In this session, Tyler speaks to a broader audience of business owners and creatives and shares 5 reasons why every entrepreneur should launch Kickstarter in 2019!


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • 5 Reasons why every entrepreneur should consider launching a Kickstarter project in 2019.
  • How some of the biggest online entrepreneurs like John Lee Dumas and Pat Flynn have used Kickstarter?
  • 11 Questions I ask myself before every Kickstarter launch.
  • Plus: Instead of criticizing Game of Throne, creators should do this…

This Session is Sponsored by:

Today’s session is sponsored by UNDAD, a zombie family drama graphic novel that wears its heart on its sleeve… and down the front of its shirt. UNDAD is un-live on Kickstarter until May 31.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

11 Questions I ask myself before every Kickstarter launch. (Get the planning sheet here –> comixlaunch.com/brainstorm

shanewsmith.com/undad


More About Our Sponsor:

Are you a parent who, deep down, sometimes feels like you don’t have it all together? Do you sometimes struggle with what it means to be a good person? Do you enjoy character-driven drama, long-form graphic novels, genre fiction with deeper meanings, or zombie stories with pathos?

Then Shane W Smith’s UNDAD could be right for you, and it’s un-live on Kickstarter right now!

More than just another zombie story, UNDAD is a deeply personal series about the challenges of being a family man and role model while being (literally) dead inside. It’s a book that wears its heart on its sleeve… and down the front of its shirt.

UNDAD has been shortlisted for awards, nearly got made into a TV show, and has captured the hearts and braaaaains of hundreds of readers since 2015. International bestselling author Jack Heath describes the series as “Perfect for readers who wish The Walking Dead had more to say.”

UNDAD is coming to un-life on Kickstarter until May 31, with free worldwide shipping for all backers, and a bunch of exclusive perks only available here!

Visit shanewsmith.com/undad or search for “UNDAD” on Kickstarter.


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Think of one person in your community who should think about adding a Kickstarter launch to their existing business model.

For the last 200 weeks, I’ve shared the lessons myself and other inspiring creators have learned from launching their creative projects into the world. Let’s celebrate and keep going!


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • Grand Plans for the 200th ComixLaunch Episode (and why they didn’t happen)
  • The Challenges of the Creative Entreprenuer
  • Launch lessons shared by a few successful creators
  • Plus: A Book Recommendation for Creators in need of more FOCUS

This Session is Sponsored by:

Today’s session is sponsored by UNDAD, a zombie family drama graphic novel that wears its heart on its sleeve… and down the front of its shirt. UNDAD is un-live on Kickstarter until May 31.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

UNDAD Kickstarter –> shanewsmith.com/undad
Quickstarter Class –> ComixLaunch.com/Quickstarter


Audible Impact Recommendation:

Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt
ComixLaunch.com/audible for a 30 Day trial


More About Our Sponsor:

Are you a parent who, deep down, sometimes feels like you don’t have it all together? Do you sometimes struggle with what it means to be a good person? Do you enjoy character-driven drama, long-form graphic novels, genre fiction with deeper meanings, or zombie stories with pathos?

Then Shane W Smith’s UNDAD could be right for you, and it’s un-live on Kickstarter right now!

More than just another zombie story, UNDAD is a deeply personal series about the challenges of being a family man and role model while being (literally) dead inside. It’s a book that wears its heart on its sleeve… and down the front of its shirt.

UNDAD has been shortlisted for awards, nearly got made into a TV show, and has captured the hearts and braaaaains of hundreds of readers since 2015. International bestselling author Jack Heath describes the series as “Perfect for readers who wish The Walking Dead had more to say.”

UNDAD is coming to un-life on Kickstarter until May 31, with free worldwide shipping for all backers, and a bunch of exclusive perks only available here!

Visit shanewsmith.com/undad or search for “UNDAD” on Kickstarter.


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What do you hope to learn from your next launch?


Quote:

“Everything that you want that you don’t currently have is outside of your comfort zone.” – James Wedmore

Lynne Somerman is a financial coach who helps creative entrepreneurs and small business owners feel less stupid about money. In this special session of The ComixLaunch Podcast, Lynne shares practical advice for creators who want to control the financial resources they have, rather than letting their money control them.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Strategies to make better decisions about how to use your money in your creative business.
  • Why “profit” is not a dirty word and how to ensure there’s more of it in your creative business?
  • How to behave like a real business, even when we’re making the transition from a hobbiest and especially when we’re not yet profitable.
  • Plus: Tools for getting a better handle on how we manage our finances in our creative business.

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


Today’s Featured Guest:

Lynne Somerman is a finacial coach who helps creative entrepreneurs “feel less sad and stupid about money.” She focuses on practical skill building, habit change, and mindset work to help creators get a handle on what they’re doing with the money in their business.


Links Mentioned in this Episode


More About Our Sponsor:

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.


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Try out one new tool or strategy shared in this podcast in the next 30 days to see if it helps you gain more control and confidence over the money in your business.


How to Find Out More About Our Featured Guest:

www.lynnesomerman.com
https://facebook.com/lynnesomerman
https://instagram.com/lynnesomerman

Tyler Chin-Tanner and his wife Wendy, co-founders of the publishing company A Wave Blue World have launched 4 successful Kickstarter anthology projects. In this session, Tyler spills the beans on the ups, downs, high, lows and best practices for planning and launching a great comic anthology.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Lessons Tyler learned from an early failed Kickstarter launch that helped make his next launch a massive success.
  • Curated vs Open Submissions
  • How to compensate creators when running an anthology and how to get them invested in its success.
  • Plus: DIY fulfillment tips!

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

Tyler Chin-Tanner is a graduate of The Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphi Art and is the author of the graphic novels, “Adrenaline” & “American Terrorist.” He co-funded A Wave Blue World with his wife Wendy, and has co-edited 4 successful comic book anthology projects on Kickstarter, raising over $116K on the platform. His latest anthology project, Dead Beats is live and fully funded on Kickstarter.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

Dead Beats: A music themed horror anthology https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tylerchintanner/dead-beats

Shipstation 30 Day Trial –> ComixLaunch.com/ship


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Come up with three anthology project ideas.


How to Find Out More About Our Featured Guest

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