Well folks, it looks like my first Kickstarter project Quiet Strength Kickstarter isn’t going to work. There are only 12 days left and I still have only one backer so it looks like I am going to have to take some time and rethink how I approach this project. I am taking some advice from the creator of my favorite tv show Babylon 5 by J M Straczynski and not being afraid to fail. I have actually done this a lot in my life by pushing myself outside comfort zones even if it meant I could fail; however, I don’t believe I ever went into these situations with that in mind. In most cases I have put myself under a lot of stress because I never felt like I could just walk away from the situations without serious consequences.
That is not the case here; however, I did really need this to succeed and I also had a lot of hope that it would. In the end though, life will go on. From here I will be looking at some information shared by smirtouille on her successful campaign and work on some projects that will hopefully enhance my next offering. I will have to plan the advertising better (I used facebook ads but really did not know how it all worked) and organize the rewards from the start (added more as I looked at smirtouille’s campaign). The largest part of my errors came from being very cautious on spending money initially since I am completely broke at the moment. I had to be very tentative on what I spent because I was waiting to start my new job and have been accumulating bills. I will have to look at ways to overcome this issue.
All in all, while the campaign has not worked out, it has been a learning experience that I do not intend to give up on. So look for another campaign once I have worked through the mistakes of this one. Thanks to all those that have liked my facebook page for this project and the one person who backed it. Hopefully, as my blog continues to expand, I will have more interest accumulated in my creations to make the next project successful.