Pet Photographer Shares How “1000 pugs” Reached $9,636 in 36 Hours on Kickstarter
Amanda Bradshaw’s Kickstarter project video:
I thought its a really engaging video with so many people involve and it kept me wondering, where is this crazy pet photographer??
Amanda’s raised $15,452 in total when her campaign finished. Here is the interview where she shared how she successfully reached her funding goal in 36 hours.
Regardless of Amanda’s crowdfunding campaign worked or not, she would have still go ahead with her project because she had so much demand that her fans took down a appointment booking server after she open for registrations.
It was really amazing where said in the interview, that she consulted with an accounting expert and the “expert” told her that she would be broke after she launched this project and she won’t be able to sustain her business.
I am glad that she didn’t listen and launched her project anyways.
Amanda shared how she built her photography business, what are the keys to her overwhelming success and advice for people who would like to use crowdfunding for startups and projects.
Let me know if you have any questions in the comment below or simply share what you learned from this interview!
Almost a year and a half ago Amanda Bradshaw photographed my two pugs. Both have now passed. Amanda walked away with a ton of money and only a small percentage of people got their pictures. I have called her and emailed her. Nothing. She promised to give money to pug rescues in the different cities she visited for photo shoots. Not all rescues received their promised donations. Why is she not in jail.
Anthonykennedy I am so sorry your pugs have passed. This wait for any work from Amanda Bradshaw is is terrible and frustrating. I can't believe someone could be so rude! A quick email or a post on her blog letting everyone know she really was working on things would be great. I just want my photos. If this wasn't important to us all we wouldn't have participated. And I agree, why is she not in court. It may be time to think about stepping up measures.
@JudyKelley she no longer posts on daily Puglet. The comments that are posted are two or three a day. A far cry from the number of posts you use to see on DP. its like she and the participants have disappeared. Surprised so few care about getting what they paid for.
This was a total ripoff. I had my pug photographed by Amanda Bradshaw in June 2012, she has yet to fulfill any orders or even post photos as promised for a free download. My husband and I paid $80.00 at a silent auction for pug rescue for a spot in the book. There has been no communication at all from Ms. Bradshaw. She has completely shut down. She writes her blog The Daily Puglet and never mentions the project. I have called her office and she does not answer or return calls. I have left comments on her blog but she edits her comments and mine are never published.
This is frustrating and maddening. I want my photos, I could care less if she completes her book.
The accountant she spoke to about this venture was right, she has failed miserably.