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16 Feb 2017 | Read more

When I was young, I thought the life of a “starving artist” sounded cool and in some way, meaningful. Whether it’s musicians, painters, or writers, we’re taught to romanticize art and all of the sacrifices that artists give up to produce their work. As I grew older, I came to realize that the ...

9 Feb 2017 | Read more

I LOVE featuring Crowdfunding Demystified success stories. Today’s episode features a guest who is NOT a marketing expert. He’s an inventor. After his first failed campaign, he knew he needed to figure out this whole Kickstarter thing. He knew he had to put in the time and learn how to market his own products. This ...

2 Feb 2017 | Read more

Get ready to be blown away! You’re about to hear directly from a team that has raised $4 million on Kickstarter with two separate campaigns. This team has also amassed a following of nearly 12 million Facebook fans and 6.7 million YouTube followers. I’m talking about the team behind the enormously popular webcomic, Cyanide ...

2 Feb 2017 | Read more

On this episode of the podcast, I answer a question that an audience member submitted! This past year has been an amazing year for the Crowdfunding Demystified show. We’ve had on loads of guests and learned lots about crowdfunding. If you’d like to have your question answered, just go to Ask Sal and ...

19 Jan 2017 | Read more

I had a real live #girlboss on the podcast today who has grown a fashion brand from nothing into a thriving ecommerce company. Dara Elliott is the founder of Brevity Brand and a binge listener of the Crowdfunding Demystified podcast. She launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Do Anything Jacket: Athleisure Meets Modern Design. Not ...

12 Jan 2017 | Read more

Upside Racks completely smashed their Kickstarter goal and raised 140% of their goal. They’ve done an amazing job creating a brand from the ground up, with very little outside help. Sean came on the podcast to share the step-by-step process for launching his successful crowdfunding campaign. He revealed how he designed the product, ...

5 Jan 2017 | Read more

Andrea Andino is a member of the CrowdCrux community and she asked a question on the Crowdfunding Demystified podcast. I addressed her question in today’s podcast episode. Here’s what she said (paraphrased): “I recently started an Indiegogo campaign to gauge the interest in a fashion magazine. The fashion industry is struggling ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...