It’s been a busy week for everyone. 90% of the class is fully funded, with the expectation that everyone in the class will get there by the end of the 2 weeks. We started off the class talking through methods of promotion, looking into affiliates, influences and cross-promotion, which all seem very interest (just in-terms of further small little ecosystems of commerce which are being generated / sustained by crowdfunding and small-scale production).
That was followed by a really interesting class talk with Noah Feehan from Kickstarter. Noah gave some really interesting insights about what is important in a campaign, why companies use Kickstarter, and even how some of the internal machinations of the company work.
Now of course its time to start thinking about the next project straight away. I’m glad to have some solid ideas about where I want to be and how I can achieve my goals, which lets me be fairly focused, and spend a lot of time in the prototyping/community building/outreach which I think can really help me.
On top of that, I’ve pre-launched on Indiegogo, which allows me to gather email addresses in return for a reward (I just went with free shipping). I’m really looking forward to comparing the two platforms.