Can a mother of three be an entrepreneur?
Can she run a crowdfunding campaign to success?
Can she deliver her promises?
The answer to those questions lies within the story of Erin Harrison, a mother from Utah, who decided to follow her heart’s call: She was impressed by the difficulties that thousands of mothers and children halfway around the globe were going through.
So she did her research and found out exactly what she could do to help. The only thing that stood between her and the change she wanted to make was a financial benchmark.
But she didn’t let that be an obstacle for too long: Erin went to Indiegogo, built her ideas into a campaign and used crowdfunding as her main instrument for success.
At Maker Paradise, we love sharing inspirational stories like Erin’s. The dedication and commitment she involved into reaching her goal are elements we can all learn from.
Give a listen to our interview with her and get inspired to reach your own objective.
Join our community to find out what tools she used and how she managed to build her way to a 200% funded campaign, without any prior experience in crowdfunding.
Notes from the audio interview with maker: (listen here)
01:54 What inspired Erin to act
04:57 Her two-part plan of helping the children in need
11:56 What’s the status of social causes on Indiegogo?
13:57 The goal of Erin’s campaign
14:38 The critical first week
16:28 Erin’s plan to use her social network to the fullest
17:54 Actionable advice on getting the word out
20:02 How often should you follow-up?
21:39 Handling the temptation of writing back
23:06 How to use social media efficiently
24:58 Why local media is also important
26:20 The process of obtaining non-profit status
Crowdfunding campaign: 1000 Boots and Sleeping Bags for Refugee Children on Indiegogo
Community page: 1000 Boots and Sleeping Bags for Refugee Children on Facebook