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by SouthernSwaddle » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:04 pm

Our campaign got off to a rough start, we are only at 10% with 25 days to go. We received feedback and took it into account. We changed a lot of things, added some images, and are still building our social following.

I am also curious as to how we can take advantage of Facebook groups without being too spammy.

If anyone wants to further help improve our campaign (or see cute baby photos!), check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/29 ... le-made-in

Thanks in advance for any help!
Southern Swaddle | Husband and wife team that created a baby swaddle for their own little one, help us share it with the world!
Preview Link to Our Campaign:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/97 ... n=7c50bdc0
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by DavidKS » Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:34 am

Hey Willpowered,

Very emotional post and thank you for sharing! Will definitely think about you when launching our campaign! There is great advice here to keep in mind, also in the following posts.
http://kaufsafari.com/- The B2B Marketplace for StartUp Products.
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by RFIDsecur » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:18 am

inspired post and useful, I also like the FB groups idea will try that!
We're almost funded last 3% (it's been a journey) from goal with 6 days left so we want to try and push for some stretch goals as well. You get highs and lows and drought periods but you have to stay strong, focused and keep getting p when you get knocked down.

I'm also going to give some real feed back on Backerclub and Backershub for those that are interested let me know, and I'll start a new thread, would like your feed back also if you have used them, we've literally just started with them.

Something else to consider is bloggersrequired post on there for bloggers to write about your product idea etc most will write in return for a small fee or an item that you are selling.

What do other campaigns think to cross pledging or sharing their backers, how does it go down ?

http://kck.st/2edbtHw
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by IdeaJab » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:25 pm

I'm trying to learn as much as I can now before I get to this point. I know it is going to happen. Tons of people on these forums have amazing advice and feedback and it's helped prepare me!
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by buddytheelf » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:11 am

Wow, great story! Thanks for sharing that with the community.

I am launching my project tonight at midnight, it is a line of Christmas lights that have an integral storage system that prevents them from tangling.

You can view my project here: [url]kickstarter.nevertanglelights.com[/url]
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by dreamsmadeinamerica » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:59 am

Hi! We recently launched our first Kickstarter campaign Dreams: Made in America. It is a documentary in the making about people's opinions on The American Dream (is it still alive, is it achievable, etc.). Hope to hear from you soon! :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/71 ... =user_menu
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by eMinnow » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:52 am

Excellent story, thanks for sharing.
It's the one huge thing everyone is worried about when launching their campaign!
Good to see that even when you think all is lost you should never give up.
David Tye
eMinnow the worlds first robotic fishing lure! now AVAILABLE to pre-order now via:
Indiegogo On Demand: http://bit.ly/2qzwRjC
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by FwidgitRunner » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:10 am

This thread was super helpful. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.
I think the biggest thing that we're struggling with is finding pledges from groups outside our immediate friends and family. We're targeted, we know which demographics to go after, we have a killer idea, but we still find it hard to break through.
Would love any feedback about our campaign and how to finish strong and achieve our goal.
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by Musicassette » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:26 pm

Very useful suggestions
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by lowkey » Tue May 02, 2017 3:59 am

the best one i read yet on this forum. love it. no, i love you.
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