Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Who's the Boss?*

I'm the boss!
I'm the boss of this apartment house, I'm the boss of my Kiddo, and now I get to be my own boss in the business world! . . . Well, co-boss in any event.

I've joined forces with Amanda Abella to create Digital Zen Ink.  While we don't have super hero capes (yet) between the two of us, we have some pretty super powers.  Our mission is to help small, independent businesses get off the ground through providing web content, blogging, social media, and English/Spanish translations.  Basically, we're looking to take care of the little stuff, so they can focus on their bigger pictures.  

She's the other boss.
To kick off our joint endeavor, Amanda suggested we do a give away.  I suggested we give away unwanted, snarky advice to passers-by, but she thought a book would be a better incentive to earn intrest in our business.  Note: this is why she's responsible for more of the marketing.  If marketing were up to me, I'd probably have as many books thrown at me as I was trying to give away.  (No joke, a college professor threw his chalk across the room because I got him so pissed off).

(And here is where I blatantly steal content from my business partner, because she was way ahead of the game, and set up the rules for this give-away).

"In celebration of launching our co-op efforts we will be hosting a giveaway of one of the best freelancing books around, The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers, and the Self-Employed.

It is because of this book that Amanda started getting her finances from freelancing in order. In her opinion, it is a staple if you want to be successful at a side hustle or running your own business(Side note: Maybe I should read the book?  I wonder if I am disqualified from winning the book because technically, I'm supposed to be giving it away).
So what do you have to do to enter and hopeful win this life changing book? By doing one or all of the following.

1. Tweet about Digital Zen Ink. Make sure to mention @amandaabella or @serial_writer so we know you have tweeted. (1 entry for each Tweet)

2. Follow Digital Zen Ink on Twitter. (1 entry)

3. Blog about Digital Zen Ink. This can be an entry about digital entrepreneurship or Gen Y side hustles. (3 entries)

4. Send out an email about Digital Zen Ink. You can find a template here. (5 entries)."

So the task is up to you.  I love free stuff and I'm betting you do to.  It can't take more than 5 minutes to Tweet, Facebook, or email your entire address book about us.  The more you spread the word, the better your chances are of winning this book that Amanda swears by.  (I should read this thing!)

The winner will be selected after I consult my Magic 8 Ball and Amanda does her thing on Random.org

Thanks for playing and spread the word!

*Did we ever get an answer to that question?