29 episodes

Hear Thomas Umstattd interview Authors, YouTubers, and Podcasters who are funding their creativity using platforms like Patreon, Kickstarter. You will also learn about making money with advertising, sponsorships, merch, and other creative ways to make a living as an artist.

Creative Funding Show Thomas Umstattd Jr.

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    • 5.0, 20 Ratings

Hear Thomas Umstattd interview Authors, YouTubers, and Podcasters who are funding their creativity using platforms like Patreon, Kickstarter. You will also learn about making money with advertising, sponsorships, merch, and other creative ways to make a living as an artist.

    Patreon vs Kickstarter (a Crosscast with Funding the Dream)

    Patreon vs Kickstarter (a Crosscast with Funding the Dream)

    In this episode, I do a crosscast with Richard Bliss from the Funding the Dream on Kickstarter Podcast. The episode will go out on both feeds and if you haven’t checked out his podcast, you really should.

    We talk about what it takes to lose your Patreon followers, how to get them back and a whole lot more.

    • 31 min
    Crowdfunding for Creatives with Jamie Jensen

    Crowdfunding for Creatives with Jamie Jensen

    Announcement: The Creative Funding Show will be going on indefinite hiatus soon. If you have a question you want me to address in a wrap up Q&A episode feel free to leave it as a comment below.







    In this episode, Jamie Jenson from the Creatives Making Money Podcast interviews me about crowdfunding. You can find her version of this episode here.

    • 46 min
    How to Get Advanced Patreon Analytics with Graphtreon

    How to Get Advanced Patreon Analytics with Graphtreon

    Tom Boruta (Baruta) is a Software Engineer who created Graphtreon because he wanted to follow the progress of Patreon creators.

    Questions:



    For our listeners who did not listen to episode 4, what is Graphtreon?

    Why are analytics so important?

    What is new about the new system?



     

    Links:



    Graphtreon

    • 19 min
    Finding Your Courage and How to Handle Haters

    Finding Your Courage and How to Handle Haters

    Michelle Kopper has helped thousands of creatives, small business owners and entrepreneurs embrace self-promotion and selling as serving. Michelle’s combines her journey overcoming crippling stage fright, with her performance background and her ability to intuit aligned marketing language to help clients share their transformational message with full confidence.

    Questions:



    * Why is fear such a challenge for so many creatives?

    * Has fear kept you back as a creative?

    * How did you overcome it?

    * What advice do you have for creators when it comes to fear of criticism?

    * Let’s talk about haters and trolls. What is a troll and how should creators handle them.



     

    Use Novel Marketing’s Patreon Affiliate Link to make an extra $50 for your first 30 backers.

    About Michelle:



    * Website: www.michellekopper.com



     

    • 34 min
    How to Reduce Stress & Increase Creativity with Kim Sutton

    How to Reduce Stress & Increase Creativity with Kim Sutton

    Stress and busy work are the biggest enemies of creative people. And today we have someone on the show to help solve that.

    Kim Sutton is the host of the Positive Productivity podcast, runs a team of 10 people and has 5 kids. So you can say she knows a thing or two about productivity.

    (Twitter handle, special requirements, etc.):



    * https://twitter.com/thekimsutton?lang=en

    * https://www.instagram.com/thekimsutton/?hl=en

    * https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberlyannesutton/

    * https://www.facebook.com/kimberly.anne.buckley



    Question:



    * Let’s talk about Working with VA’s



    * What is a virtual assistant?

    * What are some tasks that VA’s can take off creator’s hands.

    * Where can creators find good VAs?



    * Upwork

    * Virtual Assistant Jobs on Facebook





    * Tips for working with a VA’s

    * Mistakes creators make when working VA’s.







     

    Use Novel Marketing’s Patreon Affiliate Link to make an extra $50 for your first 30 backers.

    • 30 min
    Pricing with Janene Liston

    Pricing with Janene Liston

    Worrying about what & how to charge customers costs – your time, energy and money. Clients hire Janene to help them build value and know what/how to charge their customers more confidently. She wants people to know that having a profit mindset in their business makes them smart, not greedy.

    Janene Liston is a Certified Pricing Professional, experienced in value creation and a European Public Speaking Champion. She believes we each possess the wisdom we need to thrive in life. Sometimes, we can use a little help tapping into it. This led her to “pack up” her pricing experience, step out of the corporate and into the entrepreneurial world.

    Questions



    * Why is pricing products and services so hard?

    * How can you tell if your prices are too low?

    * Let’s talk about anchoring.

    * How do you tell if you prices are too high?

    * Let’s talk about multiple price points.

    * Let’s talk about luxury pricing.

    * Let’s talk about strategies for pricing patreon.



    ThePricingLady.com

    Facebook and Twitter accounts are @JaneneList. She is more active on LinkedIn with a larger network (linkedin.com/in/janenelistoncpp) than on Twitter (Twitter is used more for news here in Switzerland, less so for business, but I’m happy to use it as well if that suits you).

    Use Novel Marketing’s Patreon Affiliate Link to make an extra $50 for your first 30 backers.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

The GTB ,

Thomas does it again!

This is a fantastic podcast to align your thinking about how to find your creative pursuits with the realities of crowdfunding and general support. Binge listen and go get started!

Michelle Kopper ,

OMG Great Value and Clarity for Creatives!

This podcast rocks. It's SO NEEDED. And I'm grateful to listen and learn. I'm sharing with all my creative clients! Keep up the good work Thomas! and Thank You!

The fun stuff ,

People Lean in to Listen to Thomas' Genius

Thomas is a great interviewer and conversationalist. I met him at The New Media Summit and everyone was rapt with attention when he shared his knowledge. Now, here, we can get it on demand. Bravo, Thomas!

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