How you will get FASTER...
In my last post I lamented about how slow I was at crowdfunding (only four projects in 12 months). But the good news is that I'm getting faster.
There are three core reasons for getting faster (in no particular order):#1
- On my first project then everything
was new to me.
By the second project I knew what to do for a lot of it.
For the third project then 90% is the same - it's just rinse-and-repeat.#2
- I'm slowly getting various "systems" in place.
I used to go down to the local post office and ship each package individually (I'm in New Zealand and 99%+ of my Rewards are shipped overseas). I'd stand there for 45 minutes ...passing through each package. I got to know the people there quite well
But now... I have a deal setup with a company that come and pick-up all my boxes, in a big bag, from my doorstep. It's pretty sweet!#3
This is probably the biggest factor in terms of speed.
A very real example...
For my first project I had no money whatsoever (well, that's not strictly true, I had less than no money ...I was in debt, overdraft, the whole lot).
So, to order the titanium for that project, I had to wait until Kickstarter had put the money into my account. Then I could order the titanium.
It came from the USA ...so took 1 to 2 weeks before I received it. This meant I couldn't even begin fulfilling Rewards until a month after getting funded.Fast forward to my last project...
The numbers are fairly predictable (in terms of final funding figure) and I had the cash on hand to order the titanium.
So I ordered the titanium around halfway through the project. I had the titanium delivered and ready before the project had even finished.
Yep, a four-week improvement on my first project. Woohoo!One last thing...
The three things above are what have had the biggest effect on speed ...so far
However, there should be a fourth
soon - and this is when, at some point in the near future, I can quit my full-time job.
This should help me get even faster ...because, just now, everything is done in my "spare time".