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21 places to promote your kickstarter campaign

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I’ve received a lot of emails, DMs, and facebook messages asking for help with campaign promotion. As a general rule, I am happy to tweet out your campaign if I think it’s pretty awesome. However, please keep in mind that like everyone, I want to be treated like an individual (as I’m sure other bloggers do). When I get a pretty standard email or tweet and see the person left a similar message at a hundred other places, I am less likely to pay much attention.

When I receive a personal email and I can tell the person either has read my content or has at least taken a second to look at CrowdCrux, I am more likely to respond positively. In an ideal world, this wouldn’t be the case, but hey, I am human.

That being said, here are 21 places to promote your crowdfunding campaign. Please keep in mind that selfish mass promotion rarely works. People can tell when you don’t care about the community and just want pledges. If you plan to actually establish a relationship with these websites, bloggers, and forums, then you will have better success.

After you’ve finished with this list, check out my new article, Who’s in the Crowdfunding Community for a huge list of supporters, service providers, bloggers, and more that are interested in crowdfunding.

Note: These are crowdfunding industry centric sites. For more information about how to promote to individuals in your target industry (future customers), check out my other article.

Industry Websites

Crowdfundingforum

Crowd Funding Forum is a great crowdfunding industry site where you can also engage in a discussion with other project creators, track news trends, the hottest projects of the week, and also learn about equity crowdfunding. I’d recommend trying to be a bit active before going about promoting your campaign. Although you might not reach the target consumer here, you will encounter a group of people who are passionate about crowdfunding and might be willing to help you out.

Kicktraq might seem more of a tool that you can use to forecast the progress of your campaign, but it’s also good for SEO. In addition,  you can submit articles that bloggers have written about you and they may appear on the front page, which will drive traffic to your campaign. I frequently scan Kickstraq for cool new projects, so you might generate blogger interest by posting on the service as well. Learn more about it here.

KickingItForward, a tool to give back to the crowdfunding community, is a great way to drive traffic, especially when you are nearing the end of your campaign. It is also a giver’s mentality and people tend to like individuals that add value to the community rather than trying to get value out of the community and only self-promote. Learn more about it here.

Ayudos is an up and coming website where project creators can share their crowdfunding campaign, learn from successful crowdfunders, gain feedback on their reward tiers/video/copywriting and also help out other campaigners. Learn more about it here.

kickstarter forum

Kickstarter Forum is also a community where creative types  can like, share, and support kickstarter projects. It’s relatively new, but has a strong group of crowdfunding evanglists behind it that are more than willing to provide feedback. Learn more about it here.

Google+ Groups

5. Crowdfunding (435 members)

crowdfunding_googleplus
6. Kickstarter Supporters and Campaigns (67 members)

“A Community where we Like, Share and Support Kickstarter Campaigns”

7. Crowdfunding Hub (254 members)

“All Platforms. All Projects. All Ideas. One Exchange. ICOExchange.com Follow us: @fundmyico”

8. Crowdfunding (238 members)

“Best practices, Lessons learned, and advise for CrowdFunding on Kickstarter, RocketHub, and Indiegogo. Helping people seeking advice or have”

9. Kickstarter (62 members)

10. Kickstarters (253 members)

“Project creators, backers and crowdfunding-curious…welcome!”

 

LinkedIn Groups
**I recommend you post a media article of your campaign, not your actual Kickstarter link

11. Crowdfunding Media Group

 

 

12. Crowdfunding

 

 

13. Crowdfunding 360

 

 

14. Crowdfunding Consultants and Advisors

 

 

15. Crowdfunding News and Insights

 

 

16. Funding the Dream with Kickstarter

 

17. KickStarter Support Group

Bloggers

18. Crowdfunding Downunder

 

 

 

19. TheCrowdFundamentals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20. CrowdFund It

 

 

 

21. CrowdCrux!

 

 

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/3rdFunkyBot Chris Henderson

    Thanks for compiling this list!

    • CrowdCrux

      Of course, hope it helped!

  • http://twitter.com/LJTHELAW Ghost the Law Yancy

    This is greatly appreciated! :D

    • CrowdCrux

      Glad you found it helpful!

  • CrowdCrux

    Of course, glad you find it to be helpful. If you would like more information like this, feel free to subscribe :)

    • http://twitter.com/michael_ayer Michael Ayer

      On it. I checked out Ayudos per your suggestion. I have done Kiva a couple times before. But, I had no idea crowd funding was so big. It’s exciting.

    • Antonio Sanchez

      Dude this is awesome thank you so much! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/josh.cook.142 Josh Cook

    Thank you very much! I am currently working on getting a Kickstarter up for my card game and have been at a loss on promotion. It’s been kinda like being lost in space. Doing everything myself and I’m flapping my arms not knowing what to do but gotta do something or nothing will happen. This list gives me a little direction on which direction to flap. Again thanks a ton!

  • griendling87

    This is great for my Kickstarter: The Visual Sound Project. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1263069905/the-visual-sound-project

  • http://twitter.com/AncientZombie Bub

    We are looking for your
    help! After years of tireless effort on our part, hitting comic conventions,
    writing, producing and generally busting our butts… Diamond Distributors has
    picked up the Hero Envy trade paperback! However, we need to come up with the
    print run, so we are looking for your help to make this dream become a
    reality…There are some great incentives and rewards for backers, so please,
    consider lending a hand to support some artists! 150 page, full color, comedic
    graphic novel about 4 geeks who are hand picked to save the world from an
    intergalactic bully.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/914859599/hero-envy-the-graphic-novel

  • florencel

    Is there any data on who actually funds these campaigns outside of one’s base? I’ve been live for 5 day, had 144 views from 74 referrals and no money. I’ve done press releases, twitters to those in the aviation field and I think I’ve created a good campaign. The video is short and sweet and the ebook, if funded, is for charity as it states in the campaign.

    I guess I’m looking for a company who reviews these campaigns to give guidance on what else I should try. I’ve done Pinterest, FB, LInkedIn, Twitter and its on my email that goes out to everyone. If my base was going to give me money I wouldn’t have needed a crowdfunding campaign. I don’t have a wealthy base. Do campaigns without a base or a funding genie actually make it or am I doomed here? And I don’t have the money to hire a company to do this for me, if I did, again, I wouldn’t need the crowdfunding campaign. Gee, I sound a little frustrated, forgive me, its been long days and even longer nights.

    Any suggestions? Thanks.
    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/natalia-flies-to-the-fair/x/2951783

  • CrowdCrux

    Hey guys- Check out http://www.kickstarterforum.org for more discussion.

  • http://twitter.com/cartoonsbyRic Ric Lumb (Putty CAD)

    As my Dinki dinosaur comic has only 10 days left it seems to have flatlined at just over 70% http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/puttycad/dinki Most of the funding so far has come from people I interact with on twitter so I’m looking at other ways to increase my following and trying to get the last bit of funding. I just discovered this blog and will be checking out all these forums! Any tips are welcome.

    Thanks for sharing the info! ;) Ric

  • Steve

    “3 days after his honeymoon, an inlisted filmmaker got ordered back to Iraq for a year. This time, he took a video camera.”

    The deal is we’ve shot the film, we’ve edited the film, we’ve shown the film in very limited screenings, but we don’t own the music rights to distribute the film. Lots of people really like this film and many want copies, including several of the soldiers in the film. Your donation will help us pay for the music rights to massively distribute the film. Thank you.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1178965847/getting-the-iraq-documentary-year-at-danger-out-to?ref=live

  • Jonathan

    Morning,

    I could certainly use help in marketing my kickstarter project, this is the first crowd funding effort I’ve attempted and I am searching for places to find the help and assistance of others.

    Please check out my kickstarter project when you have the time, I am working to help the open source community gain greater commercial acceptance and use of OpenStack which is an Infrastructure as a service (IAAS) directly competing with the big league commercial cloud IAAS providers.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/707659239/openstack-automated-installation-application

    While KickerStarter doesn’t allow me to back my own project I am putting $15k of my own funds into this effort.

    Sincerely,

    Jonathan

    • CrowdCrux

      Hi Jonathan- Sorry to see that your project was not successful. Any lessons learned? Are you planning to run another?

  • Jason

    Thanks for this info. I recently started a kickstarter project for my children’s book, Robin and the Red Rug. I’ll be looking into these communities and sites, for sure. Subscribing to your site, as well. Thanks again!

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1289716201/robin-and-the-red-rug-a-rhyming-picture-book-adven

  • http://www.facebook.com/MakkyD275 Mark Lawless

    I have used these and are hoping to get some results. Check us out and you will see how we are doing. Learn about Coffee or get involved ( http://bloomvc.com/project/Mobile-Cafe-Business ). Get all your friends to like CUPPA DEL CAFE ( https://twitter.com/Cuppa_Del_Cafe ) and have the chance to win freebies. We will also be having special things people can buy from around the world once we are trading and have our website up and running. We will be able to take cards to pay for items at the ‘mobile coffee shop’ and these will be through mobile apps as well as the website.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001233647599 Joshua Lucas

    Please help my brother and I’s Indie Rock band, Vandfald, raise enough to fund physical copies of our debut album, “Fall Out.” Learn more at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vandfald/fall-out-vandfalds-debut-album

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.a.mcdonald.3 Ryan A. McDonald

    This was great, thanks. Sharing info is essential. No one accomplishes anything by themselves. If anyone has a moment please check out Stool Pigeons on Kickstarter; and I promise to check out your projects in return : )

    • CrowdCrux

      How did your project go?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Genie1978 Genevieve Wong Frezer

    Fund our Band to Perform in the Fringe Event at the Penang Jazz Festival 2013
    http://www.rockethub.com/projects/24849-fund-our-band-to-perform-in-the-fringe-event-at-the-penang-jazz-festival

  • D.
  • http://twitter.com/CyberdreamsLtd Cyberdreams

    Great help for all budding Kickstarters, Salvador! :o)

    • CrowdCrux

      Thanks! :)

  • Patrick

    Thanks for the helpful hints. I’m gonna try everything on this list to see if we can gain some success from it. It’s funny how big crowdfunding has become in what seems to be such a short period of time. It’s always been a mystery to me why some crowdfunders reach their goal without problems, while others don’t even come close. Well, maybe they just didn’t try all these tips yet ;)

    http://igg.me/at/magmonster/x/3256848

  • Escape gamer

    Thanks for this list I bet it will come in handy. I currently have a Kickstarter project on the go until June 3, 2013. We had a lot of interest in the first few days, but we’ve noticed interest has dropped off recently. We (My two brothers, my sister and myself) are making our first video game. You can check it out at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1241450511/the-great-zoo-escape. I will try some of your tips and post a new comment to let you know how they went.

    Thanks,

  • http://www.facebook.com/luca.gibson.1 Luca Gibson

    I am planning on making a documentary to showcase the best street food in and around London but I need people to back my project for it to become a reality: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1355466219/a-street-food-guide-to-london Thanks :)

  • http://twitter.com/michael_ayer Michael Ayer

    This is really helpful. I started backing a couple projects a month ago on Kickstarter and then got the idea to do one myself. I know it is not a magical funding forum, but it really community. Thanks for bringing this up. I’m going to check out a couple of your resources.

    • CrowdCrux

      Thanks for your support Michael. It surprises me too the community surrounding Kickstarter!

  • http://www.facebook.com/molechkillgore Molech Killgore
  • http://www.facebook.com/doepicshitonly Shane McCormick
  • Forrest DePoy

    This looks like it could really benefit a lot of Kickstarter projects. I’m hoping that with these tips mine will do just as good as some of the more extremely successful ones. Speaking of which, here is my kickstarter! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/648742653/the-flayed-fox-a-horror-film

    • CrowdCrux

      HI Forrest- I’ll check it out! Hope the article helps with your marketing :)

  • Nathaniel Tomlinson

    Really helpful information. Thanks for the post and all the advice. Just started my first Kickstarter and this will be extremely useful information. Definitely bookmarking this blog from now!

    • CrowdCrux

      Hi Nathaniel- I’m sure it’s a slightly scary, slightly exciting experience. I’m always eager to hear more about problems campaign owners are having so that I can produce articles centered around those problems. Let me know if you’d like to share any.

  • Janet Marie Lewis

    Everything seems to be so informative…I appreciate all the help, and now I am just in the process of tweeting, facebooking, emailing and foruming…

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1577989689/uncanny-janny-impassioned-musings-of-a-janet-in-th?ref=home_location

    • CrowdCrux

      Hi Janet- How has your campaign been going. Any lessons learned or thoughts to share?

  • Kingsley

    This is a great outlet to help us Kickstarter campaigners, thanks a lot. Speaking of KS, here goes my campaign for my rap artists: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/920280332/da-duo-set-to-record-full-length-album-project

    • CrowdCrux

      Great- Tried to make it as practical as possible.

  • simon masters

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/simonmasters/kargo-a-wallet-system-to-manage-your-pocket-stuff

    Hi Guys,

    KARGO is a small project I’m currently running on KS – any support/tricks/tips would be appreciated. Still 22 days to go, but also some way of target.

    Thanks all,

    Simon

  • steve

    @beatjockmusic we need your support to help the fan-based music discovery and sharing app. Make a pledge or RT our message to help get possible backers on Kickstarter http://t.co/UoxL9m3Od1

  • CrossLight LED

    Hi Everyone!

    When you can, please go check out our project on Kickstarter, the CrossLight LED Nightlight!

    We have 40 Days left and need your support to make it a reality!
    Please pledge, share, like, or anything you can do to give support!

    Much Appreciated!

    Tony Coultrip & Jeremy Green
    Co-Creators

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/32301226/crosslight-led-nightlight-brilliant-light-for-any?fb_action_ids=4837910837413&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

    Follow us on Twitter:
    @CrossLight_LED http://twitter.com/CrossLight_LED

  • Predrag Gosta

    Great advice. Thank you. I am trying to raise money for the first baroque opera performance in Serbia – see http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pgosta/bring-the-magic-of-baroque-opera-dido-and-aeneas-t

    • CrowdCrux

      Of course, let me know if you have any suggestions for article topics that could add more value to your campaign.

  • CrowdCrux

    Dear readers- Take my advice with a grain of salt, but there is a lot of truth in this quote from Napoleon Hill, the author of one of the best-selling books EVER, Think and Grow Rich: “Give before you get.”

    Pure link promotion will only get you so far. Taking a second to comment on another’s campaign can make it more likely they will provide feedback or check out yours :).

    -Sal

    • Skyla Greenlees

      Good advice. I have been going through Kickstarer looking at the campaigns and donated to one. Hoping to help out others as well.

      • CrowdCrux

        Awesome!! :)

  • Scott Graves

    Great article its really helped us!

    Definatley implementing a few of these ideas.

    Heres our project just to add it to the mix -http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2027243702/revelations-the-chronicles-of-jericho-fox

    • CrowdCrux

      Sorry to see your campaign wasn’t successful. Anything you would do differently?

  • Skyla Greenlees

    I am glad i came across your blog. It has been really helpful. we just started our kickstarter. I look forward to networking with other creators. http://kck.st/11EPpfo

    • CrowdCrux

      Will check it out! Thanks for the comment.

  • Julie Bean

    Thank you for all the helpful advice! It’s quite an interesting journey doing a kickstarter campaign and very helpful to hear how others are navigating these waters. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2dbean/spaced-out-the-story-of-fil-and-mantis?ref=banner

    • CrowdCrux

      Congrats on your success! Would you like to share some tips about raising money on Kickstarter?

  • Skyler

    seriously i have been spending all day using this helpful resource. i am glad you took the time to put this up! We just started our campaignhttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/241063518/disgruntled-pheasants and we just want to make sure we put it on the right places. :)

    • crowdfundingpr

      HI Skyler- This is cool! It’s like angry birds, but in real life. The video looks very professional and describes the concept well. Feel like it could a good gift-product where people will buy it for their kids or friends.

    • CrowdCrux

      HI Skyler- This is cool! It’s like angry birds, but in real life. The video looks very professional and describes the concept well. Feel like it could a good gift-product where people will buy it for their kids or friends.

      • Skyler

        thanks! :D do you have any tips on what i should do ? its only been up for 2 days.

        • CrowdCrux

          Spend the first week doing everything possible to drive as much relevant traffic as you can to the campaign. Not talking about senseless promotion and spamming, just a lot of hard work driving traffic.

          After the first week, evaluate the conversions you are getting. What percentage of people are pledging, watching the video, sharing, etc. based on the traffic you drove.

          Let’s say over the course of 5 days you drove 500 people. 5 pledged, an average of $15. Are they pledging at a support tier or at the tier where they receive the product? Can you forecast these results out for the remainder of 33 days? If these actions aren’t producing results needed to meet your campaign goal, what needs to be retooled?

          Use the information to pivot/adjust your strategy and promote smarter and harder the next week. Re-evaluate, lather, rinse, repeat.

          Some campaigns have a linear growth, some have more of an exponential. Never count on it being exponential. It’s kind of a trial and error game. You need to learn as much possible in as small amount of time and the only way you can learn is by getting hard data by driving people to the page.

          Sal

  • Liyu

    Great advice! Thank you for posting. We launched our Kickstarter campaign 3 days ago: http://kck.st/170706f . My project is about internet of things, control electric devicces over the internet. We have a very good start, but want to find some places to promote our project. This post really helps me a lot to find the right place.

  • Cyia Batten

    This is fantastic!! We launched our Kickstarter yesterday so this list will absolutely come in handy. Many thanks!! Bookmarking. :) http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/469820908/lets-get-adorned

    • CrowdCrux

      Congrats on the successful Kickstarter campaign! Do you have any tips you’d like to pass on?

  • Shible Shadiq
    • CrowdCrux

      Sorry your project wasn’t successful. Are you planning to run another one?

  • Rachel

    Thank you for this incredible amount of information! Can you please do a post recommending a few options to streamline the survey process? I am interested in offering 5-7 different colors in several styles of my yoga leggings when I launch my Kickstarter campaign. If I build each one as a reward, the number of rewards becomes quite confusing. Trying to figure out the most efficient and streamlined process to allow my backers to choose the specifics of their reward, whether by using Backerkit or a Shopify store.

  • Anthony Levi Roybal

    What a beneficial website!! EVeryone please go check out my kickstarter!!

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1305379744/phlight-krew-clothing-launch

  • Adele Robots

    Great post! We are promoting our Kickstarter project mainly from Spain and all the information in your post has been really helpful!

    Thanks!!

  • jhon

    http://www.crowdfunderways.com it a great forum for crowdfunding check it out

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  • Max Locher

    This was super helpful! Check out my campaign at indiegogo.com : http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/game-production-education/x/3691578

  • Pace Freeman

    Hi just I found you page and find the advice extreemly useful. I will be checking out the sites you recommend. This is my first time using a crowdfunding site, the work to build a project around it has been an interesting learning curve.

    I am sure to have made many mistakes, but I guess this is how we all progress. If there is any advice you could offer me regarding my campaign, i would be very grateful.

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/protesto-breaking-the-silence

    Kindest of regards,

    Pace Freeman,

    Have a great day.

  • http://www.verbosityonline.com/ Rudy Mathieu

    I love your Blogs. Even the 30 People to Promote Your Kickstarter. You must have amazing patience to read all these comments, watch peoples videos and reply.

    I am a software developer wishing to make my impression on the world with my Verbosity Online project. If you have 7 minutes or so, could you take a peek at my pet project http://VerbosityOnline.com/ksshare ? You see so many projects, I just need honest opinions about how things work.

  • curbkickedthesocialbreakup

    Thank God for crowd funding!

    The whole concept has inspired countless products and services that may have otherwise gone unnoticed in days past. Not only does it open up new financing opportunities for entrepreneurs, but allows the public to give feedback honing the target product or service to appeal to a broader audience than it would have originally.

    And thank you so much for this post. Very informative!

    • CrowdCrux

      Thanks! I’m excited about equity crowdfunding as well and how it will help entrepreneurs.

  • Dominic Michael Luciano

    My crowdfunding promotion business, CrowdFunders, just started a forum a little while ago: cfunders.boards.net

    We’re really hoping more people sign up so we can turn it into a community for crowdfunding.

  • Drew Williams

    Great blog, good to get some info on how to spread my campaign. Thanks! http://kck.st/14SB51P

  • Tina Parkhurst

    Thanks for the informative list! Just launched a project today – excited but also feel like I’m staring down a whale! LOL http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/881287254/the-too-true-adventures-childrens-book

    • CrowdCrux

      Congrats on the new project!

  • http://www.cineik.com/ Cineik
  • Eura Edmond

    Help me create a job!

    http://www.gofundme.com/3iaww4

  • Mark Jackman

    wow. I never new this community was so big. Great article. Can you check out my project? I think its pretty good…I hope you agree.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/551361762/no-more-stolen-covers-keep-the-covers-in-place-all

  • Max D’Angelo

    Great article guys, I love the fact that you can start a community based on crowd funding. It helps a lot to researchers like me, I’m about to launch a kickstarter campaign and all your info is the best of the best

  • Pat Woodruff

    I was lost with all this promoting, thanks, I needed this. If you have a few extra minutes check out my new project. Thanks, again.http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2055307329/off-time-feature-film?ref=live

    • CrowdCrux

      Glad it helped :)

  • Dan Gallo

    Thanks for the article, we’ll start investigating what best suits our project tomorrow… And here’s a blog I wrote (targeted at Small Business Enterprises) about my Kickstarter experience so far… http://wp.me/p1EGtv-gR

  • Brandon A

    How exciting to read and be encouraged. I started crowdfunding with a little knowledge and getting better going farther each time with resources like these. Thanks for posting!

    • CrowdCrux

      Awesome! Yea, you definitely need to learn a lot in a short span of time and wear multiple hats as you run the campaign, but it’s all in pursuit of a dream!

  • Brandon M. Oates

    Awesome Post! Very Helpful! Please Visit My Project at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1347645252/move-cuptastic-creations-online-and-into-a-storefr . And Join The CupTastic Nation. #CupTasticNation

  • Raven Photography

    Thank you so much for this website, I was extremely overwhelmed by the thought of running a Kickstarter project, but I have done it with a lot of your help and now I will keep this site bookmarked for the way through! Thank you again and here is the project that you have helped me to create!

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/projectstoke/project-stoke

    • CrowdCrux

      Your welcome! Glad it’s useful. Pledged a small amount for your project :).

      • Raven Photography

        Thank you very much for the support! :)

  • Guest

    Thanks for the 21 Places to Promote Kickstarter Campaign.

    • CrowdCrux

      You are welcome :)

  • LivingIsSoBig .

    I appreciate your willingness to educate others on promoting their campaigns. It has helped me greatly. :) http://igg.me/at/LISB

    • CrowdCrux

      Sorry you didn’t end up meeting your fundraising goal. Anything you would do differently?

  • Aliza Giglio

    I could hug you right now! Thanks for the awesome info. Seems like you put a lot of effort into it. Thanks :)

    HERE is my link to an awesome duct tape wallet project….nerdy awesomeness! It may not be your cup of tea, but most people like it. If you have a couple seconds to check it out, i would be eternally grateful!!!!!

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/12035589/duct-and-cover-wallets-bags-bow-ties-and-more

    • CrowdCrux

      Glad to see your campaign was successfully funded. My friends were crazy for these when I was younger.

  • BikerKarl

    Nice list, what great idea to gather up some good sources to give your gig a boost. I love seeing a crowd of artists and creators gather to support one another.

    thanks much!

  • Michael Kearney

    wow. Thanks for the links. Still working on it and I’m hopeful. Change the world with the internet and open source software! Please fund my indiegogo crowd funder! People are waiting to hear from you!

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/moonshell/x/4377711

  • Dave Killingsworth

    Starting to work this list. Any other ideas and help to get a project going is welcome. We thing we have a great page and an engaging video. http://kck.st/1219ZHe

  • Charlie

    I’m raising funds to eqip a mobile vet van for a desexing program in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/stop-the-suffering-desex-the-phnom-penh-strays/x/3856172

  • Jake Alfaro

    Great list! I was climbing the walls trying to figure out where to go to find other creators. Crowdfunding can be a lot of fun as a backer. I’ve discovered some really cool projects on Kickstarter. In case anyone is interested, I am currently raising funds for a short film about Ernest Hemingway. Take a peek if this might be up your alley and I’d be happy to peek at yours in return! Thanks guys! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/916458055/runaway-hemingway

  • Kull
  • Mind Wack Production

    This is absolutely fantastic! We went live two days ago, and it has been a hard push to get our ideas out there. I came across this list, and now it feels like the pressure has abated somewhat! Thanks a million for taking the time to help out crowdfunding newbies! http://kck.st/1476v7y

  • Steven Edwards

    I just came across your list. I really appreciate the help. Any idea on more specific places I might be able to reach rock music fans? I’m pretty new at the whole promoting thing. My female-fronted band just launched a kickstarter so I’m trying to get the word out as much as possible. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bluematches/female-fronted-indie-punk-blue-matches-make-a-reco/posts

  • Kull

    If you made it this far, and you love fantasy roleplaying, check out Dragonheim.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paradigmrpg/dragonheim-a-classic-fantasy-roleplaying-game

  • Peter Clancy

    We are just starting out and the above was very helpful. Please check us out http://igg.me/at/transblaze/x/4456583

  • James Murrell

    This was a great help, thanks matey. If anyone wants to check out my dinosaur kickstarter here is the link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1125857856/dino-warz-tabletop-wargame?ref=live

  • Jens Schoemaker

    The tips are really useful for my waffles, with sweet syrup, campaign! http://igg.me/at/jensandwaffle/x/4426494

  • Francisco Marchal

    Thanks for the informative list! Just launched a project today – have a look, spread the word, send us some positive energy :) http://igg.me/at/menulia/x/4335562

  • Kristrauma

    This is an amazing blog entry! It definitely helped a bunch with my newest campaign! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kristrauma/cycle-a-science-fiction-drama

  • Tryambak

    Your post was very helpful. Can you please provide your email. I have a project to discuss Sir,

  • http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/ FanGazer

    Thank you for allowing us to share our projects. If you like music learning and video games, you’ll love our project. If youd, please consider a pledge or share with your network – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/musicwizard/learn-to-play-music-in-minutes-and-kickstart-your

  • Chris Bryant

    Thank you very much for posting this article. It has really opened my eyes as to what to do and how to go about hopefully finding the right people. I recently launched my first kickstarter project for an incredible reason:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/68188799/the-sword-of-hope-destiny-awaits

    Some things can’t be put into words. Some emotions run too deep. My project, getting my book made into a game, is not only for myself. When I began writing, things were simple. It was about sharing my gift with the world. Just before publication, tragedy struck my family. Within 3 years, I lost my Dad, my Grandfather, both of my Great Grandparents, and one of my best friends. To add to that, my mom, now a widow, was diagnosed with the same disease that claimed my Grandfather’s life, Parkinsons.

    I chose at that point to move out of my apartment, leaving my roommates, to do the responsible thing: take care of my mother. For the last 5 years, I have lived here with her trying to take care of her and it’s hard. It gets worse everyday. I remember the woman who was so strong, who used to take walks, worked all the time, had a great attitude. Now, she sleeps all the time and can’t remember what happened that morning.

    Here’s why I began this project. Like my book, I want to not only share with the world, but I want to be able to earn a revenue stream where I can take care of her needs without having to leave her alone for multiple hours a day. I want to give her the peace of mind that everything is taken care of. I can’t do that without your help. I’m asking you to take compassion for this situation and pledge towards this project, towards her future. Thank you.

    Chris Bryant

  • Kostja Klabjan
  • http://www.kevomedia.com Dennis Cronk

    Thanks for the great information. We just launched out kickstarter project. Thanks

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2064393996/jelly-kelly-must-have-metallic-trimmed-jogging-sui

  • BambooSkate UnCorporate

    Great article!! It’s always nice to find a 1 stop place for information. Check out our current campaign on Indiegogo – http:/igg.me/at/bambooskateboards #30toskate

  • Larsterkk

    Thanks for this useful post.
    Already 36% funded for my uni project. Please check out the rewards on offer~

    http://kck.st/17NIlO6

    Thank you!

  • CMitri

    Hey everyone if you’re in the SF Bay Area you may want to check out my TubeStart campaign to make my first feature film for Cinequest Film Festival: https://www.tubestart.com/proj

  • Ed.G.

    Thank you.
    This is some invaluable information.
    We’ve just taken our first steps into the Kickstarter world and this will be extremely useful in helping us to get things moving.

    If anyone has an interest in new film projects, please take a look: kck.st/16Zyl5v

  • Andrew Neil

    Excellent stuff! I recently launched a 30-day campaign and was very excited with the results through the first few days (50% funded within 48-hours). But now, things have begun to slow down quite a bit as we reach the halfway mark (80% funded with 16-days left). I have been searching for quite a while trying to find solid resources providing helpful information on how to further promote a Kickstarter Campaign with the ultimate goal being to reach your fundraising goal and hopefully much more. I have only gone through the first 4 points but they have all been super helpful, especially Ayudos. I will certainly be visiting the rest of the links in the coming days.

    Thanks for your help, it is much appreciated. If you had a moment, please check out the campaign at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/andrewneilsutton/borninfornia-high-quality-apparel-made-in-californ. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

  • Sam Jones

    Great Article. Thank you.

    • CrowdCrux

      You’re welcome :-D

  • Kyle Koster

    Thanks for posting this. I’ve just started my campaign and I’m sure these will help. Would love a post about my project! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1731258877/hogjim-music-imports-innovative-guitar-accessories

    Thanks again!

    • CrowdCrux

      Congrats on the successful campaign. Would you like to share some lessons learned or tips?

  • Brian

    Thank you for the very valuable information! We have just started our project and this helps a lot! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1127203130/flpittm-gen1

    • CrowdCrux

      Are you planning to relaunch if you don’t hit your goal in 6 days?

  • Frankie

    My
    Name is Cheryl, I am a single Mother of four Children. I have
    been working with young Children for twenty years. I started working in
    the Child Care field to accommodate my children’s needs when they were
    little. By working in a center that they attended. I since then have
    been to college and I am teacher certified. Now that my youngest are
    teenagers, I am becoming overly concerned with our community and the
    effect it has on them and all of their peers. One of the biggest factors
    is drug abuse, the early teens in my community have no resources or a
    place of belonging. They are simply roaming the streets and getting
    involved in deteriorating situations.

    http://igg.me/at/projectyouthgroup/x/4710417

    • CrowdCrux

      I would really recommend asking some friends and family to donate to bring it up from $0.

  • Jared Brinkmeyer

    Thanks for the article. I plan to use this information to promote my new game, Second Mouse, which is live at http://kck.st/1dN7zU2

    • CrowdCrux

      Congrats on the successful campaign! Any things you learned through the process?

  • Daniel Suffield

    Thanks for the advice. It’s not easy raising money for a webseries. I felt like I’ve asked everyone I know and hardly got a nibble yet. Though I think if we make some exclusive content for the backers only that may drive traffic. Here’s is our campaign http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamingwildlife/gaming-wildlife-a-satirical-gaming-webseries

    You should check it out especially if you love gaming.

    • CrowdCrux

      Sorry to see that your project was not successful. Anything you would do differently? Are you planning to launch again?

  • Tim Booth

    Really interesting list, thanks so much for sharing your insights.

    • CrowdCrux

      Definitely. Hope it’s helpful.

  • David Holyoak

    This article was incredibly helpful, thank you! We just launched our kickstarter campaign that aims to serve delicious Acai Bowls in the Bay area. Acai Bowl lovers should check it out! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/627264539/mahalo-bowl-food-truck-bringing-acai-bowls-to-the?ref=live

    • CrowdCrux

      Seems like your campaign has struggled a bit. Any lessons learned you’d like to share?

  • Franklin Fink

    I am going to try out your ideas and join a few of the groups mentioned, Thank’s for the article. http://www.gofundme.com/4k2658

    • CrowdCrux

      Cool. Let me know how it works out for you.

  • Katie

    SUCH an awesome post! Super informative and great :) Thank you!

    • CrowdCrux

      :D Of course.

  • Mike Regan

    Getting ready to launch our first KickStarter campaign and this site has been very advantageous for that purpose! THANK-YOU VERY MUCH!

    • CrowdCrux

      Great! Preparation is key and something that a lot of creators overlook. Glad you are working hard now so you can reap the benefits later :)

  • Jesse

    Hi, I’m not going to lie to you. I probably won’t read your blog afterwards because I’m hoping this campaign I’m currently doing will help me to start my own online business. I love the resources you’ve put together here and I’m about to go down the rabbit hole of what I thought was going to be a simple process. I was wondering if you would mind sharing mine though.

    • CrowdCrux

      Hi Jesse – I’ve been brainstorming ways to stay in touch with readers after they have run a crowdfunding campaign. I’m thinking of expanding into topics possibly: internet marketing or startups/entrepreneurship. Thoughts?

      What is the link to your campaign?

      • Jesse

        Well, my thoughts would be that there are plenty of those on the web so yours would need to offer a unique perspective from the point of crowdfunding startups since that’s the niche your site is already promoting. If nothing else, finding a way to enhance kicking it forward would be awesome. I went to the site but they only ask for kickstarter URLs. If you expand, try to get your users to do a pay-it-forward movement with Indiegogo. Offer community incentives for sticking around and helping other users. Sorry but the Crodfundingforums are seemingly dead. There is a general questions section where most of the users hang out but it doesn’t offer much incentive to check out other projects (which are in a different section). It requires major butt kissing to get noticed. When I asked for critiques on my campaign, it was moved to this section. I’ve updated it and had no feedback so I’m not saying it’s above me but I am saying that idea support should be funded on context. All-in-all, crowdfunding is a come and go field. Finding ways to make people stick around isn’t in what else you have, it’s in providing them a reason to stay past the few days that they needed you. Make them need you longer.

        Here’s my campaign though: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/online-social-classifieds-site/x/3906052

        • CrowdCrux

          Thanks for your thoughtful reply! That’s a good idea regarding the Kicking it forward. I’ll take your points into consideration :). For your campaign, why don’t you do a minimum viable product with http://www.appthemes.com/themes/classipress/

          It’s a wordpress template that costs $100 flat rate and could get hosting for $5 per month or so on bluehost and they have a wordpress one click install thing.

          Another one: http://classifiedstheme.com/

          It might not be as pretty as building the site from the ground up, but you could customize the theme and it would serve the purpose of demonstrating demand for the service.

          • Jesse

            Thanks. I still can’t afford either of those products though so I’m out of luck until I get sponsored.

  • Pam Gist

    Thank you so much! I am new to crowdfunding, and this really helped me get going!

    • CrowdCrux

      Cool! It’s a small community, but growing :)

  • http://lexellwatches.com/ Stephen

    Boy, am I sorry that I am just now finding this site. Many thanks for your useful posts! They are very well written and provide excellent knowledge. I’ll be sticking around :)!

    • CrowdCrux

      Mission accomplished! Let me know if you have any questions about crowdfunding or any topics you would like to see covered.

  • http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2010758051/westerly Irabbit75

    This is an incredible resource! I was just pulled into my first Kickstarter campaign and this is a great start. Thanks!

    • CrowdCrux

      How’s your campaign going so far?

      • http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2010758051/westerly Irabbit75

        About 19% funded, not moving as fast as I’d hoped. I’ve been busy at work and haven’t had as much time as i’d like to devote to the campaign. If you want to take a look then check out Westerly (board game) on Kickstarter.

        • CrowdCrux

          Okay I’ll take a look.

  • Kaydee Kreitlow

    That was very helpful! Thank you for the list!

    • CrowdCrux

      Glad it was helpful! :) Let me know if there are any other article topics you would like to see covered on the blog.

  • Stephen Cameron

    Mr Briggman, thank you very much for the list. My project just went live a few hours ago and I look forward to making use of your knowledge-able-ness… :P
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stevecameron/animated-short-midge-2

    • CrowdCrux

      Awesome! Good luck with your campaign. Let me know if you have any questions when reading other articles via comment.

  • Kyle ‘Birdie’ Williams

    What is a good way to draw attention from backers on Kickstarter who do not know me or my business? I only did 400 dollars my first day live. Is that bad? I have a great business but I need to reach out to supports I don’t know. Check out my sport brand of the future http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/428687506/tunnel-vision-chase-your-dreams?ref=activity

    • CrowdCrux

      Hi Kyle. You should aim for 30-40% of your fundraising goal in your first week. A lot of these pledges will come from family and friends to generate momentum. A lot of creators report that at the beginning and the end of the campaign are the easiest times to attract funds and the middle is the hardest.

      To reach supporters you don’t know, you need to find these supporters through: LinkedIn groups, forums, google+ groups, etc. It really helps if you can get featured on a blog also because you will have access to their audience and can post the blog link on places like reddit, hacker news, stumbleupon, etc.

      Check out the Crowdfunding 101 section on the righthand sidebar of the website.

  • kenny
  • Jeff Schwarting

    A great place to publicize BEFORE you launch, while you’re still preparing, is Prefundia.com

  • Matthew Dylon Knight

    Good afternoon all, how’s it going on this rather chilly Sunday… Enough of the small talk, I’m after a massive favour! This project I’m involved in needs help with funding, without funding it won’t look as awesome as we intend it to look.
    The film Will still be made with or without funding, but we want to do things the right way.
    Every penny helps and I know its a big goal, but with everyone’s help we CAN do this.
    Many awesome things up for grabs and many many more things on their way .
    Please click on the link and donate now
    The clock is ticking…

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/871438919/the-last-day

    • CrowdCrux

      How’s the campaign going so far?

      • Matthew Dylon Knight

        hi crowdcrux :)
        we have only just reached 1% of our goal so far, its not much but its a start, we just need to push this and get as many new people on board as possible, i’m posting to as many different sites as i can, and in the following days i shall be uploading a pledge video to explain in more detail on what we are doing , which i hope will help :)

        • CrowdCrux

          Keep us updated on what worked/didn’t work for you.

  • Nue

    Your blog’s very helpful to us. We’ve been looking for places where we can advertise. Check us out too! kck.st/1eJmrQt

    • CrowdCrux

      Glad it’s been helpful :)

  • Helen Stringer

    This was really helpful, with the lone exception of Ayudos. I opted for their $85 plan. They sent an email explaining the services under that plan. They said I should add @_ayudos to all my tweets so that they could re-tweet, and that they’d be back in touch with a detailed campaign. They re-tweeted about 3 tweets and then…crickets. I tried emailing, but received no response. So far as I can make out it’s just a scam.

    • CrowdCrux

      Hmm… I have also received a few complaints about Ayudos on the Kickstarter forum. For others reading this comment, feel free to add a review to the Kickstarter forum here: http://www.kickstarterforum.org/post2812.html#p2812

      • Helen Stringer

        Once I posted in a few places about them, their CEO Mike got in touch. He explained that they’d been having “server problems” and had been unable to communicate. I said that was ridiculous, does no one in the company have a phone? He agreed (!). He offered to return my money, but I thought I’d give them another chance. Tweets still not retweeted until I emailed them. Then he said to use #ayudos instead of @_ayudos. That seems to have worked. Then they sent me a press release they had written (part of the service), which was very poor indeed. I used to work at PR firms, Rogers & Cowan and Hill & Knowlton, so I’ve seen a few press releases in my time. I wrote my own. I don’t think they’re actually malicious, just very disorganized. Where things can be automated – like re-tweeting, they’re okay. But when it comes to actually writing a press release they don’t have the skills.

  • SashaFund

    This is a very informative article and I thank you for it. Will follow some of your tips. I already had tried the crowdfunding forum before I found your article and is a great place but so far hasn’t generated anything from it. The thing is if you could just raise from your family & friends you wouldn’t need these crowdfunding sites in the first place. But I do think they (eg.indiegogo) have a vested interest since they charge fees for any money you raise and should also try to give you a bit of exposure, rather than place you in the bottom of the barrel, even just one spot on their home page where they show randomly one by one all the campaigns. Every little bit helps because the hardest part is getting people to visit the page. Done and continuing to do the social media round, thunderclapped it, linked on sites like Reddit, and so on but little result right now since campaign started less than a week ago.

    We are trying to raise funds for specialized medical treatment for Sasha’s rare incurable disease. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/grant-sasha-a-wish-that-could-save-her-life

    • CrowdCrux

      Yes, I agree with you to a certain extent. A person could always create a personal funding page on your webpage if they only wanted to raise funds from friends and family.

      What do you think about ThunderClapped.it?

      • SashaFund

        It seems like Thunderclap is worth a try for what it could accomplish in amplifying your message, but you have to raise a minimum number of supporters for it to go out by the deadline. And if you don’t, then nothing happens. Hopefully we can gather the supporters by the deadline and then can see how effective it is. http://thndr.it/1a1WgCP

        • CrowdCrux

          What did you think of Thunderclap?

          • Dale Kensok

            StormFront is better… Thunderclap could could be a ShoutOut…. Lightning could a flash or NewsFlash. Rain could be donations. “Let the rain fall…..” etc., etc.

          • CrowdCrux

            Huh?

          • http://www.bluefoxbytes.com/ Dale Kensok

            Forgive me, I was out of it and loaded on on pain killers and such at the time I answered this. I was out of it for a week. Sorry… I should have stayed off the net completely. I was pretty silly and out of it.

  • Matthew Dylon Knight

    Good day all, how’s it going on this rather chilly wednesday…This project I’m involved in needs help with funding, without funding it won’t look as awesome as we intend it to look.
    The film Will still be made with or without funding, but we want to do things the right way.
    Every penny helps and I know its a big goal, but with everyone’s help we CAN do this.
    Many awesome things up for grabs and many many more things on their way .
    Please click on the link and donate now
    The clock is ticking…

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/871438919/the-last-day

  • Matthew Dylon Knight
  • William Hollosy

    This is a great list! Thanks so much. Here’s my new Kickstarter!

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/540498769/immortal-knight

    • CrowdCrux

      You’re welcome :) Saw that you canceled fundraising :/. Are you planning to re-launch?

  • Christopher Andrew Petitt

    Wow whish I would have found this a long, long time ago! We started our campaign almost 15 days ago and completely underestimated the need to advertise and promote. Great stuff here, feeling overwhelmed and underfunded.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/617145447/throne-wars?ref=home_location

    • CrowdCrux

      Yes, it’s definitely a learning experience. :) Feel free to share what you’ve learned. I’m always interested in hearing creators’ take on good marketing channels they have discovered.

  • Elizabeth Twitt

    it’s really good and I happy . can you help me with our campaign ?

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/451488801/bah-bah-bbq-sauce-combining-a-smoky-bbq-taste-with

    • CrowdCrux

      I created CrowdfundingPR.org (free press release) that might be helpful?

  • Thomas Warinner

    Immensely helpful resources! Thanks for helping our campaign http://igg.me/at/labonachip/x/3893000

    Cheers!

  • Sarah

    Thank you for all the helpful links!!! This will be used to the fullest for my indiegogo small business http://igg.me/at/fetchftw/x/5365141

  • Sarah

    CrowdCrux would you please check out my indegogo @ http://igg.me/at/fetchftw/x/5365141. Thank you so much for all the woderful links above.

  • Loulie

    Hi Salvador! Still waiting on my validation email from Kickstarter Forum, so I’ll post here…

    Happy to have found your CrowdCrux site. That’s great that you are passionate about crowdfunding. I am new to this and am always looking to learn more!

    Our family is passionate about animals, and we just launched our campaign this morning. We have a VERY unique story, and we have the backing of many industry leaders in animal rescue. Our goal is to help animals on a large scale.

    I would love for you to check us out, and I SO appreciate your time. I welcome any feedback, Salvador! Thx!!

    Loulie

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wag/wag-uplifting-documentary-to-help-animals

    or: http://www.wagmovie.com

    • CrowdCrux

      Seems that your project was canceled? I’m sorry you haven’t received a validation email. Not sure why, but I’ll look into it.

      • Loulie

        Hi, I did end up receiving the email, so no worries! I made a radical decision this morning – 2 days in – and cancelled / postponed. We will relaunch in Feb. I have just learned too much in 2 days, and I know there are a couple of campaign elements I need to revise. Be back in Feb… Any of your services I need to plug into in the meantime?? ;)

        • CrowdCrux

          Sorry, sometimes the server can get backed up and it takes longer than expected. If you’d like to share what you’ve learned or plan to change, feel free to re-connect before your campaign launch.

          Would love to hear your findings and hopefully inspire others to prepare far ahead of launching .

  • Julia Dombrovskaia

    Thank you for your article! A lot of useful and interesting information. I need time to try some of them. If you have time, please take a look at my project. Maybe you can advice me smth. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461541611/mystery-lady-polymer-clay-sculpture

    • CrowdCrux

      I provided some feedback on the KickstarterForum where you also posted. :)

  • CUSTOM CRYSTALZ

    Cool article, helpful information.

    After launching our #kickstarter last night, we have had A LOT OF SHARES so far! You can see our kickstarter through this link here, http://kck.st/1gSTvcl

    Thank you to all of you that have shared our kickstarter page since last night, we will not let you down. The continued support is appreciated. Please continue to share our project so we can reach our goal of changing the way that the world views fashion, it is art. Giveaway’s will start once we hit a certain amount of shares, so keep it going!

    THIS IS OUR KICKSTARTER: http://kck.st/1gSTvcl

    Pledges start at just a dollar and we have an option for everybody from designs to contributions, all of the support is appreciated. Be sure to check out the project and share it, you can be one of the people to WIN a giveaway, you never know!

  • K Sudesh Durai

    Hi Salvador, it was a great read and informative. I am still a couple of months away from having the project being released on Indiegogo and this article will help me guide on my marketing strategy ! Thank you for sharing with us :)

    • CrowdCrux

      Look forward to seeing it. Glad to see you are preparing ahead of time for the launch!

  • David Jones

    this is an awesome resource! If anyone is interested in checking out indie games, books, art & other cool products that were funded via Kickstarter then please check out our new store

    http://store.forevergeek.com/

  • Anna Maguire

    Thanks so much for including my blog http://www.crowdfundit.com.au in the list – it drives quite a bit of traffic to my site :) However I feel badly as I don’t have time to feature people who approach me. I don’t tend to promote campaigns on the blog unless it’s part of a wider story. I know it’s hard for campaigners who are trying to get some exposure so apologies to all those who have contacted me via this article :( But (there is a but) due to my publishing background I have an interest in projects for publishing/authors so I like to hear about them! Thanks again. Anna

    • CrowdCrux

      Hi Anna- Definitely. I think you and Rose contribute some great energy to the crowdfunding community. Yes, I agree with you in that not every creator should expect a “feature story,” but instead sell the article that they might get a mention in.

      For example, this article I just posted features several creators and I have included them because they offer some valuable information for other creators: http://www.crowdcrux.com/how-long-will-it-take-kickstarter-to-approve-your-project/

  • Katie-Trevor Nelson

    This is some great advice. Best of luck to all of you working hard to achieve your dreams as well! I’d love feed back from other launching their kickstarter projects:
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/323366220/bos-footwear?ref=live

    • CrowdCrux

      Congrats on your steady growth so far. Have you found any strategies in particular to be useful in marketing/selling the campaign?

  • Scott Howard

    I was look for was ways to promote my project this was great info. If you have time to check out my project that would be great. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1833198590/fubar-baby-a-simple-pry-bar

    thanks again

  • Chi Ni

    This is a great list! I only wish I knew about all the prep work PRIOR to starting my KS campaign…I know, I’ll start another campaign to make a time machine! Seriously though, I’m very thankful for all the time you put into organizing the information. Btw, I’ve sent you an email regarding the partner program. I would very much like to contribute as a thank you. Because when I succeed in my campaign, I will owe a great deal to you and this
    website. On the small chance I don’t succeed…well, I will STILL owe a
    great deal to you and the site. Oh, and here is the link to my project: http://bit.ly/sangagame. I would appreciate any support/feedback you have time for. Thanks again!

    • CrowdCrux

      Hi Chi – I’ll check my email right now. Thanks for the comment.

  • Kayrene Willis

    Hi! There is a Kickstarter campaign that is near and dear to my heart. A filmmaker wants to make a documentary on the disappearance of my brother. If you would like to read more on the project, the link is below. If you have any suggestions on how we can reach more people in the final 8 days it would be greatly appreciated. His story is also on Facebook. I will also follow your recommendations above (thanks).

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lamothe/missing-kenley

    https://www.facebook.com/missingkenley

    https://www.facebook.com/AllanKenleyMathesonMissingPerson

  • http://www.evamoon.net/blog Eva Moon

    This is a terrific set of links! I was able to put some of them to use right away and learned a lot. Every day is a real education. Or should I say, trial by fire. Thanks! Eva
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evamoon/the-mutant-diaries-unzipping-my-genes-dvd

    • CrowdCrux

      Haha. Yes, I’m always learning about new techniques that creators find helpful. If you find any marketing strategies that are particularly helpful for your campaign (with tangible results), let me know and I’ll include you in an upcoming article.

  • Nicole Peace Coarsey

    This was fantastic informaiton! I’ve been on Kickstarter for almost 2 weeks and am only 7% to my goal. I’m ready to really push myself to get this project funded! I have a pretty good following on facebook, but I need to promote that also. Thanks again!

    Monumental: Louisiana’s Forgotten Disaster Monuments by
    Nicole Peace Coarsey http://kck.st/1bJ6UMT via @kickstarter

    http://www.facebook.com/monumentallouisiana

    • CrowdCrux

      Keep us updated as you progress towards your goal!

  • Remy Kassimir

    This was an awesome article!! My campaign only has two weeks left so we are really trying to drive traffic! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thetuck/the-tucktm-stop-the-flop-on-your-belt The video is good for a laugh too :)

    • CrowdCrux

      Thanks :). Have you reached out to any blogs in the fashion industry?

  • TM

    Tarusha:

    I am so happy to see an actually relevant result to my query,we have just started our crowdfunding campaign,please check it out.

    http://igg.me/at/tetrahigh/x/5620089

    • CrowdCrux

      Glad it came up for you. Did you try any other searches or have any other article topics you would like to see covered?

  • Kevin Clifton

    This is a very helpful article. I am also trying to promote and spread the word on
    my campaign. I have no hits on it. Marketing is something I did not think
    about, I though just getting it on Indiegogo was good enough.

    http://igg.me/p/579057/x/2655533

  • David Edgerly

    Great article! I’m about to launch my first Kickstarter campaign and I really appreciate the information. I went with prefundia to pre launch.

    http://prefundia.com/projects/view/edgar-allan-poe-playing-cards/496/

    • CrowdCrux

      Cool! How has your experience with prefundia been so far? Do you like it? Also how did you find out about prefundia?

      • David Edgerly

        I found out about prefundia by reading your blog. It’s been a great experience so far. I’m averaging about 1 follower for every 30 views. I hope to launch my Kickstarter in the next day or so to try and take advantage of the holiday web traffic.

  • sonali

    Hello Salvador, First I would like to thank you for enriching us with such in-depth and valuable information on promoting a Kickstarter project. One my friends has its project in Kickstarter, and I recommended him to read your article. He read and said- “One of the best pieces of article I read till now, this is going to help me to a great extent.” You can have a look at his project:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/customslr/air-strap-a-camera-strap-that-does-more-with-less

  • Karolina Neyrus

    Great blog post! Going down the list to help this amazing campaign: http://kck.st/1iX9Crk

  • Guest

    Hello everybody we have a campaign live on Kickstarter at
    the moment. We have a great innovative cookware product. It’s one of a kind
    nothing out there like this. It’s an all in one cutting board. Which has a pull
    out draw on each side. On one side is for the trash and the other side is for
    cut food. It has a knife sharpener. A squeaky spatula to clean the cutting
    board from all liquid and debri. A chopper detaches it’s self from the spatula.
    Special grippers so the cutting board does not slide. The cutting board is
    anti-bacteria. We have a lot of press out there but can use more. I am sending
    you the link to our campaign and our press release. Thanks so much for your
    time…

    Thanks so much

    Link to our campaign: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/176351690/an-all-in-one-cutting-cutting-board-the-swiper

    Link to our press release: http://bit.ly/1f29ocy

  • Eric Vaughn

    I am on the verge of launching my KS campaign. I looked up websites that can help promote KS or other crowd funding campaigns, and your crowd crux page came up! What great information and other sites to visit. I have submitted my stuff on Prefundia.com and will wait for them to let it go live. I should have done all of this weeks ago, because I have submitted my page to KS and will have it go live once they approve. I will get back on here and leave a link to my page when it is up.

    I have been blown away with how much success many of the KS campaigns have. There was a simple magnet pen a couple months ago. They guy wanted to raise $14K, he ended up with $817K after 36 days. Amazing! Thank you again for providing this information. I will post my gloves on here when it goes live.

    I was just approved on Prefundia: http://prefundia.com/projects/view/vo-gloves-vaughn-originals/530/

  • http://ultimatefantasystudio.com/ Ultimate Fantasy

    Thank you Salvador! I found a few projects to back on the comment section on this article. : )

    • CrowdCrux

      Well that’s pretty baller. Makes me smile to see you supporting other creators.

      • http://ultimatefantasystudio.com/ Ultimate Fantasy

        Thanks, but naw, I find it addicting to help out other creators. It’s rewarding to be a part of something that you can see someone is really serious and passionate about. I will check back to see more projects on this blog soon. Have to wait for payday : ).

        • CrowdCrux

          :D

  • Eric Vaughn

    I recently launched my KickStarter campaign. Friday evening….. probably not the best time to start, but I am going to use the sites I have seen from this page to help it. I am excited and nervous at the same time. This should be fun. My product is gloves with a convenient zipper on the back of the hand for quick access without completely removing the gloves.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/332418412/vo-gloves-vaughn-originals

  • Mezba Uddin

    Thanks a lot for your informative blog.
    igg.me/at/epicrun/x/5810549

  • http://crowdfundbuzz.com/ CrowdFund Buzz

    I humbly suggest that CrowdFundBuzz.Com be included in the conversation of crowdfunding promotion.

  • Guest

    Okay, so after backing a few projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, I gotta say, it’s becoming an addiction! I have started my own project here: http://kck.st/1itzsC4 and have a really fun $2 reward option.

    • http://ultimatefantasystudio.com/ Ultimate Fantasy

      Hey Salvador, I meant to post a small pic, but it has published as ‘Guest’? Anyway, this is a duplicate post, so you may please delete it! Have a great whatever time of day it is where you are!

  • http://ultimatefantasystudio.com/ Ultimate Fantasy

    Okay, so after backing a few projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, I gotta say, it’s becoming an addiction! I have started my own project here: http://kck.st/1itzsC4 And I have a really fun $2 reward option for those on a tighter budget. : )

    • CrowdCrux

      :D That’s awesome! Keep me updated on the progress of your project.

  • Romi Budai

    Leave a message for the next generation! Take a Photo or record a Video! Your message will be delivered to the future!

    This project is not created for the famous and rich people. This is for all people on the earth.

    Check This Out Now! :)

    http://kck.st/1ghShnY

    • CrowdCrux

      Interesting concept. Would really recommend asking your friends/family to pledge to get it up from 0. We have some promos going on at the KickstarterForum.org also if you would like to get some initial pledges.

  • Yuliya
  • Rex Blather

    Approach happiness from an aesthetic and not an ethical standpoint — what then? — http://www.gofundme.com/61wnj8

  • Marvia

    Happy New Year! I have started a project on ‘Kickstarter’ an panicking a little, my brother just sent me a link to your blog which is fantastic! Thank you so much. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackriverchocolate/black-river-chocolate-a-taste-of-luxury-jamaica?ref=live any tips??? Thanks M

    • CrowdCrux

      Cool! :). If you post this on KickstarterForum.org, I can give some more indepth feedback. We also have a promotion going on there to be tweeted out :)

    • Marvia

      Thanks will do. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  • Nathan Hawkins

    Hi, I have just launched my Kickstarter project – Conjure Trading Card Game and I would love to hear what you think of it, I will spend some time going through these links to help promote Conjure but your opinion would be greatly appreciated, Kind regards, Nathan Hawkins

  • William Edward Stitt

    HELP MAKE THIS SHOW KICK BUTT!! DONATE AND GET COOL PRIZES FROM OUR ARTISTS!!!
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/williamstitt/street-wall-exhibition

  • Shima Deilami

    Support the new BAH BAH BBQ Sauce – we guarantee you will love the taste! Its a pomegranate infused BBQ Sauce.
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/451488801/antioxidant-rich-tart-and-tangy-bbq-sauce-hot-and

  • Mike

    Yep. Just started my campaign – Googled around a bit. I wasn’t totally clueless, but didn’t realize this was already a science. Glad to see that I had the right idea. But it will be a steep climb.

    • CrowdCrux

      Keep me updated on your campaign :). Let me know if you have any questions related to crowdfunding.

  • Mike

    Funny that my comment parallels all those below: “this is awesome; thanks; I’m using all the info; before I started, I had no idea this world existed.”

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/germar/pop-culture-purposed-a-web-show-title-tbd

  • Nikita Lynn Matthews
  • Christine Ahamefule

    thank you for this article ! check out our new kickstarter project for a hiphop chicago cypher https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/413146128/sicker-than-your-average-the-chicago-cypher

    • CrowdCrux

      Would recommend asking more friends/family to pledge to get it up from one backer. On average, most campaigns should expect to raise at least 25-30% from friends, family, colleagues, etc.

  • Chast Wolfe

    Thanks for the advice. One question I noticed that was neglected by several crowd funding campaigners was, “why is your cause truly important to yourself?” Not what you’re going to achieve, your goals, how it will change the world, but why are you truly do it..

    It took me awhile to understand the context of that question and the significance. It took me even longer to answer it.

    I started a campaign on indiegogo called the Wounded Dog Project to help injured dogs. And hers my answer to why its important to me:

    At one place in time, I had two dogs. At moments of tribulations, when friends and family were nowhere to be found, those two dogs were my friends and my family. Not all see animals in the same light, and not all have such a bond. Though this site is about preserving the life of animals and helping the unhelpful, it’s even more about relationships. Animals are important, humans are important, but the relationships we make are made of the things that tie us together and deliver a since of existence. Without that connection of a relationship, the knowledge of existing would be lost to obscurity. The two dogs I had where a reflection of my conversation, my emotions, anything I needed at those moments. Though I personified them, it was that connection, that relationship that caused me to relinquish that boundary of human and animal. The importance of what I am doing not only resides in the nature of saving an animal’s life, it is found in the idea that humanity needs relationships, canine or not.

    Thanks for your time,
    Chast

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wounded-dog-project/x/6258156

  • Mike

    As requested, here’s the not so good update. I know it’s a lofty goal, and I know the issues I have. I did not expect that friends and family wouldn’t support. I’m doing all of the right things, but the presentation is subpar – I’m driving a TON of traffic to “my brand,” but no one donates. I really thought I’d get bloggers, tv, media coverage – it’s my field – thought it would be a bit easier.

    bitly.com/1fbVncg
    http://www.looktothecookie.org
    https://twitter.com/AldeaGermar

    kickstarter.com/projects/germar/pop-culture-purposed-a-web-show-title-tbd/

  • Noah Gideon Brookey

    Thanks for this useful article, hopefully it can help with our project and hopefully it’s not too late >.< https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shedbuiltgames/stellar-praxis

  • stevenweinzierl

    This info is all great. Thank you so much for sharing. I’m going to start exploring this list. We just launched our project. I’d love if you checked it out. Bear – A Short Film
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/93422951/bear-a-short-film

    • CrowdCrux

      Definitely. Glad it’s helpful. Would recommend posting this on the KickstarterForum.org (can ask for feedback after giving feedback).

      • stevenweinzierl

        Great thanks!

  • Angel Duarte

    Great article! I took advantage of the first few links provided. Thank god for google plus, right? lol.

    Please check out my project if you get a moment. Ever want to play Mario on your phone? Let’s make it happen: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/undiedevelopment/m-a-r-i-a

    • CrowdCrux

      Glad it’s helpful! Would your campaign run into any copyright issues? Would be careful on that front.

  • brando1922 .

    please take a look at my project http://igg.me/at/THANKAVETFORYOURFREEDOM/x/6374471

  • Wayne Harper

    I’ve been trying to promote mine for a while now:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zicorp/space-shooter-rpg
    Hoping these help so far 0 but it has only been 1 day!

    • CrowdCrux

      You should expect to generate about 30% of your funds from your own social network. Would recommend directly messaging friends, family, coworkers, etc. initially to get your backer count up from 0.

  • Thomas Mulhern

    Hey thanks for this! Check out my kickstarter if you can- every dollar counts https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1863159221/suave-man-blues-a-novel

    • CrowdCrux

      Congrats on the successful campaign! Do you want to share any insights you’ve had raising money on KickstarterForum.org?

  • Jessie Brazil

    Just went through every link you provided to help get my wife’s Kickstarter more traffic and support. Her product is designed more towards parents (it’s a children’s pillow) and I’m having difficult finding a better way to help crowdfund in this area. It seems the majority is geared more towards comics and technology. I read your article for the 5 tips for a better campaign and plan to follow up with some smaller mommy/parent blogs. Do you have any additional suggestions? She just launched 2 days again and Kicktraq had her hitting 149% of her goal, which would fantastic but I’d like to seek every avenue possible to make sure that happens. If you have some time, can you please take a look and any suggestions you may have in addition to the ones above? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/586907288/boosterpalz-the-portable-pal-who-wont-let-you-down

    • CrowdCrux

      I gave you some tips on the KickstarterForum.org, but I think mommy/parent blogs would be a great bet – especially if you can provide them with a prototype to write a review (which would be helpful even after Kickstarter).

      Basic format:

      1. Have you tapped out your social network?

      2. Where do the communities that care about this product exist? Blog audience? Forums? Online groups? In person groups? Supporters of a non-profit or NGO that promotes child saftey?

      3. Test out approaching those communities using guidelines I’ve outlined in other articles like http://www.crowdcrux.com/how-to-get-bloggers-to-blog-about-your-kickstarter-indiegogo-or-pozible-campaign/ and see which channels are best for you.

      4. Assess what’s working, what’s not, and retool.

      In my experience, spending an entire day on google just searching for communities and blogs in your niche can work wonders (also, the more local, the better).

      For others reading: It’s just like school, you need to do the homework. No one’s going to do it for you unless you pay a consultant.

      I offer some of these items as a service on CrowdfundingPR.org

  • Cameron Tevis

    Hey this is really great stuff. I’m just about to launch my first Kickstarter campaign and I think this will help tremendously. Thank you!!

  • Alex

    Thank you for the informations! Check out my project please.

    Find company informations – address, phone, working hours, user reviews http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/infourban-informational-company-directory-with-reviews/x/6442180

    • CrowdCrux

      You’re welcome! Would recommend asking family/friends/professional connections to pledge to get it up from $0.

  • Josiah Leon

    hello, thanks for this blog! It was very informative, and it’s exactly what I needed because I have yet to gain any support with my recently launched kickstarter campaign. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1509447303/an-original-song-by-your-side-music-campaign

  • Nicholas Nickleby Johnson

    So glad I found this! Launched our kickstarter a few days ago and it’s had a rough start. These resources may do me some good :)
    Thank!

    I’ll just leave this here anyway ;)
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/126492276/deskrabbits-debut-ep-motes?ref=discovery

  • Cosmo Joe

    Thank you. Great advice.

    • CrowdCrux

      You’re welcome :)

  • Kim Driscoll

    Thank you for the valuable advice. I just started my project on Kickstarter… https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/154466503/zesty-fry-shakers-just-say-no-to-naked-fries

    • CrowdCrux

      How’s it going so far?

  • http://businesskeshia.wix.com/photography KeshBrownPhotography

    Become wan amazing backer!!! Please help me with this because it’s for my education! I want to further my photography skills at a real art school #15daysleft #biggoals #idreambig http://kck.st/1gSOQoO
    #kickstartercampaign #photography

    • CrowdCrux

      Good luck :)

      • http://businesskeshia.wix.com/photography KeshBrownPhotography

        Thanks!!

  • Pratiksha Amit Sharma

    http://appsfunder.com/en/fund-apps/project/anytime-workout#1

    this is a great blog.

    Please help me to fund my project.

    • CrowdCrux

      Thanks! Hope your campaign is successful. Do you have any questions about crowdfunding?

  • http://www.salvadoralvarez.com Salvador Alvarez

    Found this so helpful. Thank you. We are old people and visual artists getting ready to launch a campaign on kickstarter in about a month. Gives us a little time to read the myriad of comments and go thru each of the 21 places in depth. Several people have told me that being picked up on reddit was their biggest boost, but that site confuses me. Any thoughts?

    • CrowdCrux

      There was one member on the KickstarterForum.org site that was picked up by reddit and got a huge boost in pledges.

      What confused you about it?

      Would recommend reading through a few of these before launching your campaign: http://www.crowdcrux.com/best-crowdfunding-articles/

      • http://www.salvadoralvarez.com Salvador Alvarez

        Hadn’t been on reddit before and joined up yesterday to have a look around – posted something and felt like the weak dog in a pack of wolves. Apparently not OC. I had a little pacifier as a newbie, but they seem to eat their young over there. I’m not sure what “picked up by reddit” means and now I’m a bit leary to post my own kickstarter campaign there. Did someone else post it on reddit for them and then it got upvoted endlessly to the top? And believe me…I’m crazy studying your 21 best and very thankful for the article and tips.

      • http://www.mnlgame.com Mon Cheri Davenport

        I don’t get how to use reddit, either. Maybe I need more patience to figure out the sites system.

        my kickstarter:

  • Bonic Studios

    Thanks for this list! Great idea. I really hope we can get more attention to our Indiegogo movie project campaign this way!

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/jackpot–4/x/4210921

    • CrowdCrux

      Definitely :) We have a twitter promotion going on in IndiegogoForum.org btw.

      • Bonic Studios

        Oh, cool! I read the instructions and it seems I have to put a comment in one of the articles, just like I’m doing right now haha, with a link to our twitter account and the campaign? here are the links: Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bonicstudios and http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/jackpot–4/x/4210921

        I really hope you can help us with our funding.

        Greetings!

        • CrowdCrux

          Need to leave the information in the thread on the forum. Sorry.

  • Erick Mattos

    I am not using Kickstarter though, I am using http://Sponger.Me/ it basically has no deadlines, no fees and it’s a community of people who help fund each others own personal or business goals. I’m the bald guy riding the skateboard haha.

    • CrowdCrux

      Interesting. Is that a new platform? How did you hear about them?

      • Erick Mattos

        I googled crowdfunding no fee then crowdfunding website with no deadlines and I kept going through different keywords to find one. I kept getting kickstarter and a few pages later I saw Sponger lol

        • CrowdCrux

          Cool! What do you think of the platform so far? Wonder how they make money if there is no fee.

  • https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aarongicking/the-blitzmobile Aaron Gicking

    I was looking around and I’m really glad you made this blog. Helped me out tremendously as I was having next to no luck sharing on my facebook page. I look forward to seeing just how much success I can manage after reading! Thanks much. If you have time, maybe you could check my kickstarter out too. :-) http://tinyurl.com/pdrosjk

    • CrowdCrux

      Have you tried direct messaging friends? What kind of feedback have you gotten?

  • https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/914444433/learn-spanish-verbs-android Dan Bray

    An excellent article. I’ve gone through the sources 1 by 1 and made use of them. Thanks!

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/914444433/learn-spanish-verbs-android

  • Raj Sark

    The list is really helpful! and like that the page talks directly to project creators like us. One thing I had been considering about Campaign duration – 30 days is right or wrong? As first time creators, I feel first 2 weeks are mostly the learning phase. We had a great first day then pledges reduced to apx. £500 a day more or less constant. So a longer campaign may have resulted in more exposure? Either way, the past 3 weeks been super fast and we now have 1 week to go, 75% funded and hope to make the mark. Any feedback is awesome! check out LUPO on Kickstarter: http://kck.st/1gyVq22 :)

    • CrowdCrux

      The first two weeks are absolutely crucial for those reading. You will be doing a lot of rapid learning, but it’s also important you’ve done as much as possible before launching so that you have a strategy you can execute on.

      Sometimes this is true, like you said, with a longer you have more time to accept pledges, however, it’s a lot harder to maintain momentum. You can also create a pre-order page after Kickstarter or a donation page and direct new backers there to continue accepting pledges after the time runs out.

      I usually provide feedback on KickstarterForum.org

  • Ron Newcomb

    Thx for putting this together for us!
    Trying these now!! http://www.TheRangersFilm.com

  • Julia Olteanu

    I found this really great, thank you! Kickstarter is one thing, but there’s also Tubestart. Check out our campaign: https://www.tubestart.com/projects/jersey-to-syracuse–sketch-comedy-team/3392

    • CrowdCrux

      What made you decide to use tubestart instead of other crowdfunding platforms? How did you find out about it?

      • Julia Olteanu

        Since “Jersey to Syracuse” is a YouTube channel, we decided to use a crowdfunding platform specifically for YouTubers and web series creators in hopes of branching out within the community. Matt Cobuzio and Nick Matarazzo are the creators of the channel, and Matt, an already established YouTuber, found TubeStart as a way to fund the channel and future endeavours.

  • http://parkeastgroupinc.com/ Matthew Beck

    Good blog well done

    • CrowdCrux

      Thanks!

  • Jason Bell

    Hi Salvador. My name is Jason Bell, President and Owner of STARRING U! Live Karaoke LLC. I started reading your crowd funding articles yesterday, and finished them all up today. After I finished the last article, I went to my Kickstarter account and cancelled it!! LOL! I totally was not ready to launch. I was thinking I could start the marketing campaign the day after I launched the Kickstarter. I basically did everything you said not to do. So, I’m going to revamp, get my ducks in a row for the next month, and relaunch after I’ve followed your steps. Thank you so much for sharing such invaluable information, you’ve helped countless fools as myself get on the right path to a successful Kickstarter campaign!

    • CrowdCrux

      Glad you’re taking time to get your ducks in a row (love that phrase). I think KickstarterForum.org would also be really helpful for you and you can ask any questions you have as you’re preparing for the launch :).

  • http://stylemegrasie.com/ grasie

    Awesome! This is so helpful! We only have 8 days left https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thegroup/the-group-a-dark-comedy Fingers crossed!

    • CrowdCrux

      Glad it’s helpful! Let me know if I can help answer any questions you have either here or on KickstarterForum.org

  • David C. Miller

    Wow what a great blog. Seriously chock full of great information. I’ve been hitting a dead end lately with my campaign and you have been giving me a ton of ideas. Every one of these sites will be explored soon by me haha! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/colt-24/x/6649122

    • CrowdCrux

      Thanks! Let me know if you have any questions I can help answer. :)

      • David C. Miller

        Well the biggest hurdle I am having is reaching out to people outside of my own circles. Friends and family have the almost guaranteed 40% or so donations but I still need the last 60%ish percent. Time is getting close to the end here and I’m a bit nervous!

  • http://CloudieNetwork.com/ Evan Varsamis

    you can also promote it through thegadgetflow.com if its tech related

  • Racquel

    This article has been very insightful. I hope you will have more publishing soon, there is hope for newbies like myself!

    http://igg.me/at/v3dmj-helping-the-poor/x/6412195

  • http://communitychorusofdetroit.com Bob Heitjan
    • CrowdCrux

      How’s your project going so far? Is this if your first Kickstarter?

      • http://communitychorusofdetroit.com Bob Heitjan

        This is our first Kickstarter. We’re 30% to goal after three days. I’ve been following in general many of the tips I’ve been reading in the various crowdfunding locations. With the glut of information, it’s a bit difficult to discern which courses of action to pursue that will give us the best bang for the buck. I’ve been concentrating on the essence of our project. We’re staging a classical music concert. The concert is to commemorate the Holocaust prisoners who performed the same program while being detained in the death camp. So I’ve been sharing information with both of those areas as we’ve moved forward. If there are any further clues or tips you can suggest, I’m all ears! Our project is at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1569674648/the-community-chorus-of-detroit-presents-verdis-re

  • http://www.katiefelten.me/ KatieFelten

    This list has been invaluable thanks!

    • CrowdCrux

      Welcome! Are you in the preparation phases or already launched?

      • http://www.katiefelten.me/ KatieFelten

        We are launched and after less than a week in we are 26% funded, excited but we have quite a ways to go yet. http://bit.ly/borntoheal

  • Eli

    Thank you so much for the help, I have no idea how I will raise the money I need but this is a definite help, if you want to check out the project http://www.gofundme.com/80y7ms is the link. Although you don’t have to donate or, this blog has been so much help I couldn’t ask any more of you

    • CrowdCrux

      Glad it’s been helpful :D

  • Dino
    • CrowdCrux

      Thanks :) I can provide feedback via KickstarterForum.org

  • Rosavelle Crouch

    Thank you so much for this article! This information is invaluable to a nerdy introvert like me, who is trying to fund a book through Kickstarter. I never knew that there were so many platforms to promote! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1465837166/violet-and-the-vetrox

    • CrowdCrux

      Glad it’s helpful :) Be sure to share your project on KickstarterForum.org, our companion site!

  • Across America Project

    Excellent resources! Thanks for pulling them together. We need the help: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1144686395/across-america-catching-sight-of-americana

    • CrowdCrux

      Glad they are helpful!

  • Tim Hill

    This is great, thank you! I had no idea there was this kind of support for crowdfunding. I just started my first indiegogo page and am slowly realizing that ain’t enough. This is a great map on how to get the word out there. Thanks! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/this-instant/x/6672530

    • CrowdCrux

      You’re welcome :). Be sure to check out IndiegogoForum.org. We have a twitter promo going on there.

  • Bryce Lien

    Thanks Salvador, I am going to take the weekend to go over all of this. We just launched our first campaign yesterday, and have a PR coming out Tuesday. http://ow.ly/vDs5T We have been approached already by a couple of people to help promote the campaign. . . Will review all of this first. Thanks again for the info.

    • CrowdCrux

      Be sure to google the names and company names of anyone that offers to promote your campaign.

  • truth_inBeauty

    Wow – great list, and insightful help. I’d be sooo appreciative if you took a look at the preview of the Crowdfunding campaign I will be launching to form a NGO – and travel/humanitarian project. The website describing it is here: http://nourishing-roots.org, and the campaign (preview) is here: https://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/b162cc0e
    If you like it and support this mission, I’d love if you could shout about it social media-wise after April 25, the day it launches.
    Thanks a ton!
    Amanda Froelich
    http://amandafroelich.com

    • CrowdCrux

      Regarding a shout out, we have a twitter promo going on at IndiegogoForum.org :)

  • careyd

    I am a “Newbee” to kickstarter and have just launched my first project. My daughter is the brains behind all social media and I am going to ask her to join this forum to represent our children’s books and share our efforts and interests.

    • CrowdCrux

      Awesome! :) KickstarterForum.org is our companion website and is a great place to get started learning about marketing and lessons from other creators.

  • http://amoebafilms.tv/ Brian Wimer

    Groovy suggestions – thanks! http://kck.st/1kogkTG

    • CrowdCrux

      Glad they are helpful!

  • http://www.moodtopia.com Moodtopia

    Thank you for your helpful article! I will try these groups to lead traffic to my brand new crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo MOOD IS GOOD – shoe line!

    http://igg.me/at/moodisgood/x/6804321

    • CrowdCrux

      Good luck!

  • olivia

    http://www.gofundme.com/8fguxo

    Hi there,

    I am doing a charity/volunteer trip around Europe and I have just set up the page, and it needs a kickstart. I appreciate any amount – even £1 would help me! All the money is going into a cause – and I am funding the rest of the trip with my money alone – which isn’t a lot either, but it’s a chance to help people and do some good!

    I’d be very grateful if you could take a look – thank you!

    Olivia

  • artem starostenko

    Hello, my name is Artem and I started my KICKSTARTER campaign with stylish leather goods. Check them out
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1226746198/premium-handmade-leather-goods

    • CrowdCrux

      Good luck! Have you shared it on KickstarterForum.org yet?

  • David Fullard

    hey i found this searching for new ideas, thanks for the links heres my kickstarter if you wanna take a look https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/272938206/a-rebel-named-max

    • CrowdCrux

      Glad it’s helpful! Good luck with your campaign.

  • Herb Meehan

    This is like a graveyard of failed kickstarter projects (within all the comments here). Anytime I see a comment /with link on one of these kickstarter advice sites – you just know campaign has already ended and 98% from their goal. I’ve learned a lot during the past few weeks reading these types of sites – trying via Googling your way to a successful crowd funding campaign is an instant failure.

    • CrowdCrux

      Yes, I don’t think you can “google your way to a successful project.” It takes a lot of hard work, preparation, and trial and error. Some people fail the first time and end up succeeding the second time taking what they’ve learned into account. When I wrote this article, it was meant to serve as an initial way to quickly familiarize yourself with some of the blogs and communities out there related to crowdfunding, not to be the sole promotion strategy.

  • https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/raptorteam/gamma-product-eco-harmony-special-for-earth-day Raptor Team

    Hi, there
    Please check our project, share and follow us))
    Our 1st project shows that we really want make the world more beutiful than it is and save the planet ^^
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/raptorteam/gamma-product-eco-harmony-special-for-earth-day

    • CrowdCrux

      Would recommend asking family/friends to pledge first to get it up from $0.

  • maria sia

    Awesome, I’ve subscribed CC.
    Here is my current project on indiegogo. Thanks

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mariasia#home

  • Jessica Wiese

    I spent hours on this page tonight, and I feel I will be back soon. Thank you for posting this. It is scary to start your first project, I feel as though I am refreshing my kickstarter every few minutes! Hopefully the work pays off, big plans ahead =)

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1826558297/virtulessons

    • CrowdCrux

      Yes – It’s very scary and can cause sleepless nights haha. Join us on KickstarterForum.org when you get a chance :)

  • the Commondearz

    Hi there! Thank you for all the good intel, very cool. If you like good unique music, and want to support a family that loves making it, please pop by and check us out!

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-our-family-bring-the-funk-crowd-fund-the-commondearz/x/7135760#home

  • Eng Samara
    • CrowdCrux

      Would recommend uploading a video and creating rewards.

  • http://igg.me/at/monitoringsystem Róbert Czövek

    Fantastic blog and articles! Thanks for share this informations with us! I have an indiegogo campagin, started two days ago. You can check it: igg.me/at/monitoringsystem

    • CrowdCrux

      Definitely! Glad the blog is helpful! We have a free twitter promo going on for Indiegogo campaigns at: http://www.indiegogoforum.org

  • Black Sapphire

    This is perfect. We are currently raising funds for our project with BLACK SAPPHIRE PRODUCTIONS. These links are incredibly helpful! I thank you! :)

  • Eremin Alexander

    You are promoting PR company, it is not free place

    • CrowdCrux

      I am confused by your comment. What’s not a free place?

  • Gina Buccini

    Hi Salvador! I’ve got family and friends for the first 19% of my campaign. Love the info here. Wish I would have seen this before I launched on Kickstarter. My book project is a beautiful art book of twenty women of the Bible. Do you recommend different PR channels for those who support spiritual/religious works?

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1606919600/unveiled-faces-twenty-women-of-the-old-testament

    Thank you! I may want to do one of your paid services.

  • http://thuff-films.com T. HuFF

    Another great article!

    • CrowdCrux

      Thanks!

  • https://www.facebook.com/demetrius.villa Demetrius Villa

    I should have discovered this much sooner. Do you think this campaign can make it? http://kck.st/1nXcaIl

    • CrowdCrux

      Looks like you canceled it. Are you planning to relaunch?

      • https://www.facebook.com/demetrius.villa Demetrius Villa

        Yeah, we didn’t reach the funding goal, we were close though so we are relaunching in July. Anything you think we could do different for next time on the page?

  • https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1255241662/the-captains-crypt-of-horror-one-shot-press-graphi captain joint

    I have been looking over the CrowdCrux site and there is almost too much info for me to grab on to. Personal issues have come up in the middle of my first kickstarter project and it has affected my ability to promote myself. I see others asking for help have posted their projects here so I am putting my project link up here- I hope that is not against any rules. I am hoping fellow Horric comic fans will grab on to this project and help me fly it! Pass the link please & thank you.
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1255241662/the-captains-crypt-of-horror-one-shot-press-graphi?ref=live

    • CrowdCrux

      Haha – yea, I try to provide a large amount of useful information so that there is something for everybody. A good place to start is here: http://www.crowdcrux.com/best-crowdfunding-articles/

      • https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1255241662/the-captains-crypt-of-horror-one-shot-press-graphi captain joint

        Thanks-going there now

        CJ

  • Tony Spencer

    Thank you. Im trying to raise money to launch my first fashion collection http://www.kisskissbankbank.com/tony-spencer

    • CrowdCrux

      First campaign I’ve seen from KissKissBankBank! Why did you choose them over Ulule?

  • Clara Saenz

    Wow! This is so helpful! Thank you so much!

    • CrowdCrux

      Awesome that it’s helpful :D

  • Aaron Trumm

    This is an extremely helpful jump off point. Thank you for doing this!
    – Aaron (my project is at http://aarontrumm.nquit.com/shhf :) )

    • CrowdCrux

      You’re welcome!

  • http://saplingstore.com John McConnell

    I just googled best ways to market your kickstarter campaign and came across this article. I had no idea there were so many communities based on crowdfunding. Thanks so much for the original content. I’ve learned a lot along the way and will be spending some time going through this article now. Here’s my kickstarter if you want to know more about my journey.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sapling/sapling-aluminum-series-wallet

    • CrowdCrux

      Thx for sharing. Congrats on raising 2.4k so far. You’re definitely in good shape considering your fundraising duration.

      • http://saplingstore.com John McConnell

        Yes I should raise my specified goal, the problem is I haven’t figured out the recipe to driving a substantial amount of traffic to my project. I’ve only had a handful of bloggers get back in contact with me to do a writeup thus far.

  • Sara

    Wow, thank you for the great information. I’m doing my first kickstarter now and am looking for ways to build momentum to reach my goal. My project is a romantic suspense novel and I am raising funds for doing a professional layout and cover design. Here it is:
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/620886377/the-drowning-man-a-novel

    • CrowdCrux

      Happy to see the information is useful :)

  • Johanna Lehmann

    Yeah, agree with all of the guys-those resources are great. I just launched on Indiegogo and am working 24hrs on the success of the campaign. Join us and see what we do if you love San Francisco, startups & good books: http://bit.ly/HowtoloveSF

    • CrowdCrux

      Cool! Keep us up to date as you progress. What made you choose Indiegogo over other platforms?

  • http://www.una-chair.com Paul Borrero

    Thanks for posting this information. I appreciate it. We are about in the middle of our kickstarter.

    • CrowdCrux

      You’re welcome!

  • http://www.ShieldAndHonor.com Samantha Kennedy

    Thanks for this info Sal! This is my first campaign, we are about 30% to our goal and on track, but so far all of our pledges have been from people I know and even though I’m sending personalized emails, tweeting, posting all encouraging my friends and family to share I worried about reaching more than just my sphere. I just posted a thread on Crowd Funding Forum and will definitely be working on some more of these suggestions, but any other feedback would be very much appreciated!

    http://s.inv.st/49U/10

    • CrowdCrux

      Interesting. I have never heard of SeedKicks. What made you guys choose that platform? How do you like it?

      • http://www.ShieldAndHonor.com Samantha Kennedy

        SeedKicks is a new platform, we are in the very first round of crowdfunding, but it was a friend of a friend who started it so I felt comfortable. But we are definitely missing some exposure just from being on a larger platform.

  • Samuel Githinji

    Wow!! Thanks a lot for this information. I am really seeking for ways through which I can promote my campaign and I am glad to have gotten some tips that I am sure will help me.

    • CrowdCrux

      Definitely! :)

  • http://www.curlycamel.com/Curly_Camel/HOME.html Curly Camel

    BIG NEWS!
    This winter, we will finally enter the studio to record our next album!!
    We are very happy to tell you that Magnus Öström, world famous jazz artist (Esbjörn Svensson Trio, Magnus Öström Group etc.) will be producing the new album and we are now launching a Crowdfunding project on Indiegogo to fund the recording! Here you will get the chance to support us and receive some very special rewards!
    Click the link and check it out, we need as much help as we can get!
    /C.C.

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-curly-camel-record-their-new-album–2

  • http://www.start51.com Ateet

    A very good post spreading the word of Crowdfunding. Have a look at new crowdfunding portal in india. http://www.start51.com

    • CrowdCrux

      How’s the platform going so far?

      • http://www.start51.com/ Ateet

        As of now , Out of 6 projects, Start51.com successfully funded 3 projects from different categories and going to launch new projects very soon.

  • http://www.kickstarterchronicles.com Ellen Stebbins

    Thanks for the info!

    • CrowdCrux

      You’re welcome :)

  • https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/654068954/falkoria-the-secret-of-ender Gregorio J. Gonzalez Siller
    • CrowdCrux

      How’s it going so far?

  • Melissa

    Hey guys! Here is the link for a kickstarter campaign for a film about a girl who accidentally kidnaps her ex’s new girlfriend and chaos ensues. The intent with this project is not only to make a comedic short film but also to increase the number of films being made that are female driven, with female protagonists and keep women from just being locked into the typical supporting roles that they often are. In addition to that, Ex-Napped is a comedy that focusses on the crazy antics that goes through a person’s head (male or female) after a break up and bases itself around a person who acts on one of these antics and gets herself into trouble, causing a series of hilarious consequences. Check it out, donate and spread the word! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1291763173/ex-napped

  • Nagarjun Kinaré

    Very useful article. I started my Indiegogo campaign about 2 days back. I happened to read a question from you in the comments section which said, ‘Why did you choose Indiegogo ?’, well if you had to ask me that question I would say the reason is that Indiegogo allows campaigns from almost all countries, whereas Kickstarter does not allow the same.

    Please do check out my campaign here:
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wafer-an-inexpensive-customizable-nfc-tag-sticker

    • CrowdCrux

      Glad the article is useful. Good point regarding Indiegogo.

  • Michael Simonds

    My 11yr old daughter was recently challenged with creating an invention at her school. Winners were selected to go on to the UCONN invention convention to compete. To make a long story short, her invention won the Patent Award and lawyers are submitting her invention to be patented free of charge. We are trying to help her generate funding so that a prototype of her idea can be designed. We started an indiegogo campaign but it’s not going too well. I came across your site while looking for ways to promote her idea. Any pointers you can give a young inventor in getting more traffic? This is her indiegogo page.

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/i-v-backpack-for-kids-with-cancer/x/7451802

  • Denver Thomas Cayetano

    Thanks… This helps. I’m just got my Indiegogo campaign going http://igg.me/p/802659/twtr/7704983 … Hopefully it can gain some traction now

    • CrowdCrux

      Good luck!

  • Lambda

    Thank you for this blog. Kickstarter is a lot more difficult than I Imagined. Anyone got advice what to do when it goes stale and you need to push it again

    http://kck.st/1hisZv7

    James Hepburn

  • Pharaoh

    Hello, I just started a crowdfund on gofundme.com has anyone else tried this site? I’m trying to start a coffee shop/bakery in a small town that gets a lot people who go through it in order to get to Kings Canyon National Park. My town doesn’t have much to offer for them though except 2 gas stations, a pizza place, a hardware store and a car parts store. Anyone have ideas of how to put the word out other than Facebook etc? Help or opinions are very welcomed.

    • CrowdCrux

      I think your local paper would be a good idea. You could consider pre-selling coupons or discounts for people that support the campaign in the local community and use flyers to make people aware of that?

  • Quentin Stone

    Great guide, it has helped us a lot. We started a project on Kickstarter and needed help funding it, this article helped us get the word out!

    Check us out if you get a chance. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/850772666/noujou-seikatsutm

    Thanks again!!!!!

    • CrowdCrux

      Glad the article is helpful!

  • http://instagram.com/arthleticwear ARThletic Wear

    Thank you so much for your helpful tips! It means a lot!
    If you’re interested in athletic wear that will change your workout, check out our project kck.st/1iZFO7v :)

    • CrowdCrux

      Glad they are helpful :D

  • mastersuite

    This just what I’ve been looking for! I used Google Circles for the first time. This whole process has been such an education.

    http://tinyurl.com/kgj9kmo

    • CrowdCrux

      Yea google+ circles can be a little confusing at first, but it’s worth it to invest some time in learning! :)

  • Ankit Maity
  • Theresa Shaver

    Thank you for this and the other helpful articles on crowd funding. There was so much to figure out and you really helped out. I launched last Friday https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/973052172/get-the-stranded-series-into-book-stores/dashboard

    • CrowdCrux

      You’re welcome! Your link seems to go to the Kickstarter website itself.

      • Theresa Shaver

        Grrrr here it is!

        http://kck.st/U0aS2t

        • CrowdCrux

          Thanks for sharing :) Let me know if you have any questions about Kickstarter.

  • Ionut Zapototchi

    Hi, I invite you to be a member of my team! We are the team that wants to create the right environment to create millionaires! Visit the campaign! http://igg.me/at/zaiteam/x/5914309

  • Brian Bibi

    Great article, super helpful to get things going. Just launched yesterday, and am super excited to get the ball rolling! Feel free to check it out :) http://kck.st/1p5rK2f

  • Ariane Li

    I have been following your articles for months now and it really provides valuable insights. Thank you! We are based in HK so the concept of crowdfunding is less strong. We are currently raising money for a stackable expandable home media hub, hackable for the those who want a new toy but super user friendly interface built especially those less tech savvy
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ezeecube-a-modular-media-hub-stack-to-extend/x/7205175

    • CrowdCrux

      :) Thanks for the kind words. Glad the articles have provided valuable insights. I hope you are successful!

  • http://www.crazypetparent.com Michael Summers

    Thanks for the info. Not sure on the right approach to reach out to the forums listed above…how many do you believe I should contact? I am all ready to launch my kickstarted program but just want to have all my marketing lined up before.

    • CrowdCrux

      They are a starting point to get involved in before launching. Contribute a bit before posting your link. However, I’d recommend generating a similar list as this one for your niche (gaming, comics, etc).

  • Theresa Gallagher

    Hi there. I’ve just launched my short film campaign. It’s a darkly hilarious tale of an Orthodox Jewish teen who spends his first night alone guarding a body awaiting burial. I’m not Jewish, but spent 3 years working in a Kosher Restaurant where I became fascinated with the laws and traditions of the people. I’m looking for places to post my link where the Jewish community may take interest. Any advice?
    http://www.kickstartschmoolie.com

  • Andreja Popovik

    Probably the most useful article when crowd funding is concerned. The forum is great also, lot’s of helpful people there too. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kidsplace/kids-place-play-it-safe

  • Shooplor

    Probably the most useful article when crowd funding is concerned. We’ve launched our Kickstarter Kids Place three days ago and we’re using this list to spread the word. Thanks a lot for compiling this list. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kidsplace/kids-place-play-it-safe

    • CrowdCrux

      Definitely! Glad the article is useful.

  • Kai Xiang Chang

    Hello from Singapore, and thanks so much for compiling, it has been really helpful. I started my shortfilm campaign on indiegogo and hopefully it will get funded :)
    http://igg.me/at/I-Never-Lie/x/7254546

  • http://www.eggsforeveryone.com Tracy B

    Thank you for providing such valuable resources! I am only three days into my Kickstarter project and have tweeted, facebooked, and emailed. While trying to figure out how to gain more exposure, I stumbled across your blog. Many thanks.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/315824034/eggs-for-everyone

  • Carter Rodman

    Thanks for this! I’ve gotten about 800 views on indiegogo, but i’ve only taken in 4 donations. I think your suggestions will help a lot! http://igg.me/at/theroadtotheshow
    How important is twitter followers vs facebook likes?

    • CrowdCrux

      Well, with facebook you are competing against edgerank to get views. The click through rate is lower on Twitter though. I’d say both strategies are important.

  • Elizabeth

    This is really helpful, I had no idea there were so many resources like this. I just started my kickstarter and I think I need a different audience than my facebook friends alone. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2062755400/bring-art-to-the-youth-of-ecuador?ref=nav_search

  • Bart Woodward

    Thanks for the info Salvador, great stuff! I just launched my first project, and my first backer referred me to your blog. I’m glad he did. If you get a chance I’d love some feedback/advice on my project. I am looking for the best ways to genuinely engage backers without spamming forums. Thanks

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/583695039/godzilla-skins

    • CrowdCrux

      Glad it’s helpful! Hope your project is successful. I can provide feedback on KickstarterForum.org

  • ianna

    Your articles have been popping up pretty frequently while i’ve been scrambling to put together, launch and market my kickstarter, and I’ve gotten a lot out of reading them, especially this one, as marketing has now become a source of stress. So thank you! Do you have any additional advice for kickstarters for books?

    here’s the link to my project, if you want to check it out. :)

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/533767499/stickier-rice-clearer-purpose

    • CrowdCrux

      You’re welcome! I don’t think I’ve written any articles on books specifically. My ebook has a lot of advice, and we also provide advice on KickstarterForum.org

  • cat mario online

    Great article! I just wanted to say this post is right on the money. Apps are difficult to market, and games specifically have there own challenges. Video is definitely one of the best tools to get started with, and search engines love video. Most apps need explanation with a voice over, but most games dont, so you really need to present the game play in an enticing way and keep it short. You can make one yourself easily with your developer tool and a decent screen recorder. It takes some time but its well worth it. You
    could also just pay somebody to do it. I personally have used blue fortress media to make mine, but I know there are other good ones like appvj, wyzowl, and demo fuck. Either way good luck to you! And once again great article.
    Regards
    cat mario online

  • Eliza Leahy

    Thank you for your post. One of the things that is so difficult to do is to find people when your own social network is a bit thin. I’ll be checking all the links you have given! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1922952902/100-dresses

    • CrowdCrux

      Agreed. Hope they are helpful!

  • chulli

    Awesome looking foward to discussing and learning new things THANKS. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/110017891/i-am-of-god-apparel

    • CrowdCrux

      Welcome!

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  • http://www.atomicpixies.com Atomic Pixies

    Your blog in general has been so helpful! Thank you so much!

    Sharing our Kickstarter here too! We’re trying to get funding to make a full, all original art tarot deck, combining imagery of magic, science, art nouveau, and a little bit of nerd! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atomicpixies/atomic-tarot

    • CrowdCrux

      You’re welcome! Glad it has been helpful!

  • Tonny Johnson

    We are campaigning at Indiegogo for developing a rapid technology for the early detection of heart attack. This test will be in a Point-of-Care Test (POCT) format that can be performed at any place by emergency paramedics, individual clinics, home based nurse practitioners, long-term care facility nurses, nurses at senior centers etc. We offer net-profit sharing for contributions. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/saving-life-through-early-detection-of-heart-attack

    • CrowdCrux

      How’s the campaign going so far?

  • David Zamora

    Hey, as part of a p2h team, Im promoting this kickstarter campaign: http://bit.ly/LED-me-Know. Thanks for the useful info. Back this project if you find it attractive!

    • CrowdCrux

      What is p2h? Glad the info is useful.

  • pankaj

    Really great helpfull links you provide. Thank you so much.

    • CrowdCrux

      Definitely!! :)

  • Mike Neuse

    Thank you so much for the awesome article. I’ve been struggling to promote and get a little buzz going for my Kickstarter. I’m looking forward to linking up with other Crowd-funding enthusiasts and funding some cool projects a long the way! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikeneuse/help-finish-the-graduate

    • CrowdCrux

      Happy to see that the article is helpful for your campaign. You can find others on KickstarterForum.org or Crowdfundingforum.com :)

  • Ricardo Yermany

    Thank you for the info! i really need help for my mother >.<
    http://www.gofundme.com/b4vb60

  • https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1744587241/photohive?ref=nav_search Brian

    Great blog. Will continue to reference it in my own startup process. I’m looking for feedback on our first Kickstarter! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1744587241/photohive?ref=nav_search

  • Christiana Hanstein

    I’m glad I came across your blog. I am helping my son with his kickstarter project and have found useful information here. I will start posting his project on these pages you have suggested. Thank you :)

  • StudioArtivo

    Thanks for the tips, these are extremely helpful… http://kck.st/1r4A8lZ

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  • Madeleine Thomas

    do you know if there are any indiegogo-specific sites similar to the kickstarter support forum? We just started a campaign on indiegogo: http://bit.ly/W7XzOe

  • jason

    Thanks for the article and great information! We just launched our campaign on Kickstarter and I hope you find it “pretty awesome!” http://bit.ly/ownphones any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

  • CrowdCrux

    Thanks. Glad it was helpful! Keep me updated on the progress of your campaign.