Well, what can i say. I launched my Trenton Project Indiegogo campaign 8 days ago and it has truly surprised me. A lot of work went into the campaign and it started with a vision and a plan. This was months of work. Coming up with an idea, finding artists that could help create artwork, shooting a short film, setting up an on-line payment account, setting up a website. To see it live is one thing, but to see friends, strangers want to support this project, support me, actually invest money in this or any project is humbling. I also appreciate the social media help. Posting the link to your Facebook page, re-tweeting the link and more. Any and all help is welcomed.
I worked hard to get to this point but I didn’t get here on my own. I had friends who helped me write press releases, correct my grammar, took time out of their schedule to meet with me to discuss this project and much, much more. To these folks, I say ‘Thank You’.
I know most of you who are not familiar with these crowdfunding campaigns, it would seem that the campaign is over. This is not the case. My goal was to raise $1000 during the length of the campaign. I have raised this and I am fortunate but the campaign still rolls on. The campaign runs for 30 days. I will still push forward for the entirety of the campaign to tell people about the campaign, about the project, the perks and more. My goal is still to sell artwork, CD’s, haircuts and more. It’s still my job to tell as many people as possible about the project. It’s still my goal to tell as many people as possible about myself, my music, everything. No one should ever say ‘Well, I’ve made it to Point X, I should stop’. This project and goal is not a destination. It’s part of the journey. It’s one step in the journey. To be a full-time musician, or an artist, or a business, you have to sell, promote yourself 24/7. It doesn’t stop. It will never stop. It may become annoying seeing me promote myself on social media or in person, but it’s what I have to do.
I’ve learned a lot about myself in the making of this project. I have more learning ahead of me……