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Low-Tech Lab Movie Kickstarter

Our kickback program is VERY generous!  And people seem to like Kickstarters.  And google and the internet seem to like Kickstarter.  (i.e. repeat promotional mentions, with good text and images, yield high conversion and profit!)


   20% for $500 to $10,000

   30% for $10,000 or more

* note, if you bring in $11,111, then you get 30% on the whole amount (not 20% on the first $10,000).  So $3333.



Reply to this thread if you want a referral code.


How does it work?


Step
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Post here

You reply to this thread to say you want a referral link.

Step
2

Get your referral link

We generate a unique link for you, and leave it in a "note" on the bottom of your reply. This link will track any pledges made from those you refer, and we will contact you to pay out your kickback earnings once all the coin comes in.

Step
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Share with the world

You share your referral link far and wide, with your own words of enthusiasm, or some of the ones we've already crafted below. Grab some images to catch people's eyes, too! We will keep adding more as we make them.



Some ideas of places to share:
    - local mailing lists
    - your own mailing list
    - Facebook pages/groups
    - twitter
    - pinterest, instagram, youtube ... lots of other social media stuff
    - your own website
    - your own podcast
    - forums
    - your current or previous kickstarter supporters
    - your client/customer list
    - the resources of somebody you know and you can split the pot!
    - other creative places you come up with

Tips

- Open with something really captivating. Think about what excited you about these amazing permaculture innovations, and what problems they solve for people. Got a lot of friends who are into fibre arts? Then you probably know how expensive spinning wheels are. Say "Learn to DIY your own spinning wheel!" or "I'm going to make my own spinning wheel for free!" and then follow with a brief explanation of the Kickstarter, what excites you about it, maybe how you found out about permies and why you love it here. Throw in your ref link, and share with the masses.

- Share directly with people you know would love it. Think about who you know who's into natural building, permaculture design, fibre arts, natural medicine, or ceramics. Remember that friend who keeps saying they want to get into beekeeping? Or your hip pal who really wants a hottub up at the cottage? Send them a message. They're wayyyyy more likely to back the project if you put it right in their face, and they'll also be delighted that you thought of them and remember their interests. Plus now you have an excuse to chat and catch up. Everybody wins!

- Mention it multiple times. Our experience is that mentioning it once is like not mentioning it at all, and mentioning it twelve times if like mentioning it twice. It takes a lot to get it to enter people's consciousness. The Kickstarter is running for a whole month. Mention it at least once a week. If people see how excited you are about it, enough that you're talking about it all the time, they will be more likely to check it out, and those on the fence will have more opportunity to revaluate and make a pledge.

- Use images!


If you're a non-profit organization (or even if you're not) and use kickback codes, you could share this project and say something like "these guys have agreed to give us a percentage of every pledge that supports through this link!"

To make it easy, we wrote some copy/pastable texts for you to use lickity-splickity. Just paste your referral link in the space labeled (ref code):

Help make a movie about innovative DIY permaculture technology to take your homestead from subsistence to luxuriance! Back the Low Tech Laboratory Movie Kickstarter here:(Ref code)



Help make a movie about DIY, innovative, eco-friendly permaculture technology to blow minds and save the world! Back the Low Tech Laboratory Movie Kickstarter here: (Ref code)



Check out Paul Wheaton’s new Kickstarter: The Low Tech Laboratory Movie documents the development of DIY permaculture technology including earthworks, natural mycelium insulation, a spinning wheel made with reclaimed bike parts, super-efficient wood-burning ceramics kiln, and so much more. Back the project and grab all the extra permaculture goodies here: (ref code)



To become a self-sustaining homestead, you have to get creative. That’s why Paul Wheaton has launched a Kickstarter campaign to create the Low Tech Laboratory Movie! Watch permaculture innovators develop amazing DIY technology including natural mycelium insulation, a spinning wheel made with reclaimed bike parts, super-efficient wood-burning ceramics kiln, ponds and self-feeding garden beds, and so much more. Help make the project happen, and get your hands on tons of homesteading and permaculture goodies here: (ref code)



Paul Wheaton is launching a Kickstarter to create a movie that will help spread innovative permaculture technology to the masses! The Low Tech Laboratory Movie details the development of DIY permaculture technology in the areas of natural building, rocket heat, earthworks, food prep and preservation, fiber arts, and natural medicine. This movie documents innovations with ponds, natural mycelium insulation, a spinning wheel made with reclaimed bike parts, super-efficient wood-burning ceramics kiln, and so much more. Help make the project happen, and get your hands on tons of homesteading and permaculture goodies here: (ref code)




People love images and media!
We'll be adding media to this thread as we get it all shiny, and they are free to use as widely as you wish!
Please feel very welcome to use any of the images on this page, on the kickstarter thread, the youtube video


Here's stuff you can copy/paste to promote!  We want you to have a hugely successful endeavor, so let us know what you could use!!








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Hook me up with one!  I saw an image of the shaving horse that was done like the spinning wheel above.  If it's easy to find, that might be a cool image.
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:Hook me up with one!  I saw an image of the shaving horse that was done like the spinning wheel above.  If it's easy to find, that might be a cool image.



This one?

There are probably more coming in the next few days . . .
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Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

Yup, that's it, thanks!

 
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Oooh, I'd like one please
 
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Great! I would love a ref code. The earlier I can start the better.
 
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for someone like me that has no teck savvy, what are the steps to take to actually do this? is there a thread or can you give me a step by step?
cheers  james
 
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james cox wrote:for someone like me that has no teck savvy, what are the steps to take to actually do this? is there a thread or can you give me a step by step?
cheers  james



Step one: tell people about the kickstarter
Step two: give them your url!

Between now and launch (and for 48 hours after), the best conversion comes from talking about the earlybirds.  After that, best conversion is talking about the product itself, and the rewards for the lower tiers.
 
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i clicked on the link and it doesn't show all the stuff from the original page that has the blurb, introduction and different levels with the list of stuff. is that because i am subscribed? i ask because i want to know how much explaining i will need to do.

i will be tossing this off to my sons, they have large networks. I will ask for feedback, it will be from non-permies perspective which could be good.

also, if anyone does decide to get hooked up from my link, i would like my $ to go into the fund for the starter not to me. can that work?
 
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The other link you used was the preview.

More information will show using the kickback link once the Kickstarter has started.
 
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The other link you used was the preview.

More information will show using the kickback link once the Kickstarter has started.



i'm not sure how this answers my question. don't they need to see what it is all about before the kickstarter is afoot?

should i include the link for the preview so they can read/see all the information? or is it just for permies folks?

help me out here, this process is totally new to me.
 
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james cox wrote:

The other link you used was the preview.

More information will show using the kickback link once the Kickstarter has started.



i'm not sure how this answers my question. don't they need to see what it is all about before the kickstarter is afoot?

should i include the link for the preview so they can read/see all the information? or is it just for permies folks?

help me out here, this process is totally new to me.



Here is a ref code for you with the preview: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/low-tech?ref=ecnbv6&token=23631798
 
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I like to try this for the first time, too!

So any hints, tips, tricks for good conversions are very welcome.
 
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If you send out this link now, and someone clicks on it and maybe hits "notify me on launch", when they eventually back the kickstarter two weeks from now, does it remember that I was the person that got them there?

Or do they need to use this link when they actually back it?
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:If you send out this link now, and someone clicks on it and maybe hits "notify me on launch", when they eventually back the kickstarter two weeks from now, does it remember that I was the person that got them there?

Or do they need to use this link when they actually back it?



Yes!  This is a seemingly new feature with Kickstarter this year, as in past campaigns we had to wait until campaign launch to generate ref codes.

More information from Kickstarter here: https://help.kickstarter.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005138933-How-do-I-create-a-custom-referral-tag-and-track-referral-stats-
 
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Martin Steinberg wrote:I like to try this for the first time, too!

So any hints, tips, tricks for good conversions are very welcome.



Margaux is working on adding tips and tricks to this thread - stand by!
 
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Thanks Beau!
Would you mind giving me a kickback code? Thanks again!

Beau Davidson wrote:

Martin Steinberg wrote:I like to try this for the first time, too!

So any hints, tips, tricks for good conversions are very welcome.



Margaux is working on adding tips and tricks to this thread - stand by!

 
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Martin Steinberg wrote:Thanks Beau!
Would you mind giving me a kickback code? Thanks again!

Beau Davidson wrote:

Martin Steinberg wrote:I like to try this for the first time, too!

So any hints, tips, tricks for good conversions are very welcome.



Margaux is working on adding tips and tricks to this thread - stand by!



Yup, dropped it on your first post, thanks!  https://permies.com/w/kickback#1777956
 
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Yes, please
 
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I'd like a kickback link please.

Do you know roughly when this will go live? I can try to time it with a blog post.
 
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Kate Downham wrote:I'd like a kickback link please.

Do you know roughly when this will go live? I can try to time it with a blog post.



Tuesday, March 14 2pm MT!
 
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Beau Davidson wrote:

Martin Steinberg wrote:I like to try this for the first time, too!

So any hints, tips, tricks for good conversions are very welcome.



Margaux is working on adding tips and tricks to this thread - stand by!



Added a step-by-step, and threw some of my best tips on there too!
 
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So if we add the "&token=23631798" to our code, it appears to change it to the version with the preview?

So for me it would become: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/low-tech?ref=9ab2n6&token=23631798.....  Right?
 
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Yes!  

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/low-tech?ref=xxxxxx&token=23631798

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/low-tech is the regular url.  It will go to preview until we launch, then will go to kickstarter page.

?ref= says "your six-character code comes next."

xxxxxx represents your unique, six-character ref code

&token=23631798 is the "token" - if anyone puts this at the end of the url, or after their ref code, it will go to the preview page (until the kickstarter launches) and will continue going to the kickstarter page after launch.[/size]
 
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Here are some banners to use. Pick your favorite to share with your kickback ref code!


















 
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Do let us know if you'd like any other size banners and we can rustle some up for you folks.
 
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Request referral link please
 
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I would love a ref code
 
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Gimme! I could have a stab at promoting the kickstarter through my personal contacts....
 
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I'd definitely like a link please.
 
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Another image to share:

 
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I would like to have a referral link
 
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Yes, please create a link for me as well.
Thanks!
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Link please :) Let's see if some crypto nuts like permaculture :)
 
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Link me please!
 
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The Kickstarter is now live! Check it out

Remember to promote early and often to make the most of the next 30 days of the campaign.

Refer to the tips, images, and sample copy above for help, or feel free to post to this thread for help or to share what's working for you.

Thanks for promoting, and good luck!
 
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Hit me with that referral! Funded already, eh? Wooo!!
 
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Here is an update on how our referrers are doing!  Remember it is the first week, so keep up the great work!



affiliate# of backerspledge total
T Blankinship1$100
Matt Wagner1$80
uncle mud2$50
Monica Truong1$15
Mike Haasl1$15
Georgia Lenhart1$15
jeff bosch2$2
Kate Downham1$1


I'll try to keep everyone updated a couple times a week.  If you want you name removed, please let me know!
 
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Do let us know if you need any more imagery or help to push the Low Tech Lab Movie kickstarter.

Yes, we already reached the initial goal early on but - as you've probably seen - are hitting some epic stretch goals in the quest to keep the kickstarter moving forwards. This is important for a ton of reasons but mainly to spread permaculture to the masses and in exchange, backers at $100+ get a stash of extra goodies every time we hit a stretch goal.

ALSO, you may have seen that today Paul sent out a doozy of a deal. Squirrelybird has flown in!!



So anyone (new or existing) who is at the $100 or more level by Friday at 2pm MT will also get (in addition to the stretch goals and other rewards):

Permaculture Thorns draft eBook
Rocket Mass Heater Risers: materials and design eBook
Solar Food Dehydrator with Rocket Assist - plans

More info about ol' Squirrelybird here!

So if you're also stalling with spreading the word, try telling your peeps about this new bonus on offer!

Let us know if you need a link
 
Just the other day, I was thinking ... about this tiny ad:
6 Ways to Keep Chickens, ebook - now FREE for a while
https://permies.com/t/138684/Ways-Chickens-ebook-FREE
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