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By Kyle Ferguson
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About

What's your nerd number? For most of my life due to my unique interests and hobbies I was ostracized as a NERD. As I got older, I began wearing the title NERD as a badge of honor! So what's your nerd number?

NERD CRED is a social media networking service and mobile phone application that allows users to track "nerdy" goals or tasks and gain points, badges, and unlock achievements for accomplishing them.

NERD CRED will be available for download for iOS, android, as well as through the website.

NERD CRED will function like part social media site, part check-in site, part goal tracker, and part reward site. You'll be able to create and update a profile, post and share goals with friends, read articles and messages tailored to your interests, score points and badges for accomplishing tasks, AND be entered to win nerdy swag all while friendly competing with other nerds. 

Here's how it works...

Users create an account through the NERD CRED app or website.  Next users can search our database of NOTs (Nerdy Obsessive Tasks) and score points for posting and sharing after you've completed them or post nerdy goals that they wish to accomplish. Then update your profile with your nerdy interests and habits, check your current score (your NERD NUMBER) and view the badges you've won. You would start the day with 3 tokens that allow you to earn nerd number points. After all your tokens are gone, you could wait 24 hours to get 3 more or earn additional tokens. Finally, users are randomly chosen for drawings of nerdy swag. Besides the virtual rewards, users have  the chance to receive tangible prizes as well. Don't fret though, winning prizes won't depend how many points you have, but only that you're an active user. The NERD CRED app and website will operate by selling advertising to vendors and partnering with businesses.

NOTs examples would include: 

  • Play a zombie themed game (+5 points)
  • Get an autograph from/selfie with MIng-Na Wen (+30 points), Nathan Fillion (+40 points), or Stan Lee (+50 points)
  • Visit Diagon Alley at Universal Studios (+18 points)
  • Cosplay as a anime character (+10 points)
  • Own a sci-fi/fantasy themed hat (+2 points)
  • Post a Youtube video (+6 points)
  • Bingewatch an entire season of Game of Thrones (+12 points)

We will work with the NERD CRED backers and community to expand the list of NOTs!

Prizes for the giveaways would include board/card games, miniatures, video game systems and games, blu-ray/dvd box sets, comics, apparel, and more...

Besides the functions described above, there is also the chance for cross promotion. Do you have a blog or YouTube channel that you use to cover nerdy topics? Have links to your site/channel sent to NERD CRED users that share your nerdy passion. You could be chosen as the Nerd of the month.

NERD CRED isn't just about an app, its about creating an online community of unique individuals that share common interests!

We set a goal of $20,000, but we are hoping to raise at least $40K to make this project at the highest quality and include even greater weekly prizes like a 1st comic appearance of Thanos, or a trip to a movie premiere or a ticket to San Diego Comic Con. If we reach $50K, we can offer tangible kickstarter rewards (T-shirts, phone chargers, etc)

Projected kickstarter campaign budget $20,000 - Funds app and website development using existing " backend" solutions, start up administration, and initial monthly prize giveaways. The basic plan after development is to run ads, charge a small subscription fee for non backers users , and get sponsors to fund prizes and administration costs.

This will get the project started at the bare minimum cost. All backer rewards are virtual at this point to keep the costs low.

Stretch goals $40,000 -  Funds app and website development allowing us to explore creating our own media solution from scratch, start up administration, and initial weekly prize giveaways. The basic plan after development is to run ads, (no subscription fees),  and get sponsors to fund prizes and administration costs. 

This level of funding will allow us to create the app from the ground up, ensuring smoother functionality. We'll also be able to run the service for free and offer more prizes.

Stretch goals 50,000 - Funds app and website development allowing us to explore creating our media solution from scratch, start up administration, in app trivia challenges, and initial weekly prize giveaways. The basic plan after development is to run ads and get sponsors to fund prizes and administration costs. As the focus of this campaign was to fund the app/site, we thought the focus should be on virtual rewards for backing. If we reach this stretch goal, we'll also send all $10 backers a NERD CRED stylus pen, all $25 backers a NERD CRED cell phone card holder, all $50 backers a NERD CRED cell phone car charger, and all $100 backers a NERD CRED t-shirt. 

 

 

TIME TABLE

In order for this campaign to be successful two things need to happen. First of course is reaching our funding goal. Second however is recruiting our user community. Ultimately our initial user goal is 100,000 users. Our dream is to be able to aid users in crossing off items from their nerd bucket lists. Whether it is meeting their favorite celebrity, owning the 1st comic appearance of their favorite obscure super hero, or attending a movie premiere, etc. The more users attached to NERD CRED, the more power the community will have.  That said there are 2 ways you can join NERD CRED on our journey.

If you believe in what we want to accomplish, you can become a financial backer.

If you think it'll just be a fun app to play with but you're strapped for cash or don't want to spend any money at this point, become a supporter. Go to our site and register as a NERD CRED user.

Of course you can always do both!

http://www.nerd-cred.com

Risks and challenges

There is always a risk involved with any venture. Especially when technology and programming are involved. This project is still in the planning stages and we need your help to move forward. We've put together a solid plan and a viable timeline. We're hoping you feel the possible rewards of Nerd Cred are worth the risk.

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