The Wendy Experience: What had Happened Was Podcast!!!
It has been over a year since I started producing this labor of love: The Wendy Experience: What had Happened Was Podcast!!! (#WHHW podcast) I would love to continue to bring you these quality, intimate conversations, but I am in need of support in order to devote the time, money and equipment that it takes to continue on!
I realize there are so many podcasts to choose from, but I think we've got something special going on over here--at least that's what my listeners tell me! We have already built up the listenership to over 10,000 downloads per episode! Many of you are already familiar with the show and it's format: I basically sit down with someone that I find fascinating and interesting--usually a fellow performing artist--and we chit chat about their journey to becoming a working professional. Such luminaries as: Chad Michaels, Alaska Thunderfuck, Detox Icunt, Delta Work, Pandora Boxx, Tammie Brown, Jujubee, Latrice Royale--the list goes on--have all sat down with Miss Ho in her humble office for a slice of life conversation to answer the question "What Had Happened Wuz?"
Risks and challenges
Why Do I Need Your Money? Podcasts are not expensive to produce---not compared to video/ tv/ film. Still, producing a podcast of this calibre in a competitive, growing marketplace requires adequate equipment, the right web resources, marketing, and of course the time and enthusiasm.
By the time this kickstarter concludes on December 1st, I will have self produced 50 bi-weekly episodes, and I would love to do 50 more. Hell, I'd love to go weekly if we are able to reach the 2nd tier goal of $10,000! But first things first, let's get to $5,000 and see what happens!
Financial Goal Tier #1 - Essential Operations - $5000 --that's $100 per episode. This tier is the minimum fundraising goal on Kickstarter.
Without this fulfilled, The #WHHW podcast won't live on.
The $5,000 goes toward covering:
$2,000: Equipment costs (professional-quality microphones, audio mixer, headphones, travel recorder/mixer, cables & mic stands)
$1300: transportation & basic guest needs
$500: Artwork, logo, theme song, website design
$600: Website & Server Costs ($50 per month)
$300: Kickstarter reward fulfillment
$250: Kickstarter fee (5% of money raised)
Tier 2 - $10,000 would cover all of the above and allow me to go to a weekly format! This includes a production budget that allows for just that much extra that will help me produce more shows and hopefully-- reach a larger audience.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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