I saw this great Kickstarter interview on Bleu, the entrepeneurial-style musician who earned $40k to start a record label. What I love most about this interview are Blue's five steps on how to ask for money:

  1. Start out reminding people who you are and why they like you.
  • Tell them your story (it'll be different for every person).
  • Ask them for money.
  • Tell them what they are going to get for their money.
  • Tell them "Thank You".

There are a million different ways you can put those five things together, so make it your own.