Welcome to Campus!
Haha I guess I’ll start?My name is Yancey Strickler. I’m a three-time project creator (two under my name, one with some friends) and I’ve backed 1,266 projects (as of this writing). I’m a cofounder of Kickstarter with my friends Perry Chen and Charles Adler. We built Kickstarter because we wanted to make it easier for people to make creative things happen. I hope Campus can help accomplish the same thing!
Shipping/Financing HELP PLEASE!!
Yes, international shipping is expensive and the price has gone up dramatically in the last 5 years. But I have never, ever understood why people — whether here on KS, or sellers on eBay, or wherever — refuse to offer international shipping options just because they think no one will pay for it. Why not let actual backers/buyers decide? Why make the decision for them?That being said, I don't know who you got your price quotes from, but they sound pretty much in line with what USPS would charge (USPS being, in my experience, the lowest-cost service for small, light items).
Budgeting your Kickstarter? Best way to calculate?
I think you've outlined it pretty well. You might consider setting up a spreadsheet so that you can be more precise. For example you can calculate your fees exactly. Track your unexpected costs carefully and see how they impact your profitability. You may be able to buy things like shipping more cheaply if you reach certain volumes too. You can also then use it as your campaign launches to see your progress, track additional expenses and ultimately see how much you make. You can then use it on other campaigns going forward as well. Good luck! Message me when you launch! Norris
A project with great success around the world does not get funded. Why?
This may not be the only or even main factor, but it looks like your lowest reward with a significant reward is about 150 euros. That's kind of high. I have to think that you would be doing a little better if you could include a reward less than 100 euros, ideally no more than 50 euros. I don't know if this is practical or not.
How do we convert likes to backers without been too pushy?
Steven, the project looks good and the product really cool. You seem to have gotten off to a good start, but you do have a long way to go. In my opinion, the high entry price may be the issue. It may be completely reasonable, but may be high for organic KS supporters. I believe it will fall to your outside marketing to get momentum again. Good luck! Norris