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: 3258

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)

Six Figure Crowdfunding

Author: Derek Miller,Noelle Pugh

Publisher: Boom! Studios

ISBN: 1641440260

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7069

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.

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: 1627

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!

The Crowdsourceress

Get Smart, Get Funded, and Kickstart Your Next Big Idea

Author: Alex Daly

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610397614

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 1804

"Neil Young's Pono campaign was the third most successful hardware campaign of all time, and Alex deserves much of the credit, second only to Neil, of course. The Crowdsourceress will give you everything you need to make your campaign a success." --Phil Baker, COO, Pono "Owning The Crowdsourceress is like having Alex Daly's 'special sauce' right at your fingertips."--Jesse Reed, cofounder, Standards Manual In recent years, the crowdfunding industry has generated several billions in funding. But the harsh reality is that around 60 percent of Kickstarter campaigns fail. Enter Alex Daly, a crowdfunding expert who has raised over $20 million for her clients' campaigns. She has run some of Kickstarter's biggest projects-TLC's newest album, Neil Young's audio player, and Joan Didion's documentary. In this book, Daly takes readers deep inside her most successful campaigns, showing you how to Get fans and influencers excited about your launch Build an appealing and powerfully designed campaign Access proven video tips, pitching tactics, press releases, and rewards ideas Avoid the most common headaches and pitfalls Here you'll get tangible tools to run your own crowdfunding campaigns and fully connect with the crowd, get people to pay attention, and inspire them to act.

Kickstarter For Dummies

Author: Aimee Cebulski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111850545X

Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 7384

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!

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: 3747

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.

57 Secrets of Crowdfunding

Practical Pro-Tips to Ensure Six Figure Funding

Author: Narek Vardanyan

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468960148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 4510

"This guide is a Must Read for anybody considering crowdfunding" Sam Granger, raised $164,000 on Kickstarter eBook contains 57 Free (or Very Cheap) Step-by-Step Tips on how to ensure your five-six figure funding. With this guide, despite of your background and skills, you will learn how to raise funds like a Pro, particularly: 17 Free tools to boost your campaign, Hacks on Grabbing Attention of a media, Tips on what structure format works Best, Proven Reward types, that always work. No matter you have started your crowdfunding/fundraising campaign or just planning it. This guide will help you ensure your funding wherever you are (five or six figures). 57 Practical Tips were proven by 206 successful crowdfunding campaigns. BONUS: 13 Crazy Reward Ideas and a Pitching Email Template to a press.

Nasty Women

A Collection of Essays + Accounts on What It Is to Be a Woman in the 21st Century

Author: Heather McDaid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995623828

Category: Abusive women

Page: 231

View: 5026


The Underwriting

Author: Michelle Miller

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1925095835

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7995

Todd Kent is young, hot, and on his way to the top of Wall Street when the eccentric founder of Hook, the popular new dating app, handpicks him to lead its floating on the stock exchange. Given just two months to pull it off, Todd and his investment banking team - brainy Neha, party-boy Beau, and old college flame Tara Taylor - race to close the $14 billion deal of the decade. It's also the chance of a lifetime for Tara, who sees her opportunity to break through the glass ceiling and justify six years of sacrifices for her career. But nothing is what it seems in Silicon Valley, and when tragedy strikes there's no telling where the sparks will fly. Michelle Miller worked at J. P. Morgan's Private Bank and as a consultant in Palo Alto, New York and Europe before leaving to write The Underwriting. She holds a BA and an MBA from Stanford University, and currently splits her time between New York and her hometown of Asheville, North Carolina. 'Michelle Miller’s debut novel reads like a salacious, ripped-from-the headlines tell-all of Manhattan’s young, wealthy, and über-successful...Get ready to settle in-you won’t be able to put down this book.’ Lauren Weisberger, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada 'The Underwriting rolls out an irresistible tale about those narcissistic characters you read about who ride the waves between Wall Street and Silicon Valley and inflict us all with their dreams of riches and fame.' Bruce Porter, New York Times bestselling author of Blow 'The Underwriting offers a tantalizing glimpse into the boardrooms and bedrooms of the young financiers and entrepreneurs behind a Silicon Valley IPO. Both a corporate thriller and an expose of two generation-defining worlds, I found it both sexy and smart. I was hooked from start to finish.' Cristina Alger, author of The Darlings 'Reading this book was better than snorting a key bump of Adderall. I hated how much I loved it.' Babe Walker, New York Times bestselling author of White Girl Problems 'The Underwriting is the best one night stand I've ever had. Witty, sexy and sharp - I'd definitely call the next day. An authentically-hip novel with razor sharp characters which make it (in banking terms) a STRONG BUY.' Turney Duff, New York Times bestselling author of The Buy Side 'Juicy and compelling.' Daily Mail UK 'Miller's debut novel is a seductive romp through the complicated $14 billion IPO of a startup called Hook...A more intricate Devil Wears Prada for the tech generation.' Kirkus 'The Underwriting, in the midst of entertaining the reader, never forgets its real purpose: to puncture entitlement with the nastiest sting in the tail available.' Guardian ‘There was nothing I could fault in this book. The characters were vivid, flawed, carefully crafted; you loved to hate them and even deliriously admired them at times…The plot was fast-moving and fluid; I was carried away with it and thoroughly caught up in the chaos until the final page.’ Delightful Book Reviews

The Economics of Crowdfunding

Startups, Portals and Investor Behavior

Author: Douglas Cumming,Lars Hornuf

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319661191

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 283

View: 2428

This book focuses on various types of crowdfunding and the lessons learned from academic research. Crowdfunding, a new and important source of financing for entrepreneurs, fills a funding gap that was traditionally difficult to close. Chapters from expert contributors define and carefully evaluate the various market segments: donation-based and reward-based crowdfunding, crowdinvesting and crowdlending. They further provide an assessment of startups, market structure, as well as backers and investors for each segment. Attention is given to the theoretical and empirical findings from the recent economics and finance literature. Furthermore, the authors evaluate relevant regulatory efforts in several jurisdictions. This book will appeal to finance, entrepreneurship and legal scholars as well as entrepreneurs and platform operators.

The Madonna of Bolton

Author: Matt Cain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783527298

Category:

Page: 416

View: 8416

'Fabulous Matt Cain and fabulous Madonna together at last - what a treat' - Jenny Colgan 'Glorious ... a triumphant coming of age tale about the power of being true to yourself' - Juno Dawson _________________ Charlie Matthews' love story begins in a pebble-dashed house in suburban Bolton, at a time when most little boys want to grow up to be Michael Jackson, and girls want to be Princess Di. Remembering the Green Cross Code and getting out of football are the most important things in his life, until Auntie Jan gives him a gift that will last a lifetime: a seven-inch single called 'Lucky Star'... On his ninth birthday, Charlie discovers Madonna, and falls in love. His obsession sees him through some tough times in life: being persecuted at school, fitting in at a posh university, a glamorous career in London, finding boyfriends, getting rid of boyfriends, and family heartbreak. Madonna's music and videos inspire him, and her fierce determination to succeed gives him the confidence to do the same. Ultimately, though, he must learn to let go of his idol and find his own voice. Charlie's story is Billy Elliot meets Beautiful Thing wearing a conical bra - a story for anyone who ever sang their heart out, looked for love and dreamed of more... The Madonna of Bolton will make you laugh, cry and Get Into the Groove. It's a book to Cherish and a Ray of Light, and it even has a little Hanky Panky. _________________ THE FASTEST-CROWDFUNDED BOOK IN UNBOUND'S HISTORY

Bruce Finds a Home

Author: Kathryn Van Beek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780473391737

Category: Cats

Page: 36

View: 3571

Based on the true story of Bruce the cat who was found on the streets of Auckland when he was just one day old. His story went global and he now has over 35,000 followers from all over the world.

Content Warfare

How to Find Your Audience, Tell Your Story and Win the Battle for Attention

Author: Ryan Hanley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986369308

Category:

Page: 248

View: 3186

There is a battle taking place online every day. It's not a fight for the fate of the world... just the future of your business. A battle fought with content. A battle far too many businesses are losing. This is Content Warfare. We're here to win the battle for attention. Content Warfare is a work in defiance of mediocre content marketing. For too long, I've watched successful offline companies step into the digital world and implement traditional interruption marketing strategies with boring content and gimmicky sales funnel techniques. These techniques may have worked in 1999, but this 2014. The digital world and the consumers in it have evolved. The online and offline worlds are converging. We can no longer be one thing in the physical world and another online. Connected Generation consumers want to know who the human is behind the corporate logo. Content, in the form of media such as blog posts, video, podcasts and images, allows us to tell our story and connect with our customers in ways that were impossible 15 years ago. We must be authentic, transparent and honest. Abstract concepts, but when harnessed with quality content creation, yield incredible results (as you'll see).

Saving the Media

Author: Julia Cagé

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674968719

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 8732

Julia Cagé explains the economics and history of the media crisis and offers a solution: a nonprofit media organization, midway between a foundation and a joint stock company, supported by readers, employees, and innovative financing such as crowdfunding. Her business model is inspired by a central idea: that news, like education, is a public good.

The Pop Up Art Book

Author: Rosston Meyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692274583

Category: Art and popular culture

Page: 8

View: 3506

A Pop Up Book featuring 3-D Versions of Comic, Pop & Street Art from 6 Acclaimed Artists

Crowdfunding for Filmmakers

The Way to a Successful Film Campaign

Author: John T. Trigonis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781615932443

Category:

Page: 260

View: 1351

Crowdfunding for Filmmakers offers practical information, tips, and tactics for launching a successful film campaign by detailing traditional models of fundraising, utilizing today s technological and social innovations, and augmenting each step with an added personal touch. THis 2nd edition updates the latest techniques on Social Media to get your projects up and running asap."

Math Renaissance

Growing Math Circles, Changing Classrooms, and Creating Sustainable Math Education

Author: Rachel Steinig,Rodi Steinig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945899041

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 1003

Math Renaissance is for teachers and parents of children ages six and up. The authors share their insights on how math experience might be improved at home, school, and math circle. It is based upon Rodi Steinig's experiences teaching math and leading math circles, and Rachel Steinig's experiences as a school student and homeschooler.

Angels Power

Authorities That Be

Author: Amelie Hutt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781532362705

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6959