In every creative life and business, there are some aspects that are less then perfect. Check that… that are straight up broken, messy or not working at all. In this behind the curtains episode of ComixLaunch, Tyler shares five areas in his creative life that are far from perfect, and what, if anything he plans on doing to correct them in the near future.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • One thing that completely changed Tyler’s life for the better that he has stopped doing
  • Something that Tyler has completely neglected… for well over a year!
  • The myth that a day job is holding your creativity back.
  • Plus: Have you entered the ComixLaunch.com/win contest with a $600.00+ grand prize yet?

This Session’s Featured Resource is Bluehost.

Go to ComixLaunch.com/bluehost for a special discount on domain registration and website hosting.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

ComixLaunch.com/win


More About Our Featured Resource

Let me ask you a question… are you master of your own domain?

No, this isn’t a dated Seinfeld reference… I’m talking about your web domain.

And Bluehost is an all in one web hosting solution that will help you master your domain.

I own the domains for ComixTribe.com, ComixLaunch.com and many more… but I know many of you are trying to save a few pennies a day by NOT paying for domains you’re trying to build brands around.

That’s a mistake.

Owning your own domain provides better branding

  • More professional.
  • More credible.
  • More memorable.

When you own the dot com for your brand, it’ll help you protect it.

If you’re building your empire on someone else land, your comic @facebook or @tumblr or remember @myspace God forbid… you don’t control those platforms.

Own your own domain…

You can use the ComixLaunch affiliate link to get a special introductory offer and 30-day money back guarantee at Bluehost by going to Comixlaunch.com/bluehost today.

Bluehost powers more than 2 million websites world wide and makes it super simple to get a WordPress hosted website up in just one click.

Master Your Domain, go to ComixLaunch.com/bluehost and lock it in today.


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Make your hot-mess list.


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“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is to relax.” – Mark Black

Question: How do you choose the right creative path to go down when you’re inspired and intrigued by so many different projects and possibilities? Answer: You talk to someone who’s traveled those roads before! In this coaching call, Tyler talks to creator Anthony Latiker to help him choose the right moves for his creative business.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • How to strategically sort through lots of great ideas for what to do in your creative business and pick the right one?
  • Why building too many bridges at once will get your no where?
  • The key to creating a course that people actually want
  • Plus: Learn how you can get a free coaching session WITH ME just like you’ve been hearing for the past 4 episodes.

This Session is Sponsored by

Today’s Session is Sponsored by THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED, 25 pages of public domain, superhero silliness re-written by Big Tim Stiles. THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 is live on Kickstarter right now!


Today’s Featured Guest

Creator, artist and e-learning creator, Anthony Latiker.


More About Our Sponsor

Hey, I want to make sure you all know about a project on Kickstarter right now by my pal Big Tim Stiles.

THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED is a 25-page superhero comic featuring the public domain hero THE FLAME.

Big Tim Stiles took two of the original 1942 stories and re-wrote the balloons to create all-new stories.

THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 tells the story of the original hero’s great grandson in the utopian, retro-futurist Australia of the year 2055.

If you grew up on superheroes like The Tick and Earthworm Jim, and enjoy stoner comedies like Pauly Shore’s “Bio-Dome” and “Dude, Where’s My Car?”, then I think you’ll dig this ADULTS ONLY comic.

Big Tim is highly regarded as a talented creator in the Australian comic scene and I’m excited to see his work get more recognition world-wide.

THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 is live on Kickstarter right now!”


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Create an F-it List! These are things you’re going to let yourself not care about or suck at for the time being so you can focus on your current priorities.


One-On-One Coaching Call Contest!

If you’ve been listening to these sessions and thinking, “You know, I could see how talking to Tyler would be extremely helpful in helping me sort through something in my creative life…” well guess what? You’re in luck!

I’m going to be offering up a FREE one-on-one coaching call to ONE ComixLaunch listener.

I do not do a lot of one-on-one… and when I do, I have to charge a lot of money for it, because, as much as I love it… it’s takes time and energy, and I can have a bigger impact when I do things that can help more creators vs just one.

That said, I do love doing it, and I want to thank you all for letting me experiment with this new show format…

So here’s the deal… to ENTER to win a free one-on-one coaching call with me, here’s what you’ll need to do:

Step 1: Leave an honest rating and review of the ComixLaunch Podcast on iTunes.
Step 2: In the review, be sure to mention at least one specific episode of the podcast that was your favorite.
Step 3: Take a screenshot of your review and email it to me at [email protected]

That’s it… those three steps is all it takes.

Easiest way to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
  2. Tap the Search tab.
  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
  5. Tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. Tap the Reviews tab.
  7. Tap Write a Review at the bottom.

I’ll pick a winner… at random from those who submit and I’ll announce the winner in ComixLaunch Session 168, so you have a few weeks to get it in.

If you’re thinking, “Nah, I never win anything… Honestly, there’s a good chance you might be the ONLY one to do all the steps.)

And it will be up to you whether you want this podcast recorded for the potential to air on a future podcast… or if you just want it to be an off the record coaching conversation between just the two of us.

Wondering the Kickstarter success rate for comic projects is and whether or not the so-called Kickstarter bubble is about to burst? This video has the answer!

Over the past few years, creator James Mascia had a number of successful Kickstarter launches. Now, he’s planning his next moves in order to continue to play a bigger game on Kickstarter and beyond. James sorts through his options in this coaching call session with Tyler.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Getting sales going on a new online store.
  • The ups and downs of Amazon Kindle sales.
  • Options and opportunities for selling Audio book options.
  • Plus: Two new awesome ComixLaunch podcast milestones.

This Session is Sponsored by

ComixLaunch.com/shopify


Today’s Featured Guest

James Mascia Comic Writer, Novelist, Writer, and publisher of Dren Productions.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

ComixLaunch.com/shopify


More About Our Sponsor

Are you thinking about starting or upgrading your online shop so you can sell more of your art?

Are you tired wasting time and energy hacking together cheap, limited solutions that aren’t serving you or your potential customers very well?

Instead of spinning your wheels only looking at free or dirt-cheap store options, why not grab an affordable full-service online sales platform optimized for sales like Shopify?

With Shopify…

  • You don’t need Design skills. Shopify has dozens of beautiful, fully-customizable, mobile-friendly templates to get a perfectly branded look and an online stop you’ll be proud of.
  • You don’t Coding skills. With Shopify, setting up your store is simple, and you’ll be selling in no time at all, even if technology hates you.
  • And you don’t even need a Credit Card to get started. With this ComixLaunch offer, you can try Shopify free for 14 days. No risk, and no credit card required.

What you get with Shopify is a…

  • Fully customizable website, online store, and blog… your store can be your website!
  • Unlimited products!
  • Smooth integration to sell on channels like Facebook, Amazon and Pinterest.
  • 24-7 Customer support!

More than 500,000 creative businesses are powered by Shopify, including the CisforCthulhu.com store which I manage… and couldn’t be happier with it.

Stop messing around with subpar online shop solutions and try Shopify.

To start your 14-day free trial of Shopify, go to ComixLaunch.com/shopify


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What’s one NEW sales channel you’re most interested in adding to your current sales strategy?


How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

islandofdren.com

After a successful Kickstarter campaign to launch his latest series Skies Over Superior, creator Josh Dahl is interested in moving his series to Patreon for ongoing crowdfunding. Tyler asks Josh to walk through his Patreon launch strategy and helps him refine it.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Making the transition from a successful Kickstarter to an ongoing Patreon
  • The Paywall Problem (and Opportunity)
  • Understanding the mentality of the Patron

This Session is Sponsored by

THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED, 25 pages of public domain, superhero silliness re-written by Big Tim Stiles. THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 is live on Kickstarter right now!


Today’s Featured Guest

Josh Dahl is a writer and educator living in Boston. He also runs makebettercomics.com .


Links Mentioned in this Episode

makebettercomics.com


More About Our Sponsor

Hey, I want to make sure you all know about a project on Kickstarter right now by my pal Big Tim Stiles.

THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED is a 25-page superhero comic featuring the public domain hero THE FLAME.

Big Tim Stiles took two of the original 1942 stories and re-wrote the balloons to create all-new stories.

THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 tells the story of the original hero’s great grandson in the utopian, retro-futurist Australia of the year 2055.

If you grew up on superheroes like The Tick and Earthworm Jim, and enjoy stoner comedies like Pauly Shore’s “Bio-Dome” and “Dude, Where’s My Car?”, then I think you’ll dig this ADULTS ONLY comic.

Big Tim is highly regarded as a talented creator in the Australian comic scene and I’m excited to see his work get more recognition world-wide.

THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 is live on Kickstarter right now!”


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Take a few minutes and map out your profit plan for the project you’re working on. Once you have a plan, find one person to review it with.


How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

makebettercomics.com

For the past year, writer/artist Michael Mauro has been focused on steadily producing and building an audience for his webcomic, Atom Bug. In this coaching call, Tyler helps him refine and refocus the business model that supports his comic.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • One creator’s moves to make webcomics work in 2018.
  • Why business is actually super simple (and it’s we humans that complicate things)
  • The hole in most webcomic creators’ model, and how to start plugging it.
  • Plus: A rant on how many comics you need to release before your make a profit.

This Session is Sponsored by

ComixLaunch.com/shopify


Today’s Featured Guest

Michael Mauro is a writer and artist and the creator of the webcomic Atom Bug, available at https://www.atombug.net.


Links Mentioned in this Episode


More About Our Sponsor

Are you thinking about starting or upgrading your online shop so you can sell more of your art?

Are you tired wasting time and energy hacking together cheap, limited solutions that aren’t serving you or your potential customers very well?

Instead of spinning your wheels only looking at free or dirt-cheap store options, why not grab an affordable full-service online sales platform optimized for sales like Shopify?

With Shopify…

  • You don’t need Design skills. Shopify has dozens of beautiful, fully-customizable, mobile-friendly templates to get a perfectly branded look and an online stop you’ll be proud of.
  • You don’t Coding skills. With Shopify, setting up your store is simple, and you’ll be selling in no time at all, even if technology hates you.
  • And you don’t even need a Credit Card to get started. With this ComixLaunch offer, you can try Shopify free for 14 days. No risk, and no credit card required.

What you get with Shopify is a…

  • Fully customizable website, online store, and blog… your store can be your website!
  • Unlimited products!
  • Smooth integration to sell on channels like Facebook, Amazon and Pinterest.
  • 24-7 Customer support!

More than 500,000 creative businesses are powered by Shopify, including the CisforCthulhu.com store which I manage… and couldn’t be happier with it.

Stop messing around with subpar online shop solutions and try Shopify.

To start your 14-day free trial of Shopify, go to ComixLaunch.com/shopify


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  • Is there a past failure in your life that still has power over you now?
  • What was it? What did you make it mean?
  • What would it look like if you chose to make it mean something else completely?

How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest