What is crowdfunding all about?
That’s a whole other blog… and if you’re thinking about doing it – and want some advice – we should be in the position to help in 30 days…
What we can tell you is that there are a number of crowd funding platforms out there and we did our research. We spent hours looking at projects on other sights (Research again. Did we mention distraction?!) to see what sort of projects were attracted to the various sites and we watched endless hours of crowd funding videos to see what we liked and what we didn’t.
I’m not even going to start making recommendations about which site is best for you, there are so many variables and I wouldn’t even claim to understand one tenth of the opportunities that are available. All I will say, is think carefully, research and pick wisely. We believe we’ve picked the right site for us and you’ll find us on Kickstarter.com
The other issue that we became very aware of very quickly was the quality of the video pitches. We knew that we needed to film ours professionally and although only one of us is a professional actress I don’t think we did too badly. Having our film company come in and film for us, as well as sourcing all the additional clips and supporting our voice-over artists too has, we hope, stood us out from the rest of the crowd. Certainly not as cheap as the DIY version we did consider, but we do believe it’ll prove to be money well spent when we’ve finished this journey.
And what a journey it’s proving to be. Less than a week in and we’ve already had questions from all over the world, a fabulous enquiry from Canada, plenty of backers all cheering us on and spreading the word. We couldn’t be more thankful. Plenty of international press have picked up on the story too, so watch this space as news of our crowd funded project really starts to roll out across the globe.