Posted by Trisha
A budget and a plan walk into a bar…

The success of Amanda Palmer’s Kickstarter campaign in May of 2012 highlighted the potential revenue opportunities for crowdfunding creatives.  Initially setting out to raise $100,000 for a new record, art book and tour, Palmer ended up exceeding the $1m mark.  […]

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Posted by Anna
Tip #7: You need to get your project out there

“Don’t be afraid to throw your PledgeMe page out there…at anyone.  You have nothing to lose by telling people about it and you’d be surprised at the amount and variety of people that are interested and will contribute.” says Ryan […]

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Posted by Anna
Tip # 6 – It’s about you!

People are going to give to you as much as they’re going to give to your project. So, tell them a bit about yourself. What you do, where you’re from. It’s like any good business pitch – it’s as much […]

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Posted by Anna
Tip #3 – Make the best video EVER

“Asking people to give you money is like asking people to get into bed with you, and that’s weird if you don’t know them” is my favourite crowdfunding video line ever. Joceyln Towne’s kickstarter project for her debut film “I […]

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Posted by Anna
Mastering the webcam pitch

I’ve been really impressed recently by some of the articles on Screentime’s website, and Steve helpfully sent through a few tips for me to share with you dear readers. The article below is all about what you need to think […]

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Posted by Anna
Tip #1 – You need inspiring rewards

One driver of crowdfunding successfully is creating compelling rewards that relate to your project. People want to give you money, and these rewards should inspire them to open their wallets and help. These should be creative and quirky, but not […]

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Posted by Anna
Fiona’s Tips for Newbies

I was pretty astounded by the in depth and thoughtful response I got from Fiona and the Penny Black crew to my normal “do you have any tips for newbies” question. So good in fact, I thought I should devote an […]

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Posted by Anna
Best of the Best

We’ve seen some great things so far with PledgeMe, and I thought I should take the time to share some of the Best of the Best with you potential project creators and pledgers out there. Best Rewards – Mangle and […]

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Posted by Anna
This video explains it ALL!

Crowdfunding can be a hard thing to explain – but I think this video explains the thinking behind it all. The project creator is the crazy person who just starts dancing. Once someone joins you’ve got your first pledger (and […]

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