What to Do Instead of School

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Kickstart Your Music

Carsie Blanton grew up as an unschooler in rural Virginia. Her passion turned to guitar and songwriting at 13, and she never looked back.

To fund her latest album, Carsie launched a well-crafted Kickstarter campaign and promoted it relentlessly. It ended yesterday, raising more than double her original goal of $29,000.

Kickstarter is not a money tree. Carsie did her campaign the smart way: by building an audience first. That’s the best place for you to start, too. Go get some true fans.

When it’s time for a campaign, start with Kickstarter School. Then check out these links that Carsie suggests:

Whatever you do, don’t miss Carsie’s music video (my favorite ever), Baby Can Dance:

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