Monday, December 8, 2014

Kickstarter Postmortem

I have to say I was not shocked when we hit the 30 day deadline last week and were not even close to having the project funded. Ours was far from the typical Kickstarter effort. I did pretty much everything that someone with precious little spare cash can do - blogged, promoted heavily on social media, wrote press releases and enlisted the help of crowd funding professionals, all to no avail. I did get a bunch of messages from people trying to sell me expensive marketing campaigns, which might have helped. But if I had all the money they wanted me to spend, I probably wouldn't have needed Kickstarter in the first place.

So I won't be going on any cross country road trips in the old truck anytime soon. But I will drive it for the first time in the spring of 2015 after dreaming about it for 33 years, and that will be a great day. We'll also have a great time hitting local cruise nights here and there. Really looking forward to hangin' with friends who have some pretty cool rides.

See y'all down the road!