4 Tips To Not Let Your Film Crowdfunding Campaign Take Over Your Life
Posted on 9 January, 2017 by Team Wishberry
If we got a penny for every time we said “Crowdfunding requires patience, dedication and time” we would have singlehandedly crowdfunded almost every project we’ve had by now. It’s especially difficult if you are trying to work your way through this thing called life as well. With all those hot knives you’re juggling, how do you manage running your campaign? After all, as extraordinary as you may be, you’re still only human- one who needs sleep and has no intention of burning out anytime soon.
Start earlyThe one thing that sets a good crowdfunding campaign apart from the average ones is that it makes crowdfunding look like cakewalk. Which, of course, is not true. You can’t just wake up one day and decide to crowdfund your idea. Ideally, launching a crowdfunding campaign requires prep time of anywhere between 3 and 6 months. “That’s too much”, you’ll scoff. But hey, do you want to have a life or not?
Do your homeworkSix months of personal prep time is not for nothing. A decent level of understanding on how crowdfunding works and why, will avoid scrambling over a million tasks at the eleventh hour. Go online and check some of the most successful campaigns in the same niche as yours. Pick at least ten such campaigns, analyze why they worked and incorporate the most relevant into your campaign strategy. Also look for great ideas that failed, see why they failed so you know what mistakes you should avoid like the plague.
After all, why wait to learn from your own mistakes when you can learn from those of others?