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: 4376

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.

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: 3779

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 The outdated media gatekeepers are quickly disappearing.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 Handbook

A Simple Crowdfunding Guide

Author: Jason Brubaker

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974500192

Category:

Page: 102

View: 5380

How do you Crowdfund? Start here! Jason Brubaker has raised over $300,000 from several crowdfunding campaigns, and mentored many others to do the same. This book is his best advice with checklists and tips on what to do before, during and after your campaign.

The Field Study Handbook

Author: Jan Chipchase

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939727084

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5821

The guide to running international field research, to inform and inspire design, strategy, public policy and communications.

The Consent Guidebook

A Practical Approach to Consensual, Respectful, and Enthusiastic Interactions

Author: Erin Tillman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1546230955

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

View: 6102

With the fierce momentum of the #MeToo movement, it has become clear that the conversation around consent is in the process of major evolution. For the first time in modern history, consent is being brought to the forefront of social awareness, and society is outraged at what has been uncovered in regard to boundary crossing, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. We, as a society, need to start learning, teaching, and sharing fundamental ideas to encourage respectful behavior. The Consent Guidebook provides a practical, easy-to-follow framework that offers practical advice for establishing boundaries and respecting the boundaries of others, complete with illustrations of consensual and nonconsensual scenarios. Over thirty sex educators, health professionals, HR managers, civil rights leaders, and thought leaders have contributed their own consent advice, stories, and aha moments to this book to offer a variety of perspectives. Topics covered include The Basics of Boundaries, Digital Consent, The Assumption of Consent and the Pop Culture Connection, How to Have Productive Consent Conversations, and Holding Others Accountable, Enthusiastic Consent with Sex, Survivor Support, and more.

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: 5023

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.

Dutch Type

Author: Jan Middendorp

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN: 9789064504600

Category: Caractères d'imprimerie - Pays-Bas - Histoire

Page: 320

View: 2121


Kickstarter For Dummies

Author: Aimee Cebulski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111850545X

Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 1370

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!

Intercession, a Kickstarter Handbook

Author: Oasis Mission

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312758513

Category: Religion

Page: 62

View: 9817

This intercession handbook is designed to be read in one or two sittings; a simple kick-starter designed to set you on your own path of intercession. You'll find four elements to start your journey: short stories from Darren's journey of intercession, short explanations of Biblical examples of intercession, exercises to help you ponder and practice intercession, and short, inspiring biographies of intercessors.

Don't Go Back to School

A Handbook for Learning Anything

Author: Kio Stark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988949003

Category: Adult education

Page: 204

View: 3264

A handbook for independent learners based on 100 ethnographic interviews, with guidance, how-to, and interviewee stories.

The Crowdfunding Handbook

Raise Money for Your Small Business or Start-Up with Equity Funding Portals

Author: Cliff Ennico

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814433618

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 8305

Ever wish your company could raise capital the Kickstarter(R) way? Equity crowdfunding is finally here, opening new funding avenues for small businesses and start-ups. In April 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups-or JOBS-Act into law. This groundbreaking legislation empowers privately-owned companies to raise capital from investors without going through the rigorous IPO and private placement processes. Now that the SEC has handed down the last regulations, the floodgates will open and companies will be free to compete for funding. Small business and legal expert Cliff Ennico has followed the equity crowdfunding story since its inception. Now, in The Crowdfunding Handbook, he explains the JOBS Act and translates the regulations into a clear set of do's and don'ts for entrepreneurs and small-business owners looking to get in early-and do things right. Need help pricing your securities? Pitching a project to the public? Choosing between funding platforms? Figuring out disclosure documents and reporting requirements? This book delivers targeted answers-whether crowdfunding is your best bet, picking the right legal entity, selecting types of securities to offer, reaching the most promising investors, keeping crowds under control, and more. IPOs are expensive, and venture capital nearly impossible to attract. Crowdfunding is changing the game for private companies . . . and this book will lead the way.

The Social Leadership Handbook

Author: Julian Stodd

Publisher: Julian Stodd

ISBN: 0957319967

Category: Psychology

Page: 104

View: 655

Social Leadership encapsulates the mindset, skills and behaviours required to be an effective leader in the Social Age. This book is a guide for organisations looking to develop Social Leadership capability and for individuals looking to become Social Leaders. It's a model of leadership that is more fluid and relevant than ones based on longevity, situation or hierarchy. The NET Model of Social Leadership is built around three Dimensions: 'Narrative', 'Engagement' and 'Technology'. The NET model is both an idea and a call to arms.

The Autism Activities Handbook

Activities to Help Kids Communicate, Make Friends, and Learn Life Skills

Author: Catherine Pascuas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995157606

Category: Autism spectrum disorders in children

Page: 118

View: 3382

More than 30 games and activities help the child on the spectrum: follow directions, stay focused, and strengthen motor skills; interact with peers and develop social skills needed for playdates; build vocabulary, expand communication, and answer questions.

The Rebel Mama's Handbook for Cool Moms

Author: Nikita Stanley,Aleksandra Jassem

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525524968

Category: Humor

Page: 216

View: 7595

If you’re a mom (or mom-to-be) who wants to raise decent human beings, maintain your pre-baby identity, and not lose your sh*t along the way, congrats: you’ve just found the parenting book of your dreams. The Rebel Mama’s Handbook for (Cool) Moms is a girlfriend’s guide to early motherhood. It’s the Coles Notes for all those boring baby books you never read. It’s the instruction manual you wish your kid(s) came with - complete with cocktail list. Welcome to motherhood. Let’s do this.

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: 2748

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.

The Essential Social Media Marketing Handbook

A New Roadmap for Maximizing Your Brand, Influence, and Credibility

Author: Gail Martin

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1632659115

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 3176

It’s time to take the fear and frustration out of social media. In today’s crowded marketplace, it’s harder than ever to rise above the noise and clutter. For millions of businesses, a savvy approach to social media is the secret to creating sustainable engagement with a profitable niche audience. Social media done right can build and strengthen your relationship with your customers, encourage brand loyalty, extend your influence, and expand your credibility. Social media changed the world—and today’s social media platforms evolved to meet the world’s changing needs. You’ve got more choices than ever before—online video, web audio, teleseminars, and more—plus new ways to attract prospects, retain customers, and reach a bigger audience. The trick is learning how to put the pieces together to create a powerful social media presence that draws in your ideal clients around the clock and around the world. By using the powerful strategies in The Essential Social Media Marketing Handbook, you will: Jump ahead of the competition. Expand your visibility and influence as a leader in your industry. Increase your expert credibility and create powerful new ways to collaborate. Build your brand into a powerhouse. Maximize your profit-making potential.

The Total Party Kill Handbook

Author: Steven Gordon

Publisher: 2cgaming, LLC.

ISBN: 9780996724265

Category: Games

Page: 194

View: 314

Dungeon Masters rejoice and players beware! The Total Party Kill Handbook is here to help you take your game to the next level of challenge and fun with 25 encounters, running from level 1 to level 20, all designed to be dropped into your existing campaign. Every encounter can be scaled up or down to fit groups that are several levels higher or lower, and the tactics scaling sections let you make the monsters smarter or dumber to further tweak the difficulty to match your party. Within the pages you'll also find the Trap Workshop, a revolutionary trap creation system that will let you build traps that damage, disable, and debilitate adventurers, making your dungeons even more dangerous. You tell the story, this book provides the numbers.

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: 3703

"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.

The Librarian's Almanaq

Author: Leban Roy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996256803

Category: Games

Page: 280

View: 9073

The Librarian's Almanaq is the culmination of Literally centuries Of tremendous work by a dedicated team Of researchers who just couldn't Keep it under wraps. Here, you'll get the advice you need to be successful in the World and learn thesine qua non of puzzledom. Never before has a wealth of Information like This been gathered in one place, let alone a single volume. Your Hunger for sacred knowledge can finally be sated! Examine the Almanaq carefully and make sure to read the Instructions, and you can turn onto a New path toward enlightenment. [The Librarian's Almanaq is an all-in-one puzzlehunt, an interconnected suite of a dozen unique and fun puzzles, culminating in a satisfying conclusion, and all put together in a form you've never seen before. Solving time is 8-40 hours for 1 person; proportionally less for groups. You will need a large table or floor space to work on, plus a pen or pencil, scissors, and transparent tape to solve the puzzles. A highlighter, felt-tip marker, and a live duck would be handy.]

The Crowdfunding Bible

How to Raise Money for Any Startup, Video Game Or Project

Author: Self Help,Health & Mind

Publisher: Popular Books Publishing

ISBN: 1105726282

Category: Self-Help

Page: 90

View: 5029

This Book comes highly recommended and its one youll really enjoy.