What is Crowdfunding & Why Are Creative Entrepreneurs Like Me Using Kickstarter to Fund Big Projects?
It’s an honest question. Truth be told, we’re still in the infancy stage of crowdfunding. This however, is also the dawn of a new age — one in which we use the old-school philosophy of village sustainability (help your neighbor, invest in community, barter for what you want) combined with new technology (accessible video, social media, digital payment platforms) for maximum reach towards the audience of our own, little niche–whatever it may be.
Last week I joined thousands of other entrepreneurs — from inventors and authors, to artisans and filmmakers — by embarking on my own crowdfunding journey on Kickstarter for: “The Knit Show with Vickie Howell”. Although the campaign is going well so far, it bares mentioning that currently the biggest obstacle to getting people to crowd fund a project like mine, is the lack of knowledge — especially in the general population (I’m talking to you, nanas and pop-pops!) — about what crowdfunding actually is. In my experience, however if you’re willing to talk to the people about the things, then they’re usually open to listening to what you have to say. In that spirit, I jumped onto Facebook Live over the weekend to explain the whats, whys and who’s who of crowdfunding on Kickstarter, and why I’m using it (and you should, too!) to fund a really exciting project. Click below to watch, and share wherever it may be helpful.
What the heck is crowdfunding with Kickstarter and why creative entrepreneurs like me are using it to fund the projects you want! #theknitshow http://kck.st/2nfKDqs
Posted by Vickie Howell on Saturday, March 25, 2017