What are the key components you need to build a strong audience? Find out in today’s session.


Highlights of this Session Include

  • 4 Platform Elements
  • A Platform Action Plan Template
  • Platform Resource Recommendations
  • Plus: ComixLaunch Listener GDPR Questions Answered

This Session is Sponsored by Website Legal Forms

Today’s Featured Resource is the Website Legal Forms Pack from Your Online Genius. Get the legal policy templates you need to protect your website at ComixLaunch.com/legal

Hey, we just updated our online privacy policy, which covers ComixLaunch, ComixTribe and the C is for Cthulhu brands with the help of Robert Klinck at Your Online Genius.

You can check out our updated policy at ComixTribe.com/privacy.

Now, if you don’t have a privacy policy for your website or need to update yours to say GDPR compliant, you can grab one today.

You need one via both EU and California law.

Our affiliate link is ComixLaunch.com/legal and the template pack includes:

The 3 Key Policies you need to protect your biz online

Drafted by a Harvard-educated lawyer and business person

Includes instructional videos to walk you through how to customize them to meet your own needs

Comes with a 30-day, money back guarantee.

Not everything in building a brand and business is fun, but there is a peace of mind that comes with treating your business and your fans with the seriousness it deserves.

Go to ComixLaunch.com/legal and get the legal policies you need to protect your website today.


Links Mentioned in this Episode


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Give yourself one point for each element:

  1. A website domain you control
  2. A business email address with that domain
  3. An email management service.
  4. A landing page builder
  5. An online shop.

If you scored a 5, awesome? What can you improve or do more with?

If you scored less than a 5, what one element can you add in the next month?

The General Data Protection Regulation, a privacy law from the European Union, goes into effect May 25, 2018, and has major consequences for creatives like us. Tyler breaks down what you need to know about GDPR and how to get compliant before the deadline. If you want support getting GDPR compliant, join ComixLaunch.com/springcleaning


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • What is the new GDPR regulation all about and why we as writers, artists, publishers and crowdfunders need to care?
  • Who the new law applies to. (SPOILER: If you’re listening to this, it probably applies to you.)
  • Specific Actions creators like us need to take NOW and in the future to get GDPR compliant and avoid penalties.
  • Plus: An free invitation to make this whole GDPR thing a whole lot easier and more manageable for you with my help!

This Session is Sponsored by

Purebuttons, your go-to resource for custom buttons of all shapes and sizes.  

Go to ComixLaunch.com/purebuttons for 10% off your next order of custom buttons.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

Join the new challenge –> comixlaunch.com/springcleaning

Want built in landing pages with your marketing service provider? Check out Mailer Lite –> ComixLaunch.com/mailer

Do a lot of automated email sequences and tagging? Check out ComixLaunch.com/convertkit


ComixLauncher [147]

Go to ComixLaunch.com/springcleaning and register for the FREE 5 day challenge.

Finally clean up your existing fan list (or start a new one) and get GDPR-compliant in time for the May 25th deadline in a stress-free, easy-to-follow, free 5 day challenge, so that you can improve your email open rate and engage your fans in compliance with the new law.

By the end of this free five day challenge you will have:
– Made the necessary changes to your audience building platform so that you’re in compliance with the new law and can confidently continue to grow your audience without the stress of hefty GDPR fines.
– Made sure that your current audience building tech solutions are the best ones for you current situation.
– Cleaned your email list of cold subscribers to increase your open rates and improve your standing with your email service provider.
– Added even more value to your fan base to continue your growth towards 1000+ true fans.
– Networked with creators on a similar journey as you and been supported along the way!

Do the words we use control the cash we have in our bank account? In this session, Tyler shares why you might want to get obsessed with copy writing and includes actionable hacks that will add funds to your bottom line by using words that sell.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Why copy writing may be the single most powerful skill you can learn.
  • 5 Proven copy writing hacks I’ve used to sell more stuff.
  • 2 Habits of creators looking to up their copy game.
  • Plus: Is there a dark side of being too good with your copy?

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

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.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

Free Guide at ComixLaunch.com/guide

Kickstarter “Dead Zone” Survival Workshop

Learn powerful strategies and proven tactics to survive and thrive during the difficult middle period of a Kickstarter campaign, so you can stay sane, keep the funding coming in, and set yourself up for a big finish to your best campaign ever.

Register for Free –> ComixLaunch.com/survive


ComixLauncher [146]

Throw a great hook Hook (Headline) and tell a great story in your next email blast or blog post.


Quote

“If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.” – Harvey Mackay

You know Kickstarter campaigns have all-or-nothing funding goals… but imagine if it was DOUBLE or nothing. Well, because of a special grant today’s guest, fantasy illustrator Anthony Christou received, his latest campaign is exactly that.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • How Anthony has been able to increase his convention sales and strategies for traveling to lots of conventions.
  • Why Anthony’s next Kickstarter launch doesn’t have a all-or-nothing goal… it has a DOUBLE or nothing goal.
  • Tips for pursuing grant funding for your art.

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

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.


Today’s Featured Guest

Fantasy illustrator and creator of Luminous Ages, Anthony Christou.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

https://www.creativepartnershipsaustralia.org.au/for-artists-and-arts-organisations/funding-programs/match
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/luminousages/volume-1?ref=discovery&term=luminous


ComixLauncher [145]

Take 10 minutes and do a light google search for grants for _____. Blank being what you are or what you do… or want to do?

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could raise more Kickstarter funds in less time? Of course it would… and there are a lot more reason why you might want to consider running shorter Kickstarter campaigns. This session of ComixLaunch is a deep dive on shorter campaigns.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Why I decided to cut the duration of my last two campaigns in half!
  • 5 Reasons why running a shorter Kickstarter campaign is a great idea.
  • 3 reasons why you shouldn’t run a shorter campaign.
  • Plus: The person who ______ the most usually wins.

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.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

ComixTribe.com/sink

ComixLaunch.com/pro


ComixLauncher [144]

Make a quick pros and cons list for cutting the duration of your next launch in half?


Quote

“If at first you don’t succeed… you’re normal.” – Michael Hyatt

Wondering where to find new readers and fans for your work? Tyler recently surveyed the ComixLaunch community to discover what’s working now when it comes to promoting your work in 2018.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • The 5 most common ways that creators are successfully promoting their comics and projects to new readers.
  • 7 under the radar strategies for getting more fans.
  • Why simply posting to your site “doesn’t count” when it comes to reaching new fans.

Today’s Session is brought to you by

The READY FOR LAUNCH Workshop. Register today for this free Kickstarter training at ComixLaunch.com/ready


Links Mentioned in this Episode

ComixTribe.com/SINK
ComixLaunch.com/patreon


ComixLauncher [143]

What ONE new strategy would you like to try to get in front of new readers in 2018?


Quote

“When there’s a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller…”
Anonymous

 

Charlie Stickney, writer and creator of White Ash, shares his innovative campaign and promotion strategies for notching two five figure comic book Kickstarter launches for his new series.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Why there’s no substitute for actually delivering on the promise of your Kickstarter page.
  • Why some Kickstarter creators experience a “sophomore slump” and how the White Ash team avoided one with their second campaign.
  • Innovative Kickstarter campaign and reward strategies.
  • Plus: How the White Ash team is harnessing the Twitch platform to generate rabid fans and day one supporters.

This Session is Sponsored by FB ADs Demystified!

How Writers & Artists Can Profitably Use Facebook Ads to GenerateSubscribers, Backers & Sales on Autopilot (Even on a Tiny Budget!) Sign-up for this FREE ComixLaunch Workshop at ComixLaunch.com/fbads

Are you in need of more readers, subscribers, Kickstarter backers and customers for your books and art?

Have you ever wondered if Facebook ads actually work for writers & artists?

Have you tried FB ads, but been frustrated that all you seem to be paying for is “likes” and “engagement” but not getting much in the way of actual subscribers, backers & sales?

Then my new FB ADS DEMYSTIFIED! Workshop is for you!

Register for Free –> ComixLaunch.com/fbads

In this online training, 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 workshop, 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 the available times and register for the next FREE training today at ComixLaunch.com/fbads

I’l see you at the FB Ads Demystified workshop and can’t wait to see what you launch next!


Today’s Featured Guest

Charlie Stickney is a writer and producer with almost 20 years experience in virtually every aspect of the entertainment industry, including animation, film, TV & comics.

He’s worked for Sony Pictures, Revolution Studios, Hulu and Scholastic Productions. He’s developed and created shows like Cosmic Quantum Ray and Horrible Histories.
While in college, he interned in the editorial offices at Marvel.

And he has been building a mighty following for his series WHITE ASH, funded on Kickstarter.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

https://www.twitch.tv/conorhughes

http://bit.ly/chapterTWO


ComixLauncher [142]

Take a little time to explore the Twitch.tv platform.
Could you or someone on your team leverage this platform?


How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

Thanks again, here’s the link to Conor’s Twitch channel. https://www.twitch.tv/conorhughes

If anyone’s interested in White Ash, (and this airs after the campaign is over which I’m assuming it will) they’ll still be able to preorder/order copies here —
http://bit.ly/chapterTWO

Pop quiz: What’s the easiest funding to raise during a Kickstarter launch? Believe it or not, from my own experience and that of my guest, it’s the funding you raise AFTER the campaign is over. Join Tyler James as he interviews Chandler Copenhaver of Crowdox to talk post campaign funding strategies.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Backer upsell strategies that the biggest Kickstarter campaigns are using to raise an average of 12% more funding AFTER the campaign ends.
  • A common mistake creators make with stretch goals and how to easily fix it.
  • When it makes sense to invest in crowdfunding survey software… and when it doesn’t.
  • Plus: A SPECIAL offer just for ComixLaunch Podcast listeners!

This Session is Sponsored by

Purebuttons, your go-to resource for custom buttons of all shapes and sizes.  

Go to ComixLaunch.com/purebuttons for 10% off your next order of custom buttons.


Today’s Featured Guest

Chandler Copenhaver is director of business development at CrowdOx, a company that provides pledge manager software for crowdfunding campaigns.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

ComixLaunch.com/pro
crowdox.com


ComixLauncher [141]

For your next launch, what’s one great add-on product that you could HOLD BACK from the campaign… and offer as a survey upsell add-on to get people excited about filling out their surveys (and providing YOU with more funding!)


How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

crowdox.com

Writer and creator of Headmetal Press Christopher Michael Orndoff explains what “CHUNKING” is and how you can use it to make better art.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • The psychology of chunking and its affect on memory
  • How chunking, art, and consciousness are intertwined
  • Three stories that highlight how chunking can help you make better art

This Session is Sponsored by FB ADs Demystified!

How Writers & Artists Can Profitably Use Facebook Ads to GenerateSubscribers, Backers & Sales on Autopilot (Even on a Tiny Budget!) Sign-up for this FREE ComixLaunch Workshop at ComixLaunch.com/fbads

Are you in need of more readers, subscribers, Kickstarter backers and customers for your books and art?

Have you ever wondered if Facebook ads actually work for writers & artists?

Have you tried FB ads, but been frustrated that all you seem to be paying for is “likes” and “engagement” but not getting much in the way of actual subscribers, backers & sales?

Then my new FB ADS DEMYSTIFIED! Workshop is for you!

Register for Free –> ComixLaunch.com/fbads

In this online training, 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 workshop, 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 the available times and register for the next FREE training today at ComixLaunch.com/fbads

I’l see you at the FB Ads Demystified workshop and can’t wait to see what you launch next!


Today’s Featured Guest

Writer and creator of Headmetal Press Christopher Michael Orndoff. Chris is a former Marine, and has worked in all manner of jobs from firefighting to bike messenging, to his my current position as curator for a fine art publisher.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

comixlaunch.com/fbads


ComixLauncher [140]

  • In what aspects of your life are you already CHUNKING?
  • How might you CHUNK in new areas?

How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

http://www.headmetalpress.com

Creator Abrian Curington of Blue Cat Co. stops buy for a guest lesson all about how to create an eye-popping, head-turning, professional-looking book… even if it’s your first one.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • 4 crucial elements that make up a professionally printed book
  • How to draw attention with a minimal cover aesthetic
  • Book Feel and how it can sell your book before the buyer even opens it
  • One important step that even major publishers can neglect
  • Plus: How to minimize overwhelm with your first book printing

This Session is Sponsored by FB ADs Demystified!

How Writers & Artists Can Profitably Use Facebook Ads to GenerateSubscribers, Backers & Sales on Autopilot (Even on a Tiny Budget!) Sign-up for this FREE ComixLaunch Workshop at ComixLaunch.com/fbads

Are you in need of more readers, subscribers, Kickstarter backers and customers for your books and art?

Have you ever wondered if Facebook ads actually work for writers & artists?

Have you tried FB ads, but been frustrated that all you seem to be paying for is “likes” and “engagement” but not getting much in the way of actual subscribers, backers & sales?

Then my new FB ADS DEMYSTIFIED! Workshop is for you!

Register for Free –> ComixLaunch.com/fbads

In this online training, 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 workshop, 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 the available times and register for the next FREE training today at ComixLaunch.com/fbads

I’l see you at the FB Ads Demystified workshop and can’t wait to see what you launch next!


Today’s Featured Guest

Abrian Curington, an illustrator that builds worlds. She specializes in light-hearted fantasy stories that champion fun, adventure and conquering the obstacles of life. She has a degree in Fine Art from WWU, and is the founder of Blue Cat Co., an independent publishing company dedicated to producing fantastical works that give people an escape from the din of the world. No gore, no mature content. Just fun for everyone!


Links Mentioned in this Episode

facebook.com/abrianc

twitter.com/AbrianCArt


ComixLauncher [139]

  • What’s the best looking book on your book shelf?
  • How can you apply some of that to your next print project?

How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

facebook.com/abrianc

twitter.com/AbrianCArt

Patreon.com/AbrianC

Sales at conventions, signings, and promotional events are an important part of your success as a comic creator. But, those venues present unique challenges for writers working in this visual medium. Guest host Josh Dahl (makebettercomics.com) walks you through the mindset, strategies, and techniques that can help you turn a profit at live events, even if you aren’t an artist.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • What modern con attendees are really looking for?
  • The secret to finding anyone’s favorite topic.
  • Several real techniques for engaging your audience.
  • Why you need to deliver the “Pies”?

This Session is Sponsored by ComixTribe

The READY FOR LAUNCH Workshop. Register today for this free Kickstarter training at ComixLaunch.com/ready


Today’s Featured Guest

Josh Dahl is an educator and independent comic book creator and the writer of Rapid City. He also runs MakeBetterComics.com for creators looking to improve their comics and graphic novels.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

makebettercomics.com


ComixLauncher [138]

The next time you’re compelled to say outloud or to yourself, “I’m just a [blank], so I can’t [blank.] Here’s what I want you to do…

“I’m just a writer so I can’t make any money at conventions.
“I’m just the artist, so I can’t help it if the story is boring.”
“I’m just a newbie, so I can’t get any coverage on any websites…”

SLAP YOURSELF IN THE FACE.

Just kidding.

No, instead, reframe it… “I’m an f’ing [blank], so I can [blank].”

“I’m an f’ing writer so I can share a table with artists and we can both make bank at shows..
“I’m am f’ing artist, so I anything I draw is going to be compelling and dynamic.”
“I’m an f’ing newbie, so all I need is one site to say yes to start climbing publicity mountain.


How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

makebettercomics.com

belowzerocomic.com/free

Learn how creator Mike Barry turned a notebook of doodles drawn on the commute to his day job into a successfully funded Kickstarter graphic novel for kids.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • The first thing Mike did to prepare for Kickstarter success.
  • How Mike tapped into the power of local media during his launch.
  • The 4 Biggest Lessons from Mike’s first launch.
  • Plus: Listener feedback on recent ComixLaunch guest lessons!

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

Mike Barry is a writer, artist and all-round nice guy from Sydney, Australia. He created the graphic novel Action Tank because he loves comics and he loves kids, and will take any opportunity to bring those things together.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

Action Tank Website –> https://actiontankcomic.com
Mike’s How To Blog Post –> https://actiontankcomic.com/how-i-crowdfunded-my-graphic-novel-through-kickstarter/
Buy Action Tank –> http://mikebarry.bigcartel.com/product/action-tank
How to Write a Kickstarter Pitch – Copy Hackers –> https://copyhackers.com/2015/03/how-to-write-a-kickstarter-pitch/


ComixLauncher [137]

Go on a doodle hunt.
Under the pretext of straightening up your room or office… carve out a little time to look through some of your old notebooks, journals, planners, etc…
Find one doodle or germ of an idea you’ve forgot about that’s worth resurrecting and implementing!


How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

https://actiontankcomic.com/

Confused about what should be on your Kickstarter Homepage? Madeleine Holly-Rosing, author of Kickstarter for the Independent Creator and writer/creator of Boston Metaphysical Society walks you through the basics.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Why good organization to your Kickstarter page is essential?
  • The importance of telling your story on your page.
  • How to structure your reward tiers.
  • Plus: MHR’s Successful Stretch Goal Strategy

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!


Today’s Featured Guest

Madeline Holly-Rosing is the author of Kickstarter for the Independent Creator: A Practical and Informative Guide to Crowdfunding, which is now in its second edition and available on Kindle and Paperback at Amazon.She’s the writer of the steampunk supernatural series Boston Metaphysical, and has had many successful Kickstarter campaigns.


ComixLauncher [136]

  1. Hop on Kickstarter Discover.
  2. Search for projects in your category and genre.
  3. Find one project that’s doing awesome.
  4. Study their page… find 3 things they’re doing very well. And 1 thing that they could improve.

How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

BostonMetaphysicalSociety.com

Boston Metaphysical: The Scourge of the Mechanical Men on Kickstarter

All of us are building something in this game, but what foundations are we dropping down first? The start of the year is a good time to think broadly about what you want out of the coming 12 months and this is why I always lay down an Annual Theme for things first. In this session, Ryan K Lindsay unpacks what an Annual Theme is, how it can build clarity for your mind, and what avenues it might help you explore.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Annual Themes explained, and why they will matter to you?
  • Ryan takes you through his last 4 Annual Themes and what they mean to him.
  • Analysing other pros through the Thematic Prism: How would you describe the journey of others?
  • Knuckling down in 2018: How to choose your theme and what to do with it?

This Session is Sponsored by ComixTribe

The READY FOR LAUNCH Workshop. Register today for this free Kickstarter training at ComixLaunch.com/ready


Today’s Featured Guest

My guest today is the acclaimed writer of Eternal from Black Mask Studios, as well as Beautiful Canvas, Negative Space from Dark Horse, and many other outstanding comic titles, including the ComixTribe mini-series, CHUM.


ComixLauncher [135]

When you think about the year you want to have, what words come to mind?
If you had to choose just one… what would it be?


How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

Subscribe to Ryan’s insightful weekly newsletter –> http://tinyletter.com/ryanklindsay

Independent comic creator Dan Ekis shares how you can get your next 1000 followers who will pay for your comics.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • How to get your next paying customer in the next 7 days even if you don’t have a comic to sell yet.
  • How you can build a following that will pay for your comics (and save time doing it).
  • How Dan grew his email newsletter from 0 to 1000+ subscribers in a few short months.
  • How Dan got over 200 real followers overnight without spending a dime.

This Session is Sponsored by ComixTribe

Go to ComixTribe.com/subscribe for 5 Free Comics


Today’s Featured Guest

Dan Ekis an independent animator and illustrator, and creator of the upcoming fantasy comic Soul of the World. He also hosts the Kid Millionaire Clubhouse on Facebook, and Kid Millionaire Chats with comic creators.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

Tyler’s Interview with Dan Ekis for Kid Millionaire Chats –> http://danekis.com/blog/2017/12/21/how-to-build-a-following-who-will-buy-your-comics-with-tyler-james-podcast


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Test one new strategy for growing your following? Pick one platform. One strategy. Set a time limit. See what happens. And tell ME (or your audience) the results.


How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

Check out Dan’s website: http://DanEkis.com/

For an example of one of Dan’s landing pages, go to DanEkis.com/Free

In this guest lesson, comic creator Evan Waterman shares 5 proven tips that will help you turn procrastination into productivity so you can get more done this year and take your creative career to new heights.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • How to identify the causes of procrastination and cut them out of your life.
  • How to train your brain to know it’s time to get to work.
  • Tools and strategies to crush distractions and get more done.
  • Plus: Why adding urgency to your work is a key to creating more.

Today’s Session is brought to you by

The READY FOR LAUNCH Workshop. Register today for this free Kickstarter training at ComixLaunch.com/ready


Today’s Featured Guest

Evan Waterman is a comic book writer and letterer and the creator of the comic book series “More Than Men” a series that asks the question, what if only the rich had superpowers?


Links Mentioned in this Episode

comixlaunch.com/ready

getcoldturkey.com

rememberthemilk.com

omnigroup.com/omnifocus

wunderlist.com

en.todoist.com

habitica.com

workflowy.com

process.st


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What are you procrastinating on RIGHT now? What is it costing you NOW? Would could it cost you in the future? What’s one TINY action you could do TODAY that would move you closer to getting it done?


How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

You can follow Evan on Twitter @Evan_Waterman.

You can also get the tips discussed in this episode and more at evanjwaterman.com/guide

Does your entire creative career feel like a struggle? Do you constantly feel like no matter how hard you work, you’ll never measure up? In this session of ComixLaunch, writer and editor James Powell (Ten31 Publishing) opens up about his own struggles with creative insecurity and how he’s fought back against them.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • How the pressures put on ourselves to be great can be the very thing that’s holding back greatness.
  • Is suffering for our art really necessary?
  • Juggling your creative life with life life.
  • Plus: The power of giving up (for a while.)

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!


Today’s Featured Guest

James Powell is the creator of House of Fear and Ten31 Publishing, which specializes in scary comics for kids.  He’s a writer, journalist and editor whose work has been published by Image and Dark Horse.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

James has a special offer ComixLaunch listeners: Receive three free House of Fear comics when you sign up for his email list. Check out it out here: http://ten31publishing.com/comixlaunch/

comixlaunch.com/patreon
Comixlaunch.com/club


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What is ONE negative thing you often say to yourself that you’d like to eliminate forever?When that thought occurs, what’s a NEW, BETTER thought you can immediately replace it with?


How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

Check out ten31publishing.com for Scary Comics for Kids with the House of Fear series.

In this guest session, Russell Nohelty (Wannabe Press) shares the three limiting beliefs that prevent creators from being great at selling their comics, and how to overcome them so you can get more of your art in the hands of people who genuinely want it.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • How lessons learned from failure were the key to Russel’s success.
  • A small shift that will take away the “gross” feeling that many creators have when selling.
  • A new way to think about rejection that will make you more money.
  • Plus: Conquering creators money myths.

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

Russell Nohelty, publisher of Wannabe press, author of Pixie Dust, Katrina Hates the Dead, and Sell Your Soul: How to Build Your Creative Career.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

Check out Russell’s new site “The Complete Creative” –> ComixLaunch.com/sellmore


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Imagine selling was EASY and FUN for you? What would that look like? How would you need to show up? What would you need to start doing? What would you need to STOP doing?


How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

Check out Russell’s new site “The Complete Creative” –> ComixLaunch.com/sellmore

Facebook: @RussellNohelty
Twitter: @RussellNohelty
Instagram: @RussellNohelty

Get Russell’s book, Sell Your Soul: How to Build Your Creative Career at GoSellYourSoul.com

And find more about Russell at RussellNohelty.com


 

It’s a new year and that usually means new resolutions and big goals for creative entrepreneurs. In this session, Tyler shares some actionable tips for making yours rock solid in 2018.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Why this is the LAST training show for Tyler (for a while) and what you’ll be hearing on the podcast each week instead?
  • 6 keys to finally sticking with your goals & forming winning habits in the new year.
  • One surprising (and easy) element you can add to any goal, habit or resolution that makes it significantly more likely to succeed.
  • Plus: I’ll share the single resolution I believe makes any and all resolutions, habits or goals more likely to be accomplished.

Today’s Session is brought to you by

Purebuttons, your go-to resource for custom buttons of all shapes and sizes.  

Go to ComixLaunch.com/purebuttons for 10% off your next order of custom buttons.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

Full Focus Planner by Michael Hyatt – https://fullfocusplanner.com/
Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals by Michael Hyatt – http://amzn.to/2qFLvrH
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg – http://amzn.to/2FfxDHO
Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff – http://amzn.to/2CPcyWB
The One Thing by Gary Keller – http://amzn.to/2CR1JmM


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Write down ONE outcome based goal and ONE related performance based or habit goal you have this year. Put it someplace you’ll see it every day. How can you make it more fun?


Quote

“It always seems impossible… until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

To kick off the new year, Tyler shares four more of big and profitable lessons learned from the many successful launches he ran in 2017. Plus, you’ll hear some of the biggest launch lessons of ComixLaunch listeners.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • One simple tip for making emailing your list easier and more engaging.
  • Why one and done is one and dumb.
  • The power of cloning yourself.
  • Plus: Why BIG launches are NOT my goal in 2018.

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!


Links Mentioned in this Episode

comixlaunch.com/guide
comixlaunch.com/patreon


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What would you do to help your creative career if you had 2 extra hours in the day? What are some things that you know you should be doing, but just never seem to get to? What stuff that’s important, but never urgent? What are you procrastinating on or what do you hate doing or aren’t great at doing?


Quote

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

2017 was a big year for launches. In this year-end session of ComixLaunch, Tyler shares his biggest and most profitably lessons learned from the many successful launches he’s been a part of this year.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Why doing an end-of-the-year review will unlock powerful insights in your creative business.
  • How getting your list to “renew their vows” can power your launches?
  • Why detaching from your results and “caring less” can actually improve your launches.
  • Where the profit REALLY is? (HINT: It’s NOT in the launch.)
  • Plus: 5 big ComixLaunch changes to look forward to in the New Year.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show


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 is ONE new launch lesson that YOU learned this year? How did you learn it? How will you take action on that lesson in the new year?


Quote

“You will never find time for anything. If you want the time, you must make it.” – Charles Buxton

Throw a log on the fire, spike your egg nog and curl up to a special holiday episode of ComixLaunch. In this session, Tyler opens up the ComixLaunch mailbag and also answers some festive questions. Plus, an update on Patreon’s decision to walk back their big fee structure change.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Patreon walks back it’s fee change and what creators can learn from the controversy.
  • How to get off the Kickstarter rollercoaster after a launch?
  • To Pseudonym or Not to Pseudonym on Kickstarter?
  • How to make ME a fan of yours.
  • Plus: My answers to some great holiday questions.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show

ComixLaunch.com/patreon
ComixLaunch.com/session126
ComixLaunch.com/session103


This Session is Sponsored by ComixTribe

Go to ComixTribe.com/subscribe for 5 Free Comics


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What’s one thing on your list that will help you grow as a creator in 2018?


Quote

“For it is in giving that we receive.” – Francis of Assisi

Find out what popular ongoing crowdfunding platfrom Patreon did to anger most of it’s creators and learn about a competing service owned by Kickstarter that may be coming to try to eat Patreon’s lunch. Plus, the most important take-aways from these developments that independent creators must keep front and center.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • How a small change in Patreon’s fee structure to “benefit creators” earned almost universal ire and condemnation.
  • If Patrons and Creators aren’t happy, why did Patreon do this?
  • Is the new Kickstarter owned competitor DRIP a viable alternative for creators unhappy with Patreon’s decision.
  • Plus: The danger of building your entire platform on rented land.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show


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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Imagine you have a Patreon. What could you do to add $1 more in value a month to $1 patrons who just saw their $1 pledges go up by $0.38 cents though no fault of theirs or yours?


Quote

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

What do King Arthur, Franklin Delanore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Bill Gates all have in common? They all attribute some of their success to being a part of a mastermind group as a key to their success. In this session, you’ll learn what is a mastermind, what the benefits to joining one are, and how to find one to help you succeed in the new year.

Highlights of this Session include:

  • What Mastermind groups have in common with Marvel and DC’s blockbuster franchises.
  • 7 benefits of joining a Mastermind group.
  • Free vs Paid Mastermind groups: The Pros & Cons of Each
  • Plus: How you can join a ComixLaunch Mastermind in 2018

Special Info Session on the new ComixLaunch MasterMind groups starting up this week!

InfoSession –> Wednesday13 December 2017, at 8:00 PM

Click here to register for the free info session.


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.


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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  • Take a minute and imagine you had to assemble your own Avengers team… not to save the world… but to take your creative business to the next level. Who would be on it? Could be specific people. Could be people with specific traits, characteristics or skill sets.  Who would you assemble?
  • You’re invited to share your results @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]

Quote:

“The MasterMind is the principle through which you may borrow and use the education, the experience, the influence, and perhaps the capital of other people in carrying out your own plans in life. It is the principle through which you can accomplish in one year more than you could accomplish without it in a lifetime if you depended entirely on your own efforts for success.” – Napoleon Hill


Learn more at the Info Session.  Register Here.

Simon Birks of Blue Fox Comics has launched over a dozen successful Kickstarter campaigns. In this session, Tyler picks his brain on the keys to his success. Plus: How to handle negative feedback on your offers.


Highlights of this Session include:

  • A simple strategy for handling negative feedback on yoru offers.
  • What Simon Birks learned from starting and running a comic book convention.
  • Keys to successfully launching multiple campaigns in one year… without going insane.

Today’s Featured Guest

Simon Birks is an actor, director and producer who also writes comics, novels, plays, poetry, and award winning film scripts. With his wife Marielle, he co-founded Blue Fox Comics and together they have successfully crowdfunded numerous comics, including Hexes, Gone, Sinners, Robyn, and The Girl in the Midnight Gown.

bluefoxcomics.com
Twitter @bluefoxcomics


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.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show

comixlaunch.com/patreon
comixlaunch.com/concasestudy
bluefoxcomics.com
comixlaunch.com/organize


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  • What would your dream convention look like?
  • Share your thoughts @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]

The tables are turned and Tyler James is on the hotseat, as Clay Adams digs into the secret origins of ComixTribe and ComixLaunch and Kickstarter questions get asked and answered on this replay of a Kickstarter Live broadcast.

Highlights of this Session include:

  • Unpacking the secret origin stories behind ComixTribe and ComixLaunch.
  • Kickstarter goal setting basics.
  • Where the profit is usually found in a launch.
  • Plus: Tyler answers his own speed round questions!

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.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show

ComixLaunch.com/mastermind


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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  • Whatever project you’re preparing to launch, what’s a secondary, remixed launch that you could do? Jot down some ideas and talk them over with a creative friend. If it’s a strategy that’s good enough for Apple, it’s good enough for us.
  • You’re invited to share your results @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]

 

Is Kickstarter a sustainable long-term platform or are we in a bubble that’s soon to burst? How creators respond to this question reveals a ton about how they see the world, and in particular, whether they are operating from a mindset of scarcity or abundance.

Highlights of this Session include:

  • 7 Things Creators Say About Kickstarter that reveal a scarcity mindset
  • 3 steps to building your creative media empire.
  • Do we need a new indie distribution platform for comics?
  • Plus: Tyler answers a voicemail question by sharing a strategy Kickstarter creators should borrow from J.K. Rowling.

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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  • Think about some things that you’ve told yourself in the past that reveal a scarcity mindset. Something based on a belief that there’s not enough for you. Then, try to reframe, as is there way more than enough for you.
  • You’re invited to share your results @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]