I learned more about the business side of this project, the financial end of a project is stressful, fragile and every detail matters. Most artist will tell you that the business end can’t be difficult. The planning and negotiating are important because it’s the difference between having ten people come to your class or have two. Sleeping in a hotel or sleeping on a couch. I learned that I’m selling me. My work is my product. It’s a business at the end of the day, be strong and understand that if you want to make a business out of your passion. You need to have integrity and vision.
The Kickstarter campaign to raise money didn’t goes as planned. Without the funding I had to make changes to the tour. The funding raising was supposed to cover the expenses. So things changed for me, the length of the tour was cut short and with the help of great people along the way I stayed with friends and traveled on a really tight budget. the bright side to all this is I made a goal and achieved it. The highs and lows were apart of the journey and I am learning from the positive and negatives. From fund-raising, promoting, teaching, and communication. I think overall is was a positive experience for me.