A Few Tips on Setting Your Funding Goal

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It can seem incredibly difficult to determine a realistic and attainable goal for your Kickstarter project — it's one of the first things that people notice, after all. So how do you make sure it's the goal your project needs? We asked a few creators — David Thorpe, Bobbito Garcia, Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Karyn Parsons, Jimmy Goldblum and Adam Weber — to talk about how they approached this subject. 

These creators may all be filmmakers, but what they're saying applies to anyone who might be thinking about running a project: research similar projects, make a detailed budget for what you need, and think about what the essentials are. And most of all, don't let the project goal intimidate you. 

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      n2liberty on

      What happened to the Amazon Payments method of supporting projects. All I get is a credit card form.

    2. Luis miguel barriga on

      kan I make one to try n fund getting my vehical .its In the impound .......I'm js. if I want to make one that requires monthly subscrition s? like a discussion groope or monivational speaker kind of groop .

    3. Luis miguel barriga on

      woolet bro ...its gonna b out in a cuple of days !

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      james sheppard on

      Where are the answers to these and other comments/questions?

    5. Niina Pollari on

      Hi n2liberty — we've recently shifted over to a payments system called Stripe. You can read all about it in this blog post: https://www.kickstarter.com/blog/making-payments-easier-for-creators-and-backers

      Hopefully that clarifies!

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      Johannes on

      Wie schaffe ich es das den Leuten mein Projekt auffällt?
      Denn ich habe noch keinen einzigen Cent ���

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      Gerald A. Larson on

      Goals are good! Gives you something to strive for!

    8. Morse Donaldson on

      I find the suggestions being made in this Kickstarter presentation is quite helpful for me as a filmmaker. It does enhance my own personal attitude towards a market and method of raising funds to make my project come to fruition. Personally I do have a large name in the in visual medium due to the fact that I have the hottest TV show on Comcast TV 24, "SIRIUS B333" reaching more than a million viewers ever Fri. 9 - 10 P, via www,peopletv.org, In addition to People TV, I have dominated You Tube for several years to build a following of hundreds of thousands of fans of my work. As a SAG member, my resume illustrates at least 20 major movie I have worked in addition to dancing with Bette Midler, in "FOR THE BOYS" and being close personal friends with Jane Fonda & Sidney Poitier, all of whom I am seeking as Executive Producers to the "COSMIC GANGSTA" film I am shopping to Kickstarter for funding. My subject matter of quantum vacuum space craft technology in relation to multi-dimensional reality, and parallel time line world traveling, is the hottest subject in existence today in the film and video industry, which is why I am so successful, with my work, and amassing a huge following. At People TV where I acquired my certification as a professional director, and producer of live TV Shows, we have the necessary equipment, and resources to produce an awesome film product, with the use of CGI, techniques for assimilating real space flight, which is morphogentic and not the obsolete Hollywood flying in a straight line, for years or months. With morphogentic science one uses the melanin available everywhere, to dematerialize everything into pure energy, and re-materializing everything once hitting your target, the way space traveling has been done for hundreds of billions of years by higher dimensional humans through the zillions of Universes in existence.

      Unless there are funds in escrow, the agents block you from getting to the talents they are handling. I am SAG, being handled by Creative Artist, but still have to have money in escrow in to get to personal friends of mine, being handled by the same agency.

    9. Morse Donaldson on

      The former abductee, Ashayana Deane illustrates for us in her book: "VOYAGER" Pt, 1 & 2, that there are more Universes than there are tiny grains of sand in the entire State of California, with all of them composed of MELANIN, as has been also proven at Stanford University by Vera Ruben, which Steven Hawkins has resorted to calling DARK MATTER. The largest substance of pure Melanin are called Machos, which are from 10 to 100 times larger than our Sun and the backboards of the galaxies. The smallest substances of Melanin are called Nutrinos, where by one has hundreds of millions of these tiny pieces of pure Melanin passing through ones body every second. The true "Arc of the Covenant" used by the African Egyptians in their Pyramid School of Cosmic and Galactic Science, was to know how to demateralize oneself, and then to transport oneself to a target in the center of the Andromeda galaxy instantly, and then to re-materialize upon arriving at ones target destination..

      This is the morphogenetic transportation technique used the melanin dominate ancients of this planet, in order to transport masses of humans from one location to another instantly, in this 3rd dimensional world. This is what Stonehinge and those statues found on Easter Island, as well as granite structures found in several other locations on Earth, where are all about.

      The ILLUMINATI shutdown of the mindless masses, and prevented the knowledge of these truths, which has caused.the ignorance they intended to deliberately create upon Earth, when the Anunnaki of the planet Nibiru used the cube shape computers strategically placed inside of the rings of Saturn, to erase the minds of the humans on this planet Earth's 3rd dimensional world with sound waves, known as sonic technology.

    10. Morse Donaldson on

      With a degree in Accounting obtained from the United College of Business, I have assembled a staff focused upon soliciting funds in order to ensure the proper funding of the movie project: "THE COSMIC GANGSTAS", from a long list of potential donors globally. Having a long list of world wide followers on the social media, do to my popularity, is a major plus in this arena. Particularly with those Sultans in Dubai and Saudi Arabia, who follow me on You Tube and on Twitter.

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