ComixLaunch gets backs to basics for the new year, and that means building a big, engaged audience ready to support your project launches on Kickstarter and beyond! In this first of three focused mini-trainings, you’ll learn how to clear out all the obstacles standing in the way of a rabid fanbase and where to put your focus this decade to maximize your results.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • How five years can go by in the blink of an eye… and change EVERYTHING!
  • What comixlaunchers really want when it comes to audience growth this year?
  • All of the many obstacles standing in the way of growing a following… and how to crush every single one.
  • Plus: The ONE thing to focus on if you want to build an audience that supports what you create on Kickstarter and beyond.

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 Today’s Show:

ComixLaunch.com/bluehost for website hosting

If you want some one-on-one help this month planning your next launch, I have some GREAT news for a few of you…

I’d like to offer you a special FREE one-on-one 30 minute ComixLaunch Success Strategy Calls to talk with me about your next launch, just for being a ComixLaunch Podcast Listener.

If you’d like to book one of these free sessions with me, just go to ComixLaunch.com/success and follow the instructions to book a complimentary strategy session to get help with your next launch.

Tim Stiles, creator, and writer of ‘Gorilla my Dreams’ has organized an anthology book of art and short stories, titled ‘Australia Burns: Tales of Devastation and Courage Under Fire’ with all proceeds to be donated to the firefighters who are still out there right now, and the families who have lost everything in the 2019–20 Australian bushfire season.

https://australiaburns.bigcartel.com/product/australiaburns-anthology-single-issue

The book will feature some real-life accounts from the firefront and will give a real sense of what it’s like fighting for homes and lives. Guys such as Darren Close of Killeroo fame and writer Ryan K. Lindsay are contributing to the book.

At the moment the team behind the book is taking pre-orders which I believe is shaping up to be around 80 pages, in full colour and will be sponsored by Jeffries Printing here in Australia.


More About Our Featured Resource:

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

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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Create an Email List Building Goal for Yourself. What is your email list size RIGHT NOW, and what would you like it to be by December 31, 2020?

‘Tis the season of annual goal setting, but many creators have been frustrated with setting goals in the past. In this session, Tyler will help you reframe your relationship with goal setting and get you primed to achieve big things in 2020 by following a few simple actions.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • If you LOVE setting and achieving goals, you’re going to learn some new strategies to making your success inevitable.
  • If you HATE setting goals, then you’re going to hear some new perspectives that will prime you for achievement, whether or not you choose to set any goals this year.
  • A behind the curtain look at Tyler’s 2019 goals — the successes, failures, and lessons learned.
  • Plus: Top book and resource recommendations for creators determined to crush their goals this year!

This Session is Sponsored by:

Comic Impressions, a US based comic and graphic novel printer specializing in BOTH small digital AND large offset print runs. Go to ComicImpressions.com to to submit a quote or request a FREE printing sample and when you mention ComixLaunch you’ll get 5% off your next order!


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Two Book Recommendations:
Finish by Jon Acuff – ComixLaunch.com/audible
Full Focus Planner – ComixLaunch.com/focus $10 special

Previous Podcasts on Goal Setting:
NOVEMBER 10, 2019: Big Goals Past, Present, Future http://www.comixlaunch.com/session225/
NOVEMBER 25, 2018: How to Set the Perfect Kickstarter Funding Goal [MasterMind Session] http://www.comixlaunch.com/session175/
JANUARY 14, 2018: 130 – The One Resolution to Rule Them All and How to Finally Hit Your Goals This Year http://www.comixlaunch.com/session130/
JANUARY 22, 2017: 079 – Looking Back to Move Forward: Tyler’s End of the Year Review Process http://www.comixlaunch.com/session079/


Audible Impact Recommendation

FINISH: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff

As a ComixLaunch listener, you can get FINISH today for FREE by going to ComixLaunch.com/audible and signing up for a 30 Day Free Trial.


More About Our Sponsor:

Hey, have you heard of Comic Impressions yet?

I’m really excited about this comic and graphic novel printer that can service comic orders big and small, digital and off-set.

And because they’re located in the United States, they can get most of my listeners their books fast!

While new to comic scene, this printing company has been in the business of expertly putting ink on paper for over 30 years.

Comic Impressions is already printing books for successful Kickstarter creators and direct market publishers like Scout Comics, and they recently knocked the first printing project I sent sent their way for ComixTribe out of the park!

Comic Impressions is one of the few comic printers using the HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press which lets them digitally print comics that nearly indistinguishable from offset print runs at affordable prices, even for smaller runs.

Seriously, I’m a big print quality snob and these are some of the best digitally printed books I’ve ever flipped through.

But don’t take my word for it… what I want you to do is go right now and request a COMPLIMENTARY sample pack from ComicImpressions Team at ComicImpressions.com.

I asked Rich Boye at Comic Impressionsto put together a bunch of FREE sample packs for ComixLaunch listeners showcasing both their digital and offset printing capabilities and ship them at no charge to creators who ask for them… and he said no problem.

I know you’re going to be impressed.

And while you’re at it, if submit a quote for your next printing project and I think you’re going to find there pricing extremely competitive as well.

Plus, if you mention ComixLaunch and you’ll get an additional 5% off your next order!

Head over to ComicImpressions.com today.


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Take one of your annual goals and break it out into OUTCOME and ACTION goals. Remember, your ACTION goals are 100% in your control.


Quote:

“I believe you can speak things into existence.”

Jay-Z

Could 2020 be the year that Kickstarter finally stops working for comic creators and crowdfunders? In this session, Tyler looks at 5 common concerns creators have about the sustainability of the #1 crowdfunding platform… and shares his own insights on the future of the platform.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • Will will the oversaturation of comics on Kickstarter hurt creators?
  • Are shipping rate hikes finally going to cause fans to stop backing?
  • Climate, Fire, War, Economic Collapse… What happens to Kickstarter if the world goes to hell?!
  • Plus: 3 Things I think I Think About Kickstarter in 2020

This Session is Sponsored by:

ComixLaunch.com/shopify


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

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 are the top three things you fear could cause Kickstarter to stop working?

After 3 days of (successfully!) potty training his toddler, ComixLaunch host Tyler James as popped back up with 10 lessons comic creators and crowdfunders can learn from the process and apply to their successful 2020.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • The power of a proven system and why figuring it all out yourself is frustrating and messy.
  • Why clearing the decks, eliminating distractions and focusing on one important thing may be the most important thing in fast growth.
  • How growth always happens in unexpected ways when pursuing a worthwhile goal.
  • Plus: Shout outs to some Make100 Projects on Kickstarter this month.

This Session is Sponsored by:

Comic Impressions, a US based comic and graphic novel printer specializing in BOTH small digital AND large offset print runs. Go to ComicImpressions.com to to submit a quote or request a FREE printing sample and when you mention ComixLaunch you’ll get 5% off your next order!


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Comic Impressions ComicImpressions.com

Potty Training in 3 Days: The Step-by-Step Plan for a Clean Break from Dirty Diapers by Brandi Brucks https://www.amazon.com/Potty-Training-Days-Step-Step/dp/1623157900/


More About Our Sponsor:

Hey, have you heard of Comic Impressions yet?

I’m really excited about this comic and graphic novel printer that can service comic orders big and small, digital and off-set.

And because they’re located in the United States, they can get most of my listeners their books fast!

While new to comic scene, this printing company has been in the business of expertly putting ink on paper for over 30 years.

Comic Impressions is already printing books for successful Kickstarter creators and direct market publishers like Scout Comics, and they recently knocked the first printing project I sent sent their way for ComixTribe out of the park!

Comic Impressions is one of the few comic printers using the HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press which lets them digitally print comics that nearly indistinguishable from offset print runs at affordable prices, even for smaller runs.

Seriously, I’m a big print quality snob and these are some of the best digitally printed books I’ve ever flipped through.

But don’t take my word for it… what I want you to do is go right now and request a COMPLIMENTARY sample pack from ComicImpressions Team at ComicImpressions.com.

I asked Rich Boye at Comic Impressionsto put together a bunch of FREE sample packs for ComixLaunch listeners showcasing both their digital and offset printing capabilities and ship them at no charge to creators who ask for them… and he said no problem.

I know you’re going to be impressed.

And while you’re at it, if submit a quote for your next printing project and I think you’re going to find there pricing extremely competitive as well.

Plus, if you mention ComixLaunch and you’ll get an additional 5% off your next order!

Head over to ComicImpressions.com today.


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What’s the ONE SKILL you want to focus on learning and what’s the SYSTEM you’ll follow in 2020 to learn it?


Quote:

“Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.” – Zig Ziglar