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Tips to help you plan and run a successful campaign.

by dbrady91 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:04 pm

sbriggman wrote:My Top 3 Tips

1. Make your title, description, and thumbnail image clickable.

I see so many projects on Kickstarter where the title, thumbnail image, and description don't reveal much about the project or aren't compelling. If people are browsing the newly launched section or they see your project embedded on a website, they will be more likely to click on it if you have a good title, description, and thumbnail image.

2. Don't forget about taxes.

Not all pledges are considered "donations" for your campaign. Many pledge tiers are considered taxable. If you're not using up all of your funds as expenses and have profit left over, it's likely taxable. I wrote up my complete thoughts on this issue here.

3. Direct emails and messages convert better than mass emails or facebook posting.

This tip is corroborated by others on this forum and my own experience. Even if you export your fb friends list and send everyone an email blast, you can't expect it to be as well converting as if you directly emailed each friend (personalized introduction). This is also true when posting your project on facebook. You will get a better ROI if you direct message each friend and also answer any concerns. Not everyone knows what Kickstarter is or how it works. You sometimes need to do some educatin'




Great advice. Thanks!
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by lanborg » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:53 am

So far I'd say having a video helps! Even if it's not the most professional video it doesn't matter. As long as it's genuine, clearly shows what your project is, than mission accomplished!
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by Mileneal » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:55 am

I just launched my project on Kickstarter yesterday and we're about 60% funded.
From the launch, it's evident that 3 things are very important!

1) Be sure to invite all your friends to pledge even if you think they would not be interested in your product
2) You have to build your email list. Take at least a month or two before your launch to build it!
3) Don't just build your email list. Send them regular content on your story! Get them engaged leading up to your launch!

We didn't really prep well on 2 & 3! We definitely work on those in the future.

P.S. Do check our our project in Kickstarter. Link in my signature!
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by Mileneal » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:55 am

I just launched my project on Kickstarter yesterday and we're about 60% funded.
From the launch, it's evident that 3 things are very important!

1) Be sure to invite all your friends to pledge even if you think they would not be interested in your product
2) You have to build your email list. Take at least a month or two before your launch to build it!
3) Don't just build your email list. Send them regular content on your story! Get them engaged leading up to your launch!

We didn't really prep well on 2 & 3! We definitely work on those in the future.

P.S. Do check our our project in Kickstarter. Link in my signature!
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by Trisbee » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:55 pm

Give a damn about others, if you want other people to fund your dreams you half to at least give half a thought about the dreams of others.
Current Project: Cynical 7 - The Misadventures of Tris, a game about Comical Misadventures and Finding your Place in the World.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/12 ... es-of-tris

Official Site: http://tacopizzacats.com/
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by danishlatif853 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:06 am

Excellent work
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by danishlatif853 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:09 am

Wow really amazing
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by umountain_craft » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:36 pm

Hello for everyone! I just started my first own project on kickstarter.
I really spent a lot of time and my heart for this project, BUT I have only 33 backers after 3 days.

I spend more than 30 hours to wrote letters (more than 300) for different sepicalized web-sites (which sepcialised on hand-made or woolen product and so) to get promo, but I have no answer from anybody.

Can anybody give me advice how to promote my project and what can really help to find new backers?
You can find it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/46 ... ountain-cr
MY FIRST KICKSARTER PROJECT HERE: [url]bit.ly/umountain[/url]
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