Is it impossible? Can we Raise $2,955 in 24 hours?
Let's talk numbers.
Your average pledge amount has been $139, and in the last 29 days, we've raised $1,105/day. We now have 24 hours to reach the final 10% of our Kickstarter campaign, and according to our numbers, we won't make it. If we don't make the $35,000, we loose the amount we have earned so far - $31,845. No one will get posters, or earrings, or e-cards.
But even if we don't reach our goal, the Balyolu team won't stop. We will keep booking trips and selling earrings. But these funds right here, these $31,845 that we have earned together, the are the Balyolu startup costs. We do not have investors. We do not have a wealthy benefactor. We are crowd sourcing everything and using our trips to cover the trip costs as well as beekeeping/honey trainings, purchasing yurts, and supplies. This comes to $35,000. Without your support, we will have to find another way to fund your adventures this summer - but I guarantee this - we will not stop.
Now here's the thing, although the numbers predict that Balyolu will not meet its Kickstarter goals - I believe that this is not our fate. Our team continues to speak of relationships, and they are right. We have over 230 backers. Over 40 people who have contacted me interested in a trip. Hundreds of new supporters. I know we can do this together. I believe that two more trips will be booked for this campaign. I am convinced that in the next 24 hours we are going to reach our goal, and we are going to do it the Balyolu way: through the community.
NOW marks our last day, our last hours, our last minutes. If you are on the edge about booking a trip, the time to act is now. Pass this message to five friends who might care about Balyolu's mission, or are looking for a trendy new poster.
Join us in counting down these last few minutes and proving that beyond the predictions of numbers, we as people can choose our fate.
All of my respect and gratitude for joining us on this journey.
Balyolu Founder and CEO
pledged of $35,000 goal
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Jan 27, 2012 - Feb 26, 2012 (30 days)
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A bee doodle e-card thank you!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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A set of hand-drawn honey of Turkey e-cards that you can print and send to any of your friends.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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"World Bees" bottle cap earrings. Hand-made and personally illustrated, you can select from three worldly designs.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Five stunning 8x10 photographs of beekeeping and honey in Turkey.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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An original hand-drawn Honey of Turkey poster. You can pick from three stunning and unique designs.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Your choice of two posters or two earrings.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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All three poster prints and all three pairs of earrings (a 25$ savings!).Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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All three posters and a $300 trip voucher redeemable on available trips in the next five years.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Three posters, three sets of earrings, and a $500 trip voucher redeemable on available trips in the next five years.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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CONGRATULATIONS! You are coming with us to Turkey as one of our first participants on a 7-day honey tasting walking adventure. We are so excited to have you join us and to share these memorable first trips with you. Write us a message so we can get started booking your travel plans! email@example.com.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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THE VALUE PACK! Book two trips at a time and receive a $200 dollar savings!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012