Marian Call Kickstarter Budget - Public
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This is my messy Kickstarter budget. Good luck.
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Well-intended constructive criticism is not welcome at this point, cuz it's a little late. But I'm sure you mean well.
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ItemCost lowCost highCost actual
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Kickstarter Total Asking Amount$11,111.00$13,850.00$63,302.00FUNDED!
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Kickstarter Fees 5%$555.55$692.50
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Amazon Fees 5%$555.55$692.50$5,417.00Total taken out by Amazon/KS
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Taxes (15% after fees)$1,499.99$1,869.75$10,900.00Allowing some extra cuz I need to
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Currency Conversion Costs (est. .6% after fees, charged by my bank for purchases abroad)$60.00$74.79$300.00EstimateWhere does the extra $17k go?
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Cost of fulfilling rewards$775.00$800.00$9,000.00Advance estimate, incl. postage/fulfillment
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Live Album Costs (incl. cover song costs)$1,650.00$2,250.00$5,000.00Incl. recording, mix, master, licensesEquipment & inventory$4,470.00
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There & Back Again - Europe trip costs$6,000.00$7,540.00$15,000.009 countries, Incl. booking & admin help
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PA Speaker Hard case$400.00
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Balance$14.92-$69.54$17,685.00Portable Typewriter$300.00
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Better wifi solution?
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Computer & accessories$1,800.00
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***Album Production costs........iPad repair$249.00
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Sound Tech at 3 shows$450$750FUNDED!Vanilla duplication$1,400.00
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Recording gear for me$700$800Got to Fly Download cards$270.00
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Mix & Master$500$500
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Artwork by me$0$200Debt$11,850.00
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Doctor/Dentist??
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Album costs$1,650$2,250Paying Forwardremainder
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In my pocket:not much
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***There and Back Again.........getting to England + Wales***I will pay myself a small stipend for fulfilling rewards. That's about it. My own normal income is supposed to sustain me, so all extras are going to debt.
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Plane tickets Marian (SEA or NYC)$1,200$1,200FUNDED!
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Plane tickets Scott (SWF or NYC)$1,025$1,100
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Scott Salary$600$1,000
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Marian Salary$200$500
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Visa costs$600$1,000
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Per Diem England (2 people, 14 days)$250$450<< once we start performing most of those earnings become per diem
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Shipping in advance costs$149$200
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Travel within UK$500$750
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Administrative costs main trip$600$800
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Lodging in England pre-/post-tour (jet lag days)$0$300<< we were kindly offered some hotel nights by someone with extra rewards points
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Luggage/gear travel costs$150$240
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TABA total:$5,274$7,540<< for my final "There & Back Again" costs I went with $6000 since the spread is so wide
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***Costs to amortize over continental/exteded tour.......
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(distribute across first 4 Continental countries)These costs were met so quickly that I no longer have to amortize them across the first countries! We can just forget about them completely!
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Basic Eurail pass$1,400.00$1,400.00
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Airplane or rail tix to continent$350.00$400.00
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Additional Visa costs$500.00$700.00
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$2,250.00$2,500.00<< for my final estimate I went with the lower amount
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****Per-Country costs on the Continent...
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Other travel, air or ground, Per Country$75.00$300.00
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Extending Eurail pass P.C.$0.00$75.00
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Accompanist salary PC$0.00$185.00<< I decided not to pre-fund all of the accompanist salary, tour should pay for it
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Shipping costs PC$45.00$60.00
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Administrative costs PC$100.00$150.00
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Translation assistance (per language)$100.00$200.00<< hoping for volunteers but if I need extensive help I want to pay for it
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Hotel nights -- .5 per country$50.00$150.00<< will try to stay most nights with volunteers
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Per diem -- per country, not per day$0.00$75.00<< I decided not to pre-fund the per diem, tour should pay for it
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Printing costs PC$50.00$50.00
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Marian Salary PC$25.00$50.00<< this is less my salary and more some wiggle room in case
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Cost per country (incremental costs)$445.00$1,295.00<< I set the final per-country amount at $600, which is more realistic than $445
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***Special Cases: Ireland and Scotland...
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Travel within Ireland$300.00$400.00So, after England funds,
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Airplane tix to Ireland from UK$300.00$400.00Ireland special:$950Or 145 Questing Coins
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Train travel to Scotland/add'lexpenses$300.00$450.00Scotland special:$550Or 85 Questing Coins
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(allowing for fees/taxes/fulfillment etc)
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This became partially irrelevant since we funded so quickly. I'll set IE at same rate as other countries.
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***First 4 continental countries have to amortize all extras:
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Total amount to earn btw 4 countries$5,850.00<< This amount or more to be distributed among the first 4 continental nations to fund
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Kickstarter fees$292.50
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Amazon fees$292.50These costs were met so quickly that I no longer have to amortize them across the first countries! We can just forget about them completely!
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Taxes (after fees)$789.75
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Currency conversion fees$31.59
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Cost of filling rewards$410.00<< Based on some scenarios for pledge breakdowns we did on the next page
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Album costs$0.00
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There & Back Again, first 4 continental countries$4,030.00<< This amount is $2250 + 4($445)
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Balance$3.66
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***Kickstarter rates for addt'l countries (continent):
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1st:$1,600.00$1,200.00
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2nd:$1,500.00$1,200.00<< I've revised these numbers with the numbers in red, since Eurail costs etc. aren't a thing
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3rd:$1,500.00$1,200.00
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4th:$1,250.00$1,200.00It's $1200, not $1000, because some cash/coins are already embedded in the original funding amt
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5th:$700.00etc.
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***Additional continental countries:
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