I’m super excited to announce my very first Kickstarter just went live! It’s a special ‘Make 100’ project Kickstarter offers to creators, where you get the chance to sell 100 items to raise the funds you need for the project you’re trying to bring to the marketplace.
Enter: A flock of chickens. My chicken-themed watercolor greeting cards. This collection of greeting cards celebrates the humble, humorous and life-changing chicken.
My goal is to bring this collection of cards to life through a small-family owned stationary press. And it’s a win/win on many levels.
Why this project?
- First, it’s all about chickens! Chickens are increasing even more in popularity these days with the ushering in of a global pandemic and a reminder that our food sources aren’t nearly as secure as we’d like to think. So, let’s celebrate the chicken!
- Laughter is good medicine and these cards are aimed at bringing a smile to the face of the recipient.
- This is even more timely right now as many people are still so isolated thanks to COVID. It’s a good excuse to send someone a handwritten note with a stamp on it that actually goes through the mail and it’s something they can open with their hands and feel the paper, and read and re-read the words without turning on a computer…all that old fashioned stuff that makes it so encouraging and heartwarming to receive.
- And, in honest transparency: it will also help support my small business as well as a small printing press in a season where staying afloat in a pandemic has been challenging.
How it Works
If you’re not familiar with Kickstarter, it’s a crowd-funding organization that allows you to bring your ideas and projects to the public for funding which will eventually bring them to the marketplace. The folks that support a project receive a ‘reward’ in return. The reward matches the support level.
My Kickstarter campaign levels start as low as $5, so there’s an entry point for nearly anyone to participate.
I have 30 days to meet my goal (of $500 or more). Kickstarter sets it up as an all or nothing–so if I don’t raise my goal amount, I won’t get anything (the people backing the project won’t be charged, either.)
If my Kickstarter is funded, then all rewards will go out to everyone who supported the project shortly after the campaign ends.
I need your help…but maybe not how you think…
You can help in two different ways.
First, backing the project would be awesome! (You can back it for as little as $5!) And the first few days is most critical because others are more likely (according to Kickstarter itself) to fund your project if they see others are doing it too.
Second, it would help so much if you shared this kickstarter with others. The more eyeballs on it, the more likely it will get funded.
And thanks for all your help, however it is that you can help. You rock!