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

Clay Adams of Fried Comics returns to the show to talk about jumping into Kickstarter commissions month, the best time to launch a holiday camera and how to cozy up to the camera for your Kickstarter video shoot.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Lessons learned from launching holiday themed Kickstarter projects.
  • A new way to look at your email newsletter that comic creators especially will love.
  • How to “make friends with the camera” to create more effective Kickstarter videos.
  • Plus: One simple habit that can make a huge impact on your bottom line.

Today’s Session is Sponsored by Luminous Ages a Surreal Fantasy Comic filled with dragons. Issue 1-3 is live on Kickstarter until December 1.


Listener Feedback

“I’ve been following the podcast for a while and you’ve got some awesome resources 🙂

You’ve actually been an inspiration to me in how you’re constantly giving back to the comics community so I wanted to do the same!

I made a guide to making comics that covers everything from idea creation to art to printing and more. In case you’re interested, you can check it out here:

http://www.evanjwaterman.com/guide “

Check out Evan’s guide!


Today’s Featured Guest: Clay Adams

Clay Adams is the publisher of Fried Comics / writer of Red Xmas: O Holy Crap on Kickstarter. He’s a professional voice actor, coach and instructor, and also works as TA for THE COMIXLAUNCH COURSE.

Sharing what he’s learned in that capacity, jumping onboard KS commissions month, tips for more professional audio and video, and more.

Check out some of Clay’s comics at friedcomics.com/free

Check out his Kickstarter here –> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/900595556/red-xmas-o-holy-crap-a-yuletide-special-for-holida


Today’s Sponsor: Luminous Ages 1-3 Kickstarter

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

Luminous Ages is a comic book series with an expanding universe of dragons and dream magic

Imagine Captain Planet mashed up with Game of Thrones, The Labyrinth and Harry Potter.

THe first three issue of the series by Anthony Christou is complete and jam packed with characters, action, story and more.

The universe is filled with dragons, dream magic and surreal like wonder. Thirteen gods have been fighting for control and the nightmare forces crave power and dominance and threaten all existence.

The kickstarter is for Luminous Ages 1-3 with the possibility to unlock issue 4 is LIVE until December 1.

Here’s the link –> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/luminousages/luminous-ages-a-dragon-comic-1-3-and-fantasy-commi?ref=discovery#

This is also a special commissions kickstarter where you ca have some original art with the comic and also be in the comic book itself in the labyrinth markets.

You can also follow the daily posts at https://www.facebook.com/LuminousAges/


ComixLauncher

It’s time for today’s ComixLauncher.

A ComixLauncher is a short, actionable activity you can do immediately after listening to the show. They’re all activities I’ve done myself, and will get you one step closer to a successful ComixLaunch. They’ll transform this Podcast from a passive, lean back activity centered around Tyler James, into an active, lean-forward activity centered around YOU and your projects.

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Make a secondary offer.

The next time someone asks you for anything (con, online, in person) offer it and then offer them something else.

How does it feel? What was the results?

If you’d like to share your thoughts, please contact me @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]

Horror writer Dirk Manning takes a break from his busy con schedule to talk his latest successful Kickstarter campaign, crowdfunding growing pains and more. Pull up a chair and dive in.


Dirk’s Latest Campaign


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • How Dirk’s latest campaign got off to a Rhee-ly strong start.
  • Launching dilemmas – How Dirk navigated the tricky business of launching a new Kickstarter while his previous Kickstarter is still awaiting fulfillment.
  • Keys to building longterm trust with a loyal audience.
  • Plus: What’s changing on the convention circuit and Dirk’s prediction for where shows are going.

This session’s featured resource is Bluehost.

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

Sponsor BLUEHOST

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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  • What can you offer as Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE for your next launch?
  • Share your thoughts @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]

In this awesome interview with Kevin Joseph of Kechal Comics, you’ll learn the power and importance of communication with your collaborators and your fans.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Importance of communication
  • Having the tough conversations — with collaborators and with supporters
  • Lessons from Launching
  • Plus: An inspiring action Kevin took to show his daughter that its okay to be bad at something at first, and that if you practice you’ll get better

ComixLaunch.com/patreon


Today’s Guest: Kevin Joseph

My guest today is the writer of Tart, UnderWars, Morte and The Poodles of Potter’s Peak.

As a creator, he’s successfully delivered on five Kickstarter campaigns, and is back with this SIXTH, for TART #6 which looks to be his biggest campaign yet!

He loves reading comics, writing comics and sharing comics… and I’m excited to have him on the ComixLaunch Podcast

Welcome, Mr. Kevin Joseph


This Session’s Featured Resource

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 three things you’re awful at that you’d like to get better at?
  • Could you pick one of them and carve an hour a day x 5 days a week to improve there?
  • Why So Important
  • Invite to share results @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]

Keep Up With Kevin Joseph!

Kevin can be reached at @bnokj on Twitter, and you can read TART for free by checking out his email list at kechalcomics.com/readtart

Tyler answers great questions from inside the private ComixLaunch communities and shares the answers with all of ComixLaunch.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Best practices for turning backers into email list subscribers.
  • Is it a good idea to make a fool of yourself for pledges?
  • What’s the best day to END a Kickstarter campaign?
  • Plus: Why you want to grab this month’s Club ComixLaunch VIP resource!

Links Mentioned


Today’s Session is brought to you by…

“Today’s Session is Sponsored by Gorilla my Dreams, a Gorilla Noir webcomic by Ahmed Raafat and Big Tim Stiles. Issue 1 is live on Kickstarter right now! Check out Gorilla my Dreams at gorillamydreams.smackjeeves.com

It’s Batman: The Animated Series mashed with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles if Saturday morning cartoons were on after 10pm.

In Struggle-Town the streets are protected by Knockaround-Guy, a talking gorilla who fancies himself a superhero.
When a street mime is found dead (asphyxiated inside an actual invisible box), Knockaround-GuyG soon finds himself wading through the ugly and dangerous underbelly of the city.
After meeting the beautiful Margot le Dieu, Knockaround-Guy’s investigation spread from The North Poles Strip Club, through a slew of colourful criminals, and finally leads to Lucifer Bim-Bom and his Killer Klown Syndicate.

The Kickstarter for issue 1 is LIVE RIGHT NOW! You can also follow Knockaround-Guy’s adventures for FREE at gorillamydreams.smackjeeves.com.”


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  • What’s something silly you could do as a stretch goal that would be free, funny and yet STILL on brand for your book and your audience?
  • Invite to share results @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]

Quote

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn

Kickstarter wants you to create with your fans in the month of November. Comissions month is coming on Kickstarter and in this session, Tyler lays out all the details you need to know to participate and offers strategies and protips to dramatically increase your commission sales.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • The 411 On Kickstarter’s Latest Themed Month focused all on Commissions
  • FAQs on How to Take Part in Commission Month
  • 4 Smart Commission Ideas for Comic Creators
  • Plus: 4 ComixLaunch Protips to Quadruple Your Commission Sales

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show

Commissions: Create Collaboratively

  • Kickstarter’s November Initiative — Invite backers into your creative process.
  • Use their input to inspire custom artworks, one-of-a-kind experiences, and more.

How to Take Part

  • Invite backers to collaborate on or customize a reward in a creative way
  • Launch your project between November 1 and November 30
  • Use “Commissions” in your project’s title or short blurb
  • Once your project is live, email it to [email protected]

This Session’s Featured Resource

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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    • Come up with Three Ideas for themed commissions you could offer your fans in November on Kickstarter
    • You’re invited to share ideas @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]

Two habits. One is extremely common among creators and not only worthless… but actually will cost you. The other, far less common, though simple to practice, and yet is extremely valuable. Tyler unpacks them both and shares some great news at the end!


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • I’m going to share two habits with you… one is the least valuable and the other is the most valuable…
  • Daily Practices to eliminate the bad habit and strengthen the good one
  • Some book recommendations
  • Plus: A special announcement at the end of the show.

Links Mentioned

Facebook.com/comixlaunch


This Session’s Featured Resource

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


ComixLauncher

It’s time for today’s ComixLauncher.

A ComixLauncher is a short, actionable activity you can do immediately after listening to the show. They’re all activities I’ve done myself, and will get you one step closer to a successful ComixLaunch. They’ll transform this Podcast from a passive, lean back activity centered around Tyler James, into an active, lean-forward activity centered around YOU and your projects.

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24 Hour Challenge

Knock off ONE THING you’ve been procrastinating on.

Write down 10 things you’re grateful for.

Invite to share results @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]


Quote

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin

Discover the many benefits of planning, launching and funding a successful Kickstarter campaign working alongside a fellow creator who is doing the same with Ryan Kroboth (Sunmaker) and John Edingfield II (Rancidville.)


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • How launching alongside a fellow a creator helped make Kickstarter easier to manage for two first-time creators.
  • How John got over his challenge of creating a Kickstarter video.
  • An awesome Kickstarter page power-up tip that more comic creators should be using from Ryan.
  • Plus: This week only… The ComixLaunch Course is open for enrollment!

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show


Today’s Guests

Ryan Kroboth

Ryan is a comic writer and artist, as well as an alum from the Comics Experience School and The ComixLaunch Course. When not drawing or doing anything comic related, he’s an accomplished martial arts instructor.

John Edingfield II

John is an illustrator, painter and the creator of the all-ages comic Rancidville, available at rancidville.com. A proud husband, father and grandfather, John’s worked as a political cartoonist, graphic designer, and printer, and is happy to now be following his lifelong dream to make comic books.


ComixLauncher

It’s time for today’s ComixLauncher.

A ComixLauncher is a short, actionable activity you can do immediately after listening to the show. They’re all activities I’ve done myself, and will get you one step closer to a successful ComixLaunch. They’ll transform this Podcast from a passive, lean back activity centered around Tyler James, into an active, lean-forward activity centered around YOU and your projects.

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  • Who could be your Launch Buddy?

Quote

African proverb…

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

 

In this session, Tyler crushes three persistent myths about crowdfunding on Kickstarter that will derail your launch. Plus, go behind the scenes on ComixTribe’s biggest one-day comic book sales on their online store…EVER!


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Inside ComixTribe’s insane direct market launch week for SINK #1.
  • 3 myths that once crushed will take your crowdfunding efforts to new heights.
  • One word to NEVER say when launching a Kickstarter.
  • Plus: There’s still time to sign up for the ComixLaunch.com/fallchallenge

Sponsor: The ComixLaunch 5-Day Kickstarter Challenge

Are you a writer, artist or publisher who could use some help launching a Kickstarter?

Up for a challenge that will make your first or next campaign your best launch ever?

Then join the free ComixLaunch 5-Day Kickstarter Challenge –> ComixLaunch.com/fallchallenge

The live challenge runs from Sep 18- Sep 22, 2017 and features daily lessons and actionable challenges designed to level up your Kickstarter project so you can fund your dream project.

Plan your next campaign, network with fellow creators, and get your Kickstarter questions answered!

Find out more and sign-up today at ComixLaunch.com/fallchallenge

 


Links Mentioned in This Session

SINK Kickstarter

Sink Landing Page to Build the Audience

Shop.ComixTribe.com

ComixLaunch 5-Day Challenge

The ComixLaunch Assessment – Find out if you’ll be a good fit for The ComixLaunch Course


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5 Day Kickstarter Challenge, Inktober, 30 characters Challenge… what’s something you’re passionate about that you could someday build a challenge around? 

Share your ideas @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]


Quote

“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.” – Charles Swindell

Ever had an idea for an anthology project? In this session, Tyler sits down with writer James E. Roche as he’s about to launch his first anthology project on Kickstarter, raise awareness for social issues.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • How to bring your idea for an anthology project to life and recruit creators to make it happen?
  • The challenges of organizing and launching an anthology project on Kickstarter.
  • How to make comics about causes and issues you’re passionate about.
  • Plus: A special invitation to the ComixLaunch Workshop!

New Live WorkShop – 7 Keys to Your Best Launch Ever!

Want to know what’s working on Kickstarter?

Then sign-up for my live workshop “7 Keys to Your Best Kickstarter Launch Ever” featuring new tools & tactics for 2017!

Register for free –> comixlaunch.com/workshop

In this training, you will learn seven proven steps to making your first or next Kickstarter launch a hit, as well as what’s new on the Kickstarter platform in 2017 that creators need to be aware of.

There will be TWO Live Online Workshop Sessions for you to choose from this month:

> Monday, September 11, 2017 | 3:00 PM EDT

> Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | 8:00 PM EDT

Attendees of This FREE Live Workshop Will Receive:

🚀 7 keys to running a successful Kickstarter campaign from start to funded.

🚀 Hard won insight from analyzing hundreds of successful campaigns.

🚀 Valuable resources that will save you time and money on your next Kickstarter campaign.

🚀🚀 Plus awesome crowdfunding bonuses for live attendees!

After the presentation, I’ll stick around for a live Q&A session to answer all of your outstanding Kickstarter questions and get you ready for your next launch!

Spots are limited to just 100 attendees per session.

Register Now at –> ComixLaunch.com/workshop

If you’re getting ready to launch, this is the workshop for you!

Hope to see you there and can’t wait to see what you launch next!

ComixLaunch.com/workshop


5-Day Fall Kickstarter Challenge

Are you a writer, artist or publisher who could use some help launching a Kickstarter?

Up for a challenge that will make your first or next campaign your best launch ever?

Then join the free ComixLaunch 5-Day Kickstarter Challenge –> ComixLaunch.com/fallchallenge

The live challenge runs from Sep 18- Sep 22, 2017 and features daily lessons and actionable challenges designed to level up your Kickstarter project so you can fund your dream project.

Plan your next campaign, network with fellow creators, and get your Kickstarter questions answered!

Find out more and sign-up today at ComixLaunch.com/fallchallenge


Guest Introduction

My guest today is a New Jersey-based Comic book writer. He’s successfully Kickstarted a sci-fi series called wretches and is a WRETCHES and has contributed to the Alterna comics IF anthology.

He’s currently organizing and about to Kickstart The 4th Monkey, a comic book anthology featuring stories to raise awareness about environmental and social issues.

Welcome to ComixLaunch James E. Roche


This session is sponsored by

Club ComixLaunch on Patreon.

Get your free Club ComixLaunch VIP Insider bonus Kickstarter resource at ComixLaunch.com/club.

ComixLaunch listeners, are you ready to take your crowdfunding game to the next level?
If so, I’d love for you to join me and your fellow creators inside Club ComixLaunch on Patreon.
I’ve opened Club ComixLaunch to help continue and expand on the ComixLaunch mission of increasing the number of creators equipped to harness the power of the Kickstarter platform to bring amazing independent projects to life.
As a Club ComixLaunch member, you’ll have access to a number of exclusive perks and privileges, such as:

  • A shout out on the ComixLaunch Podcast for you and your project.
  • Access to the ComixLaunch Club exclusive Patreon feed for even more mindset, strategies and tactics to get your project funded.
  • The ComixLaunch Club Insider Monthly Kickstarter Resource which might be a guide, checklist, cheat sheet, template, or bonus training video designed to help you launch.
  • Priority enrollment in ComixLaunch Courses
  • Discounts on Courses, Books and Upcoming Premium Products
  • You can even sponsor an episode of the ComixLaunch podcast through Patreon.

And as the Club Grows, so do the perks…
See, there is a direct correlation between listener support and the value ComixLaunch can provide, and as the club expands, we hope to offer:

  • Monthly Kickstarter Page Critiques
  • Club Exclusive Chats and Q&As
  • Bonus Sessions of the ComixLaunch Podcast.
  • Full podcast transcripts for every episode.
  • And much more!

For as little as a dollar a month, you can access Club ComixLaunch today, help keep the podcast going and improving, and take your crowdfunding game to the next level.
Membership has its privileges, and to get a taste of them absolutely free, please go to ComixLaunch.com/club and download a free Club ComixLaunch VIP Insider bonus resources today.

Let’s get you ready for your best launch yet!
I’ll see you inside the Club!


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What’s a social issue or cause you believe in that could inspire a story or piece of work?

Invite to share results @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]