I’m nervous to share this here, but Sean and I did our very first podcast! Public speaking is not my thing, but we really wanted to do this together. We talked about child training, and our grace based approach.
Click here to go over and listen to it!
In other news, here is an update to our Character Badge Kickstarter Campaign. I’ll be honest, it’s not looking very good. But in all reality, it’s still totally doable! Here is what we still need.
That’s how close we are…By far the most popular reward we’re offering on our Kickstarter Campaign is the Character Badges complete set for up to 2 children. The early bird price for this set is $70 ($20 off retail) and if we could find just 143 more people to pre-order this set, we’d be able to go to production.
Does 143 x $76 (the extra $6 is for shipping) equal our funding goal of $15,000? No. But here’s the thing – someone has committed to funding the rest of the money – up to $2,000 – if we make it to $13,000 by our deadline!
So here’s the math…
Current amount pledged = $2127 + $10,868 (or 143 x $76) + $2,000 bonus pledge = $14,995 (we’re sure we can find the extra $5 somewhere : )
Our Production Costs
If you’re wondering about our funding goal of $15,000, you might take a look at the graphic below for a breakdown of how much of the $15,000 goes towards manufacturing each component.
We know what it’s like to purchase poorly designed products to educate and train our children. Character Badges isn’t like that.
We wish we could send you a sample so you could see what we’re talking about but we’ve poured a ton of care into this product. Why? Because we made it to be something we would want to use, day in and day out.
That said, manufacturing something like this (or manufacturing just about anything) is not cheap. The badges alone are almost exactly half of our production costs. Then there’s charts and print materials and packaging etc. We ran and re-ran the numbers and did the best we could to get the amount of money we needed to fund this project down to a minimum. The number we arrived at was $15,000.
So, here we are. We’re so close to offering Character Badges to families all over the world. There’s really nothing like it on the market today. From its bright and modern design to it’s flexibility to its quality to its effectiveness, Character Badges is a truly unique product. We need your help to bring this creative child training program into your home and the homes of many others. Will you be one of the 143?