Wednesday, September 6, 2017

My first Kickstarter Campaign is over! Thank you!

Well, that was very fun! I am so glad that I tried it. I learnt a lot from this campaign, and I felt like I was getting to know some of my followers a little more too. Overall, there were approx. 170 backers and I raised about $6000 for the project which was really nice. This means I can really make some amazing packages for everyone.

I think if I were to do this again, I need to do pre-launch posts, plan better stretch goals, and plan more updates. I now also know how the reward system works, so it will be more clear next time. Once someone pledge, I couldn't change the description. At first 5 pins were the original designs for the complete set, but I went and added on a few more pins, so eventually, 8 pins became a complete set. I ended up just giving the last extra pin to anyone that pledged for 7 pins or more, so they didn't have to go and change they pledge again.

Overall, Kickstarter was a lot more work than I thought. For someone who is not really involved much with Social Media, I really had to push myself to interact with everyone much more. Now that the campaign is all over, I feel so tired lol. I did do paintings for the few that pledged for "artist packs". I have some more left to do. Hopefully, everyone will get something they like. "Artist packs" are fun because I get to do something that feels really personal for the ones that like original art works. Overall, the campaign was still for Enamel pins, so I wanted to do these as very special tiers.

Thank you so much for all the people that supported me. I am going to try to be better at posting sketches and drawings from now on. (Now that I know that there are some people looking and following lol).  I am actually going to be going to more life-drawing sessions, so I will post some of those as well! 

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