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5 DAYS TO GO OF THE KICKSTARTER - What has founder Danielle learnt so far?

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I can’t believe we’re here.
This month of our Kickstarter campaign has absolutely raced past.
I knew it would, but It still surprises you when it does!
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I decided to crowd fund at the beginning of the DVR journey because it’s a great way to raise necessary money, at the same time as giving the brand a real push in marketing right when you need it.
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Due to having a target and limited time, you really do feel the support from those around you that believe in your idea and want to see it happen. To everyone that has liked, commented, shared posts, told a friend, pledged what they can, or helped distribute leaflets; I can't thank you enough and I will never forget my supporters from the start.
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Crowd funding is certainly not something I recommend lightly. The work load is huge, expect late nights, and no hours off let alone days off for the whole Kickstarter duration! When you do take a bit of time out, you quickly regret it with the backlog of work you need to get done in order to keep the message spreading further.
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From designing and preparing the campaign including the pitch film, to a month of little sleep and as much spreading the word as you possibly can. It is exhausting, emotional and challenging in ways you aren’t expecting, but is it worth it? Totally. Not only for the much-needed money, but just for the boost it gives the brand and the excitement it attracts. I know I have many supporters going through this journey with me, watching the Kickstarter daily and feeling the excitement and nerves alongside mine.
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This craziness of anticipation gives me a real buzz. Although I feel incredibly unhealthy at the moment with a work, sleep, work, sleep routine; it’s a great boost in confidence in your idea and such an exhilarating time, finally being able to share the experience of the brand with others. I feel like we are all making it happen as a community, and I feel like there are so many people on board that feel part of the brand now; some that I hope I’d one day be able to employ as the business grows.
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Doing something like this teaches you who has your best interests at heart, who feels as strongly as you about your idea and wants to take the journey with you whether there is something in it for them or not. You learn of the incredible kindness of strangers, and the amount of fight friends and family have in them for you, or don’t. It’s a good lesson in who is  there to support and grow with you, helpful to learn at the early stage when I have little to give in return for who is genuinely passionate about the idea. I know this knowledge will be a great tool of mine in future business with who I do and don’t get involved in the brand.
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Last but not least, it is a great lesson in sales. In pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, letting go of your own fears for the sake of the bigger picture. During this campaign I have put leaflets through doors, worn a full hi-vis outfit to a business event where there was no hiding, made calls I was nervous about making, directly messaged people asking for help, vlogged for the first time ever, stood up on stage at a business event and talked to an audience of successful business owners, the list goes on.
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At first you feel nervous for each thing, but then the Kickstarter doesn’t move for a few days and you know you have to put your fears to the side and get on with it in order to make your dream happen. 
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So there’s a little about how the campaign's been and what is has taught me!
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We still have 5 days to go with the campaign ending at 7pm Friday 20th October.
So please do support in any way that you can, and keep sharing!!
I can’t thank you all enough.
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Click here to go to the Kickstarter campaign.