Kickstarter Launch Formula

The Crowdfunding Handbook for Startups, Filmmakers, and Independent Creators

Author: Salvador Briggman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542448369

Category:

Page: 140

View: 6393

If you're looking for a step-by-step launch framework for your upcoming Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign, this is the handbook for you! I'll teach you how to use crowdfunding to raise money online and bring your project to life. You see, we're at the beginning of a movement as transformative as the industrial revolution. Never before in history have authors, musicians, artists, and film producers been able to connect with massive online audiences and get funding for their creative work. The outdated media gatekeepers are quickly disappearing. You can now get funding directly from your fans and distribute your content online. If you're a creative type, this is the BEST time to be alive. But, it doesn't stop there. This major change has also given rise to six and seven-figure online businesses. As a fellow entrepreneur, I know that one of the most common excuses for not quitting your job and launching that startup company is because you don't have the money. Now, in a few short weeks, you can have all of the capital you need to launch and grow a thriving ecommerce business. It's no longer a crazy idea to pursue your passion. In fact, more and more millennials are doing just that. I should know, I'm one of them! When I first started blogging about Kickstarter in 2012, I had no idea that crowdfunding would become a multi-billion-dollar industry. I was just a Junior in college, writing a mini-thesis on how different variables affected fundraising success on Kickstarter (for you nerds out there, it was a logistic regression). Flash forward several years, and I'm now one of the top experts in the crowdfunding industry. I started the blog, CrowdCrux, which did over one million views in 2015. I set up a forum called KickstarterForum, which has attracted over six thousand members. I even launched a popular podcast called Crowdfunding Demystified, which has racked up more than 100 positive reviews in iTunes. Finally, I also put out training videos on YouTube and I am proud to say that the channel is experiencing rapid growth. That all sounds impressive, but actually, when I first stumbled on the website, Kickstarter, I didn't have a clue how it worked. It seemed super confusing and I had SO MANY questions. Since 2012, I've come to master the platform and discover the ins and outs of how crowdfunding really works. I've published many of my findings online and I've been being linked to by sites like CNN, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and even The Wall Street Journal. In this guide, I'm going to share with you the step-by-step launch strategy for absolutely crushing it on Kickstarter. In no time at all, you'll be raising money for your startup or creative project. I'll make it super easy to copy and implement these tactics and strategies. I'll also share some Jedi Mind Tricks that most marketers don't know about. Before you know it, you'll be a crowdfunding expert! Now, I bet you're thinking... "boy this all sounds like a lot of work. Do I really have to learn all of this? I just want to get funding for my project." Truth be told, it is A LOT to master, which is why having the right teacher can make all of the difference. I'll make sure that you master this material as quickly as possible, so that you can stop fundraising and get back to doing what you love! Either way, whether you decide to run your own Kickstarter campaign, or outsource certain aspects, it pays to know what you're doing. I want to help you smash your Kickstarter goal and then I hope you come on my podcast as a crowdfunding success story. It's time to get serious about making that business you've been dreaming about a reality. It's finally time to get paid for your creative work. Let's get started!

Kickstarter For Dummies

Author: Aimee Cebulski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111850545X

Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 5582

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!

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: 6700

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.

Launch

An Internet Millionaire's Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build A Business You Love, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams

Author: Jeff Walker

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1630470171

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 4909

Revealing the secrets to engineering success that will change the future of a business, an Internet entrepreneur offers a how-to manual for launching a successful product or business in an increasingly digital world.

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: 4941

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.

Crowdfunding Basics in 30 Minutes

How to Use Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Other Crowdfunding Platforms to Support Your Entrepreneurial and Creative Dreams

Author: Michael J. Epstein

Publisher: I30 Media Corporation

ISBN: 9781641880183

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 104

View: 9809

Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe can not only help you raise money to fund your idea or cause, they can also help establish a community of enthusiastic supporters. This crowdfunding book by author and crowdfunding expert Michael J. Epstein will show you how!

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: 3867

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 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: 801

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.

Crowdstart

The Entrepreneur's Guide to a Powerful (and Profitable) Crowdfunding Campaign

Author: Ariel Hyatt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989521017

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8593

The Entrepreneur's Guide toa Powerful (and Profitable) Crowdfunding Campaign

The 4-hour Chef

The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547884591

Category: Cooking

Page: 671

View: 1718

Presents a practical but unusual guide to mastering food and cooking featuring recipes and cooking tricks from world-renowned chefs.

Sell Crowdfunding Products on TV

Fast Track to Retail Using ?As Seen on TV?, DIY, Kickstarter and Indiegogo

Author: Carrie Jeske

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545135297

Category:

Page: 170

View: 2994

Learn from the horror stories of others. Don't make the mistake of a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign that results in personal financial failure. Gain product launch insights and market testing secrets that overcome knock-offs and maximize Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Do It Yourself results. Don't spend thousands of dollars on patents, prototypes and manufacturing too early in the invention sequence. Choose the best "As Seen On TV" category partner to fast track products onto the retail shelves of Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Bed, Bath & Beyond and internationally. Learn to pitch your ideas with no patent, using a simple hand-made prototype and smartphone demo video. Work with trusted licensees, who thrive using a confidential speed to market strategy. Get a sneak peek on the other side of the table, with industry insider, Carrie Jeske. The key is working with the right company to complete early stage market viability testing privately, before putting your idea on crowdfunding sites or other public domain sources. If your ideas meet the narrow criteria of the "As Seen On TV" you could have the next big winner in the $350 billion dollar DR-TV industry. As Seen On TV is not Crowdfunding. It's a home run, direct to consumer, business shot with hit products selling a whopping 5-8 million pieces a year for a short product life cycle of 1-5 years. Each product must solve and everyday problem in a visually appealing way. Since the cost of TV media is high, products much have mass appeal to the widest market segments. Inventing is a gamble. Whether you're rich or poor, business savvy or an independent inventor, big company or small, we are all at the mercy of the elusive mass market consumer. No human can guarantee success. That's why it's so important to use low-cost, high-return inventing strategies and stay within the sequence you're about the learn. Inventing is both an art and a science; the two combinations don't always give us a guaranteed formula for success. Whatever the source of your dream or your motivation. This book will deliver a path to the fastest, low-cost/high-return inventing strategy on the planet. There are spiritual and physical laws of reaping and sowing. If you plant beans, you harvest beans. Want corn? Plant corn. So it is with inventing. If you want great wealth, start investing your money in education and your time either helping others succeed or being genuinely happy for them when they do. Stroll by the ASOTV shelves at retail and realize there is no other place in the entire store where so many independent inventors' products are available to be purchased. Some inventors are making millions. You can be next.

Lemon Jail

On the Road with the Replacements

Author: Bill Sullivan

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452957304

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 2038

A tour diary of life on the road with one of Minnesota’s greatest bands—with nearly 100 never-before-seen photographs “Don’t bore us, get to the chorus” is Bill Sullivan’s motto, which will come as no surprise to anyone who opens Lemon Jail. A raucous tour diary of rock ’n’ roll in the 1980s, Sullivan’s book puts us in the van with the Replacements in the early years. Barreling down the highway to the next show through quiet nights and hightailing it out of scandalized college towns, Sullivan—the young and reckless roadie—is in the middle of the joy and chaos, trying to get the band on stage and the crowd off it and knowing when to jump in and cover Alice Cooper. Lemon Jail shows what it’s like to keep the band on the road and the wheels on the van—and when to just close your eyes and hit the gas. That first van, dubbed the Lemon Jail by Bill, takes the now legendary Replacements from a south Minneapolis basement to dive bars and iconic rock clubs to college parties and eventually an international stage. It’s not a straight shot or a smooth ride, and there’s never a dull moment, whether Bob Stinson is setting a record for the quickest ejection from CBGB in NYC or hiding White Castle sliders around a hotel room or whether Paul Westerberg is sneaking gear out of a hostile venue or saving Bill’s life at a brothel in New Jersey. With growing fame (and new vans) come tours with REM and X (what happens when the audience isn’t allowed to stand?), Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and the Violent Femmes (against their will), and Saturday Night Live, where the band’s televised antics earn the edict You’ll never play on NBC again. Fast forward: You’ll never play Washington, D.C., again. Or Moorhead. Hiding in fans’ backyards while the police search the streets and pelted with canned goods at a Kent State food drive, the Replacements hit rough patches along with sweet spots, and Lemon Jail reveals the grit and glory both onstage and off, all told in the irrepressible, full-throttle style that makes Bill Sullivan an irresistible guide on this once-in-a-lifetime road trip with a band on the make.

From Spark to Finish

Running Your Kickstarter Campaign

Author: M. C. A. Hogarth

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479379705

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 60

View: 4133

In my first year on Kickstarter, I ran four campaigns. All four succeeded; in fact, all four overfunded, some by over 400%. I am not a media superstar. I am, at best, a very energetic indie author and freelance painter. But even a small fish can make a big splash in the Kickstarter pond... with the right tools. This guide outlines the steps I took to build and fund all of my campaigns, from the spark of an idea, through project design and running the campaign, all the way to fulfillment... and beyond. It's even got checklists... and cartoon jaguars! Are you ready to run your own successful Kickstarter campaign? Let's get started!

Culture of the Few: Following Jesus. Transforming Culture

Author: Brad McKoy

Publisher: Culture of the Few

ISBN: 9780997397611

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 2981

In Culture of the Few, first-time author Brad McKoy takes would-be world changers on a journey to discover how Jesus impacted and transformed the culture around Himand the answer might not be what you expect. Jesus is still in the business of turning ordinary men and women into history makers by inviting them into His daily life. As the ultimate "agent of change," it is Jesus' example we need to follow. This book examines five key areas in the life of Jesus that allowed Him to intentionally invest into the lives of a few fisherman: Identity, Invitation, Intentionality, Intercession, and Intimacy. By looking at the life of Jesus along with stories of His disciples today, Culture of the Few creates a call to action that invites readers to follow Jesus in every day ways, transforming the culture around them. The results of this kind of lifestyle are often small intentional actions that lead to unimaginable kingdom impact.

Six Figure Crowdfunding

Author: Derek Miller,Noelle Pugh

Publisher: Boom! Studios

ISBN: 1641440260

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 538

HOW THE HELL DO YOU CROWDFUND $100,000? HERE’S THE ULTIMATE HANDBOOK! In this bold, irreverent, hilarious how-to guide, bestselling Kickstarter campaign manager Derek Miller takes his millions of dollars of supercrowdfunding experience and delivers everything you need to know about being a modern entrepreneur in today’s global marketplace. In other words, this ain’t your parent’s business book. Accompanied by laugh-out-loud illustrations by cartoonist Joy Ho, enjoy an exhaustive look into what it takes to manage and execute a successful six-figure crowdfunding campaign.

The Sketchbook of Loish

Art in Progress

Author: Lois van Baarle

Publisher: 3dtotal Publishing

ISBN: 9781909414549

Category: Art

Page: 152

View: 7114

Following the enormous success of her first art book, Loish returns with an inspiring book dedicated to her beautiful sketches.

The Energy Wizard

A Light Science Adventure

Author: John Richards

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781732326804

Category:

Page: 40

View: 918

The Energy Wizard is an illustrated book that helps children learn about renewable energy and energy conservation, which the author simplifies 'Light Science.'It is the story of three 4th graders - a no-nonsense dancer, a rapping drummer, and a Shakespeare-quoting actor. Sophia, Jeremy, and Jacob take after-school classes in dance, theater and music at The Conservatory. The Conservatory is threatened by increasing costs and the kids want to help. They meet the Energy Wizard, who takes them on a neighborhood tour to discover ways to save money on energy using light science.During the tour, the kids face repeated danger from Dark Energy, an ominous regenerating ice tornado that freezes everything in its path! Three energy superheros - Kid Savings, Calora, and Solar Electric Girl help protect the kids. Each superhero has a light science power. They use these to defend the kids and to demo how their technology can save money at the Energy Saving House, Casa Solar, and the Solar Electricity House. After each demo, the kids must pass a light science quiz to reinforce what they just learned. The last house on the tour, The Earthship, incorporates all the light science technologies. After they make their energy plan for the Conservatory, a final battle with Dark Energy determines the fate of the kids, the Conservatory, and the neighborhood.

Six Figure Crowdfunding

The No Bullsh*t Guide to Running a Life-Changing Campaign

Author: Derek Miller,Noelle Pugh

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

ISBN: 9781684152117

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 6778

Want to know how to crowdfund projects that make hundreds of thousands of dollars? This is how. HOW THE HELL DO YOU CROWDFUND $100,000? HERE’S THE ULTIMATE HANDBOOK. In this bold, irreverent, hilarious how-to guide, bestselling Kickstarter campaign manager Derek Miller takes his millions of dollars of supercrowdfunding experience and delivers everything you need to know about being a modern entrepreneur in today’s global marketplace. In other words, this ain’t your dad’s business book. Embrace community and learn how to maximize your MESSAGE, MECHANICS, and MARKETING so you can successfully: - Get people to give a damn about you and your crazy idea so you can stand out from the noise. - Avoid the mistakes the rest of us made. - Discover your creative freedom and make that sweet, sweet cash. Accompanied by laugh-out-loud illustrations by cartoonist Joy Ho, enjoy an exhaustive look into what it takes to manage and execute a successful six-figure crowdfunding campaign with over $20 million worth of collective advice and pro-tips from the world class asskickers who brought you: Dude Bro Party Massacre 3 ($241,071) Augie and the Green Knight ($384,410) OrganATTACK! ($526,274) The Cyanide & Happiness Show ($770,309) Superbook ($2,952,508) Joking Hazard ($3,246,588) G-RO ($3,307,773) Pillars of Eternity ($3,986,929)