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.
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.
CrowdfundingPR is our partner website where you can submit a free or enhanced press release for your campaign or news related to crowdfunding. You budget at least 3 days from the time of submitting an inquiry to having the order delivered, though we can rush orders in some cases. Learn more about it here.
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.
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**I recommend you post a media article of your campaign, not your actual Kickstarter link
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