How Kickstarter Worked For Me.
I came across this article in Forbes and wanted to share my Kickstarter experience.
I funded my first novel, Good Enough with Kickstarter and have gone on to fund several other underrepresented projects on the crowdfunding site.
I didn't have some grandiose cause or explanation for my campaign nor did I have a video. I felt silly recording myself--I still struggle with it. I don't even take selfies! And the campaign still did well. I raised over $3600 to publish Good Enough. I used a professional cover designer, editor and typesetter, (the latter didn't go so well, but I credit that to my inexperience).
I say all this to say, don't let money be a hard stop to publishing your story!
Here's how I did it in pictures :-)
Tell your story. Who are you?
What are you making and why?
Set a fundraising goal. Break it down: I set a $3500 in 60 Days goal.
According to Kickstarter: A lot of your story can be conveyed with words, but there’s more to a good project page than text. Images and video are a huge help for bringing people inside your story.
I had an image. My book cover.