“Hollywood Hustle” will be the stories of those scratching and clawing their way into and to the top of the entertainment and arts industry. I want to talk about the hard times, the good times, the support, and the loneliness. I want to talk about successes and failures, strengths and weaknesses. I want people to hear from those that are not celebrities, so that we can empower the other dreamers out there to pursue their dreams no matter how far away they may seem. I also want it to be a guide or a cheat sheet for those looking to move to LA. It’s a scary thing to just pack up everything and move to the unknown, it was for me, so I want to help ease those fears, but also offer a dose of reality on what it takes to live in LA.
I have been planning and working on this podcast for almost a year now. The only thing I am now missing is the funds to make it a proper quality podcast. That is where you can come in.
Today (February 20th) I am launching a kickstarter campaign to raise funds for my podcast. Our goal is to raise $500 over the next 30 days which we truly believe we can achieve and even break. The funding is open for the entire 30 days, even if we reach our $500 goal the first week. So, we could essentially make $500, $750 or even $1000. All of the money will go towards the success of the podcast. We will use the money for quality equipment (Mics, stands, sound board, etc) an accessible and professional website, publicity, and more. How far the money goes depends on how much we raise which then depends on friends such as yourself. I have posted the link to our personal kickstarter and if there is anything you could give it would be greatly appreciated.
If you are not familier with the website kickstarter, it is a fund raising website that allows people to post projects they are currently working on or wanting to and allows the public, friends and family to donate or “back” those projects with a financial contribution. Each contribution, typically comes with some sort of reward or thank you gift.
If you are not able to give financially, which I understand. I would love it, when we launch the podcast in April, if you would download all the episodes available from ITunes and leave us a review for each episode. This will greatly help us in the ITunes rankings allowing us to become visible to more people. If you have any social media accounts or just know people who love podcasts and talk radio share our podcast through those channels as well.