You know Kickstarter campaigns have all-or-nothing funding goals… but imagine if it was DOUBLE or nothing. Well, because of a special grant today’s guest, fantasy illustrator Anthony Christou received, his latest campaign is exactly that.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • How Anthony has been able to increase his convention sales and strategies for traveling to lots of conventions.
  • Why Anthony’s next Kickstarter launch doesn’t have a all-or-nothing goal… it has a DOUBLE or nothing goal.
  • Tips for pursuing grant funding for your art.

This Session is Sponsored by

Today’s session is brought to you by CrowdOx, software that helps you take control of your crowdfunding campaign, save time and raise more funding. ComixLaunch listeners get 10% off per backer pricing at Crowdox.com

On this podcast back in 2017, I told you all I was shooting for a six-figure launch for the Sweet Dreams Cthulhu Kickstarter campaign.

Well, we came up a little short on Kickstarter…

But thanks to CrowdOx, we were able to shoot way past the six figure mark…

And it was the easiest funding to raise in the entire campaign.

See, CrowdOx helps crowdfunding project creators increase funding, manage their campaigns, and save time.

How does it work?

Well, CrowdOx helps creators take a successful campaign and keep the funds coming in by:

Selling Upgrades, Add-ons & Extras during the survey process with just a couple clicks.

Accepting pre-orders on a beautiful CrowdOx store to keep the funding coming in.

Collecting funding that Kickstarter couldn’t from backers unable to fix their CC in time.

Accepting Paypal! (HUGE!)

CrowdOx Customers are raising on average an extra 12% of funding after their original campaign is over…

My first CrowdOx turbocharged launch, we raised an extra 18% and enabled us to hit that six figure goal.

CrowdOx is an alternative to BackerKit, and while I’ve used and recommended both companies, I prefer CrowdOx because it offers:

A per BACKER pricing model vs. a per Funds Raised, which usually works out better for creators.

An easier interface for creators and survey/checkout experience for backers.

Faster funding… Backers are charged immediately for their pledges, so there’s no risk that credit cards won’t clear when its time to fulfill.

And now, as a ComixLaunch sponsor, CrowdOx is offering creators an additional 10% off their per backer pricing at Crowdox.com.

So check them out and raise more funding after your next successful launch with CrowdOx at Crowdox.com.


Today’s Featured Guest

Fantasy illustrator and creator of Luminous Ages, Anthony Christou.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

https://www.creativepartnershipsaustralia.org.au/for-artists-and-arts-organisations/funding-programs/match
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/luminousages/volume-1?ref=discovery&term=luminous


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Take 10 minutes and do a light google search for grants for _____. Blank being what you are or what you do… or want to do?

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could raise more Kickstarter funds in less time? Of course it would… and there are a lot more reason why you might want to consider running shorter Kickstarter campaigns. This session of ComixLaunch is a deep dive on shorter campaigns.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Why I decided to cut the duration of my last two campaigns in half!
  • 5 Reasons why running a shorter Kickstarter campaign is a great idea.
  • 3 reasons why you shouldn’t run a shorter campaign.
  • Plus: The person who ______ the most usually wins.

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.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

ComixTribe.com/sink

ComixLaunch.com/pro


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Make a quick pros and cons list for cutting the duration of your next launch in half?


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“If at first you don’t succeed… you’re normal.” – Michael Hyatt

Wondering where to find new readers and fans for your work? Tyler recently surveyed the ComixLaunch community to discover what’s working now when it comes to promoting your work in 2018.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • The 5 most common ways that creators are successfully promoting their comics and projects to new readers.
  • 7 under the radar strategies for getting more fans.
  • Why simply posting to your site “doesn’t count” when it comes to reaching new fans.

Today’s Session is brought to you by

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


Links Mentioned in this Episode

ComixTribe.com/SINK
ComixLaunch.com/patreon


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What ONE new strategy would you like to try to get in front of new readers in 2018?


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“When there’s a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller…”
Anonymous

 

Charlie Stickney, writer and creator of White Ash, shares his innovative campaign and promotion strategies for notching two five figure comic book Kickstarter launches for his new series.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Why there’s no substitute for actually delivering on the promise of your Kickstarter page.
  • Why some Kickstarter creators experience a “sophomore slump” and how the White Ash team avoided one with their second campaign.
  • Innovative Kickstarter campaign and reward strategies.
  • Plus: How the White Ash team is harnessing the Twitch platform to generate rabid fans and day one supporters.

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

Charlie Stickney is a writer and producer with almost 20 years experience in virtually every aspect of the entertainment industry, including animation, film, TV & comics.

He’s worked for Sony Pictures, Revolution Studios, Hulu and Scholastic Productions. He’s developed and created shows like Cosmic Quantum Ray and Horrible Histories.
While in college, he interned in the editorial offices at Marvel.

And he has been building a mighty following for his series WHITE ASH, funded on Kickstarter.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

https://www.twitch.tv/conorhughes

http://bit.ly/chapterTWO


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Take a little time to explore the Twitch.tv platform.
Could you or someone on your team leverage this platform?


How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

Thanks again, here’s the link to Conor’s Twitch channel. https://www.twitch.tv/conorhughes

If anyone’s interested in White Ash, (and this airs after the campaign is over which I’m assuming it will) they’ll still be able to preorder/order copies here —
http://bit.ly/chapterTWO