Have you ever tried calling someone out about the crazy, unique, or outright weird things they do? It's hard right? Friends and family always seem to take it the wrong way when all you're trying to do is help!
That's the situation we found ourselves in one night with a close friend. We knew there had to be a better way. So we found one…
Hi, we're Paul and Gema - the creators of Funterventions™... a hilarious new way to help your loved ones.
Funterventions™ are FUNNY interventions for not-so-serious problems! We say the things you’ve always wanted to say in a funny, honest, and lighthearted way.
Our first two books - Crazy Dog Owner and Crazy Cat Owner - make the perfect gifts for your friends and family who absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their pets (maybe TOO much).
Each book begins with an introduction to the reader that their friends and family are concerned that the reader is displaying warning signs of being a crazy dog or crazy cat owner.
The intro is followed by 50 humorous warning signs that anyone with a dog or cat will relate to.
The end of the book is a call to action for the reader to get help!
Our mission is to help our customers and their loved ones appreciate the humor in what makes each of us unique and special. We strive to inspire positive change and believe that messages are best delivered with a smile.
Our goal is to create a Funtervention™ for every unique type of person in our lives. Each theme will start with a Funterventions™ book and continue with a complementary line of novelty gifts and apparel.
Our products make great gifts for your friends and family on birthdays, holidays, special occasions, or just because.
We chose to start with two people we're all familiar with - Crazy Dog Owner and Crazy Cat Owner - because those things hit close to home for us.
Who are we?
Gema is kind, compassionate, loving, and always ready to lend a helping hand to her friends and family. She’s also a self-proclaimed Crazy Dog Owner who’s guilty of giving her dogs birthday parties, photographing her dogs in sunglasses, and dressing her dogs in costumes on Halloween! Gema co-authors the Funterventions™ books, creates the illustrations, manages the finances, and publishes our social media accounts (among many other things). Gema was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua. She has worked in the private sector of finance management for the past decade. Funterventions™ is Gema’s first creative entrepreneurial endeavor, and she is excited and ready to launch a fun and unique product line.
Paul is adventurous, creative, sarcastic, and has gotten away his whole life with saying outlandish things with a smile on his face. Paul’s also a Crazy Cat Owner who’s been guilty of having long conversations with his cat, giving his cat more toys than he had as a kid, and creating music videos starring his cat! Paul co-authors the Funterventions™ books, develops the website and online presence, and spearheads our marketing and sales (plus regularly gives Gema a hard time when she’s trying to work). Paul was born in Miami Beach, FL and raised in Asheville, NC. He started his first Internet business in college and has since worked with Internet technology, building and developing websites and online businesses. Paul's entrepreneurial experience and technical background has allowed him and Gema to bootstrap their business launch by doing much of the online development and product creation in-house.
Where do your pledges go?
Our first two books Crazy Dog Owner and Crazy Cat Owner are ready for print! Our goal is to use the money we raise with this Kickstarter to print a volume run of our first two titles and lower the production cost on our books.
Any additional funds raised beyond our goal will go towards offsetting part of the capital investment needed to start our business - like securing a registered trademark for Funtervention™ and Funterventions™, copyrighting our works, incorporating our business, and launching an e-commerce website.
These initial steps will allow us to expand our brand into dozens of new themes throughout the coming years.
What are the rewards?
Thank you for supporting Funterventions™. Check out our exciting Kickstarter Rewards.
Why do a Kickstarter?
First off, planning this Kickstarter was a lesson in itself for us. Putting this Kickstarter campaign together helped us refine our brand and marketing.
Secondly, it provided a goal with a timeline that we could meet. Starting a new business is exciting but also intimidating. It’s easy to play the “first I’ll do this, then I’ll do that, then I’ll finally launch” game. After almost two years in the making, we feel confident in our concept. We've put the time and energy into making the best books we can, and now it’s time to launch with a bang.
Lastly, a well-executed Kickstarter campaign will give a new concept like Funterventions™ as much feedback in thirty days as a traditional first year in business. The true test of market viability is if people buy your products. Friends and family may like our idea... but will customers buy our products? Why not find out sooner than later with a Kickstarter!
Here we go...
We appreciate your time reading our story. We hope that we were able to translate our enthusiasm for Funterventions™ into this Kickstarter campaign, and that you love our books and products as much as we do.
Please back this project and share our Kickstarter campaign with your friends and family who appreciate the humor in what makes us all unique and special.
Paul & Gema
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Risks and challenges
We look forward to reaching our Kickstarter goal and having our books appreciated by real live people like you. After our campaign ends, we will fulfill your orders and continue to build our Funterventions™ brand with new themes and books throughout the coming year.
If this Kickstarter EXCEEDS our goal and becomes wildly successful, we will fulfill your orders with a higher volume print run. This will reduce our cost per book and inject more gross profit into our business, which will allow us to reinvest and create more great Funterventions™ themes, books, and products at a FASTER pace.
It is important to us that we deliver our books in a timely manner. If something were to happen with our primary printer, we have backup options to fulfill our orders.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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