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Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 11 1:07 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Sally agreed to rub us all down with soap.

I missed that offer.
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Loon, I thought you lacked focus and ambition?

Very true. I'm looking for ways to find focus.
Put a job in front of me and I'm generally very good at doing it... unless it is a job with no purpose.
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Are you a wise bet?

It's a bit like poker. The bet depends on the whole hand, and I've only got two of the cards...

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 12 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

For those that have traversed this route already, have you encountered any rules or ethics that would prohibit two concurrent crowdfunded projects - either via the same site or via separate sites?

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sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 12 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I wonder if you'd have problems when promoting the idea, as it seems to work best when you start by targetting people who know you, and it spreads from there. So, social networking is a major route to attract funders. With two pitches, you still only have the same starting pool of contacts to approach.

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 12 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My thoughts too. I wonder if there's a way of mingling the two ideas I have in mind into one. Somehow.
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Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 13 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Coming back to this... I know that some of you have tried a few different crowdfunding platforms.
Any chance of a brief review of what each one is like?

Rob R



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 13 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They all gather money on your behalf, adding an air of legitimacy and taking a cut of the proceeds.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 13 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:
They all gather money on your behalf, adding an air of legitimacy and taking a cut of the proceeds.

I knew that much.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 13 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's all there is to know, you can compare the rates and the legitimacy of each one, I guess.

Peoplefund.it (the one Nat used for Jersey Beef) charged 5% + 3% transaction fees, so 8% in total.

Shan



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 13 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Barefoot Andrew wrote:
My thoughts too. I wonder if there's a way of mingling the two ideas I have in mind into one. Somehow.
A.


Could you do it as some sort of staged funding?

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 13 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That situation no long exists.
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vegplot



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 13 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I wonder if the film industry uses crowd funding to fund crowds.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 13 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sometimes, yes.

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 13 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:
I wonder if the film industry uses crowd funding to fund crowds.


Snigger

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 13 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Crowdfunder UK are running a crowding funding hour on Twitter this evening from 5pm. Simply follow hashtag #crowdfunder to participate.

See https://twitter.com/crowdfunderuk/status/380619892036104192.
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