Using Kickstarter to Raise Money?

Here’s some great information on using Kickstarter to raise money. I’m sure there are many failed projects on Kickstarer… this article helps you piece together information to come up with a great strategy for a successful campaign.

Free money? Utahns making successful use of Kickstarter

Want to see a killer pitch?  Check out the entire page of this one: Tex Murphy – Project Fedora

America’s entrepreneurial spirit going down the toilet?

Why is being an entrepreneur so hard?  Check out this article: America’s entrepreneurial spirit is in jeopardy

Having done what I do for almost eight years, I can attest that it is hard, scary, and prone to financial failure.  I can also say that it can be rewarding, fun, and full of excitement and hope.

The benefits you think you get with a traditional job (security, health insurance, etc.) pull at you… who doesn’t want a steady paycheck and benefits??

Is that the reason why the number of self-employed businesses have decreased by 660,000 from 2008 to 2011 (as per the article)?

Or, like in the comments, is this a great time to do this stuff, especially with tools like kickstarter and the real power of social tools?

Another Kickstarter Success Story

I learned about Amanda Palmer through Ari Herstand’s blog post: HOW I MADE $13,544 IN A MONTH (ON KICKSTARTER)

Again, I’m asked regularly about Kickstarter… this is an EXCELLENT post to wrap your brain around the power of Kickstarter and the amount of work that goes into a successful campaign, as well as what a proactive Kickstarter strategy looks like.

What do you think – is Kickstarter right for you?


Awesome Kickstarter Success

I’m regularly asked about Kickstarter, and if that is a good way to raise money.  Check out Amanda Palmer’s campaign.  She had a goal of $100,000, and after almost 25k people “backed” her, she raised almost $1.2 million dollars…. almost 12 times what she was asking for!

Crazy cool.  An independent artist pre-selling $1,192,793 dollars… and the profit isn’t shared with a big label or anything like that.  Awesome.

If you are interested in raising money for your idea through Kickstarter, you must study Amanda’s campaign.