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914 Dunne Movie
11-06-2012, 08:09 PM
So we are a collective of film students at the University of North Texas. Obviously short on funds, we decided to try out Indiegogo.com. We made a great page and a very well shot creative video that stands apart from all the other mundane videos on the site. But we are having trouble getting the the ball rolling. It seems most people don't want to be one of the first to donate. Is this normally the case? How long into a 30 day campaign should we hope to start making money? If you have any suggestions please help us, Thanks!

Here is our link: http://www.indiegogo.com/914?a=1651068

Feedback would be welcome.

CrowdfundingSiteReviews
11-07-2012, 05:26 PM
So we are a collective of film students at the University of North Texas. Obviously short on funds, we decided to try out Indiegogo.com. We made a great page and a very well shot creative video that stands apart from all the other mundane videos on the site. But we are having trouble getting the the ball rolling. It seems most people don't want to be one of the first to donate. Is this normally the case? How long into a 30 day campaign should we hope to start making money? If you have any suggestions please help us, Thanks!

Here is our link: http://www.indiegogo.com/914?a=1651068

Feedback would be welcome.

Take a look at the Classified Section at Crowdfunding-Website-Reviews.com
http://www.crowdfunding-website-reviews.com/crowdfunding-promotion/promote-crowdfunding/

BTW... FREE this month

914 Dunne Movie
11-07-2012, 07:34 PM
Take a look at the Classified Section at Crowdfunding-Website-Reviews.com
http://www.crowdfunding-website-reviews.com/crowdfunding-promotion/promote-crowdfunding/

BTW... FREE this month

Thanks for your help! I just posted in the classifieds. I had no idea that was a feature before now.

KickstartersHQ
11-29-2012, 09:45 PM
I hate to say it, but figuring out a traffic strategy really isn't something that you leave until part way through the campaign. The most critical thing is to get a rush of traffic *at the very start* of the campaign. This creates further interest in the campaign and encourages media and the site's own automated "Popular"/"Most Funded" categories to feature you, bringing more funds and creating an upwards cycle. Generally it's important to borrow traffic from other, more well established sources that trying to build it from scratch yourself. This often includes creating press releases, doing frequent project updates, contacting larger blogs and traditional media and having a presence at relevant offline events. Ideally, you have most of this lines up before the launch to boost your first day as high as it can possibly go (which is when you also have friends and family chip in).

Anyway, at this point with only 6 days to go, I'd be hitting up every indie film blog I could in short order with an offer to write something they'd find interesting (yes, more interesting than "I have a project. Please fund me!"). Media that's local to where you are will also tend to be more receptive too, especially when they're traditional media (eg print, radio, TV).

Good luck!