Our Kickstarter Campaign: Ways You Can Help

Crooked Comic CropWe just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to build a new pilot brewery, tap room, and food cart patio. This article lists some ways you can help make this a success. Also see our press release and Kickstarter page..

Make no mistake, our crowd funding campaign is pretty ambitious. We have to raise an average of $1000 a day to meet our minimum funding goal. If this goal is not met, no money changes hands, and the project fails. To succeed, we need the help of people like you.

Keep reading below for ways you can help...

Spread the Word

Facebook, Twitter, Email, and so on, all provide an easy way to reach out to our friends. Sending a short and sweet message to them is a great way to help this project succeed. Personal, individual messages work best. Here is an example message which you are free to adapt:

Our friends are raising funds online to build a community brewery, tap room, and patio. The new space will be called Crooked Bottle. They already have a space next to their home brewing store and are ready to pull the trigger if they can meet their funding goal. Please check out their campaign, give what you can, and pass this on.

Their site has a link: http://homebrewexchange.net
The Kickstarter page is here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crooked-bottle/crooked-bottle

As the countdown ticks away, remind your busy friends about the project and give them an update on how close we are to our goal:

Update on the Crooked Bottle Kickstarter: Thanks to those of you who helped support and spread the word about our friends' campaign. Time is running out and they still need help to meet their goals. Pass it on!

Their site has a link: http://homebrewexchange.net
The Kickstarter page is here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crooked-bottle/crooked-bottle

Talk Face to Face

As great as all this electronic communication is, nothing beats the personal touch of getting the word out with your lips. Talk about it! Come by the store and get a stack of cards to hand out to all your friends.

Contact the Press

Do you now someone who works in the press? A prolific blogger? Anyone you feel is influential? Do them a favor and introduce them to our story. There is a lot of interesting back story, even beyond the real life drama in our Kickstarter video. All they have to do is go to our site and click Contact Us (http://homebrewexchange.net/contact ) and they are in touch with Jocelyn and Aaron, the owners, who are likely to grant them an interview.

The Mathematics of Success

Kickstarter pledges average around $50 each, so we need about 530 people to support our campaign. The math goes quickly if we can effectively spread the word: If you get two people to support us, and they each get two people to as well, and so on, by the time the 6th level is reached, we have 63 people. And if only 8 people can pull off this sort of networking, we've met our goal.

In short, the key to success is getting a lot of people involved, and urging them to spread the word!

Links and Images You Can Use

Here are some important links:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crooked-bottle/crooked-bottle - Kickstarter Campaign
http://homebrewexchange.net - Our site which will have links on the front page.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cIDZSBfpaY - Our kickstarter video on YouTube
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Homebrew-Exchange/120549308051 - HBX on Facebook
https://twitter.com/HomeBrewXchange - HBX on Twitter


Feel free to print out our kickstarter poster and post it around town.

Below are a couple more attached images which you are free to use to help spread the word.