It is no secret that Kickstarter is turning several industries upside-down.
I have myself pledging money to a total of 10 Kickstarter-campaigns over the past year, including Kickstarters for products I likely would’ve never “bought” from a regular store or online-retailers.
A shocking realization, trust me.
Still, things like the extralife comic on Kickstarter (see below) show me I am not the only one ensnared by the siren-call of Kickstarter.com.
- Have you backed a Kickstarter-campaign in the past year or so (or perhaps even before Kickstarter became such a prominent site)?
- Have you at least been tempted to throw your money behind a project before?
- Have you, perhaps, even run a Kickstarter-campaign of your own?
If the answer is “yes” to any of these, you will be familiar with the often heated debates on the “nature” of Kickstarter.com as a commercial enterprise. I’ve written on this subject before.
Why Do You Pledge?
Whatever your stance on the “Kickstarter is not a store!” debate is, it’s clear Kickstarter is a phenomenal success.
Instead of digging further into “what Kickstarter is or is not“, I thought it would be great to get opinions on why people send their hard-earned money on Kickstarter.com (or why they don’t)?
What do you like about Kickstarter-campaigns? What makes you give your cash to a campaign?
- Good deals and “freebies”?
- The personal interaction with project-creators?
- The act of supporting a start-up?
- The “exclusives”?
- Something else entirely?
Why do you pledge?
Web-Comic: Feeding the Kickstarter Beast!