Are there people willing to finance blog-related projects? Kickstarter records would show that that there are about 180 projects related to blogs proposed so far through its platform that allows project creators the opportunity to convince potential backers to finance their dreams. With many successfully funded projects, the answer will be a resounding yes!
One of the most successful proposals related to blogs through the Kickstarter platform is the Ghost Blogging Platform. It is an open source blogging platform which results to a simpler publishing and therefore a much pleasurable blogging experience. Its strength lies in its beautiful design where complete customization freedom is made available. What’s more is that it is completely Open Source.
A proposal is completely successful if it is able to raise its funding goal within a given period. It is deemed to be doubly successful if it is able to surpass its goal many times over even before the deadline is up. This simply shows just how many people are willing to finance a project which they believe has the potentials to be use to many.
If we are to look at successfully-funded proposals, it is quite obvious that there is no specific limitation as to topic. Consider these proposals that did not only manage to get complete funding but way beyond over the established goal.
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries aim to tell a story through video blogs. There is an expected creation of a book and DVDs. This project aims to allow the audience to interact with the story.
The Jitterbug Bakery is another successfully funded proposal. It essentially aims to create a website containing blog posts uploaded by customers in a proposed bakery and cafe in Tybee Island, GA. It hopes to host WordPress meetups and conduct free and paid classes in WordPress stuff, digital photography, cooking, and other related topics. There are many other successful proposals made so the question is how the public can buy Kickstarter products they are interested in.
Buying Kickstarter-Funded Products
Most Kickstarter-funded products cannot be bought from traditional sources. There is one Kickstarter store that can direct interested buyers to the project creators themselves. Rather than doing outright selling of the products, the ForeverGeek Kickstarter Store leads buyers to the relevant page.
The examples above will show just how much opportunities there are for blogging which are even attractive to external backers.