Experience crowdfunding?

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elarue
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Experience crowdfunding?

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I don't know if this is the correct place to post, but does anyone have any experience running a successful crowdfunding campaign?

And to make matters more interesting, let me throw in a little monkey wrench - I don't have a Facebook account, and due to some personal circumstances, I can't have one at the present time. So there's no way to promote my campaign to friends and family that way. Plus I suspect that the success of the campaign will depend on getting it in front of the eyes of people I don't know.

Thanks for the help! :-)

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Re: Experience crowdfunding?

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No experience sorry
but am also interested and have contributed to a bunch.

What is your funding for?

Can you not create social media / facebook accounts for that project or organisation rather than for you personally?

If you can get into the platforms email newsletter that helps a lot i imagine - i have contributed to several after seeing them in there. How you get in - I'm not sure. One way seems to be by being unique.

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Re: Experience crowdfunding?

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Thanks for the reply! I'm thinking of crowdfunding for a couple different things. Firstly, I'm looking at building the music studio I posted in the Wishes forum: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=26306. But I'm also thinking a little bigger. I'm interested in creating a video game, which I would compose the music for using the aforementioned music equipment. For the former, it'd probably need to be a goFundMe campaign, while the latter could be a Kickstarter or an IndieGogo, but I'm not sure I'm ready for the latter because I don't know what sorts of rewards or incentives to offer yet. I still need to come up with a plan. There's also Patreon, but I'd need to sustain my efforts over a long term to get recurring subscribers.

As for Facebook, my situation prevents me from being on Facebook at all, whether it be as myself, representing the project, using a pen name, etc.

But I suppose that doesn't stop people who believe in what I'm up to to promote the campaigns on their Facebook pages. ;-)

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Re: Experience crowdfunding?

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Qurordayla wrote:This kind of promotion should be comprehensive and integrate such things as blogs, articles, forums and so on. The promotion can last up to half a year and the budget ranges from $ 2,000. In general, much depends on the company with which you work, for example, I noticed that now someone is seriously engaged in the promotion of millionaire timur artemev. For fun, come in and analyze its sites to see the result.


Well I could certainly build up blogs, a YouTube channel, etc. But now we're talking about how to build up all of these other promotion channels. Which I'd be willing to do, but I could use some guidance and coaching on that as well. Of course, I guess this is drifting off topic into general self-promotion rather than just crowdfunding, so I don't know if there's other threads we should be linking to for reference.

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Re: Experience crowdfunding?

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I have heard that wishberry is an excellent crowdfunding platform.

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Re: Experience crowdfunding?

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ellisael wrote:I have heard that wishberry is an excellent crowdfunding platform.


I haven't heard of that one. I'll have to check that out. Thanks! :-)

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resource page

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Hi, I came across a terrific resource page for film and theater professionals. The site is geared for the local Seattle artist community, but the general introduction to crowdfunding and how to go about the campaign may help.

The Actors Handbook.

I am on the supporter side of several indiegogo campaigns. I supported and received a terrific scanner. Maybe six weeks late. Very much delayed are a folding bike helmet and new style of mechanical toothbrush. Delay=angry supporters. Delay = requests for return for money. Too much delay ≠ a place you ever want to be.

I have also listened carefully to people who have led campaigns. The hardest part, they said, was fulfilling the premiums (sending them out). My takeaway was think very carefully about what premiums you offer for support and the time it will take to fulfill them.

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