My project was successfully funded on 9 November 2013 to the tune of$64,597. That’s a hefty sum of money raised by some very generous (and most amazing) backers. Yet, five months later, after a significant typo and the last reward finally shipped, I had hardly broken even.
Where’d it all go?
That’s the money question. Literally. The answer is a little complex, but I’ll break down the numbers and share a few things learned along the way.
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