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.