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Kickstarter is the most powerful crowdfunding platform for new and professional creators and creative entrepreneurs alike. Every day, writers, artists, comic creators, and self-publishers are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring their dream projects to life. Still, nearly two-thirds of projects that launch on Kickstarter fail to fund. But the ComixLaunch podcast is changing that by revealing the mindset, strategies, and tactics you can use to successfully crowdfund your project on the platform. Tyler James, the host, has put all these ideas to practice and raised multiple six-figures in funding on Kickstarter across many successful projects. He is a writer, artist, game designer and the publisher of ComixTribe. He has also been a frequent guest on the #1 crowdfunding podcast Funding the Dream with Richard Bliss. ComixLaunch covers pre-launch strategies (social media, list-building, Facebook, Twitter), crowdfunding platforms (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon and more), how to design a successful campaign from start to finish, including how to set an achievable goal / funding target, campaign marketing, avoiding the pitfalls of fulfillment, and much more. The objective? To help YOU take your career to the next level by turning the Kickstarter platform into a renewable resource that will bring your creative projects to life again and again. Are you ready to launch?

ComixLaunch: Crowdfunding for Writers, Artists & Self-Publishers on Kickstarter... and Beyond‪!‬ Tyler James

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    • 4.9 • 95 Ratings

Kickstarter is the most powerful crowdfunding platform for new and professional creators and creative entrepreneurs alike. Every day, writers, artists, comic creators, and self-publishers are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring their dream projects to life. Still, nearly two-thirds of projects that launch on Kickstarter fail to fund. But the ComixLaunch podcast is changing that by revealing the mindset, strategies, and tactics you can use to successfully crowdfund your project on the platform. Tyler James, the host, has put all these ideas to practice and raised multiple six-figures in funding on Kickstarter across many successful projects. He is a writer, artist, game designer and the publisher of ComixTribe. He has also been a frequent guest on the #1 crowdfunding podcast Funding the Dream with Richard Bliss. ComixLaunch covers pre-launch strategies (social media, list-building, Facebook, Twitter), crowdfunding platforms (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon and more), how to design a successful campaign from start to finish, including how to set an achievable goal / funding target, campaign marketing, avoiding the pitfalls of fulfillment, and much more. The objective? To help YOU take your career to the next level by turning the Kickstarter platform into a renewable resource that will bring your creative projects to life again and again. Are you ready to launch?

    ComixLaunch Pro Spotlight: Will Allred Finds Long-Form Comic Success on Kickstarter

    ComixLaunch Pro Spotlight: Will Allred Finds Long-Form Comic Success on Kickstarter

    The ComixLaunch Pro spotlight shines on writer and professor Will Allred, who shares lessons learned from his creative journey.

    • 50 min
    The New Kickstarter Backer Survey Is Live! Here’s What You Need to Know…

    The New Kickstarter Backer Survey Is Live! Here’s What You Need to Know…

    In this session, we'll break down the news that Kickstarter just pushed live a massive overhaul to how creators create and send shipping surveys to backers. In this session, we'll take a deep-dive into the new survey tool, and share the good, the bad, the confusing, and the ugly with this latest platform update.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    New Kickstarter Feature Alert: Importing Previous Reward Levels

    New Kickstarter Feature Alert: Importing Previous Reward Levels

    For YEARS Kickstarter creators have been asking for abilities to easily copy info from past projects to new ones. It looks like Kickstarter has FINALLY taken a step in this direction, as creators can now copy rewards from past campaigns. Let's take a deep-dive into this new feature to see if it's everything creators have been asking for.

    • 36 min
    I’m thinking of doing a 3-day Kickstarter for a prose launch… Crazy? [James Powell’s MasterMind Hotseat]

    I’m thinking of doing a 3-day Kickstarter for a prose launch… Crazy? [James Powell’s MasterMind Hotseat]

    With his first novella ready to launch, writer James Powell is considering experimenting with a shorter than average Kickstarter launch… much shorter! A mastermind roundtable of veteran creators discuss James' launch plan, and share pros and cons of ultra short launches.

    • 39 min
    How to Launch More Kickstarters WITHOUT Burning Out Your Audience? [Sarah Cooke’s MasterMind Hotseat]

    How to Launch More Kickstarters WITHOUT Burning Out Your Audience? [Sarah Cooke’s MasterMind Hotseat]

    Sarah Cooke has successfully launched 3 projects on Kickstarter for her series "No Spell Lasts Forever." Now she's in the process of working on a additional projects that she'd like to launch in the not-to-distant future. That means running more campaigns each year. How can she best grow her crowdfunding project output without being overly demanding of my audience? A mastermind roundtable of veteran creators help Sarah get her head around launching more.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    How to Fund Comics Distribution Into Comic Shops? [Rob Multari’s MasterMind Hotseat]

    How to Fund Comics Distribution Into Comic Shops? [Rob Multari’s MasterMind Hotseat]

    After a lot of success serializing his series Night Wolf on Kickstarter, Rob Multari thinks he's finally ready to distribute through Diamond Distribution to get his books into comic book shops. The problem? How to deal with the upfront funding costs associated with direct market distribution? Tyler and a roundtable of comic creators brainstorm options in this mastermind style session.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

iceberg_lettuce ,

A great resource!

I am working on developing a game. I rather naively decided to crowdfund the project. This podcast really has helped me appreciate both the value and complexity of this approach. As a newbie to product development and marketing, I have used the lessons in it to make important course corrections. Highly recommend!

Rinagraywords ,

Thank You For The Great Advice

I found ComixLaunch as I was researching how to go about running and setting up my 1st crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for my comic, Dragon Child. Leading up to my launch, which is now on its second day with my first six backers, I have been listening to the Podcast and reading the free PDF from your website to inform where I am now. Fingers crossed that my Kickstarter gets funded, and thank you for what you do for the comics community.

JeremyDangerDean ,

Wow

I just started listening to this and I am so thankful it exists. Tyler, thank you for providing so much information on Kickstarter and how it applies to comic production. I’ve never seen this information anywhere else. 👍

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