Relaunching IndieGoGo Campaign

After the initial campaign failing to raise any money, I had had enough reality shoved up my ass to realize I had to change things. One of the things I wasn’t really happy about was the video I did – so here I am relaunching the campaign with hopefully better videos and perks. Check out the video:

Would you agree with me its an improvement? The campaign itself can be found here.

I would hope for a small contribution from the readers of this blog – unless I get some donations during the first couple of days the campaign won’t be visible when browsing the IndieGoGo site – I don’t know how much this would detriment my chances, but odds of raising the money are heavily stacked against me anyway so I want to do anything I can to improve my chances. Just take up on that 2 € perk and you will be helping me a lot already!

Whole January will be hustle regarding this thing – I want to push my story as much as possible and make this shit happen.

Now the whole funds situation…

As you know, my initial aim was to have a 5000 € budget for this trip – now I’m basically facing the situation that I have to somehow make it happen with under 2000 €! I decided to use Sergio’s advice to Couchsurf, which will really slash down on the accommodation bill but let’s be real here, Japan is expensive!

As of now I have just about enough money to cover for flight ticket and a rail pass, and have a little to spare. But the thing is… I gotta eat too! Not to mention random expenses like getting adapters that fit the weird voltages there. That’s why I really need for this campaign to succeed. I want to have some breathing space!

So if you have liked my stuff at all, please do help, you will get videos from a happier guy towards the back end of the Japan trip when I don’t have to be doing constant fasting.

Speaking of fasting, I’m gonna start the year 2013 with a 48-hour fast, just to clear out the junk food in my system.

Please do tell what you think of this whole campaign in the comments!

2 Responses to “Relaunching IndieGoGo Campaign”

  1. Sergio Felix January 2, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    Hey Jarkko, I think this is a great way to start the year man, setting yourself for a trip to Japan just like the one you did to Malaysia.

    Couchsurfing is a great way to see new places while on a budget and the chance to meet other digital nomads is just great.

    I wish I could give you some monetary help but right now is just impossible as I just moved out and paying rent and trying to launch a big product at the same time, hasn’t been easy.

    I will help you in any other way though and sharing this for now, all the best man!


  2. Jarkko Helenius January 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

    Yeah I understand. :) Any help is greatly appreciated. No-one owes me anything so I’m approaching this as humbly as possible. I have just about enough to get my ass to Japan but after that everything is down to me raising at least some money.

    I’m sure it will be a successful trip regardless. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have incredible experiences and great time. I agree with you about Couchsurfing.

    All the best to you too, I’ll keep an eye on you and if I spot a way to help you I’ll try to repay your help.

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