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You thought you did everything right.

You put together an awesome project.

You built an audience for it prior to launching.

You diligently researched and planned your crowdfunding campaign.

You took your time and built a slick looking Kickstarter page you were proud of.

And even though you were nervous, you took a deep breath, summoned up all of your courage, and hit that green Kickstarter launch button…

And it worked!

The funding started rolling in!

Your core fans and supporters came out Day One and you even saw some names you did not recognize on your list of backers.

You felt amazing and even started to let yourself think about cool ideas for stretch goals or even your next Kickstarter launch.

Everything was going great.

And then… it stopped.

It’s now day five of your campaign.

You haven’t had a new backer in 48 hours.

And the Kickstarter launch that was going so great is somehow already a distant memory.

It was simply too good to be true, you think.

And now every fear and insecurity you had about launching suddenly start creeping back into your head…

  • What if you don’t get another backer for the rest of this campaign?
  • What if it was only friends and family who were ever going to support you… and you’re all out of friends and family?
  • What if everyone has moved on to the next shiny project and no one cares about your campaign any more?
  • What if there’s too much competition on Kickstarter this month and all that funding is going to projects better than yours?
  • What if the Kickstarter bubble finally burst… and of course that coincided with the week YOU decided to launch?

The worst part is that up until now, you felt like this Kickstarter campaign was evidence that you were finally taking control of your creative career.

You worked damn hard on this project!

Step by step, brick by brick, you took action day after day, week after week to put this launch together.

You were in control.

And yes, it took longer than you thought to launch.

And yes, it was more work than you thought it would be, but you didn’t shy away from that challenge, you leaned into it…

You launched!

And when that first surge of funding came in, you finally let yourself breathe a sigh of relief because it was validation that it was all going to be worth it.

But now?

Now, you’re back to feeling powerless again.

You feel like the Kickstarter campaign you worked so damn hard on is slipping out of your control…

You were counting on more backers coming from Kickstarter itself, but that doesn’t seem to be happening.

Your confidence is waning…

Maybe you won’t raise nearly as much as you thought you’d raise

Or even worse, maybe you won’t fund at all.

And if this campaign that you put weeks, months, maybe even years into planning fails…

…then what hope do you have to succeed at anything?

What does a public failure like this going to say about you?

What are people going to think?

How are you going to face your creative team if this launch goes bust?

How is your family going to react when when they see that all the time you spent away from them to create this project was a pointless sacrifice made in vain?

The negative thoughts in your head are relentless…

You’re trying to stay positive.

You know you should roll up your sleeves and get back to promoting your campaign, but all you want to do is crawl into bed and pull the covers over your head.

Because frankly, you’re exhausted from all the work you put into the initial launch…

And secretly, you’re afraid that you simply don’t have anything left in the tank to get things moving again.

What happened?

Where did it all go wrong?

You, my friend, have entered the Kickstarter Dead Z💀ne.

And how you deal with this part of your Kickstarter campaign will be one of the main determinants in whether Kickstarter propels your creative career forward…

Or whether it sets you back physically, mentally and emotionally.

What is the Kickstarter Dead Zone?

Well, my ComixLaunch Listeners have described it as…

A “midway slump in your campaign.”

Or “the draggy middle stretch” of your launch.

Or probably my favorite, “that goddamn middle dip dead zone!”

The Dead Zone is real, and the truth is… it can even get worse.

After 48 hours of no campaign activity, your phone buzzes again with an update from Kickstarter.

Finally!

But when you check it, it’s not a new backer at all, but a message letting you know that one of your high level backers is lowering their pledge by $50…

Or even canceling their pledge all together!

At its worse, I’ve had creators confess to me that it’s during the dead zone of a Kickstarter launch they’ve experienced aggravation of mental health symptoms of depression and anxiety.

I know of at least one creator who had to check himself into the hospital after a grueling nail-biter of a campaign with a long, nerve-wracking dead zone.

Let’s get real for a minute here…

No Kickstarter launch is worth hospitalization, I don’t care how much funding you raise.

Something Is Terribly Wrong Here…

As, host of THE COMIXLAUNCH PODCAST, a show dedicated to helping writers, artists and publishers crowdfund their dreams projects on Kickstarter, I’m one of the Kickstarter platform’s biggest advocates.

So you might be wondering why I’m scaring you about one of the less discussed aspects of crowdfunding, the Kickstarter “Dead Zone.”

First, because it’s Halloween, which is always a good time for chills.

But second, and most importantly, it’s because it doesn’t have to be that way.

During my first few Kickstarter campaigns, I struggled through the Kickstarter dead zone just like most creators.

I think the dead zone actually felt worse on my second campaign… because somehow I had forgotten what it felt.

I think it’s a bit like buried trauma that resurfaces that way, but many creators I talk to have the same experience, where their second campaign’s dead zone feels even harder than the first.

But through the process of launching again and again and again, I’ve gotten to the point where the Kickstarter dead zone is not a problem for me at all.

I do not fear it.

And when analyzing my past Kickstarter campaigns, the truth is, I’ve raised hundreds of thousands of dollars during the so-called “dead zone” of my Kickstarters.

And yet, for many, the dead zone remains the single worst part about launching.

What I’ve discovered is that:

We fear that which we do not understand.

And we fear that which we do not control.

And that’s why the dead zone can hit us like a ton of brick.

Most creators enter their campaigns unprepared for what lay ahead during the dead zone.

As a result, they bring the wrong mindset, strategies and tactics to the dead zone and they struggle.

But if you have the right mindset, strategies and tactics to conquer the dead zone, it won’t seem scary at all.

Kristie McDowell, creator of Gamer Girl & Vixen, was one of the first creators in the pilot program of THE COMIXLAUNCH COURSE that I taught my dead zone strategies to.

She raised over $11K to fund her first graphic novel, and said “knowing about the dead zone and how to conquer it made that part of the campaign way more bearable than my first Kickstarter.”

These dead zone strategies work for me, they worked for Kristi and I believe they’ll work for you, too.

So, if you’re a creator planning your first Kickstarter campaign and didn’t know the dead zone was coming…

Or if you’re a veteran Kickstarter creator and everything I described about the dead zone hit home with your past crowdfunding experience…

Or especially if you’re currently running a Kickstarter and in the midst of the terror of the dead zone right friggin’ now…

I WANT TO HELP!

Starting Friday, October 26, I’m putting together a special, all-new, 13-part training.

It’s called RAISE THE DEAD ZONE! 13 Days of Proven Kickstarter Dead Zone Busting Strategies.

In this training series, I’m going to teach you how to maintain crowdfunding momentum, steadily attract and convert new backers, and stay confident during the difficult middle stretch of a Kickstarter campaign, without hustling until your eyeballs bleed or becoming repetitive or annoying to your followers.

Each day for 13 days this Halloween season, I’m going to shine a light on exactly how to stay positive and maintain your motivation so that the funding keeps coming in, through short, easy-to-implement, actionable strategies.

Nothing I share during this training is conjecture or “this might work” stuff.

Rather, everything I share in this training series will be proven strategies that have worked for me and the dozens of creators I’ve helped raise more than $500,000.00 in funding for their dream projects.

Sound good?

How to Do You Get Access to the “Raise the Dead Zone” Training?

I have good news for the 50+ Club ComixLaunch members who are currently supporting theComixLaunch Podcast on Patreon at any pledge level…

You’re going to get this new training automatically, as exclusive Patreon Posts that will begin on Friday, October 26, 2018.

You don’t have to do a thing, and thank you once again for your continued support of the podcast.

Now, if you’re a ComixLaunch listener who is NOT currently a CLUB COMIXLAUNCH Patreon supporter, I also have great news for you…

You can get full access to this training for as little as $1 today, when you go to ComixLaunch.com/patreon and become a Club ComixLaunch Patreon supporter.


CLICK HERE TO BECOME A PATRON AND GET THE TRAINING STARTING FRIDAY


Yes, this new training is being created as an incentive for those of you who are listening to this right now to take the next step and support ComixLaunch by becoming a Patron of this podcast.

Why Support ComixLaunch on Patreon?

I’m guessing many of you don’t even know ComixLaunch has a Patreon page… because I rarely promote it or pitch for it on this FREE podcast.

But, I’m going to change that up for the next two weeks during this Dead Zone Patreon promotion, because much like PBS or NPR, we need the support of our listeners to continue to thrive.

For some of you, it’s a no brainer, and you’re already heading over to ComixLaunch.com/patreon and becoming a Patron, not just to get access to this upcoming 13-Days of training, but also because of everything you’ve learned from this podcast already.

For everyone else, before you make a decision, I want you to ask yourself three questions…

First, have you received value from the ComixLaunch podcast over the past year?

Second, do you believe in supporting monetarily the things you value?

Third, and finally, would you miss this podcast if it went away?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, I want to invite you to become the newest supporter of the ComixLaunch podcast and keep us going strong for years to come.

Now, don’t worry, ComixLaunch isn’t going anywhere.

But I do want to make sure that you, as a loyal listener, understand that right now 100% of all funds raised on Patreon go entirely to support the free weekly ComixLaunch podcast.

The funds go to support things such as:

  • The monthly Media hosting cost on Libsyn, a cost which has continued to rise as the show’s downloads continue to grow. (We had our biggest download month in August, on on track to eclipse that again this month in October… not complaining, but growth does come with a price tag.)
  • Podcast Editing – The only reason this show comes out weekly is through the talent and dedication of the editing team.
  • The “Just Launched” Section of the podcast –> One of the services I’ve offered to ComixLaunch listeners and literally every creator who’s launched a comic project on Kicstarter is our Just Launched Section… that’s organized, managed by my assistant Fred, and again, is a lot of work every single month.

In full transparency, right now, Patreon covers only about 70% of the monthly costs of running this podcast, and I cover the rest…

And I do it happily, I do it unreservedly, and I’ll keep doing it as long as I can, because this show and the results it’s generated in the comics Kickstarter community is probably the thing I’m most proud of that I’ve ever created.

But I want to invite more of you to own a piece of our success by taking the next step and becoming a Club ComixLaunch Patron on Patreon.

And to make it a no-brainer for you and everyone else listening to this, we’re going to finally solve the biggest pain point of running a Kickstarter…

I’m going to show you how to survive and thrive during the dreaded Kickstarter Dead Zone in a killer 13 day training.

An Alternative Way to Support ComixLaunch and Get the Training

Now, I know that there are some of you out there who are thinking, Tyler, I’d love to get this training, and I’d love to support the ComixLaunch podcast, but for whatever reason, you don’t believe in Patreon or don’t like the ongoing funding support model.

I get that…

I want you to have and option to access to the training as well… so I’m providing another option.

If you go to comixlaunch.com/deadzonebook you can pre-order the e-book version of this training which will be ready in November for just $13.

Click Here to Pre-order the eBook.

You’ll also get the same daily posts as our Patreon supporters delivered via email.

Yes, it’s a slightly higher investment than on Patreon, but I wanted to give an option for those of you who, for whatever reason, do not support Patreons to still get this training and still show your support for the ComixLaunch podcast.

Let’s Defeat the Kickstarter Dead Zone Once and For All!

I’m excited to share with you the best of what I’ve learned staring down the barrel of 15 Kickstarter dead zones myself and coming out of the other end with 15 wildly successful crowdfunding campaigns.

I’m also excited to share with you the dead zone stories and strategies of dozens of creators that I’ve worked with on their successful Kickstarter campaigns.

You too can learn how to survive and thrive during the Kickstarter dead zone without hustling until your eyes pop out or pestering your fans…

You can do it.

You will do it.

13 Days of Dead Zone strategies are all yours starting Friday.

Get access at → ComixLaunch.com/patreon

Let’s raise the Dead Zone together!

Best,

Tyler James

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!

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]


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“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?

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African proverb…

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