10 reasons I Chose to Use Kickstarter

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10 reasons I Chose to Use Kickstarter

In December I made a decision.

I decided to get stuck in with Kickstarter and work towards putting online a Kickstarter project around a passion. I want to take a bit of time out to focus solely on writing, speaking, podcasting and creating video content.

And as in the big wide world, of the big wide web, I’m not a Robert Scoble and I can’t find a company like Rackspace to pay for me and a videographer to interview people. But, at the risk of sounding self important, I think I have something important to ask. And asking is what I will do.

So dusting myself down, I started to think through what platform I was going to use. I researched and looked around. I was aware of a number of the players, but now was a chance to dig in to the functionality, and see which I liked best. Here’s some of the alternatives.

Indiegogo
Rockethub
Ulule
Peerbackers
Investedin/
Sponsume
Quirky

I love technology the incredible tools that are available to people achieve their dreams and help them live out their gifting and calling.

Here are the 10 reasons I chose to work with Kickstarter.

1. I love the look and feel of the site. It looks great, and I’m a sucker for good visuals.
2. They had the largest number of projects that had successfully raised pledges.
3. Seth Godin launched his Icarus Deception there. If it’s good enough for Seth, it’s good enough for me.
4. It opened up in the UK back in October, so as a UK resident I was able to access it.
5. It was visible on the radar to my peers; and to those who weren’t geeks, or social media folk. That’s a good sign.
6. I enjoyed the flow of uploading a project.
7. Whenever I check out a new site I like, I check out their jobs section to see whether I could fall in love with the brand. I could with Kickstarter.
8. They had a great Twitter engagement and 630k followers.
9. I’d seen some incredible quality Kickstarter projects and wanted my project to be amongst those.
10. I like the name!

And that’s it. Simple. Which site have you chosen to use and why? Which ones have I missed out?

  • Harold Gardner

    Good luck with your project.

    • http://www.calebstorkey.net Caleb Storkey

      Thanks a lot Harold!