I'm having some frustration using IndieGoGo and getting the funds they have recorded in alignment with what my sponsor at the Filmmakers Alliance actually has received. Paypal and IndieGoGo are not as linked as one would hope when it comes to the contribution process to your project. Paypal and the SMS they have do not work well
(or at all) with IndieGoGo. I lost a couple of contributions because of that and when I inquired about it to IndieGoGo, what they sent back did not clear things up on how to address the problem. Also, I've had a handful of contributors tell me they were having problems contributing because their account would not work or their credit card would not take. I witnessed one person put his credit card info through the IndieGoGo process, it looked like everything was working fine, but then later there was no record on IndieGoGo or Paypal that his contribution made. I did ask if he was willing to try again and he didn't follow up. I also know that there is one person who is recorded as a contributor but nothing has come through from Paypal to my sponsor. We're now trying to get to the bottom of this. The other frustration that I had is that two of my donors contributions were reversed by Paypal security but this was not recorded by IndieGoGo. It still says that they have contributed even though those transactions are void. In some ways, that works in my favor in that those ghost contributions helped me get to my total, but now having to go back and figure out how much money I am actually owed, is a headache because I have to check in with my sponsor, with IndieGoGo and with Paypal. My advice to IndieGoGo: I love your service but there need to be some upgrades that integrate Paypal more robustly. And if you're a filmmaker: make your money making schemes as streamlined as possible so that you don't have to check in with more than one or two entities to get your funds. Everything is fine. Just taking longer than I'd hoped, more mathematics than I'd hoped and I'm getting a little less money than I'd anticipated because of "3rd party" fees and boggled transactions.
I've been a little slow on the uptake the last couple of days so this is retro-active post:) I did a live streaming fund raiser this morning on ustream. I set up the "sexyogathon". The premise was the more money raised the more clothing that I would take off:) We raised $480 from it. Not bad. Now we have just $296 to raise in the next six hours! Can we do it?! I'm on the edge of my seat. I've literally exhausted myself in this campaign. I need some cold medicine and a bed. Sandy Payne of PurseDogTV whipped up a last minute press release last night that I uploaded to PRLog this morning. Check out this service if you need a free PR service to put your press releases on. And Mathieas who writes for Web Series Today put a blog out on the Sexyogathon too!
Hey! Google Alerts just let me know that Digital Chick TV featured us in a blog post about projects to fund by females! Love it!
Trevor Algatt plugged us on his very informative actor podcast called Inside Acting. You can find industry interviews that shed a whole new light on things. I love them. They are talented, ambitious and sexy. I might have to call them "Incredible Guy/s".
Inner Image Media, Jessica Clark and I made a thank you video to the OneMoreLesbian.com community for watching and helping us promote. Check it out!
Here are some screen grabs from posts on us around the net!
Movie fund raiser night for IG with homemade pizza, outdoor hot tub/ fireplace & heat lamp make for a splendid evening.