NEW UPDATE : How To Run A Kickstarter Project in Australia
Since our first successful Kickstarter project the Opena Case – iPhone Bottle Opener we have been asked over and over again “how did you get on Kickstarter if your don’t live in America?” First thing I want to say is that we were only able to get involved with Kickstarter due to a US connection I’m lucky enough to have.
It’s not that you have to be a US citizen to launch a project on Kickstarter its the fact that Kickstarters payment capture systems relies on Amazon payments. To open an Amazon payments account you need a US bank account, because the only way to withdraw funds from an Amazon payments account is to do so into a US bank account.
We were lucky enough that my AWESOME sister had moved to the US and she was able to open a US bank account and list me as a subsidiary. She was then able to open an amazon payments account and we were set to get our project up and running.
The experience of running a project on Kickstarter was a tone of fun but I wouldn’t be too disheartened if you can’t get on Kickstarter as there are many other similar platforms starting up that you could get involved with. I also think it’s important to note that in our experience it’s the hard marketing and PR work that you put in that makes your project successful, not the fact that it’s on Kickstarter.
For more info see my post on How to run a successful Kickstarter project
Another Aussie crowd funding website thats worth a look www.pozible.com
NEW UPDATE : How To Run A Kickstarter Project if You’re An Aussie