Having a library is great, not actively reading what you have is not. Instead of hoarding books that are collecting dust, why not exchange them for a new read?
The Broke Investor is finally accepting beta users for S.M.A.R.T. Goal #4, an online book exchange, GiveGetBooks. If you recall, The Broke Investor set out to create GiveGetBooks simply because the 50/25/20/5 Budget Guide was making it difficult to continue purchasing books to add to The Broke Investor’s library.
Instead of moaning and groaning that The Broke Investor is not getting paid enough or that books are to expensive, a solution was created. Now, whether GiveGetBooks will generate enough interest from readers, will determine if this solution is worth keeping and building.
To go along with the GiveGet Exchange, The Broke Investor also has a product in the making to go along side with it. As mentioned, if there is not enough of a demand for it, it wouldn’t make since to continue building.
With that said, The Broke Investor is already reaching out to several major companies to see if GiveGetBooks is a product that they see their reader base using. Of course, the process can take awhile, especially when done by e-mail.
So, instead of waiting to hear back from these established companies, The Broke Investor is rolling out the beta signup. Anyone who is even remotely interested in the project, The Broke Investor encourages you to sign up for the beta list. Even if you decide not to signup, The Broke Investor welcomes any and all feedback.
Is there something missing, is the description of the how-it-works page clear, and even if you think the color scheme is horrible, any feedback is welcomed.
Broke Tip: There is no such thing as failure, there is only feedback.
One other thing The Broke Investor would like to know is the type of books other readers like to read. Personally, the only books that have been read this year thus far, have been personal/business development. As mentioned in S.M.A.R.T. Goal #5, 25 books is the goal by Sept. 1, 2018.
In other news, looking back at the S.M.A.R.T. Goals, The Broke Investor noticed he fell off on one of the solutions that was created. Main reason was focusing strictly on GiveGetBooks.
To remedy this, here’s S.M.A.R.T. Goal #6:
Specific: The Broke Investor will create a free HTML5 template.
Measurable: 1 Free HTML5 template will be published on the blog.
Achievable: 25for5html is already up and running.
Results-focused: In order to continue offering a solution for web design.
Time-bound: By Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 1 free HTML5 template will be available.
Keep growing, keep investing. Even if you are The Broke Investor.