So many of you commented or emailed me about Kickstarter that I had to check it out. Kickstarter bills itself as “a new way to fund and follow creativity.” It’s a funding platform to help creative projects get off the ground. The Kickstarter philosophy: “A good idea, communicated well, can spread fast and wide. A large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement.”
Kickstarter accepts creative projects only, and a project must be accepted and approved by Kickstarter before it can launch. The Studio at Sassafras Farm project was accepted!
The way it works–you pledge your chosen amount. The funding is all-or-nothing. The project must meet its goal, be fully funded, or no money changes hands. For each pledge level, there is a reward you (as a contributor) will receive if the project is fully funded. There’s a time limit! I’ll have 30 days to meet my goal. You can keep an eye on the “days left” and the pledge totals every time you check the page.
The goal for the project must be enough for 100 percent completion so that your project is ready to open the doors. It’s exciting and scary–if you don’t meet your goal, you get nothing! (Scary!) If you meet it, you’re in business! (Exciting!)
You can help me even if you can’t contribute a pledge. A Kickstarter project depends on community and sharing. Please share my Kickstarter project link on your Facebooks, Twitters, and anywhere else you can! The more people who know about a project, the better the project’s chances of success. I added a few of my most popular farm videos to the page so there is something fun there to share with friends and family.
You can contribute as little as one dollar. Thousands of people can make thousands of dollars!
See me on Kickstarter and please spread the word! Here is my Kickstarter project page:
Thank you for your support! Let’s have fun with this!