Outgrownit is a website that encourages people to give their old kids stuff away to a new home. We want it to be a national service.

 

WHERE IT COMES FROM

Kids are amazing, they change your life forever, but apart from maybe buying a house they are the most expensive adventure you will ever embark upon.

OUTGROWNIT is the website I wanted when I was a tired mum of two toddlers. I wanted a totally free place to search categories, that covered all my local towns. I did not want to scroll endlessly down lists of “bumped ads”, and I definatley did not have time to be outbid on items.

LOOKS LIKE ANY OTHER SITE ? WELL NOT QUITE 

- Its totally free to use

- The search areas are towns NOT a post code radius, far more user friendly.

- Its set out in categories which enables easier searching rather than scrolling down through “bumped ads” every day

- It encourages and highlights the items that are being given away for nothing to a new home. Not everything is good enough quality to sell on through other selling sites but a faded and scratched plastic car will still give another child a lot of pleasure and so much of that stuff ends up at landfill

- No postage costs

- It has an e mail alert….you can set it up to e mail you when what you want arrives on the website in your area, it saves you searching every few days

….. If we achieve OVER FUNDING we will upgrade the e mail alert. We want the user to be notified via e mail that what they were after has arrived on not just Outgrownit, but it has been posted in your area on other selling sites. It will be THE ULTIMATE LAZY SEARCH, fill it in once and let it run, day after day until you get what you want.

THIS IS THE PERFECT SERVICE FOR EXHAUSTED PARENTS, no one likes scrolling endlessly through lots of different sites. We want to make Outgrownit THE place to go for second hand kids stuff.

TO DATE

- I have paid to have the bespoke website built (none of the templates out there could do what I wanted the site to do). I used the free power of Facebook to like and share the site and gather users. It grew, but slowly.

- I paid to run some advertising tests on Facebook which returned a surprisingly excellent result of “click throughs” and new users signing up to the site. It validated it as a good idea.

- I used Survey Monkey to quiz users about their experience and how best to improve the site.

CONCLUSION 

- People who have discovered it love it, but in order to make it a really successful community it needs to grow faster.

- There are requests to make it NATIONAL.

- The Survey Monkey questionnaire confirmed the need to MAKE IT MOBILE/TABLET FRIENDLY

 Therefore in order to improve the website, KEEP IT FREE and promote it, I need some help financially.

THE FUTURE

I am looking to raise £22,000.

- £10,000 will revamp the website to a more flexible, user friendly site, automating some functions, and enabling me to concentrate on widening its audience. The other £12,000 will be spent on two years of careful marketing, using the knowledge we have already gained in trials to target efficiently the audience.

- OVERFUNDING will allow us to provide the ultimate "Lazy Search" That is the real goal. 

- A more detailed break down of costs is available on request,please e mail me on jo@outgrownit.net 

 

REWARDS

 - I am willing to reward people who donate money with some of my art work.

             HOUND HEADS

 CRICKET 2

  CRICKET 1

  LURCHER

 WET SAND                                                                                 

 SCRUM

  CARDS

 SUN OVER ISLAND      

    HARE 1                                                                     

Art is what I trained to do. It brightens peoples days. You too can help lighten the load for people by backing this project. Help get this site out to a larger audience, make the gift of having children easier.

If its not for you but you think of someone else to whom it may appeal, please send them the link.

 

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LOOKING AT MY PROJECT

 

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