Admit it: sometimes it's nice to show off a little. From a self-inflating, jet-propelled paddle board, to a levitating light fixture, this week's Technology projects do their thing in style. For even more impressive projects, just visit our Technology category.Read more
Offering great rewards is one of the best ways to encourage support for your Kickstarter project. It's always good to offer copies of what you're making, signed prints, tickets to your shows, and things like T-shirts or totes. But extra-imaginative rewards can help make your project all the more memorable.
Looking for help thinking some up? Here's a start: we've come up with 96 possibilities for fun and engaging rewards. Some have actually happened, some we dreamt up on the fly — and all of them can be used as inspiration for your own project.
Many projects follow a pattern of activity during their funding: there's a spike of activity over the first few days of the project, and then again at the end during the last 48 hours. But those middle weeks can sometimes feel excruciating. Pledges might slow down, and it might even feel like you've hit a plateau. But there's no reason to lose hope — it's common for there to be a lull in the middle of the project, and a lot of creators go on to find success despite it (in fact, we've written about this exact thing before).
But if you're a creator anxious about your funding goal, it can feel nerve-wracking. We asked a few creators to talk to us about how they got over the plateau, and what advice they'd give to other creators struggling with maintaining momentum. (Hint: it includes using your updates wisely, and never giving up or going silent!)