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23 Mar 2017 | Read more

Michael J. Epstein is the author of Crowdfunding Basics in 30 Minutes. He’s launched multiple successful Kickstarter campaigns in the indie film category and has helped many other creators with their own projects. In this podcast episode, you’ll discover how to plan and execute an effective crowdfunding campaign. We cover a lot of ground, ...

22 Mar 2017 | Read more

March has been a successful month for dozens of entrepreneurs raising money on Indiegogo. The eight campaigns covered in this post launched this month and quickly reached their funding goals, with time to spare. A few of them have far surpassed their original targets, with one campaign raising 15647% of their ...

20 Mar 2017 | Read more

Sometimes, members of the CrowdCrux community send in incredible stories that make me get the feels. They make me smile, knowing that human beings can be so uplifting and inspirational. Up until this point, I haven’t usually shared them, but I absolutely had to show you this one… In 2013, I met a very ...

16 Mar 2017 | Read more

Are you ready to start seeing results? Listen up! You’re about to learn how one campaign got 100 backers in 2 short hours. Crazy, right? This Kickstarter campaign had no formal pre-launch plan and zero marketing preparation. They simply hit the launch button… and… uh oh… the fundraising meter quickly plateaued. Rather than losing their ...

15 Mar 2017 | Read more

You can now build a crowdfunding website just like Kickstarter or Indiegogo by using WordPress! Just install one of these simple WordPress plugins, and you’ll enable crowdfunding functionality so that users on your site can launch and manage their own crowdfunding campaign. When setting up a new WordPress website, I always recommend that my ...

13 Mar 2017 | Read more

Instagram is a notoriously difficult social network to crack. You’ve spent all this time building up a following, but you’re now starting to wonder how to actually convert that following into backers on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. In this post, I’m going to go into a few techniques that you can use ...

10 Mar 2017 | Read more

I was reminded the other day that some of you have been following me for several years. It’s crazy to think that crowdfunding, as we know it, has been around for so long! When I first got started writing about this topic, there were barely any resources out there to learn from. ...

9 Mar 2017 | Read more

Nonprofits have raised over $500 million on Razoo, using breakthrough crowdfunding techniques and strategies. It’s shocking that some nonprofits are absolutely crushing it with online fundraising, and others are struggling to get by. Something’s not adding up. On this episode of the show, I brought on the CEO of Razoo, Tom Matthews, to ...

8 Mar 2017 | Read more

Kickstarter reincorporated as a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) in 2015. A PBC is a for-profit company that is bound by law to consider the societal and environmental impact of their actions. They also need to report their successes and failures in a yearly public report. Kickstarter recently released their 2016 Benefit Statement, ...

6 Mar 2017 | Read more

Right now, we’re in the middle of a huge crowdfunding boom! I’ve never seen so may people raising money for college expenses with crowdfunding. It’s literally insane, and I want to help you get in on this gold rush. I’ve already put together the book, Crowdfunding for Personal Expenses, which goes step-by-step ...