Although ComixLaunch has almost exclusively focused on the Kickstarter platform, it is not the only game in town. Indiegogo is a crowdfunding platform that hundreds of comic creators have chosen to fund their projects. In this guest lesson episode, creator Jen Finelli makes the case for Indiegogo, and why she chose it over Kickstarter for her current launch.


Highlights of this Session Include:

Why a creator might choose Indiegogo over Kickstarter?
Crunching the numbers on success rates between the two platforms.
Bells and whistles Indiegogo has that Kickstarter does not.
Plus: My take on the case for Indiegogo vs. Kickstarter


Today’s Session is brought to you by

Today’s Session is Sponsored by ToInfinity Studios Mini-Issue:

Training Wheels, a 11×15 high quality print, on Kickstarter now. More info at toinfinitystudios.com,

Thanks – Curtis

ToInfinity Studios mini-issue: Training Wheels, a 11×15 print, is a project live on Kickstarter. What’s cool about Training Wheels is that it’s a single page story with meaning and heart, evoking the kind of stories Curtis Clow and the ToInfinity Team intend to create.

A part of Kickstarter’s January MAKE/100 initiative, by backing Training Wheels, you’re supporting a passionate creative team and helping them get one step closer to finishing their first book. This one page story is being produced as a high quality print, on 120lb paper with a gloss finish. And if they hit their stretch goal, every backer will get an additional poster for free in their order. Check out Training Wheels on Kickststarter tday, and go to toinfinitystudios.com to see what else Curtis and the ToInfinity Studios team is working on.


ComixLauncher

It’s time for today’s ComixLauncher.
A ComixLauncher is a short, actionable activity you can do immediately after listening to the show. They’re all activities I’ve done myself, and will get you one step closer to a successful ComixLaunch. They’ll transform this Podcast from a passive, lean back activity centered around Tyler James, into an active, lean-forward activity centered around YOU and your projects.

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Back a Project for a Buck at Indiegogo.

Risk mitigation.
All eggs in one basket.


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“Failure is only failure if it happens in the last chapter. Otherwise, it’s a plot twist.” – Danny Iny


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Provide a rating, 1-5 stars and leave an honest review.

This can be done in less than 2 minutes and could make HUGE difference to the show.

2017 is already well underway, and many of us are already locked and loaded and moving forward on achieving our big goals for this year. But if you haven’t carved out some time to review the year that just wrapped, you’re making a mistake. In this session, Tyler shares his system for taking stock of the year that was in order to crush the year that’s yet to be.


Highlights of this Session Include:

Why an end-of-the-year review is so valuable.
Tools for putting together an end of the year review.
Key categories to review each year.
Plus: A few of Tyler’s biggest takeaways from 2016.


Today’s Session is brought to you by

KrakenPrint

Need a reliable printer for your next comic book or graphic novel print run? Then you need to unleash the Kraken. Head to ComixLaunch.com/Kraken for 5% off your entire first order.

 

Last year, ComixTribe spent nearly $85,000 on printing.

While we rely on a number of printers to get our books to market, one printer I can strongly recommend is KrakenPrint

Our friends Jacob Way and Sam Amborn at Kraken Print offer:

  • Competitive pricing.
    Great customer service, especially for your first offset print run.
    Monthly storage if you do not want to store hundreds or thousands of books at home.
    Distribution options, including breaking down orders and shipping direct to Diamond or comic stores at their specially negotiated discounted rates on shipping.
  • And NOW they even offer Kickstarter fulfillment!
  • Kraken will pick, pack, and ship out orders for your backers.

If you want to unleash the Kraken, go to comixlaunch.com/kraken, mention the ComixLaunch podcast, and they’re going to knock 5% off your first print run…and they’re going to hook us up with a 5% credit.

It’s a classic win/win/win/win – You get a great price on printing, your backers get a beautiful offset printed book, you help the podcast out, and Kraken gets your business.

That’s comixlaunch.com/kraken for 5% off your entire first print run.


ComixLauncher

It’s time for today’s ComixLauncher.
A ComixLauncher is a short, actionable activity you can do immediately after listening to the show. They’re all activities I’ve done myself, and will get you one step closer to a successful ComixLaunch. They’ll transform this Podcast from a passive, lean back activity centered around Tyler James, into an active, lean-forward activity centered around YOU and your projects.

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Find an hour or two that you can block off to recap your 2016 if you haven’t already. And schedule it. (That’s it. If it doesn’t get scheduled, it doesn’t get done.)

Share results @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]

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“One idea properly exploited is worth more than ten lifetimes of hard work…” – Gary Halbert


Have You Subscribed, Rated, or Reviewed ComixLaunch Yet?

If you’ve enjoyed this Session of ComixLaunch, I need you to do me a favor… actually, I need three favors. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review ComixLaunch on iTunes.

They’re the rocket fuel this show is running on, and the sooner you do it, the more powerful your action will be. Don’t wait to give us some love!

>>> CLICK HERE TO LEAVE A REVIEW ON iTUNES <<<

Provide a rating, 1-5 stars and leave an honest review.

This can be done in less than 2 minutes and could make HUGE difference to the show.

Pay it forward. Give value first. Do unto others. We hear this advice pexels-photo-95425all the time and many of us practice it. But you won’t believe what one ComixLaunch listener did to really live this principle…


Highlights of this Session Include:

The 10X Rule and How It was so darn true when it came to the 6-Day Kickstarter Challenge

When speed of implementation pays… and when it doesn’t

The Power of Paying it Forward: You won’t believe what this ComixLaunch listener did for another

Plus: How you can share your 6-Day Kickstarter Challenge win and be on the podcast.


Today’s Session is brought to you by

Club ComixLaunch

ComixLaunch listeners, are you ready to take your crowdfunding game to the next level?
If so, I’d love for you to join me and your fellow creators inside Club ComixLaunch on Patreon.
I’ve opened Club ComixLaunch to help continue and expand on the ComixLaunch mission of increasing the number of creators equipped to harness the power of the Kickstarter platform to bring amazing independent projects to life.
As a Club ComixLaunch member, you’ll have access to a number of exclusive perks and privileges, such as:

  • A shout out on the ComixLaunch Podcast for you and your project.
  • Access to the ComixLaunch Club exclusive Patreon feed for even more mindset, strategies and tactics to get your project funded.
  • The ComixLaunch Club Insider Monthly Kickstarter Resource which might be a guide, checklist, cheat sheet, template, or bonus training video designed to help you launch.
  • Priority enrollment in ComixLaunch Courses
  • Discounts on Courses, Books and Upcoming Premium Products
  • You can even sponsor an episode of the ComixLaunch podcast through Patreon.

And as the Club Grows, so do the perks…
See, there is a direct correlation between listener support and the value ComixLaunch can provide, and as the club expands, we hope to offer:

  • Monthly Kickstarter Page Critiques
  • Club Exclusive Chats and Q&As
  • Bonus Sessions of the ComixLaunch Podcast.
  • Full podcast transcripts for every episode.
  • And much more!

For as little as a dollar a month, you can access Club ComixLaunch today, help keep the podcast going and improving, and take your crowdfunding game to the next level.
Membership has its privileges, and to get a taste of them absolutely free, please go toComixLaunch.com/club and download a free Club ComixLaunch VIP Insider bonus resources today.

Let’s get you ready for your best launch yet!
I’ll see you inside the Club!


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show

The ComixLaunch Course – Get on the interest list – ComixLaunch.com/course

The ComixLaunch Kickstarter Assessment – Get your Kickstarter score – ComixLaunch.com/assessment

ListLaunch – ComixLaunch.com/listlaunch

Ready for Launch Workshop – How to Get your Comic Funded… WITHOUT a big social media following – ComixLaunch.com/ready

House of Fear: A 24-page ghost story for kids and adults – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/642151601/house-of-fear-a-24-page-ghost-story-for-kids-and-a?ref=nav_search


Have You Subscribed, Rated, or Reviewed ComixLaunch Yet?

If you’ve enjoyed this Session of ComixLaunch, I need you to do me a favor… actually, I need three favors. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review ComixLaunch on iTunes.

They’re the rocket fuel this show is running on, and the sooner you do it, the more powerful your action will be. Don’t wait to give us some love!

>>> CLICK HERE TO LEAVE A REVIEW ON iTUNES <<<

Provide a rating, 1-5 stars and leave an honest review.

This can be done in less than 2 minutes and could make HUGE difference to the show.

Creators, have you heard about Kickstarter’s Make/100 initiative 100imagerolling out in January? They’re challenging you to launch a Kickstarter with a special reward capped and limited to just 100 backers.


Highlights of this Session Include:

Get the scoop on Kickstarter’s brand new initiative that encourages creators to Make 100 of something

The REAL reasons I think Kickstarter is doing this.

Inside the resources Kickstarter has made available for creators to Make/100.

Plus: Steal this Make/100 Kickstarter plan.


Today’s Session is brought to you by

Club ComixLaunch

ComixLaunch listeners, are you ready to take your crowdfunding game to the next level?
If so, I’d love for you to join me and your fellow creators inside Club ComixLaunch on Patreon.
I’ve opened Club ComixLaunch to help continue and expand on the ComixLaunch mission of increasing the number of creators equipped to harness the power of the Kickstarter platform to bring amazing independent projects to life.
As a Club ComixLaunch member, you’ll have access to a number of exclusive perks and privileges, such as:

  • A shout out on the ComixLaunch Podcast for you and your project.
  • Access to the ComixLaunch Club exclusive Patreon feed for even more mindset, strategies and tactics to get your project funded.
  • The ComixLaunch Club Insider Monthly Kickstarter Resource which might be a guide, checklist, cheat sheet, template, or bonus training video designed to help you launch.
  • Priority enrollment in ComixLaunch Courses
  • Discounts on Courses, Books and Upcoming Premium Products
  • You can even sponsor an episode of the ComixLaunch podcast through Patreon.

And as the Club Grows, so do the perks…
See, there is a direct correlation between listener support and the value ComixLaunch can provide, and as the club expands, we hope to offer:

  • Monthly Kickstarter Page Critiques
  • Club Exclusive Chats and Q&As
  • Bonus Sessions of the ComixLaunch Podcast.
  • Full podcast transcripts for every episode.
  • And much more!

For as little as a dollar a month, you can access Club ComixLaunch today, help keep the podcast going and improving, and take your crowdfunding game to the next level.
Membership has its privileges, and to get a taste of them absolutely free, please go toComixLaunch.com/club and download a free Club ComixLaunch VIP Insider bonus resources today.

Let’s get you ready for your best launch yet!
I’ll see you inside the Club!


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show

Kickstarter’s Make/100 planning guide –

https://emails.kickstarter.com/mpss/c/6QA/VCw/t.23h/Qr1l04VLTt6_KoWp3G1l4g/h3/uhBClM5-2BkUi-2Bo-2Fqg3oECjbuyxHaDoUO770Mqu8w-2FcLqYW6hhkjUIIG-2BakZF6-2BOGpSVbozYBdlR6-2FzVwYk0KuhyP7YGpSa51mzLLvgTDdKRM-3D


ComixLauncher

It’s time for today’s ComixLauncher.

A ComixLauncher is a short, actionable activity you can do immediately after listening to the show. They’re all activities I’ve done myself, and will get you one step closer to a successful ComixLaunch. They’ll transform this Podcast from a passive, lean back activity centered around Tyler James, into an active, lean-forward activity centered around YOU and your projects.

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I want you to come up with the idea for a limited Make 100 Reward tier for your current or next project.

Even if you aren’t going to actually launch, I’d encourage you to do this exercise, because if it’s successful, KS might do it again.
Plus, experimenting with creative and limited reward tiers is always a good idea.

Share results @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]

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“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Make/100 is an opportunity to take a step toward future crowdfunding success.

Give it a shot… or 100.


Have You Subscribed, Rated, or Reviewed ComixLaunch Yet?

If you’ve enjoyed this Session of ComixLaunch, I need you to do me a favor… actually, I need three favors. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review ComixLaunch on iTunes.

They’re the rocket fuel this show is running on, and the sooner you do it, the more powerful your action will be. Don’t wait to give us some love!

>>> CLICK HERE TO LEAVE A REVIEW ON iTUNES <<<

Provide a rating, 1-5 stars and leave an honest review.

This can be done in less than 2 minutes and could make HUGE difference to the show.

Launching a Kickstarter in 2017? Are you up for a Challenge? Thenjoin-the-6-day-kickstarter-challenge ComixLaunch has one for you. Join Tyler James and five special guest instructors in completing six powerful challenges designed to level up your next Kickstarter project to make it your best launch ever!


Hightlights of this Session Include:

You’re invited to join Tyler James, five guest instructors, and over 100 of your fellow creators to take part in the free ComixLaunch 6-Day Kickstarter Challenge.

Why Tyler is running this challenge and how it fits squarely in with the mission and vision of ComixLaunch.

The three reasons you should join this first ComixLaunch challenge.

Plus: Tyler shares exactly what he’ll be teaching in the challenge and why it’s the very first thing you should do when starting a new campaign, whether you’re a Kickstarter novice or a seasoned veteran.


Today’s Session is brought to you by

KrakenPrint

Need a reliable printer for your next comic book or graphic novel print run? Then you need to unleash the Kraken. Head to ComixLaunch.com/Kraken for 5% off your entire first order.

 

Last year, ComixTribe spent nearly $85,000 on printing.

While we rely on a number of printers to get our books to market, one printer I can strongly recommend is KrakenPrint

Our friends Jacob Way and Sam Amborn at Kraken Print offer:

  • Competitive pricing.
    Great customer service, especially for your first offset print run.
    Monthly storage if you do not want to store hundreds or thousands of books at home.
    Distribution options, including breaking down orders and shipping direct to Diamond or comic stores at their specially negotiated discounted rates on shipping.
  • And NOW they even offer Kickstarter fulfillment!
  • Kraken will pick, pack, and ship out orders for your backers.

If you want to unleash the Kraken, go to comixlaunch.com/kraken, mention the ComixLaunch podcast, and they’re going to knock 5% off your first print run…and they’re going to hook us up with a 5% credit.

It’s a classic win/win/win/win – You get a great price on printing, your backers get a beautiful offset printed book, you help the podcast out, and Kraken gets your business.

That’s comixlaunch.com/kraken for 5% off your entire first print run.


Wrap Up

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“To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge.” – Summer Sanders (Olympic Swimmer)

I’ve got a challenge for you.
Are you in?


In future sessions…

We’re going to go even deeper into both mindset, strategies and tactics for making KS work for you.

Coming up, an interview with Russell Nohelty of Wannabe Press who will be a guest instructor in the challenge and he’ll be talking about running 4 KS in a 12 month span and living to tell about it. It’s a good one.

Thank you so much for listening, and for letting me walk with you, as you taken another step forward toward your next successful ComixLaunch.


Have You Subscribed, Rated, or Reviewed ComixLaunch Yet?

If you’ve enjoyed this Session of ComixLaunch, I need you to do me a favor… actually, I need three favors. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review ComixLaunch on iTunes.

They’re the rocket fuel this show is running on, and the sooner you do it, the more powerful your action will be. Don’t wait to give us some love!

>>> CLICK HERE TO LEAVE A REVIEW ON iTUNES <<<

Provide a rating, 1-5 stars and leave an honest review.

This can be done in less than 2 minutes and could make HUGE difference to the show.