Estimating crowdfunding reward delivery dates

This is part 4 of a 4 part series on rewards for crowdfunding campaigns.

Rewards fulfilment is probably the most challenging part of crowdfunding, because from the moment you launch, everyday its’ a race against time to get perks out your door, and into your backers hands. There are just too many unforeseen variables for reward delivery.

Here are just some examples:

  • Manufacturer parts are incorrect or not working
  • Shipping, or material costs increase unexpectedly
  • Delivery parcels get stopped at customs inspection checkpoints
  • Inability to fulfil rewards in time due to manufacturer delays

Getting overfunded is a good thing, but along with it comes the additional work of managing backers and fulfilling the additional rewards needed. You’ll need to buffer in additional time for all these, and have plan B contingencies in place to deal with them.

So it’ll do you good to triple the original length of time you’ve planned for rewards to be fulfilled. If you’ve originally forecasted that 3D printer to ship in 6 months, set the estimated delivery date 1.5 years later instead. This will help properly manage your backers expectations early on.

Basically under promise, over deliver.

How to price rewards?

This is part 3 of a 4 part series on rewards for crowdfunding campaigns.

Pricing rewards is more art than science. There’s no one formula to determine the best pricing for your rewards, because there are just too many variables to consider; perceived value, market competition etc. But here are some key things you should not miss out:

Start By Totalling Up All Product Related Costs
Pricing rewards is best done only after you’ve factored in all relevant product related costs, so that you can effectively project revenue. Or else you run the risk of making a loss. These costs include manufacturing, marketing, design, shipping, labour, perks etc.

It’s Quite Normal For Shipping and Fulfilment Costs to Overrun
Manufacturing and shipping delays all cost extra money, so ensure that you price your product is priced sufficiently high enough as a buffer to cover those sudden increases.

Aim For Rewards That Don’t Cost You Anything, Yet Give Backers a Great Experience
For example, it doesn’t cost a single cent to offer your backers the chance to visit your office and have coffee with the founders. Furthermore, your backers experience a deeper connection to your business.

Also, Take Note that Backers Will Likely Spend Between €20-€50 on Average for Each Pledge
It is not the focus of this book to go in-depth into the psychology of reward pricing, But if you want to read more, check out this well written article by Jay Ehret on pricing stuff: Three Predictably Irrational Pricing Strategies That Get The Sale.

3 best practices for planning your crowdfunding rewards

3 best practices for planning your crowdfunding rewards

This is part 2 of a 4 part series on rewards for crowdfunding campaigns: crowdfunding rewards

3 Rewards Best Practices

  1. Tangible rewards > Intangible Rewards
    Tangible rewards triumph intangible rewards, anytime.Let’s say you are creating the next big social networking site. It’s the next Facebook for pet owners, and you’re crowdfunding it. And I told you that if you backed my project for €20, I would give you beta access to the site once its launched. Would that be a convincing reward to part with your money?Now let’s take the same scenario, and instead I told you that if you backed my project for €20, I will give you an early bird T-Shirt with our logo, and your name imprinted on it. Now, doesn’t that sounds like a more convincing reward?Why were you more convinced with the T-Shirt reward? The difference was that with the T-Shirt, you had something physical to touch, while with the beta access, you cannot touch it.

    And that is why hardware and art craft crowdfunding projects have traditionally tended to succeed better than software, or publishing projects. Not all crowdfunding projects were created equal, and certain projects such as software ones tend to be more on the intangible side.

    That said, there are many creative ways to make intangible rewards appear more ‘tangible’. Film and video crowdfunding projects are a good example of intangible projects that have done surprisingly well. A common perk tactic that is used for film projects, is to get backers to participate directly in the film itself.

    Now, how awesome would it be to tell your friends to watch that scene in the movie, and tell them that you narrated that waiter’s voice?

  2. The €1 Donation Perk
    This is a perk that is often overlooked. Do not underestimate the power of the €1 donation perk!The greatest advice I ever heard about setting perks, is that you’ll have to give people a way to easily share your campaign. That’s because the majority of visitors to your site might not necessarily back your flagship rewards, like a €150 smartwatch. But the good news is that they are still interested in your crowdfunding project, and are willing to show their support. It’s just that they have a much lower risk appetite, or are financially strapped at the moment.The €1 perk is very low-risk way for these group of people who by the way, happen to be the silent majority. And the patterns largely the same; whether you’re a backer who has a higher risk tolerance, or a low-risk one, the likelihood is that you’ll tend to share the campaign with your networks after you’ve backed it.
  3. The early bird perk
    The early bird perk is a set of reward tiers that is rolled out at the beginning of your campaign, with the price of your product increasing over time. They usually start at a discounted price, and with a limited quantity. For example, offer 10 limited units of an item at €19, and then when they sell out, offer the next set of perks at €29 for the same item. Take note that for early bird perks to work their magic, the discount has to be significant enough. A good discount percentage would be at least 20% of the shelf price.We’ve found that early bird perks worked very well to quickly drive initial adoption, and brought three benefits for previous crowdfunding campaigns.It attracts and makes early adopters feel special. Your first backers are likely to be early adopters. These are people who like to be at the cutting edge of things, and they love to have the latest stuff: the latest wearable tech, the latest indie movie film etc. And it gives them even more bragging rights to their networks, when they were able to get these limited quantity perks at a discounted price.

    It’s a great way to validate pricing early on. From the response of the early bird perks, you will be able to roughly tell if people perceive your product as being priced too low, too high or just about right. With this knowledge, you can then quickly make price changes in your subsequent perks.

    *Note: FundedByMe will not allow you to adjust your perks as long as somebody has already claimed it. You’ll have to create a new perk if you wish to adjust the price.It’s a great way to forecast what perks work/don’t work. You might discover that people might generally favour a certain perk, while other perks do not work as well. You can then adjust the type of perks in subsequent perks.

Crowdfunding rewards – What’s in it for me?

Crowdfunding rewards – What’s in it for me?

This is part 1 of a 4 part series on rewards for crowdfunding campaigns: crowdfunding rewards

Your reward perks make or break your campaign. If your reward perks are not well-planned, you will lose the interest of potential backers. You might have a convincing video and a well crafted pitch, but it’s the reward perks that sweeten and close the deal.

We wish to make-believe that our community browses them daily to find crowdfunding projects to fund. The inconvenient truth is that most people are naturally self serving, and they are actually thinking: “What’s in it for me?”

That is why when you decide on your reward perks, you’ll have to think in the shoes of the backers. Also, this is the time to be creative, and offer your backers rewards beside the core product or service offering.

Some examples of popular ‘What’s in it for me’ perks are:

Tangible perks:

  • Product Add-ons (eg. watch straps)
  • Limited edition collector item sets
  • Protective Case
  • DVDs
  • Paper Toy
  • T-Shirts

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Intangible perks:

  • Having your name credited on campaign website/donor walls
  • Personalised consultation over Skype
  • A meal with founders
  • Tour of the office
  • Participating in cameo roles (Film & Video, game projects)

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In part 2 we’ll discuss the 3 best practices for planning your rewards

Stor-Jobal från Krokjala: A Comic book waiting to be released through crowdfunding.

Stor-Jobal från Krokjala: A Comic book waiting to be released through crowdfunding.

Meet Emil Maxén, a freelance illustrator, who previously worked with the music artist Avicii, the swedish Julkalendern (Christmas calendar) “Barnen Hedenhös”, and now he is launching a campaign to crowdfund his upcoming comic book.

Tell us a bit about yourself, for start, where did you grow up and what was your dream back then?
I grew up outside of Sundsvall in Timrå.And my dream was pretty much what I am doing today. But I thought  it was a bigger thing to be an illustrator, being a like a rockstar, but you would draw stuff. Everyone would recognize me as a genius.

When did you start to draw then?
I remember trying to get better in college, really trying to make an effort to improve. I also remember when we were kids, we tried to draw the coolest monster or pretended to draw a portrait of each other and the drawing never turned out as we thought. I was never the best guy at drawing, but I think I had the most fun. That has been what has kept me going.

Why did you want to improve your drawing skills?
I imagined that I was the prodigy of everything, just as when I was little, I had so much fun with it so I thought everyone else would think the same. I could imagine a lot of sketches in my mind, and then I had to make them come alive into real sketches. I could had a picture of the guy with the perfect sword, then I practiced on drawing different kind of swords and armor, so I had all the details. I knew exactly which one I had imagined.

What tools do you use?
I use a lot of sketch books. I keep them everywhere, in the car, by the bed, incase you get flash of genius and then you start drawing in the middle of the night. Then you usually wake up and realize it wasn’t the best idea. But I had to make it anyway. So I sketch a lot. I shared a room when i was l younger, my table was a pillow in my lap and I only drew with graphite then, I rarely used colors, I have learned that afterwards. Today I use Photoshop and  water colors now and then.

Emil Maxen Stor-Jobal Campaign

Do you do this for living?
Yes, I sketch storyboards, posters and I make concept art.

When did you have your breakthrough?
I decided to freelance when I was working for a company in Stockholm. I did not find  the working conditions good enough for me. So I moved back to Sundsvall, because I really like it here. And I decided to go back to Stockholm when I heard that the company I was working for made a deal to make special effects for julkalendern (Christmas calendar), 2013. I was not supposed to know that but I was tight we the director and he wanted me to make storyboards for special effect scenes. I got to work with SFI (Svensk Filmindustri) and got big responsibility for crucial design parts and I got great feedback. Then I thought, maybe I know what I am doing? I felt really confident and decided to move back and started to do this, freelancing.

What would you say is the biggest impact, the drawing has made in your life?
It helped me in my imagination of how it would be, the life of illustrator. I blow up a perfect picture in my mind and its not like that. And its good, because its easy to create something in your head of how things are suppose to be, like moving to Stockholm also. The same is with this campaign at FundedByMe that I am running now. You open and close doors, and now, this has opened a door to my world.

This is a perfect transition, tell us more about Stor-Jobal? Who is he?
He a is half-troll, unaware of it, an outcast, and lives on plundering abandoned houses. Stor-Jobal tries to find his place in society, but its hard for him. The environment is based on Norrland, where I come from. There is a lot of empty houses on the countryside, people have moved into the city. Its the same scenario in this comic book, but it takes place in the 1800’s. One day when plundering, he comes across a special bag, that can fit anything you put in it. Thats when the story really begins.

Do you see yourself in him?
Yes! Not the stealing but I love to make practical jokes, just like Stor-Jobal does. He is like an overgrown child.

How would you describe your style?
Its a mix between legendary Swedish illustrators like Per Åhlin, who has made Dunderklumpen. And I wanted to make a more realistic and dark version of it and have influences from Sven Nordqvist. With a gritty but very fresh color scheme, he puts so much detail – it’s fantastic. Then I blended that with franco belgian comics. I love that culture.

How do you handle a tough period? When you have no inspiration?
This project has taken quite some time, and when it comes to writing, I have had periods when I feel blocked. To constantly come up with new ideas to the plot. And I think its because of the pressure also, that I have to deliver. A good inspiring video from the illustrator, Stephen Silver, about “how to become more creative” gave me a lot more energy again.

How come you chose crowdfunding, did you know about it before?
I knew about crowdfunding, mostly Kickstarter, but it was for the american audience. Then I found FundedByMe and saw my opportunity to create a campaign. Now I realize how much work it is to put in a campaign and a comic. Because I have the idea, I am the director, and the designer. So I have to draw and write everything. You have three jobs at the same time. It s super exciting and I got a lot of more support, a lot more likes on the Facebook page. People has really responded and its a great learning experience. Now I have to attract bigger audience, I have been active and posted in forums but its hard.

Do you have any other goals, except for a successful campaign?
Its around 32 days left now on my 45 days campaign and if everyone who supports me, if they donate the smallest amount it would be cool to get 1000 euros. I just reached 300 fans on facebook, its big for me since i never released anything.

What is next project?
I would really would like to go to book conventions when the book is released, try to get a translation, reach Europe, have it in german, spanish and english.

 

Martin Borgs crowdfunded documentary premiers in Stockholm

Martin Borgs crowdfunded documentary premiers in Stockholm

Martin Borgs is a documentary filmmaker and together with his colleague Ida Drougge they made the movie “Någon annan betalar” which was crowdfunded and  has it’s premiere on Tuesday august 19th. We had the chance to interview Martin, who will tell us about the journey from the campaign to finishing a film.

How did you go together and made this kind of movie?
Ida and I have been hunting ways of tax money for some years, being a documentary filmmaker, I wanted to turn this into a movie. If you’re making a movie about waste of somebody elses money, then it’s kind of hard to go to the government to ask for tax money. So for me it was self-evident that we wanted to crowdfund.

How was your experience with crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is amazing. It’s like a Kinder egg, you never know what surprise you’ll get. Because you not only get the energy from people, some of them also become your ambassadors. And of course the fact that people voluntarily finance this. Being on the road, you know that you have this support. These three things are amazing.

martin borgs, ida drougge, on the road
On the road.

What was the trigger that made you do this movie? How did the process look like?
I made a movie couple of years ago, the first movie about waste of tax payers money. What made me want to to another was the fact that this was still going on. I started out by doing research and I had a lot of help from my 43 000 Facebook fans  that contribute with a lot of the initial crowdsourced information. That was phase one, phase two we published a book in december 2013 that became a bestseller. For the filmmaking process we traveled around the country investigating 15-20 different stories. All the way from Östersund in the north of Sweden down to Malmö in the south. We were on the road for about 3 weeks.

martin borgs, ida drougge, on the road

What is the most exciting thing being a documentary filmmaker?
I love stories and reality is the best story. Obviously I love fiction as well, but we have a swedish expression that says “verkligheten överträffar dikten” which means – reality jumps over fiction. Going to some of these places, it’s like – no one can not come up with this. To give you one example, I went to the Hells Angels, they have a base outside Karlstad. The government wanted to get rid of them, so they bought the house for 3 million Swedish krona, but they forgot to do it in a legally right way. So now, Hells Angels got the 3 million Swedish krona, and are still residents. It’s just crazy. I guess, this is the reason for being a documentary filmmaker – to bring the audience to a place like that and tell the story.

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Where do you find your inspiration? Any specific documentary filmmaker?
There is this Swedish filmmaker, Jan Troell. He made a movie called “Land of Dreams”. (Sagolandet). it’s quite an old movie. He is my main influence, but there are of course many. I’m always trying to make a movie using humor as a weapon. There are a lot of american filmmakers that does that, I love that tradition. The daily show with Jon Stewart for example. They are showing reality using humor, and that is a good way getting to the audience.

What was your biggest learning throughout the project?
What struck me the most was the amazing support from the audience, all through the project. I was thrown to the ground by the fact that so many people wanted to give money to me, to make this film. All the support that came through Facebook as a channel. I think that was thing that amazed me the most. It gives me goosebumps that on Tuesday august 19th, I will meet these people at the premiere and be able to shake their hands and say this movie is made thanks to you, and now we’re going to see it together.

Was there any time during the project that you had doubt?
Yes. When you crowdfund a movie you have so much responsibility towards those who financed it. I can give you one example. I really wanted to go to Brussels, because there is a lot of waste of tax money going on there. But it didn’t work out, because, people in Brussels didn’t want to talk to us, so I had to make the call that – we’re not going. We would waste other peoples money going there. It was really a tough call to make. And of course now, while editing the movie I also have angst – will this movie be good enough? How will the backers think about it? I’m just looking forward to premiere.

Do you have any advice to people that want to crowdfund a movie or to make documentary movie?
One of my advice would be that, one must not forget the first word in crowdfunding. Crowd. You really need to have a crowd and know how to connect with that crowd. That was one my key success factors.

When you have the crowd, all you have to do is ask, and then ask again, and again, in different creative ways. If you don’t have a crowd, start with that. One thing that I want to add is, I did this crowdfunding campaign in Spring last year. I was deciding which platform to use and of course I was looking at Kickstarter, being a big international platform, and also some others Swedish and European platforms. But I am so happy that I went with FundedByMe.

This movie would not have been made without FundedByMe. The platform is brilliant itself, but half as brilliant as people behind it. I’m so grateful for all the passion that the team at FundedByMe has provided. The combination of passion and intelligence has resulted in wonderful platform, technically speaking but also as a crowdfunder you feel their support. I’m so grateful. I do remember when I spoke to Cat, and I told her that our target was 250.000kr. She laughed and said, you know it’s better to have a realistic goal, a goal that is easier to accomplish. I was convinced we could reach that, and we ended up raising 550.000kr. That’s a great memory.

Were you nervous around the time when campaign was up and running?
The campaign was up for 6 weeks. Longest 6 weeks in my life. It was like running a marathon, I had to do something every day to keep the energy up. But it was all worth it.

One last question. Why did you burn you beard in the trailer?
Haha. Because my wife asked me to. No but it’s crazy isn’t it, to burn your own beard. And dangerous. But I could tell you about other stuff that are also crazy, like European union financing a hunt for the so called “Lake Monster”, (storsjöodjuret) or another local community to have Hells Angels as residents, there are so many crazy things, burning a beard is the least.

Crowdfunding Entrepreneur and Author Johan Norberg

Crowdfunding Entrepreneur and Author Johan Norberg

Johan Norberg

Introduce yourself – what is your background, what are you passionate about and what are your hopes and dreams?

I am a historian of ideas and writer who works with many different forms of media to promote what I think makes the world go around – individual freedom and economic and technological progress. So I write books and columns and I lecture and produce documentary films: And I do all of this on a freelance basis, which has always been a personal ambition. I want to be in charge of my ideas and my time and control the process, and have no one above or beneath me.

Why did you decide on crowdfunding? What about FundedByMe appealed to you?

It was the easiest choice ever. Since the book that I am writing is about the power of connected crowds who organise without organisations, to disrupt everything. And that includes crowdfunding – I thought the production and funding of the book should be part of what I write a book, a result of the process that I am celebrating. I put my money where my mouth is, basically, and I am delighted that so many people believed in it.

FundedByMe appealed to me because friends of mine had already used it and recommended it, and it seemed like both a simple and useful platform.

Talk us through your campaign on FundedByMe – what were some of the highlights and what activities did you do to help ensure that your campaign was successful?

First of all I used my position in social media, most of all Twitter and Facebook, both to find donors, but also to get the story out there. And then I talked to them and journalists about the bigger story of the campaign – that I did it to prove or challenge my theory of the power of crowds, and that this is part of a bigger trend. And then the incredibly quick success of the campaign became a story in itself, so others wrote about it and spread the message.

What was the best part about running a campaign on FundedByMe?

The best thing was the excellent and rapid assistance I got from Cathrine Åsklint and others at FundedByMe every time I ran into problems or needed to understand something that was new to me. When you are in strange, new territory, that’s extremely important.

And what was a challenge about running a campaign on FundedByMe?

The biggest problem was getting things done through PayPal, since I got more donations than we expected and my account was temporarily closed according to EU regulations, but that is not really because I worked with FundedByMe.

Would you recommend other entrepreneurs to consider crowdfunding – and FundedByMe – for their financing needs? Why? Any tips or advice to those considering it?

Oh yes, I am sure that this is the future. The chance that we will find that extra someone with all the capital we need is nothing compared to what happens when we are able to ask everybody, and use the accumulated interest from the masses. But I think it’s very important to build a presence and contacts via social media before that happens.

Now that your crowdfunding campaign has closed, what’s next?

Well, I’d better write that book now, right? It’s actually quite a responsibility. It used to be that I would only disappoint a publisher if I wrote a bad book, now I would offend all those who believe in me!

Johan Norberg’s (crowdfunding entrepreneur) campaign closed at over 200% of goal, raising ca €23,000 for him to write his book. You can see his campaign here and find other campaigns to back in our browse section.

Crowdfunded Film On Swedish Tax Waste Allows Filmmaker Martin Borgs To Stay Independent

Before Martin Borgs joined the crowdfunding scene, the largest amount raised for a Swedish film was 393,646 SEK / €45,000 in a month. On FundedByMe, the largest amount raised for any project on the “classic crowfunding” site was 257,914 SEK. Borgs made more than that in the first 2 weeks that his latest film project was on FundedByMe. He raised 550,000 SEK / €63,000 in total to “Granska slöseri med skattepengar” (Examine the waste of tax money) in Sweden.

Martin Borgs used crowdfunding to raise money for his latest film - via ArcticStartup.com

Read the full article on ArcticStartup.com: Crowdfunded Film On Swedish Tax Waste Allows Filmmaker To Stay Independent.

View Martin Borgs’ project on FundedByMe here: Granska slöseri med skattepengar

Classic crowdfunding entrepreneur Q&A – Viktor Hertz

We love Viktor Hertz’ colourful poster designs – and he’s a passionate classic crowdfunder too! After launching two successful classic crowdfunding projects on the FundedByMe platform, Viktor is a bit of a professional when it comes to crowdfunding – particular for creatives and artists. We caught up with Viktor to ask him how classic crowdfunding has impacted his projects.

Pictogram rock posters by Viktor Hertz

Introduce yourself – what is your background, what are you passionate about and what are your hopes and dreams?

My name is Viktor Hertz and I’m 30 years old, just moved to Stockholm from Uppsala where I was born. I started doing graphic design a couple of years ago and was lucky enough to be able to make a living out of it after a while. I’ve been doing freelance work and personal projects since 2011 so it’s a great privilege to be able to do what you love for a living. I’m very passionate about graphic design and art (of course), but also film and music – basically everything that makes life a bit more colourful and fun!

I have lots of ideas and dream about realizing as many of them as possible – not only graphics and art, but also film and music. I hope that I can continue working as a freelancer and tackle more personal projects at the same time. It’s really a great combination, doing both commissioned work with deadlines and specific tasks, and make personal stuff with no restrictions whatsoever.

Viktor Hertz is a classic crowdfunding entrepreneur on FundedByMe

How did the idea for your project come about? Describe what your project does.

My ‘Pictogram Rock Posters Project’ was a personal poster project, which started with me creating the Rolling Stones poster as a request from a friend of mine. Then I made seven more of them, picking eight of the most prominent and well-known rock artists and bands of our time. I made little pictogram symbols for as many songs I could come up with, and there is a total of about 233 different pictograms altogether.

I also created the ‘Personal Artworks Project’, which was immense fun and, again, a personal mission.

 

Viktor Hertz' Rolling Stones Poster for Classic Crowdfunding campaign on FundedByMe

Why did you decide on crowdfunding? What about FundedByMe appealed to you?

I think it’s a perfect way to fund your project (in my case, printing off-set prints of my posters) with no risks involved, not for me nor the backers. It’s a great way to promote your work and get to know how the public receives your idea and if there’s any interest in purchasing it. FundedByMe was a natural choice as the perfect classic crowdfunding platform for me, since it’s Swedish and already has a great platform and crowdfunding – both classic and equity – are starting to be well-known concepts amongst people.

 

What was the best part about running a campaign on FundedByMe? And what was a challenge?

The best part was probably to read all the comments and feedback and getting more backers than I expected, of course! It was truly exciting to follow the project once I published it, and receiving emails every time someone backed my project.

If I had to label anything as a challenge, it would probably be organizing all the backers and their addresses and different pledges in a good way. This was of course a pleasant problem, since it was overwhelming to know that so many people wanted to buy my posters!

Viktor Hertz' Personal Artwork Project on Classic Crowdfunding platform FundedByMe

Would you recommend other entrepreneurs to consider crowdfunding – and FundedByMe – for their financing needs? Why? Any tips or advice to those considering it?

I would totally recommend this way of financing your project, whatever the idea or product might be. Again, it’s a great (and safe) way to test your idea on the public, and avoiding any financial setbacks. Not only do you get financial support, you also get direct feedback, which really helps – both for the current project and future ones.

Keep your idea and presentation as simple as possible…It really should be crystal clear what you are offering from reading one or two sentences in the preview tagline. Try to put the different pledge levels at reasonable rates, and make it worth it for someone to actually open their wallet and support your project. Always think of it from the possible customer’s point of view- “would I buy this, or invest in this project?”

Also, be as responsive as possible – reply to people’s questions and emails, even if it takes time. I think the personal connection between the entrepreneur and the backer / investor is crucial and really takes it to another level – I got emails from my backers, saying this was a great part of backing the project and being part of the process. This is something I’ll really try to emphasize in my next project, letting people go “behind the scenes” and take part of the development in the process.

Viktor Hertz' Bruce Springsteen poster on FundedByMe's Classic Crowdfunding platform

Now that your crowdfunding campaign has closed, what’s next?

Currently, I’m working on a new art project, which I’m actually planning to crowdfund! I’m really excited about this project, and I can’t wait to publish it, I’m really looking forward to see people’s reactions. So, keep an eye on FundedByMe this summer…hope to see you there!

You can view Viktor’s full Pictogram Rock Posters project on FundedByMe here: http://fundedbyme.com/projects/1135/pictogram-rock-posters/

Introducing: The world’s first crowdfunded boots!

This morning I received an unexpected visitor in the form of FundedByMe entrepreneur Börje Persson. He had a special delivery for me – my very own crowdfunded boots by Mod & Rocker! What’s more is that Börje showed up with my delivery more than a month earlier than expected!

Mod & Rocker crowdfunded boots

This is further proof that crowdfunding works!

Certain people tend to say that crowdfunded projects don’t deliver in time – or at all – and they love pointing out that this is one of the problems with crowdfunding.

I am so happy to say that Mod & Rocker proves all the crowdfunding naysayers wrong! So proud and walking tall in my new shoes.

View the full project on FundedByMe here.