Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Crowdfunding Update (September 2014)

It's been three months since I started my campaign to get my reviews crowd funded as an alternative to requesting review units. When I began talking about this idea, I said I would keep people updated on how I felt the new model was working out - what worked, what doesn't, and what changed with the switch.

As part of this I've decided to do a kind of 'quarterly report' on the crowdfunding. I'm hosting a live discussion and taking comments, and you can watch the stream here: http://youtu.be/MGuchyge-N0

I also wanted to give a breakdown of the crowdfunding revenue, just so people can see how things have been operating.

  • The total amount of contributions from June to August, minus fees, was $599.71 USD
  • This breaks down as $370.07 USD from ongoing Patreon contributions and $229.64 from individual Paypal donors.
  • The largest recurring monthly Patreon pledge during this period was $20 a month!
  • The largest single Paypal donation during this period was $100!

Naturally I am amazed at the level of support I've seen from the campaign, and once again I want to thank everyone who contributed.

The money has enabled me to purchase these products for review:
  • Takstar Pro 80 ($64.93 USD)
  • VSonic VSD 3 ($51.15 USD)
  • V-Moda M100 + XL Pads ($305.94 USD)
  • Philips SHE3950 ($13.51)
  • Xiaomi Pistons + Havi B3 Pro1 ($78.74 USD)
  • Panasonic RP-HJE125 ($12.53 USD)

Quite a few of these products, like the Takstar Pro 80, were products recommended to me by my viewers but for which I was previously unable to source a review unit. Most of these were products that I have never heard of until they were mentioned to me by you. Once again I thank you for support!

I have more thoughts on how everything is going so far, but I am going to save them for the livestream for now. 

And if you are reading this and would like to know how to help support my channel, just follow this link. http://www.patreon.com/lachlanlikesathing

Thank you. You people are awesome.