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4 Jan 2017 | Read more

WooCommerce is certainly a powerful WordPress plugin for setting up a fully functional online store. I’ve written about them in the past, along with other online store builders. Regrettably, because WooCommerce runs on WordPress, you’re in charge of the hosting and maintenance of your online shop. This means that when your ...

3 Jan 2017 | Read more

I’ve been waiting a long time to introduce you to my new guide, the Kickstarter Launch Formula. It’s finally here! You can now grab a copy on Amazon. This is the #1 most requested resource since I started this blog. It took a lot of hard work and dedication, but I’ve finally ...

29 Dec 2016 | Read more

You don’t have to be a savvy engineer to design a product and raise money on Kickstarter. Today’s podcast guest was able to raise over $400,000 with two successful product-based Kickstarter campaigns, and guess what? He’s not an engineer! Jake Miller launched his first Kickstarter campaign for the Duo Coffee Steeper in his late ...

28 Dec 2016 | Read more

Facebook advertising is an easy way to reach a whole group of potential Kickstarter campaign backers. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a creative type, the best part about Facebook marketing is that you’ll get measurable results and analytics. You’ll be able to see what’s working and what’s not. Since Facebook ...

27 Dec 2016 | Read more

I’m a big fan of recurring and consistent revenue channels. Rather than working hard to continually drive traffic to your website, you can harness the power of Google and use SEO to grow the sales of your Shopify store. I put together a YouTube video going through SEO marketing and how you ...

22 Dec 2016 | Read more

On today’s episode of the podcast, Alif Sajan submitted a question, asking how Kickstarter’s ranking algorithm works. He asked: “Does Kickstarter’s ranking system only take affect during the beginning of a campaign? If my campaign got a bunch of pledges at once, would it be noticed by Kickstarter? It’s pretty clear that the ...

21 Dec 2016 | Read more

I’m always reading new books, listening to podcasts, and improving my communication skills so that I can bring you the best content on crowdfunding. Over the weekend, I read a remarkably insightful psychological study that I think will help you convince more of your friends and family to back your Kickstarter or ...

20 Dec 2016 | Read more

Guess what? I still get blank stares when I mention the word “crowdfunding.” Of course, with the success of websites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe, much of the mainstream culture has some sense of what crowdfunding is, but they still don’t grasp the secret sauce that makes it all work. In this YouTube ...

15 Dec 2016 | Read more

This team is defying the odds! Straight out of college, they raised $82,207 with their first Kickstarter campaign, despite having ZERO social media followers. Then, they went on to raise $314,54 with their second Kickstarter campaign, even though they only had a 2 week pre-launch period. Believe it or not, but they hit their goal ...

14 Dec 2016 | Read more

Recently, I was speaking with a reader of this blog about Instagram. They were surprised that so few of their Instagram followers converted into Kickstarter backers. I can understand the frustration. You work super hard to build up a social media following so that you can leverage that following when the time ...