We did it! On 27th April 2020 we successfully raised £2,092 with 44 supporters in 56 days.
When I first started the Crowdfunder, I already had membership to a shared studio with all the professional equipment, so I thought I was only raising money for storage space. Then two things happened, first I realised that I was going to raise more money than I had expected, and then the studio closed temporarily due to pandemic. At this point I realised it would be a much better investment to use the money to create a home studio, so I can work on my own terms. I didn’t grow up with a lot of money, and I’ve always lived within my means, so it’s a huge deal to me, especially as I’m not currently in a position to take out a traditional loan business or anything like that. It’s given me complete independence in setting the business up.
I've emailed supporters to thank them, I wanted to share a little bit about my Crowdfunding experience.
Below are a few screenshots of the tools available to you when you're running your Crowdfunder. Having never run a professional marketing campaign before, being able to see in real time, for free, the effect of the promotions I was running was super interesting, and helped me work out how I would run my marketing in the future. Not to mention being able to download lists of supporters, and being able to use in-site mass email functions.
Trying to raise money in the middle of a pandemic was slightly strage, but using a platform like Crowdfunder made it much easier. I would totally recommend it.