Well, as grand, collaborative endeavors often do… we’ve run into a few delays in our effort to launch our Indigogo campaign to raise funds for our short film LEAVE.
Fortunately for us the delays are good problems to have because it may allow us to have an even stronger team and announcement once we do go live.
But I got to thinking (I know, I know…), that even though the Indigogo campaign may be delayed, why can’t I begin seeking funding support now right here at my website?
In fact, here I can offer unique donation incentives that I won’t be able to offer at Indigogo.
Seeing how a great majority of you all out there are Indie Authors and Indie Creators of other sorts, why cannot I offer you an opportunity to promote your imaginative wares here for a few dollars in donation to help me pre-fund my film?
And by “pre-funding” I mean funds that I can use to hire someone to make killer graphics (as opposed to my black-and-white snoozers) and a killer trailer; and funds I can use to promote and market the Indigogo campaign as it is running.
Twitter and Facebook ads are expensive. And while I have a large Facebook following at my Author Page, Facebook throttles every post I make there so hardly anyone sees it unless I pay to promote the post.
So what do you think? Would you be willing to support my film if I were willing to promote your work here?
For example, the campaign incentives would look something like this:
1. $5 = I will list your name with a link back to your site on a special Donors page.
2. $10 = #1 plus I reblog a post of your choosing
3. $25 = #1 plus you publish a Guest Post about your book or whatever you wish to write about
4. $50 = #1, 2, 3, plus I advertise your book, etc. on the sidebar for a week
5. $75 = 1, 2, 3, plus I advertise your book, etc. on the site scrolling header for a week
6. $100 = 1, 2, 3, plus I advertise your book, etc. on the header and sidebar for a week
7. $500 = 1, 2, 3, and 6 for the duration of the campaign, plus you will receive Executive Producer credits on the film
Or, if you have ideas for additional incentives, I’d love to hear them.
During the campaign, I would take down all the advertisements I now run to supplement my disability payment (yes, I just took a blatant tug at your tender heart string) to create a better environment.
All of the sidebar promotion would be at the top above all of my work.
And I would have a link directly to Paypal where you could donate all easy-peazy like.
Of course all donations would NOT be tax deductible. However, unless you intend to donate more than the present $14,000 gift exemption for the 2016 tax season, your donation will not be taxed as a gift. Because I am not a lawyer, for more information, please see the IRS GIFT TAX FAQ.
This all is just a rough of what the campaign would look like… but what do you think?
Would you help me help you by donating to support my film?
Of course, submissions to the Relating to Humans feature will remain open throughout the campaign so all can continue to freely share and promote their creative expressions and ideas regardless one’s level of support.
All votes are anonymous to Kurt
UPDATE: This poll is now closed. Thanks to everyone who voted. I guess we’ll give it a go! :)