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GUEST,JB Uncomfy with Kickstarter appeals? (64* d) RE: Uncomfy with Kickstarter appeals? 23 Mar 16

We all have to live Anne, and I have exactly the same expenses as you list. All the band chipped in a bit to pay for the studio time when we did our first CD, we're now on our fourth and it's self funding. We did a 'launch' at our local theatre, and sold 150 copies at that gig at 10.00 each. Plus our share of the box office take, it was a most worthwhile excersise and there's money in the kitty for the next one.

I've had some friends recently use crowd funding to pay for a first recording, with a target of 5,000.00 which was reached. The CD is being recorded by a mobile engineer in a front room, bearing in mind the actual costs I've posted above, it begs the question as to what they are actually spending the money on!

I've always been a little suspicious of crowdfunding what for most of us is mainly a hobby rather than a main source of income. There are any number of hobbies that people spend an absolute fortune on, how successful, for instance would an attempt to crowdfund buying a horse, or building a model aircraft?

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