Peter C. Hayward is one of my best friends. He's also my ex-fiance, my co-podcaster (for the *other* podcast I do called Being Honest With My Ex) and he is The. King. Of. Kickstarter.
Last year Peter launched a Kickstarter for his first board game, Scuttle! Which raised 3000% over it’s initial goal, and made $87,000. He then followed that up by releasing another game through Kickstarter later that year that made $89,000.
In this episode we talk at length about the trials and tribulations of Kickstarter, what it’s like to run your own company, and how to survive outside of the approval loop.
And all the linky goodness for this episode:
- Peter' board game company Jellybean Games (sign up to the newsletter here)
- Peter's first Kickstarter campaign, Scuttle!
- Peter's second Kickstarter, Dracula's Feast
- Peter's third Kickstarter (that *just* ended), The Lady and the Tiger
- Kickstarter Lessons, which in the words of Peter, is "the best site about Kickstarter on the internet"
- The Animatronic Einstein Kickstarter - it's just as weird as you imagine
- Amanda Palmer's Kickstarter that made a cool $1.2million (also her book, The Art of Asking)
- The Pebble Watch
- Fidget Cube
- The most recent The Dice Tower fundraising campaign
- Tim Ferriss' The Four Hour Work Week
- Peter's board game friends at Great Than Games
- The Trying My Best Kickstarter from the creators of Slutmonster and Friends
- The Amateur Hour Pozible campaign featuring the cat cameo reward and an amazing film clip
- Kelly Jo - the artist behind Scuttle!
- Tania Walker - the artist for Dracula's Feast and Lady and the Tiger
- Being Honest With My Ex - the other podcast that these two dickheads do together
- Honor Eastly's (my) Instagram, which features more feelings and selfies from ridiculous podcasting setups in Sri Lanka