Pop quiz: What’s the easiest funding to raise during a Kickstarter launch? Believe it or not, from my own experience and that of my guest, it’s the funding you raise AFTER the campaign is over. Join Tyler James as he interviews Chandler Copenhaver of Crowdox to talk post campaign funding strategies.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Backer upsell strategies that the biggest Kickstarter campaigns are using to raise an average of 12% more funding AFTER the campaign ends.
  • A common mistake creators make with stretch goals and how to easily fix it.
  • When it makes sense to invest in crowdfunding survey software… and when it doesn’t.
  • Plus: A SPECIAL offer just for ComixLaunch Podcast listeners!

This Session is Sponsored by

Purebuttons, your go-to resource for custom buttons of all shapes and sizes.  

Go to ComixLaunch.com/purebuttons for 10% off your next order of custom buttons.


Today’s Featured Guest

Chandler Copenhaver is director of business development at CrowdOx, a company that provides pledge manager software for crowdfunding campaigns.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

ComixLaunch.com/pro
crowdox.com


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For your next launch, what’s one great add-on product that you could HOLD BACK from the campaign… and offer as a survey upsell add-on to get people excited about filling out their surveys (and providing YOU with more funding!)


How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

crowdox.com

Writer and creator of Headmetal Press Christopher Michael Orndoff explains what “CHUNKING” is and how you can use it to make better art.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • The psychology of chunking and its affect on memory
  • How chunking, art, and consciousness are intertwined
  • Three stories that highlight how chunking can help you make better art

This Session is Sponsored by FB ADs Demystified!

How Writers & Artists Can Profitably Use Facebook Ads to GenerateSubscribers, Backers & Sales on Autopilot (Even on a Tiny Budget!) Sign-up for this FREE ComixLaunch Workshop at ComixLaunch.com/fbads

Are you in need of more readers, subscribers, Kickstarter backers and customers for your books and art?

Have you ever wondered if Facebook ads actually work for writers & artists?

Have you tried FB ads, but been frustrated that all you seem to be paying for is “likes” and “engagement” but not getting much in the way of actual subscribers, backers & sales?

Then my new FB ADS DEMYSTIFIED! Workshop is for you!

Register for Free –> ComixLaunch.com/fbads

In this online training, I’m going to teach you how to steadily and predictably build your audience, grow your email list, drive people to your Kickstarter campaigns and other online promotions, and generate more backers and sales WITHOUT spending all of YOUR time marketing.

In this free workshop, I’ll answer the most common questions creators ask me all the time about Facebook ads, including:

✔ Do Facebook Ads actually work for writers & artists?
✔ How do I get my ads to convert instead of just getting “likes” (meh!) and “engagement” (ugh!)?
✔ How do YOU use Facebook ads and get real results with them for your creative projects?

This is the training I wish existed 5 years ago when I first started dabbling into FB Ads, as it would have cleared up a whole lot of fear and confusion… (and would’ve made me a lot more sales!)
I don’t know anyone else in our space who is teaching this stuff specifically for comic creators, publishers, writers & artists, so I’m excited to demystify FB ads for my tribe!

See the available times and register for the next FREE training today at ComixLaunch.com/fbads

I’l see you at the FB Ads Demystified workshop and can’t wait to see what you launch next!


Today’s Featured Guest

Writer and creator of Headmetal Press Christopher Michael Orndoff. Chris is a former Marine, and has worked in all manner of jobs from firefighting to bike messenging, to his my current position as curator for a fine art publisher.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

comixlaunch.com/fbads


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  • In what aspects of your life are you already CHUNKING?
  • How might you CHUNK in new areas?

How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

http://www.headmetalpress.com

Creator Abrian Curington of Blue Cat Co. stops buy for a guest lesson all about how to create an eye-popping, head-turning, professional-looking book… even if it’s your first one.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • 4 crucial elements that make up a professionally printed book
  • How to draw attention with a minimal cover aesthetic
  • Book Feel and how it can sell your book before the buyer even opens it
  • One important step that even major publishers can neglect
  • Plus: How to minimize overwhelm with your first book printing

This Session is Sponsored by FB ADs Demystified!

How Writers & Artists Can Profitably Use Facebook Ads to GenerateSubscribers, Backers & Sales on Autopilot (Even on a Tiny Budget!) Sign-up for this FREE ComixLaunch Workshop at ComixLaunch.com/fbads

Are you in need of more readers, subscribers, Kickstarter backers and customers for your books and art?

Have you ever wondered if Facebook ads actually work for writers & artists?

Have you tried FB ads, but been frustrated that all you seem to be paying for is “likes” and “engagement” but not getting much in the way of actual subscribers, backers & sales?

Then my new FB ADS DEMYSTIFIED! Workshop is for you!

Register for Free –> ComixLaunch.com/fbads

In this online training, I’m going to teach you how to steadily and predictably build your audience, grow your email list, drive people to your Kickstarter campaigns and other online promotions, and generate more backers and sales WITHOUT spending all of YOUR time marketing.

In this free workshop, I’ll answer the most common questions creators ask me all the time about Facebook ads, including:

✔ Do Facebook Ads actually work for writers & artists?
✔ How do I get my ads to convert instead of just getting “likes” (meh!) and “engagement” (ugh!)?
✔ How do YOU use Facebook ads and get real results with them for your creative projects?

This is the training I wish existed 5 years ago when I first started dabbling into FB Ads, as it would have cleared up a whole lot of fear and confusion… (and would’ve made me a lot more sales!)
I don’t know anyone else in our space who is teaching this stuff specifically for comic creators, publishers, writers & artists, so I’m excited to demystify FB ads for my tribe!

See the available times and register for the next FREE training today at ComixLaunch.com/fbads

I’l see you at the FB Ads Demystified workshop and can’t wait to see what you launch next!


Today’s Featured Guest

Abrian Curington, an illustrator that builds worlds. She specializes in light-hearted fantasy stories that champion fun, adventure and conquering the obstacles of life. She has a degree in Fine Art from WWU, and is the founder of Blue Cat Co., an independent publishing company dedicated to producing fantastical works that give people an escape from the din of the world. No gore, no mature content. Just fun for everyone!


Links Mentioned in this Episode

facebook.com/abrianc

twitter.com/AbrianCArt


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  • What’s the best looking book on your book shelf?
  • How can you apply some of that to your next print project?

How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

facebook.com/abrianc

twitter.com/AbrianCArt

Patreon.com/AbrianC

Wondering if Facebook ads actually work for writers & artists?

Are you a creator interested in getting actual subscribers, backers & sales, and could care less about “likes” or “engagement”?

Then my new free live FB ADS DEMYSTIFIED! Workshop is for you! Register for Free –> ComixLaunch.com/fbads


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ONE OF THE LIVE SESSIONS


In this LIVE online workshop, I’m going to teach you how to steadily and predictably build your audience, grow your email list, drive people to your Kickstarter campaigns and other online promotions, and generate more backers and sales WITHOUT spending all of YOUR time marketing.

In this free training, I’ll answer the most common questions creators ask me all the time about Facebook ads, including:

 Do Facebook Ads actually work for writers & artists?

 How do I get my ads to convert instead of just getting “likes” (meh!) and “engagement” (ugh!)?

 How do YOU use Facebook ads and get real results with them for your creative projects?

This is the training I wish existed 5 years ago when I first started dabbling into FB Ads, as it would have cleared up a whole lot of fear and confusion… (and would’ve made me a lot more sales!)

I don’t know anyone else in our space who is teaching this stuff specifically for comic creators, publishers, writers & artists, so I’m excited to demystify FB ads for my tribe!

See you at the LIVE workshop and can’t wait to see what you launch next!

🚀 Tyler James

Sales at conventions, signings, and promotional events are an important part of your success as a comic creator. But, those venues present unique challenges for writers working in this visual medium. Guest host Josh Dahl (makebettercomics.com) walks you through the mindset, strategies, and techniques that can help you turn a profit at live events, even if you aren’t an artist.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • What modern con attendees are really looking for?
  • The secret to finding anyone’s favorite topic.
  • Several real techniques for engaging your audience.
  • Why you need to deliver the “Pies”?

This Session is Sponsored by ComixTribe

The READY FOR LAUNCH Workshop. Register today for this free Kickstarter training at ComixLaunch.com/ready


Today’s Featured Guest

Josh Dahl is an educator and independent comic book creator and the writer of Rapid City. He also runs MakeBetterComics.com for creators looking to improve their comics and graphic novels.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

makebettercomics.com


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The next time you’re compelled to say outloud or to yourself, “I’m just a [blank], so I can’t [blank.] Here’s what I want you to do…

“I’m just a writer so I can’t make any money at conventions.
“I’m just the artist, so I can’t help it if the story is boring.”
“I’m just a newbie, so I can’t get any coverage on any websites…”

SLAP YOURSELF IN THE FACE.

Just kidding.

No, instead, reframe it… “I’m an f’ing [blank], so I can [blank].”

“I’m an f’ing writer so I can share a table with artists and we can both make bank at shows..
“I’m am f’ing artist, so I anything I draw is going to be compelling and dynamic.”
“I’m an f’ing newbie, so all I need is one site to say yes to start climbing publicity mountain.


How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

makebettercomics.com

belowzerocomic.com/free

Learn how creator Mike Barry turned a notebook of doodles drawn on the commute to his day job into a successfully funded Kickstarter graphic novel for kids.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • The first thing Mike did to prepare for Kickstarter success.
  • How Mike tapped into the power of local media during his launch.
  • The 4 Biggest Lessons from Mike’s first launch.
  • Plus: Listener feedback on recent ComixLaunch guest lessons!

Today’s Session is brought to you by

StickerMule custom stickers and more. Go to ComixLaunch.com/stickermule and get a $10 credit on your next order.


Today’s Featured Guest

Mike Barry is a writer, artist and all-round nice guy from Sydney, Australia. He created the graphic novel Action Tank because he loves comics and he loves kids, and will take any opportunity to bring those things together.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

Action Tank Website –> https://actiontankcomic.com
Mike’s How To Blog Post –> https://actiontankcomic.com/how-i-crowdfunded-my-graphic-novel-through-kickstarter/
Buy Action Tank –> http://mikebarry.bigcartel.com/product/action-tank
How to Write a Kickstarter Pitch – Copy Hackers –> https://copyhackers.com/2015/03/how-to-write-a-kickstarter-pitch/


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Go on a doodle hunt.
Under the pretext of straightening up your room or office… carve out a little time to look through some of your old notebooks, journals, planners, etc…
Find one doodle or germ of an idea you’ve forgot about that’s worth resurrecting and implementing!


How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

https://actiontankcomic.com/