There’s one day left in our Kickstarter campaign. We’ve passed our original goal. We’re $56 dollars away from our stretch goal of covering unexpected printing costs. And we’re beyond ecstatic about the amazing 25 sponsors we’ve gotten so far!
But 25 out of all the people who are friends on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, stalk this blog? If all the people who read the magazine donated, it would have taken less than the minimum donation of $1 to have reached our original goal. At $1 each, the project would have needed 2-3 days worth of readers on this blog to reach our original goal.
So I’m throwing out one more plea to the blogosphere: if you’d like to show some monetary support for our magazine, there’s still time. For even $1 you’ll get to order us around the planet like the mini-dictator you are. For more you could get some awesome postcards from the far-flung corners of the world or even a hard copy of our magazine!
Any extra money over our original and stretch goals? It’ll go right into a bank account to sit and wait patiently to be doled out to future contributors. While we hope to eventually be self-sufficient in paying our contributors, we haven’t found the perfect partners yet. And where we’re going (for Like a Local isn’t likely to being doing a London or Paris edition any time soon) that payment to our future contributors can mean a lot. For example: in our issue 2 location, our stipend of $30 is a bit more than 10% of local monthly salary – so even small donations can make a big difference!
All of the money for contributors will be documented on the Like a Local site so you can see exactly who your contribution went towards. Isn’t that cool?