What is Kickstarter, and how does it work?
Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform with the goal of helping creators of unique, innovative, creative projects bring their work to life. Since its launch in 2009, Kickstarter has helped 172,805 creators successfully fund projects in areas varying from film and music to fashion and technology (statistic current as of 11/7/2019, from Kickstarter’s website). All projects start the same way: a person or group has an idea to create something that doesn’t currently exist, and they ask for help in bringing it into the world.
Creators set a funding goal and deadline for their project based on research they do beforehand to determine the amount of work and investment it will take to accomplish. Once they're ready to launch, they share their story through Kickstarter, offering rewards to folks who choose to pledge money to the cause. These folks who support projects (known on Kickstarter as backers) are only charged the money they pledged if the project successfully meets its funding goal. In return, creators promise to deliver the rewards chosen by each backer once they have successfully been produced.
Sometimes backers pledge money to a campaign without choosing to receive a reward, simply because they believe in what the creator has set out to do and want to see them succeed. At the end of the day, Kickstarter is all about sharing ideas and bringing something new into the world, hopefully leaving it for the better. That's what we love about Kickstarter, and that's why we're so excited to share our work in this way.
To view our project visit Upcycled Plant Food and Sustainable Grow Kits on Kickstarter.