"Tell us about yourself" seems to be oriented to an individual contributor, but we have a team.
If there is a lead member of your team, then maybe it's best to focus on a brief intro to that person. You could also feature each member briefly, but remember, you don't want to flood potential backers with an overwhelming amount of text & biographical information unless that directly impacts the goal of your project. There are several other creative ways to introduce your entire team. You could have each member say a short piece in the project video. Also, you could host a Live session via https://live.kickstarter.com/ & field questions from backers where you have different team members answer based on experience. Overall, I recommend using each section of your page thoughtfully and deliberately. Don't distract potential backers by being verbose & stick to your pitch.
Planning to travel the country by rail and make art about it. Not sure what to offer as a reward?
How about some simple postcards with your artwork on them? My friend ran a similar project.You could offer postcards, digital prints, small prints. Stickers with the artwork on them could be nice, too. To be honest, I often find t-shirt rewards too expensive and then I find myself barely wearing the shirt anyway, but that's just my personal opinion.
What could we do after achieved our goal ?
Congrats on reaching your goal! Here are a few things that you can try to keep your audience engaged and spreading the word about your campaign:~ Host a Kickstarter Live broadcast. You can demo MUB, answer questions from your backers, or just talk about your inspiration for launching the project.~ Find ways to thank backers for supporting you. I loved these cute graphics that the Marshmallow Run team shared (and they encourage people to share your project).~ Get people excited about what you're working on by posting an update that dives deep into your manufacturing/production/design process. You've shared a lot of great and polished photos of what the finished backpack will look like, but what's the process that gets you to that finished product?Wishing you continued success!
Best rewards for a website project?
Answering my own question, for anyone who's wondering about the same.Try and look at the project from the point of view of your potential backers. My reason for this Kickstarter is to help me pay for developers' time. But to for my audience it is not the same. For them it is an online publication for film photographers. A place where they (us), the creative niche can work together on the remarkable images and stories made with old-school cameras and techniques.Once I got that figured out I was able to come up with a physical reward that resembled a relevant, useful and exclusive extension of the digital product. Because Analog.Cafe is an online publication, the key reward is a Kickstarter-exclusive printed zine for the backers.Hope this helps,-d.
Thoughts on FREE SHIPPING as a stretch goal?
To be honest I think this would turn into a nightmare.Here's why. When you set up your rewards you determine the cost of shipping. Once someone has backed a reward you can't edit it. So if you were then to say "if we hit $40k we'll do free shipping" you have no way to implement it unless you give everybody a partial refund, or collect shipping separately afterwards. Either way it's a bunch of needless extra administrative work.Hope this helpsAlex
Alex Eames - RasPi.TV
I can't figure out what category my project idea fits under.
Hi Liza,This project belongs with Conceptual Art, under Art. I'd also like to propose that maybe the reason you're struggling to find a category is because the project, in its current state, isn't fit for Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a place for creative projects to be funded. This project doesn't exactly fit the mold, nor do I foresee a strong rush of backers coming to it for its creativity or innovation. There are other crowdfunding sites out there that do promote compassion projects. With some tweaks and a creative spin on your project, I'm sure it'd be a ripe fit for Kickstarter! I hope you overcome this roadblock and the many more that are sure to follow. Best of luck. - Nicho