15 February 2012 @ 02:09 pm
The Great Big Crowdfunding Poll  
The following poll is long (a whopping FOURTEEN QUESTIONS!!!), so I'm putting it behind a cut. You will notice I am No Fun At All, and have not made this a Ticky Box Poll, but rather a Radio Button Poll, which means only one answer per question. This is because I'm more or less trying to avoid "all of the above" answers, because I'm trying to get an idea of what might work *best*, and "all of the above" doesn't necessarily help me, or indeed anyone else trying to learn from this, in that regard.

Feel free, of course, to also comment and tell me that "all of the above" is suitable, but if you'd be so good as to jump through my hoops too, I would appreciate it. :)

Anyway, in order to try to gain a sense of scale, there are variations on some of the questions, so you're not actually stuck with just one answer, just a range of importance. I hope. :)



Poll #1819148 The Great Big Crowdfunding Poll

I have bought into CE Murphy crowdfunding campaigns before.

Yes
71(55.0%)
No
58(45.0%)

I bought into "No Dominion" primarily because:

It was the Walker Papers
66(52.4%)
It was Gary
22(17.5%)
It was a Kickstarter campaign
6(4.8%)
It was the first CE Murphy crowdfund campaign I'd heard of
22(17.5%)
Other, to be delineated in comments
10(7.9%)

I bought into the "No Dominion" campaign *secondarily* because:

It was Walker Papers
36(28.6%)
It was Gary
60(47.6%)
It was a Kickstarter campaign
7(5.6%)
It was the first CE Murphy crowdfund campaign I'd heard of
13(10.3%)
Other, to be delineated in comments
10(7.9%)

How much does creator enthusiasm affect your willingness to buy into a campaign?

Not very much: I either would or wouldn't buy in anyway
13(10.2%)
Somewhat.
31(24.4%)
A lot! It made me want to participate!
80(63.0%)
A lot! It made me want to run away screaming!
3(2.4%)

How much does the Kickstarter aspect of being able to see others' enthusiasm affect your willingness to buy into a campaign?

Not very much: I either would or wouldn't buy in anyway
48(37.2%)
Somewhat.
56(43.4%)
A lot! It made me want to participate!
25(19.4%)
A lot! It made me want to run away screaming!
0(0.0%)

How much does the Kickstarter reward levels aspect affect your willingness to buy into a campaign?

Not very much: I either would or wouldn't buy in anyway
10(7.8%)
Somewhat.
61(47.3%)
A lot! It made me want to participate!
58(45.0%)
A lot! It made me want to run away screaming!
0(0.0%)

Aside from "No Dominion" itself, the following reward is the most compelling:

Name in acknowledgements
2(1.6%)
Extra short stories
40(31.0%)
Extra novellas
42(32.6%)
Opportunity for the limited edition print run of the whole project
29(22.5%)
Making Kit sing "Wind Beneath My Wings"
8(6.2%)
Other Swag (cover art posters/bookmarks/postcards/calendars)
2(1.6%)
Other (pliz comment!)
6(4.7%)

Aside from "No Dominion" itself, the following reward is the *second* most compelling:

Name in acknowledgements
4(3.2%)
Extra short stories
52(41.3%)
Extra novellas
42(33.3%)
Opportunity for the limited edition print run of the whole project
9(7.1%)
Making Kit sing "Wind Beneath My Wings"
10(7.9%)
Other Swag (cover art posters/bookmarks/postcards/calendars)
7(5.6%)
Other (pliz comment)
2(1.6%)

Aside from "No Dominion" itself, the following reward is the *third* most compelling:

Name in acknowledgements
20(15.6%)
Extra short stories
17(13.3%)
Extra novellas
22(17.2%)
Opportunity for the limited edition print run of the whole project
33(25.8%)
Making Kit sing "Wind Beneath My Wings"
14(10.9%)
Other Swag (cover art posters/bookmarks/postcards/calendars)
14(10.9%)
Other (pliz comment)
8(6.2%)

The e-book aspect (as opposed to just PDFs) of the "No Dominion" campaign was this important to me:

Very Important
44(34.4%)
Moderately Important
45(35.2%)
Not Important
39(30.5%)

I learned about the "No Dominion" campaign primarily via:

A CE Murphy blog
87(66.9%)
CE Murphy's newsletter
11(8.5%)
Facebook
12(9.2%)
G+
2(1.5%)
Twitter
9(6.9%)
Kickstarter
1(0.8%)
Someone Else's Blog
5(3.8%)
Other (pliz elucidate in comments!)
3(2.3%)

An individual should run a major Kickstarter campaign no more often than:

Annually
26(20.3%)
Semiannually
33(25.8%)
Quarterly (ahahaha)
9(7.0%)
When the mood strikes
60(46.9%)

A new Kickstarter campaign should be launched:

As soon as excitement overrides sanity
45(35.4%)
1-3 months after the completion of the last campaign
25(19.7%)
3-6 months after the completion of the last campaign
27(21.3%)
6-12 months after the completion of the last campaign
30(23.6%)

Ticky Boxes

You have totally failed to include ticky boxes in this poll, and I wish to register a complaint.
10(7.9%)
No complaints, just ticky boxes! Yay!
117(92.1%)
 
 
Mark MathisonMark Mathison on February 15th, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
follow up to my "other" answer
The opportunity to be a small part in the process that results in your amazing efforts taking up a home in my heart and my head.