Kickstarter For Dummies

Author: Aimee Cebulski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111850545X

Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 8385

Learn to use Kickstarter to make your great ideas a reality As a crowd-funding website for creative projects, Kickstarter has the power to make creative ideas come to life. This helpful guide walks you through the potential of this amazing tool, which has helped project creators successfully launch their projects since 2009. You'll learn how to create a Kickstarter account, set up your first project, and effectively use social media to bring awareness to your project and build up the community around it to hopefully reach the goal of 100 percent funding. Explains how to determine if you meet the requirements to create a project Gets you started with creating your first project, choosing a great project image, and write a compelling project title and description Helps you establish rewards for project backers Zeroes in on deciding a funding duration and funding goal Whether you have an idea for a movie, video game, gadget or anything in between, Kickstarter For Dummies is the fun and friendly guide to help you get the funds to make your idea happen!

Kickstarter For Dummies

Author: Aimee Cebulski

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9781118505434

Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 1139

Learn to use Kickstarter to make your great ideas a reality As a crowd-funding website for creative projects, Kickstarter has the power to make creative ideas come to life. This helpful guide walks you through the potential of this amazing tool, which has helped project creators successfully launch their projects since 2009. You'll learn how to create a Kickstarter account, set up your first project, and effectively use social media to bring awareness to your project and build up the community around it to hopefully reach the goal of 100 percent funding. Explains how to determine if you meet the requirements to create a project Gets you started with creating your first project, choosing a great project image, and write a compelling project title and description Helps you establish rewards for project backers Zeroes in on deciding a funding duration and funding goal Whether you have an idea for a movie, video game, gadget or anything in between, Kickstarter For Dummies is the fun and friendly guide to help you get the funds to make your idea happen!

Crowdfund Investing For Dummies

Author: Sherwood Neiss,Jason W. Best,Zak Cassady-Dorion

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118460243

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 5121

The easy way to get started in crowdfund investing Crowdfund investing (CFI) is going to be the next big thing on Wall Street. U.S. investment banks, brokerage houses, and law firms are gearing up for the creation and regulation of new financial products that will be available to the general public starting in early 2013. The introduction of these products will revolutionize the financing of small businesses and startups for these key reasons: Entrepreneurs and small business owners, who have had difficulty obtaining capital through traditional means (such as bank loans and angel investors) in recent years, will have access to investors around the world through social media. For the first time, investors (so-called unqualified investors) will be able to purchase an equity stake in a business or new investment vehicle. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is overseeing the creation of online portals that will allow entrepreneurs and small investors to connect. When these portals go live in 2013, Crowdfund Investing For Dummies will be on the front line to educate business owners, other entrepreneurs, and investors alike. Crowdfund Investing For Dummies will walk entrepreneurs and investors, like yourself, through this new investing experience, beginning with explaining how and why CFI developed and what the 2012 JOBS says about CFI. Entrepreneurs will find out how much funding they can realistically raise through CFI; how to plan and launch a CFI campaign; how to manage the crowd after a campaign is successful; and how to work within the SEC’s regulations at every stage. Investors will discover: the benefits and risks of CFI ;how much they can invest; how a CFI investment may fit into a broader investment portfolio; how to provide value to the business or project being funded; and how to bow out of an investment when the time is right. Crowdfund Investing For Dummies is an indispensable resource for long time investors and novice investors alike.

A Kickstarter's Guide to Kickstarter

How to Successfully Fund Your Creative Project

Author: Nelson de Witt

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1620957965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 47

View: 8837

A Kickstarter's Guide to Kickstarter will give you a thorough understanding of the site, its functionality, practical usage, audience, and strategy. If you’ve never put together a campaign before or are having trouble getting traction then it will provide a framework to help you navigate the vague world of crowd-sourced funding. More than tips and tricks, it highlights several aspects of running a successful campaign that are often overlooked. The book is based on Nelson de Witt’s experience from three campaigns, several interviews, blog posts, and observations of over 100 projects. Instead of just relying on personal experience, de Witt looked at what many other people did to hit their goals. The book contains insights from some of the most successful projects such as Capture Clip, C-Loop, The Glif and more. A Kickstarter’s Guide to Kickstarter provides a thoughtful analysis of the site and what the average person can expect when using the site. While there is no formula that can guarantee success, this book will help you take a step back and get the most out of your Kickstarter experience.

Kickstarter and Patreon

Author: Justine Ciovacco

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508173516

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2663

It's a common word to hear these days—crowdfunding. Websites such as Kickstarter and Patreon are bringing businesses and creators together with donators and investors. This guide explains the basics of how crowdfunding works. This title will inform readers of how Kickstarter, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, works and about some of the projects it has made possible. All the steps readers need to follow to start a Kickstarter campaign or create content and find supporters on Patreon are covered in depth. Furthermore, the text uncovers well-known campaigns and content—and teaches readers how to bring their own ideas to life.

Kickstarter for the Independent Creator

A Practical and Informative Guide to Crowdfunding

Author: Madeleine Holly-Rosing

Publisher: Brass-T Publishing

ISBN: 9780996429238

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 790

Independent creator Madeleine Holly-Rosing walks you through the steps of crowdfunding your independent project in this 2nd edition of her popular book Kickstarter for the Independent Creator.In this practical and down-to-earth guide, Madeleine shares how she went from failure to successfully funding four campaigns for her comic Boston Metaphysical Society. In this book you will learn:*How to choose your platform*How to write an effective Kickstarter Homepage*How to build a core email list*What goes into a pre-launch and campaign strategy*How postage can make you or break youIs your passion project languishing due to lack of funding? Learn tips in this book that Madeleine's students have used to meet and exceed their crowdfunding goals.

You Suck at Piano

Author: Dr Joel Pierson

Publisher: Mascot Books

ISBN: 9780999393604

Category: Music

Page: 150

View: 9511

Sitting at the piano is like staring into the gaping jaws of a great white shark. Terrifying. Beautiful. Sensual, even. Will you stand there, frozen? Or run away like a coward? Or will you jump in, head first, all the while trying to punch that shark in the face? I'm Dr. Joel Pierson, author of the new book You Suck at Piano. Have you spent your life searching for a piano method book that mocks you relentlessly and laughs at you from afar? You Suck at Piano does all these things. It also teaches you to play the piano - it just takes a less than traditional approach to doing so. You Suck at Piano makes a great gift for that person who needs just a little musical discouragement in their life. So pick up a few copies and let's make the world a little more ridiculous.

A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide

Build a Better Business by Building Community

Author: Jamey Stegmaier

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626564094

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 2428

More Than Money Jamey Stegmaier knows crowdfunding. He's a veteran of seven successful Kickstarter campaigns (and counting) that have raised over $1.4 million, and he's the proprietor of the widely read Kickstarter Lessons blog. In this book he offers a comprehensive guide to crowdfunding, demonstrating that it can be a powerful way for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses by building community and putting their customers first. This book includes over forty stories of inspiring successes and sobering disasters. Stegmaier uses these examples to demonstrate how to (and how not to) prepare for a campaign, grow a fan base, structure a pitch, find new backers, and execute many other crucially important “nuts and bolts” elements of a successful crowdfunding project. But Stegmaier emphasizes that the benefits of crowdfunding are much more about the “crowd” than the “funding.” He shows that if you treat your backers as people, not pocketbooks—communicate regularly and transparently with them, ask their opinions, attend to their needs—they'll become advocates as well as funders, exponentially increasing your project's chances of succeeding.

Rocket Science

Author: Andrew Rader

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981832651

Category:

Page: 44

View: 9509

Ever wonder how spaceships work? Rocket Science is a tour of the latest in spacecraft technology and planetary exploration by real-life aerospace engineer Andrew Rader and illustrator Galen Frazer. Explaining the physics of space travel in a way that's easy to understand, the book is accessible to anyone. It's sure to ignite the imagination of kids of all ages, and even curious adults. How do rockets work? Why do they use staging? What's an orbit? Is there gravity in space? How did we get to the Moon? How would we get to Mars? Could we get to another star? These are just a few of the questions discussed in Rocket Science. Rocket Science is primarily aimed at kids in the 6-10 range, but its illustrations would be appealing to younger kids if parents were reading, and the book is even suitable as a light reader for adults interested in learning a thing or two about space engineering and planetary science. This hardcover book features 42 full spread illustrations by professional graphic artist Galen Frazer. Rocket Science is the third book by Andrew and Galen, the first two being Epic Space Adventure and Mars Rover Rescue, which were aimed at younger kids.

Crowdsourcing For Dummies

Author: David Alan Grier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111994385X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 6897

Give your business the edge with crowd-power! Crowdsourcing is an innovative way of outsourcing tasks, problems or requests to a group or community online. There are lots of ways business can use crowdsourcing to their advantage: be it crowdsourcing product ideas and development, design tasks, market research, testing, capturing or analyzing data, and even raising funds. It offers access to a wide pool of talent and ideas, and is an exciting way to engage the public with your business. Crowdsourcing For Dummies is your plain-English guide to making crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and open innovation work for you. It gives step-by-step advice on how to plan, start and manage a crowdsourcing project, where to crowdsource, how to find the perfect audience, how best to motivate your crowd, and tips for troubleshooting.

Designing for Print

Author: Charles Conover

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111813088X

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 6780

This book is a single-source guide to planning, designing and printing successful projects using the Adobe Creative Suite. Packed with real-world design exercises, this revised edition is fully updated to align with CS. Dozens of sidebars and step-by-step descriptions walk readers through the design process in the same order actual projects are implemented Content progresses from planning through execution

The Kickstarter Handbook

Real-Life Success Stories of Artists, Inventors, and Entrepreneurs

Author: Don Steinberg

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594746079

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

View: 6289

So you want to produce a short film. Or design a new line of jewelry. Or manufacture a revolutionary solar-powered garden sprinkler. There’s just one catch: You need $100,000 to bankroll your dream, and your checking account has barely enough to cover the rent. Enter Kickstarter.com—the phenomenal “crowdfunding” website launched in 2009 that brings venture capital to the masses. At Kickstarter, it’s not uncommon for entrepreneurs to raise $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, or more. All you need is a great idea—and The Kickstarter Handbook. Business journliast Don Steinberg has interviewed dozens of artists and inventors who launched their passion projects online. Through their voices, you’ll explore all the strategies of a successful Kickstarter campaign. You’ll learn the elements of a compelling Kickstarter video, innovative ways to market your projects, tips for getting donors onboard, and the secrets of irresistible Kickstarter “rewards.” You’ll also discover what to do in a best-case scenario—when your project goes viral and the cash starts flowing in. On Kickstarter, it happens to a few lucky visionaries every week. Here’s how to be one of them.

Business Funding For Dummies

Author: Helene Panzarino

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119111595

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 3544

Get the business funding you need to secure your success The issue of funding is one of the biggest pain points for small- and medium-sized businesses—and one that comes up on a daily basis. Whether you're unsure about how to go about getting a loan, unfamiliar with the different options available to you or confused as to which would be the right solution for your particular business, Business Funding For Dummies provides plain-English, down-to-earth guidance on everything you need to successfully fund your business venture. Friendly, authoritative, and with a dash of humor thrown in for fun, this hands-on guide takes the fear out of funding and walks you step-by-step through the process of ensuring your business is financially viable. From crowd funding and angels to grants and friends, families, and fools, it covers every form of funding available—and helps you hone in on and secure the ones that are right for your unique needs. Includes mini case studies, quotes, and plenty of examples Offers excerpts from interviews with financiers and entrepreneurs Topics covered include all forms of funding Covers angels in the UK and abroad If you're the owner or director of a small-to-medium-sized business looking to start an SME, but have been barking up the wrong tree, Business Funding For Dummies is the fast and easy way to get the funds you need.

Learn Ruby on Rails

Author: Daniel Kehoe

Publisher: Daniel Kehoe

ISBN: 8822875095

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 729

Get the book that is called, “The best Rails book for beginners,” for a solid start on Ruby on Rails web development. No other tutorial does a better job of explaining the concepts. Master the basics. Learn the practices you’ll use in the workplace as a professional Rails developer. And follow a roadmap that sets you on a path to building your own web applications, not just following tutorials. This book is written for YOU if you are new to Ruby on Rails and you’ve got experience with the web and need to learn Rails; you don’t know how to program – but want to learn; you want to build an application; you want to start a career as a professional web developer.

Starting and Running a Business All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Colin Barrow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119361044

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 696

View: 6268

Written by a team of business and finance experts, Starting & Running a Business All-In-One For Dummies is a complete guide to every aspect of setting up and growing a successful business. Featuring straight-talking advice on everything from business planning and marketing, managing staff and dealing with legal issues, to bookkeeping and taking care of tax obligations, this book is your one-stop guide to turning your business plans into profit. This amazing all-in-one guide brings together specialists in finance, bookkeeping,planning, marketing and sales, staffing, taxation and more, all of them eager to share their hard-won expertise with you. Discusses ways to identify new business opportunities and how to put together a business plan Get the scoop on securing the financing you need to get started Includes tips on finding, managing, and retaining excellent staff Offers information on marketing and selling your products or services

Fluent Forever

How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It

Author: Gabriel Wyner

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 038534810X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 1044

The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.

Magic For Dummies

Author: David Pogue

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764551017

Category: Games

Page: 408

View: 5614

You don’t need a white tiger, expensive props, or hours of preparation to do magic. With a little practice, some clever misdirection (which lays at the heart of all magic tricks), and showmanship, you can surprise family, friends, and coworkers using a few everyday items! If you’re looking to saw a beautiful women in half or make buildings disappear, we’re sorry, but this book isn’t you. But if you want to act out little miracles that you can perform on the spur of the moment with items that are usually within reach, then Magic For Dummies can show you how. Magic For Dummies features more than 90 easy-to-perform deceptions, illusions, and sleights of hand for any event or occasion. You’ll discover how to perform entertaining card tricks, coin tricks, disappearing acts, as well as the always-popular mind reading trick. You’ll even see how easy it is to make money disappear as well as melt a saltshaker! Chock-full of show-stopping tricks, Magic For Dummies will: Get you started with easy-to-learn magic tricks Let you turn a restaurant into a your stage with tricks that include utensils, mugs, and even food Show you how to use a deck of cards to perform endless magic tricks Make you the life of the party with tricks such as “Call This Number,” “The Strength Test,” and “The Phantom Photo” Get you out of tough situations by giving you ten things to say when things go wrong Filled with photos, patter, and presentation tips for every trick in the book, Magic For Dummies offers a great opportunity to become familiar with some of the coolest magic tricks ever performed. With the help of author David Pogue and the stunning tricks contributed by thirty-five of America’s top professional magicians, you’ll be leaving your friends, family, and coworkers spellbound at your mastery of the mystical arts.

Online Reputation Management For Dummies

Author: Lori Randall Stradtman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118416651

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 2087

More important than ever--how to manage your online reputation In today's social world, managing your online reputation is more critical than ever, whether it's your company brand or yourself as a brand, and one thing is certain: everyone needs a plan. This essential book shows you how to set up a system that works every day, helps forward your brand's online goals, and is able to deal with negative chatter. Covering everyday listening and messaging as well as reputation management for special events or crises, this book walks you through step-by-step instructions and tips that will help you build and maintain a positive online presence. Shows you how to create a solid, productive online reputation management system Helps you achieve your brand's goals and be ready to deal with negative chatter or crises Explains how to set up an online reputation management and response team Covers how to identify and incorporate both everyday and crisis SEO keywords Explores reputation creation through listening, messages, images, video, and other media Helps you handle crises with social media, bloggers, and other influencers, and respond immediately Online Reputation Management For Dummies gives you the tools you need to maintain the online reputation you want.