently let me do the work I know how to do extremely well, and off I went …
Downloading over 150 YouTube Videos and converting them to MP3’s
Working with Facebook uploaded photos and screenshots to create appropriate images.
Hardcover book mockups.
Designing a fitting logo for someone with 2 persona’s.
Compiling a website that captured his fun and light-hearted nature.
Writing content to give him immediate direction, yet providing scope for further expansion.
Building an online shop with packages that his followers had previously requested and more …
THE RESULTS FROM THE FIRST 24 HOURS OF LAUNCH
… with no advertising and no pre-release plan,
3 x sales
2 x reviews
… which potentially netted him more than he might make in 4 – 6 months and with a foundation now set to also make money while he sleeps far into the future.
I LOVE MY WORK
… and this job made me feel more useful, valuable and fulfilled than anything else I’ve done to date. ~ ER
HERE’S WHAT TIM HAD TO SAY
OH MY!!! I just kept scrolling down and down … and … no words … seriously buzzing all over. You mined all those pictures off my Facebook! I’m glad I didn’t tell you what to do because I never would have come up with that! The music packages … Got 2 sales within the first few hours … Just goes to show, that when I focus on doing what I love I can leave the rest to the universe … the most amazing website I have ever seen!!!!! ~ Tim McGinnis