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by Magnus » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:03 am

herc2014 wrote:HI magnus , what kind of pr did you do to get traffic to your campaign? Im about to submit mine also so would be interesting to hear your story.


Don't really do any PR.

The most I do is promote to previous Backers/Customers and some cross-promotion with relevant projects.
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by Magnus » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:08 am

herc2014 wrote:HI re doing a video, I was stuck between what to do and how to do it. Like you said ,hiring someone to make a video might look great , but costs , and end of day , i thought to go for the personal approach so people can see me and connect with me, even though it is a daunting thought to sit and speak in front of a camera. I'm going to include some clips of the game I'm doing and talk and little ,about what i don't know what is the best thing to talk about in the short time i have. lets see, any ideas? Ps most of the info ins in the project desc anyway. H


Yeah, in general, project videos are a very minor part of the whole puzzle.

Check out my videos... they're getting progressively shorter and worse... yet each subsequent project is better (on average).

Out of interest...

My first couple of videos I made my own teleprompter (laptop + dark box + bit of glass)... so I just read what I had to say.

I'll probably get professional videos done at some point (when the cost is small relevant to the project size). But, for now, it's such a minor point of leverage.
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by Magnus » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:11 am

Good Sign wrote:Hi! I love this forum as well :) I would love it if you could check out my campaign and give me some sage advice.. Thanks! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/go ... ess-device


Late on this... but well done. You got funded. Great pitch (actually, an excellent pitch) you did there... but, more importantly, great concept.
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by Magnus » Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:15 am

Okay, so I'm in the middle of nowhere right now (satellite internet... I think)

Since it's been a few months since I was last here and I've launched a couple more projects... I'm just trying to think if anything has changed since with my views on this whole crowdfunding thing in that time.

And, well, not really I don't think. Nothing significant.

Perhaps...

The location (i.e. country and city) where you launch your Kickstarter project is not near as important as I thought it was.

Video is still fairly unimportant.

High quality photos are still critically important.

Oh, one really important one...

Well, I've said it throughout this thread - but the "pitch" for your project is still massively important.

I've seen so many projects lately that should be really doing well... but are getting nowhere near the funding they should be getting... because the pitch is so bad.

Actually, it's not even that it's bad as such... just that they've not put in the effort they should have. After having a good idea or already having a following/crowd in place (or both of these things)... the pitch is the next most important thing.
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