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…

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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]