*Update – my crowdfunding campaign is now live here!
Right now, I’m preparing for the launch of the crowdfunding campaign for my new travel guide book Lost Guides – Singapore, which is scheduled to kick off next week!
Launching and running a crowdfunding campaign is a whole other project in itself, and I’m just hoping I have everything ready in time! I’m still waiting on a few extra pieces of fun merchandise that I’ve been working on in collaboration with some awesome local designers – fingers crossed it arrives this week.
Here’s more of a look into what I’ve been up to, and some of the cool merchandise which will be available to order along with the book on the crowdfunding page next week!
One of the more daunting aspects of running a crowdfunding campaign is the video, whereby the creator has to tell the audience and potential backers what the project is all about and why they should fund you. I don’t normally like getting in front of the camera, but luckily my friend Paula agreed to help with the filming so we had a bit of a giggle and managed to get through it. I’ve also been filming ‘Singapore scenes’ over the last few months, so some of these clips will also be weaved into my monologue!
The fun part of doing a crowdfunding campaign is getting to be creative with the types of rewards you can offer your backers…
T-shirts and Tote bag
Taking inspiration from the Chinese – English signage that you see on restaurant signs, public spaces, road signs and shop fronts all around Singapore I thought it would be fun do to a Lost Guides t-shirt and tote bag to mirror this. (Although the main language in Singapore is English, the Chinese make up around 76% of Singaporeans, making them the largest ethic group in the country hence the Chinese signage!).
Singapore Photography Prints
Lots of people mentioned to me that they would really love to get their hands on some photography prints, so I’ve selected 10 photos from the book that I feel give a true, and maybe slightly alternative side to Singapore. These are a great way to jazz up your home or give as gifts. They will come unframed so that they are easier to send in the post or transport home with you.
Miniature versions of the prints will be available as a pack of 10 postcards. Pop on a stamp and send these to friends and family during your travels!
As I mentioned, there are a few more exciting rewards that will be on offer that I’ll share on instagram when they arrive.
I’ll also be giving away an early bird prize to the first 100 people who pledge to the crowdfunding campaign, so if you’d like to be the first to know about the launch then please put your email in the form below!
Thanks for your support!