Is Crowdfunding starting to become a “competitive sport”? If the celebrities can’t succeed at it, does that mean that others can’t? No, not if I can get your help. I don’t want to end up like Melissa Joan Hart, and have my Crowdfunding campaign fail whale. So, I need your help. I’m not a celebrity, but I do have a crowdfunding campaign. It’s not a B movie either… I’ll tell you more soon.
Melissa Joan Hart was in the news last week. Yes, you remember her, right? Sabrina the Teenage Witch. For those of us who grew up in the ’80s/’90s, she was “the” one. I don’t really remember the show, but I do remember her. I never was much into witches though. I’m barely religious, for that matter.
Melissa Joan Hart, or MJH, as I like to call her, hasn’t been much in the news lately as far as I can tell. But, alas, as with Hollywood, often times “news” as they call it is just around the corner. In this case it is, and it involves the new golden child – crowdfunding.
Crowdfunding is the simple concept whereby fans, friends, and family make pledges towards funding an actual project and bringing it to life. It is an impressive format for elevating the worldwide availability for people around the world to contribute to projects that are ready for market… or not. You’ve probably heard the big names in Crowdfunding – Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Pozible, plus one or two seem to arise regularly overnight.
Her latest adventure involving crowdfunding, behind the Hollywood likes of Zack Braff and Veronica Mars, who were successful, was unfortunately, a big fail whale for her. She couldn’t reach her funding goals, so the project was cancelled. It actually appears as though the plug was pulled prior to the actual project close day… perhaps to save some dignity? It was a big ask – $2 million for crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Here is the original campaign.
So, what’s my point?
I need your help with my crowdfunding campaign. And the project total is only for $5600 – not $2 million. Easy, but still hard.
Why should you support my crowdfunding project, when you didn’t support the rich and famous? Well, I’m going to say that with mine you will get a bit more personal satisfaction.
It’s not about being a celebrity or watching a celebrity for that matter. It’s about being an entrepreneur online, and making things work in the digital space.
It cuts through the clutter and confusion of being online, and gives you a new method of success. It’s at the intersections of digital innovation and entrepreneurship – the two things that I am most passionate about. That, and we are going to help 1000 entrepreneurs become successful online. Yes, we are going to change the world, one entrepreneur at a time, not one tv show/movie at a time. I’m totally into practicalities.
The project is to launch my upcoming book, entitled The Digital Delusion: How to Overcome The Clutter And Confusion Online. The funds are to be used for typesetting, editing, and printing. And, the cool thing is that you can actually get involved with the project, and help with the editing, case-studies of your business, digital leader profiles… you name it. You can start with a simple pledge starting at $25. How easy is that? This is real entertainment.
Check out my crowdfunding campaign here:
Look, losing is not fun, no matter what it is for, or who it is – friends, enemies and yes, even celebrities. I do feel for MJH, as I know it is a lot of work. If anything, it points us in the right direction… or at least that is what we will always tell ourselves.
I’ve got around 3 weeks left to make a go at it, and I really need your help. There are a number of different ways that you can pledge, and you get some pretty cool rewards that I’ve put together.
So please, go on, make a pledge now – who would you support, someone who wants to grow the entrepreneurial spirit around the globe, or an hour or two of “entertainment”. Since one “choice” is already gone… you can just go ahead and make that pledge now!
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