Let me be blunt, this post is about money. I hate money, I hate spending it, saving it, thinking about it, worrying about it, holding it, losing it, all of it. I don’t like money. It makes me nervous.
Let me be more blunt, for my daily life I don’t have money troubles. This is mostly because we live very frugally, and I have even written about it as a guest blogger years ago. No cable or satellite, one car, smart shopping, etc. But, I now I find myself in need of some cash for two purposes:
1. To record my audio book. I reserved my audio rights and want to record it professionally for sell online.
2. To take my book tour outside of Colorado. Specifically, I would like to go to New York, Boston, Chicago, LA, and Houston. That’s five cities and from Denver with Hotel, that’s not in my budget.
So, I applied for and was accepted into the Kickstarter online grant funding program. This program let’s me ask for funds to cover the expenses of travel and recording the book. If I raise enough money, I have a book tour. If I don’t, everyone gets their money back.
Here’s what I need from you – ideas. Kickstarter recommends offering “rewards” to contributors. So, I am offering a free copy of the audio book to those who donate $10 or more and that plus a copy of the actual book for those who donate $50 or more, and for those who contribute $1500 I’ll speak for free about CHD at any event in the USA (travel not included). These are my ideas, but I want your ideas. What might be a better reward or different level? I’m not good at incentives (remember I don’t like money). I need your ideas – please share! I will plan to launch my kickstarter page in one week, so please share your ideas here!