Thanks to dozens of backers, our first Kickstarter has been successfully funded. What a ride. It was amazing. You know what it’s like running a Kickstarter, the highs, the lows…
Wait, you haven’t run one?
Well I highly recommend it. The resources available to anyone wishing to run a Kickstarter these days include anything from professional help through to a huge community of enthusiastic people like myself, who would be more than willing to help your Kickstarter succeed. The Kickstarter platform and community has matured in such a way that it is highly accessible, if you do the right thing.
What’s the right thing?
Well, I can tell you what the right thing was for me.
- I was very clear with what my goals were.
- For my first Kickstarter I made sure I understood my product.
- Mapped out my Kickstarter schedule ahead of time.
- I read as much information as I could and listened to people who had been through the process already.
- Communicated everything I could to the people backing my campaign.
- I never took my eye off the ball.
That’s a pretty simplistic list really. There’s a tonne more to do but the things you already know to be true are the key elements. You just have to say them to yourself.
Here’s an even simpler way of putting it.
- Be clear in what you intend to do
- Communicate any changes
- Do what you say you are going to do.
Isn’t that just life right there? The basics. If you can’t do those then you might want to take a close look at why not because the rest of it is just going to be harder and harder.
So what happens next? Well, just having your Kickstarter funded is the start. You then have to deliver what you promised. If you have done your homework then this is going to be easy. I kind of hate homework but I did mine and we are on track for our fulfillment deadline of Feb 2018 and that feels good.
Something else I discovered is that using professional third party pledge management software, such as BackerKit is an absolute boon. I’m a carpenter and an engineer by trade so I don’t know why using the right tool for the job surprised me so much and BackerKit is definitely the right tool for the job.
If you missed out on the Kickstarter and would still like to get in on the action, you can order one of the Call of Cthulhu leather document wallets here.
You can check the full Kickstarter Campaign here.
And you can find out exactly what Call of Cthulhu is here.