Tyler picks the brain of Khierstyn Ross, host of the top podcast Crowdfunding Uncut, who shares lessons learned about building a winning Kickstarter launch team from successful projects that have raised over 2 million dollars in funding.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • How to building the right launch team to get your project funded.
  • The importance of the validating process before you launch.
  • Where creators go wrong with crowdfunding.
  • Plus: One book Khierstyn is obsessed with right now.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show


Have You Signed Up for the Beyond Kickstarter Master Class

Sell More Books and Reach More Readers After Your Campaign is Over!

Kickstarter is the #1 platform for funding creative projects in the world and should be a part of every independent creator’s business plan. But Kickstarter alone is not enough…

Are you ready to amplify your comics crowdfunding success BEYOND KICKSTARTER?

Learn how to leverage success on Kickstarter into increased sales on other channels and platforms, such as the direct market, online, conventions, Amazon, Patreon, and more so that you can reach a broader audience and sell more of your art during the 92% of the year when you aren’t launching a Kickstarter.

http://comixlaunch.com/beyond

Will eventually be its own full stand-alone course for sale…

But, because it’s the first time I’m presenting this material, and to celebrate you all who have kept me going for 100 episodes, I’m making the live session of the master class FREE to anyone who attends live.

Live Master Class | Thursday, June 29 7:30 PM EDT

Here’s Some of What You’ll Learn from This Master Class…

  • Where to start when it comes to building upon your Kickstarter success in other channels?
  • How to pick the right next channel to focus on for your creative business?
  • Why most creators online stores fail and what to do differently to see steady book sales in e-commerce?
  • What it takes to get your Kickstarter funded books into brick & mortar stores and the best plan to make that happen?
  • The pros, cons, common mistakes, and best practices for sales growth on channels outside of Kickstarter.
  • The exact next steps you should be taking to expand your sales and grow your audience in channels Beyond Kickstarter.

Now, if you can’t attend live, or know you’ll want access to this material, after the fact, there is a GOLD option that you can purchase that will give you access to the recordings, plus a number of bonus trainings that won’t fit into the 2-2.5 hour master class session.

http://comixlaunch.com/beyond

 


Sponsor Mid-Roll

In a moment, I’m going to give you today’s ComixLauncher, but first, we need to thank our sponsor…

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.


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  • Who do you need on your launch team?

 

ComixLaunch celebrates its landmark 100th podcast episode by answering ComixLaunch listeners’ top questions related to Kickstarter, crowdfunding and building a creative career. Plus, details and an invitation to the upcoming Beyond Kickstarter Master Class.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • How Tyler manages to answer every question creators have before they know they have it? Is there a ComixLaunch crystal ball?
  • The Top 3 things a brand new property can do to maximize success on its first campaign.
  • What’s the best way to layout a Kickstarter page.
  • What’s the next model for indies beyond Kickstarter and Patreon?
  • Plus: How you can attend the new Beyond Kickstarter Workshop FREE!

Welcome Baby Madeleine to the World!

ComixLaunch Podcast editor Katie Nagengast (my talented sister) had a surprise in Baby Madeleine coming two months early!

I guess she just couldn’t wait any longer to bring that smile to the world. (We sure need it!)

Please have a good thought for Katie and Baby M.

This show would not have been weekly for 100 episodes without Katie’s hard work.


Have You Signed Up for the Beyond Kickstarter Master Class

Sell More Books and Reach More Readers After Your Campaign is Over!

Kickstarter is the #1 platform for funding creative projects in the world and should be a part of every independent creator’s business plan. But Kickstarter alone is not enough…

Are you ready to amplify your comics crowdfunding success BEYOND KICKSTARTER?

Learn how to leverage success on Kickstarter into increased sales on other channels and platforms, such as the direct market, online, conventions, Amazon, Patreon, and more so that you can reach a broader audience and sell more of your art during the 92% of the year when you aren’t launching a Kickstarter.

http://comixlaunch.com/beyond

Will eventually be its own full stand-alone course for sale…

But, because it’s the first time I’m presenting this material, and to celebrate you all who have kept me going for 100 episodes, I’m making the live session of the master class FREE to anyone who attends live.

Live Master Class | Thursday, June 29 7:30 PM EDT

Here’s Some of What You’ll Learn from This Master Class…

  • Where to start when it comes to building upon your Kickstarter success in other channels?
  • How to pick the right next channel to focus on for your creative business?
  • Why most creators online stores fail and what to do differently to see steady book sales in e-commerce?
  • What it takes to get your Kickstarter funded books into brick & mortar stores and the best plan to make that happen?
  • The pros, cons, common mistakes, and best practices for sales growth on channels outside of Kickstarter.
  • The exact next steps you should be taking to expand your sales and grow your audience in channels Beyond Kickstarter.

Now, if you can’t attend live, or know you’ll want access to this material, after the fact, there is a GOLD option that you can purchase that will give you access to the recordings, plus a number of bonus trainings that won’t fit into the 2-2.5 hour master class session.

http://comixlaunch.com/beyond


Sponsor

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 to ComixLaunch.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!


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What question would YOU ask me over coffee?

Let me know @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]


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“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Take a walk with Tyler James in a totally different episode of the ComixLaunch podcast, pondering higher quality questions creators should be asking themselves.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • The simple power of asking the question “What if?”
  • How asking better questions is the key to getting better results.
  • Ways to reframing (and even embrace) rejection.
  • Plus: A few details about the upcoming BEYOND KICKSTARTER Master Class

Today’s episode is sponsored by Ghost Island a supernatural horror comic. Issue 2 is live on Kickstarter May 29th. Follow them at facebook.com/ghostislandcomic


This Show’s Sponsor

Ghost Island is a 5 issue supernatural horror comic series.

Imagine Jurassic Park… but with ghosts!

On a remote island a wealthy entrepreneur has secretly created a theme park full of imprisoned ghosts he has collected over time.

Before opening the attraction to the public he enlists the help of a small group of people to assist him.

One of them being Josh Evans a troubled psychic with a dark past.

Whilst he battles his own personal demons over the disappearance of his fiancé,Josh is scheduled the task of crossing over in to the spirit world & exploring some of the evil minds that are imprisoned on the island, but at what cost?

The kickstarter for issue 2 is going LIVE on May 29th! You can also follow their daily posts at facebook.com/ghostislandcomic

Will you take a visit to Ghost Island?


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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Go for a walk and generate what if questions that are relevant for your own life, projects, and creative career.

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


New Workshop: BEYOND KICKSTARTER

Are you ready to amplify your comics crowdfunding success BEYOND KICKSTARTER?

Learn how to leverage success on Kickstarter into increased sales on other channels and platforms, such as the direct market, online, conventions, Amazon, Patreon, and more so that you can reach a broader audience and sell more of your art during the 92% of the year when you aren’t launching a Kickstarter.

Interested –> ComixLaunch.com/beyond


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“Creativity is Intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein

What’s it actually going to take to get your Kickstarter funded? When you know your numbers and you know what metrics to pay attention to when it comes to running a Kickstarter campaign, you’re much more likely to achieve the results you are looking for. This episode will show you what to pay attention to.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • The danger of driving a car (or running a Kickstarter) without paying attention to the right dials.
  • Three key metrics that will tell the story of your Kickstarter campaign.
  • Examples of Creators who are getting very clear on what it will actually take to achieve their goals.
  • Plus: Real KPI stats from my biggest Kickstarter campaign ever… and how they changed over the course of the campaign.

Today’s Session is brought to you by

Club ComixLaunch on Patreon.

Get your free Club ComixLaunch VIP Insider bonus Kickstarter resource at ComixLaunch.com/club.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show
ComixLaunch.com/patreon
ComixLaunch.com/kpi


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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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ComixLaunch.com/kpi

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


Two more metrics I was paying attention to throughout the campaign…

Put together a 12 minute training video on those as the Club ComixLaunch VIP resource on Patreon.
CC helps us pay for hosting editing and keeps this show coming out on a weekly basis.
If you’re already a VIP member, make sure you watch the bonus training, which, hopefully you’ll have even more context for thanks to this episode.
And if you haven’t supported us yet, here’s a great extra reason for you to become a Club ComixLaunch member today.
ComixLaunch.com/patreon