Anyone ever start a campaign with Indiegogo, Gofundme, etc?

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  1. FlowWithTheGo23

    FlowWithTheGo23 Black Belt

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    What did you use it for? How did it go? What's the best site for such things? Recommendations?
     
  2. highkicknomore

    highkicknomore Red Belt

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    1) Clothing line with my bro.

    2) Achieved the goal and then some. Even some Sherbros backed me up - can't thank them enough.

    3) Used Kickstarter. All or nothing, more incentive for people to back you up. More incentive for you to take it seriously and give it all you got.

    4) Advice: It won't be easy but it'll prep you up for the real world. This includes exposure, budgeting, relationship with vendors, etc. You gotta work hard and hit up as many places as possible including sites, podcasts, local stores. I hit up a local store, Half Off Books in Whittier and they backed us. Now they're carrying our tees, pretty awesome feeling getting help from a local business.

    Don't back out and make excuses, make it happen. It took us 6 months planning before launching the campaign but I read it's usually less than that.

    Another thing, first 5 days of the campaign is really important. Expose it as much as possible and let everyone know. We gave out early bird specials. I think if you reach 20% of your goal the first 5 days, there's 90% chance you'll achieve your goal. Reason is that strangers down the road will want to back it up because they see it doing well. Gotta create enthusiasm.
     
  3. FlowWithTheGo23

    FlowWithTheGo23 Black Belt

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    This isn't for a business, but a honeymoon actually.
     
  4. highkicknomore

    highkicknomore Red Belt

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    Touche. lol.
     
  5. FlowWithTheGo23

    FlowWithTheGo23 Black Belt

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    Most of your advice is still very helpful though!
     
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    highkicknomore Red Belt

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    Good luck dude.
     
  7. equus

    equus Horse Belt Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    work and save.

    or ask that people just go to "such and such" travel agency to donate for your wedding gift..
     
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    SherdogGoat Platinum & Braco Belt Banned

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    Why the fuck would anyone pay for your honeymoon?
     
  9. bonghead420

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    Post the link if you do make one.
     
  10. Byron Pechorin

    Byron Pechorin Top Level Human

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    Lmao. Unless you've got one hell of a convincing reason as for why strangers should pay for you to have a good time, fuck you.
     
  11. Smashandgrab

    Smashandgrab Red Belt

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    did your brother shoot up a church or something?
     
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    this was my thought
     
  13. jkthenatural

    jkthenatural Snake In The Grass

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    I've got bills that need to be paid, if any one wants to help haha
     
  14. FlowWithTheGo23

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    People do it all the time, actually.

    If you go on Indiegogo, Gofundme, etc., there are entire pages of people asking for (and getting) thousands of dollars towards their honeymoons.
     
  15. equus

    equus Horse Belt Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    id be willing to throw some money in for bus tickets to Milwaukee...
     
  16. FlowWithTheGo23

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    equus Horse Belt Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    yeah people bang their cousins in some parts of the world too. doesn't mean you should.

    i guess if you did this its not different than a registry. different day and age. good luck.
     
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    SherdogGoat Platinum & Braco Belt Banned

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    I know people do it all the time and every time I hear about someone doing something so pathetic, I cringe hard. Be a man, work hard and earn it rather than being an entitled brat.
     
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  19. FutureMod

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    I use kickstarter to help fund the comic book series I write. Even though I give the best value on rewards I can and it's pretty much just like pre-ordering something as they know they will get what they paid for, I did hold off on using it as it felt like begging a bit.

    But using it purely for something personal like a honeymoon is repulsive to me.
     
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