When planning your launch, you might find yourself wondering what percentage of backers will choose physical rewards and how many will go the digital route? You also might be surprised when some choose no reward at all. In this session, Tyler dives deep into the numbers to help you know what you might expect for a backer distribution the next time you launch.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Learn what’s “normal” when it comes to digital/physical distribution of rewards.
  • What does and doesn’t affect your digital / physical distribution of rewards?
  • What % of backers are likely to choose no reward at all, and what that tells us about KIckstarter Backers?
  • Plus: An Audible book recommendation from one of my all-time favorite authors.

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


Links Mentioned in this Episode


More About Our Sponsor

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.


Audible Impact Recommendation

“This is Marketing” by Seth Godin
Get it free with an Audible trial membership at ComixLaunch.com/audible


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  • Go look at YOUR last Kickstarter or all of your Kickstarters and crunch YOUR numbers.
  • Shoot me an email and share your results.
  • Haven’t launched… Go find THREE projects in your genre and crunch their numbers.

Let’s say you’ve got a great idea for a giveaway to grow your email list and you’ve set everything up… what do you do now? How do you get people to enter your giveaway, and what can you do after they climb on board your list to warm them up to a future Kickstarter launch? All that and much more is covered in Part 2 of this Viral Giveway training episode!


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • 9 Places to promote your viral giveaway to get the right people to enter
    Facebook ad strategies to get in front of thousands at a low cost
  • How to craft an engagement sequence to quickly warm up cold subscribers who enter your contest
  • Tips for delivering your grand prize and how NOT to pay to ship it!
  • Plus: Kickstarter is changing it’s approach to email notifications.

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

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

  • ComixLaunch.com/fbads
  • ComixLaunch.com/unlock
  • Kingsumo.com

More About Our Sponsor:

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!

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Generate 3 unique ideas for viral giveaways you could do for your creative business.

What’s the best way to energize and grow you Kickstarter email launch list fast in the lead up to your campaign? Have you tried a viral giveaway? In this two part training, Tyler breaks down the blueprint for a successful viral giveaway to grow your audience and prime them for your Kickstarter.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • What is a viral giveaway and how does it work?
  • 4 Secrets to viral giveaway success.
  • The Best Tools for Running a Viral Giveaway
  • Plus: Pro-tips for choosing what to giveaway.

This Session is Sponsored by

ComixLaunch.com/shopify

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

More About Our Sponsor

Are you thinking about starting or upgrading your online shop so you can sell more of your art?

Are you tired wasting time and energy hacking together cheap, limited solutions that aren’t serving you or your potential customers very well?

Instead of spinning your wheels only looking at free or dirt-cheap store options, why not grab an affordable full-service online sales platform optimized for sales like Shopify?

With Shopify…

  • You don’t need Design skills. Shopify has dozens of beautiful, fully-customizable, mobile-friendly templates to get a perfectly branded look and an online stop you’ll be proud of.
  • You don’t Coding skills. With Shopify, setting up your store is simple, and you’ll be selling in no time at all, even if technology hates you.
  • And you don’t even need a Credit Card to get started. With this ComixLaunch offer, you can try Shopify free for 14 days. No risk, and no credit card required.

What you get with Shopify is a…

  • Fully customizable website, online store, and blog… your store can be your website!
  • Unlimited products!
  • Smooth integration to sell on channels like Facebook, Amazon and Pinterest.
  • 24-7 Customer support!

More than 500,000 creative businesses are powered by Shopify, including the CisforCthulhu.com store which I manage… and couldn’t be happier with it.

Stop messing around with subpar online shop solutions and try Shopify.

To start your 14-day free trial of Shopify, go to ComixLaunch.com/shopify

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Make a list of 10 sexy products that people who are your ideal customer would love to receive.

You’ll want to bookmark this episode the next time you build a Kickstarter page because in it, Tyler shares 37 Kickstarter page elements that build trust with backers and lead to a successful launch! And the best part… this entire episode was generated with the help of the ComixLaunch community.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • Seldom used but super powerful images to include on your Kickstarter page.
  • Why treating your “Risks & Challenges” section as an after thought is weak, and what to say that makes it clear to backers you’re legit.
  • A dozen subtle social proof elements that lead backers to be confident in trusting you with their hard earned money.
  • Plus: Some stats on comics Kickstarter’s record-breaking 2018!

This Session’s Featured Resource is Bluehost.

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


The 37 Kickstarter Page Elements:

  1. Pro Endorsements
  2. Critic Review Comments
  3. Critic quotes on a gif
  4. Links to Positive Advanced Reviews
  5. Published proven track record of creators
  6. Pictures of the entire creative team we can see who created this (not anonymous)
  7. Bringing on a professional colorist, and professional letterer, and listing their credentials
  8. Major Company Logos – Claiming a “world class creative team” followed by well known logos of places the team members have worked
  9. Listing previous Kickstarter successes
  10. The comic is already 100% complete and ready to print
  11. BUDGET PIE CHART!
  12. Example finished artwork on the page
  13. Extended Preview – Digital Ashcan available
  14. Shared project timeline
  15. Includes CONTINGENCY in the timeline
  16. Shared specific details of packaging –
  17. Assurance that the fulfillment is being handled in house.
  18. Qualifying the need to tell THIS story
  19. Projects we love endorsement status from Kickstarter
  20. the goal. Doesn’t feel like an overreach
  21. “Who Will Love” section means they know their audience.
  22. Taking the “Risks and Challenges” section seriously
  23. An introduction video of the Project.
  24. In the video, both writer and artist address the backer.
  25. The out take is humanizing Joe Mulvey.
  26. Professional looking rewards mocked up
  27. Reward tier structure WITH the images of the products gives a professional look.
  28. Kickstarter-endorsed, part 2: the project was selected for the “Make 100” designation
  29. All or nothing funding: this project will only get funded if it reaches its goals, so backers don’t have to fear creators taking their money and running
  30. The main reasons for the Kickstarter. A backstory of why the Project is being created in the first place.
  31. Updates on the project itself. (Updated constantly.)
  32. Creators holding Wailing Blade sword in their photos.
  33. Close-up of different covers, definitely not hiding anything there.
  34. Future plans for conventions and in-store signings
  35. photos w/ fans at conventions lends legitimacy
  36. Declaration of how many stretch goals have already been met.
  37. Free US Shipping so the price is up front

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show


More About Our Featured Resource

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

Let me ask you a question… are you master of your own domain?

No, this isn’t a dated Seinfeld reference… I’m talking about your web domain.

And Bluehost is an all in one web hosting solution that will help you master your domain.

I own the domains for ComixTribe.com, ComixLaunch.com and many more… but I know many of you are trying to save a few pennies a day by NOT paying for domains you’re trying to build brands around.

That’s a mistake.

Owning your own domain provides better branding

  • More professional.
  • More credible.
  • More memorable.

When you own the dot com for your brand, it’ll help you protect it.

If you’re building your empire on someone else land, your comic @facebook or @tumblr or remember @myspace God forbid… you don’t control those platforms.

Own your own domain…

You can use the ComixLaunch affiliate link to get a special introductory offer and 30-day money back guarantee at Bluehost by going to Comixlaunch.com/bluehost today.

Bluehost powers more than 2 million websites world wide and makes it super simple to get a WordPress hosted website up in just one click.

Master Your Domain, go to ComixLaunch.com/bluehost and lock it in today.


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Log into Kickstarter. Start a new project or if you’re working on a project now, go ahead and open it. Open the STORY section of your Kickstarter page. Type in 5 ideas you got for things to include in your page from this episode.


Quote

“What’s amazing about these projects is that they don’t need mass appeal to be successful or make an impact in the creator’s community, independent creators can make something unconventional and niche with 100 backers or less… That kind of intimate and direct connection between creator and backer is way more meaningful than followers or likes.” – Camila Zhang (Kickstarter Comics Outreach Lead)

Comic creator Nathaniel Gold finally started going after his comic creating goals in the last year and has started to have some success. Now he’s looking for help playing a bigger game and trying to start generating a consistent profit from his art. In this coaching call, Tyler will share strategies to help him do just that!


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • What taking yourself seriously as a creator starts to look like?
  • Mapping out a path to consistent profit.
  • Roadblocks to success and how to overcome them.
  • Plus: One book every ComixLaunch listener should definitely read this year?

This Session is Sponsored by

The ComixLaunch Workshop. Learn 7 Keys to Unlocking Your Best Kickstarter Launch Ever in 2019 by Registering for my FREE training at ComixLaunch.com/workshop

Today’s Featured Guest:

Nathaniel Gold is the award-winning author and illustrator of the beloved Chimpman series as well as Too Much TV Rots Your Brain and Other Poems. His first book, The Chimpanzee Manifesto, won an independent publishing award (IPPY) in 2010 for the outstanding book of the year. He has also successfully funded two Kickstarters for his series The Chimp With The Brown Hat. Nathaniel lives in upstate New York with his wife, two children, and dog.

Links Mentioned in this Session:

More About Our Sponsor

Thinking about launching a comic book Kickstarter?

Want to know what’s working in 2019, and what it really takes to get your dream project funded?

Then I’d love for you to Attend my next Free Workshop by registering at comixlaunch.com/workshop

Hundreds of creators have attended ComixLaunch workshops to learn new strategies, tools & tactics that are working for creators like us so they can launch with confidence.

In this training, you’ll learn seven proven key steps to making your first (or next) Kickstarter launch a success, as well as what’s new on the Kickstarter platform in 2019 that creators must know.

Attendees of this FREE Live Workshop will receive:

  • A free Kickstarter workbook to help plan their next launch!
  • 7 keys to running a successful Kickstarter campaign from start to funded.
  • Hard won insight from analyzing hundreds of successful campaigns.
  • Valuable resources that will save you time and money on your next Kickstarter campaign.
  • Plus awesome surprise bonuses for live attendees!

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

The next session is starting soon and spots are limited to just 100 attendees per session.

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

So register Now at –> ComixLaunch.com/workshop

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What comes up for you when you fill in this blank: ” I will be a success when ______ . “

Writer Rich Douek and artist Joe Mulvey, the creative team from ComixTribe’s new dark fantasy series Wailing Blade, stops by to share tips for building epic worlds for your characters to play in.


Highlights of this session include:

  • How you can go as crazy as you want when building your world, as long as you remember to do one important thing.
  • A simple test artists can put their characters through to see if they’ll stand out.
  • One key resource you must create that will tie your world together and unlock new story potential.
  • Plus: Why patience is a virtue when it comes to bringing your epic worlds to life.

This Session is Sponsored by

Gemini Comic Supply. Use discount code “ComixLaunch” at checkout and get 10% off COMIC FLASH MAILERS at geminicomicsupply.com


Today’s Featured Guests:

  • Rich Douek is an award-winning copywriter, and the creator of the independent comic series, Gutter Magic. He has worked on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe comics for IDW, and has published short stories in the New York Times-featured All We Ever Wanted anthology, for A Wave Blue World, as well as anthologies for Comixtribe and Red Stylo press. Additonally, he is a moderator of the Comics Experience Creator’s Workshop.
  • Joe Mulvey is creator, writer and artist of Mummy’s Always Right and SCAM from ComixTribe. Freelance Illustrator, storyboard artist and graphic designer from New York City. Husband and father of two adorable little girls.

Links Mentioned in this Session:


More About Our Sponsor

Hey, are you getting ready to ship rewards to all your awesome backers?

With more than a decade of publishing under my belt, I’ve shipped my fair share of comics and graphic novels over the years… so you bet I was SHOCKED to realize I’d been doing it all wrong!

One of the most overlooked aspects of the Kickstarter process is your shipping materials, which is a shame, because how your package arrives is often the last impression your campaign will make on a backer, and will be a big factor in whether they choose to support you again.

And yet, I can’t tell you how many creators out there are disappointing their backers by shipping comics and graphic novels in shoddy packaging.
For the longest time, I was using and recommending rigid stayflat mailers for comics shipping… only to hear back from upset fans that their packages were decimated by a mail carrier who must hate them.

No more though.

I now use COMIC FLASH MAILERS from Gemini Comic Supply and the shipping complaints have all gone away.

COMIC FLASH MAILERS are engineered specifically to secure your comics and graphic novels.

They are constructed with high quality durable corrugated paper, while still being lightweight to reduce shipping costs.

Each mailer has a flexible capacity and is perfect for shipping single bagged and boarded issues or up to 12 comics or a few graphic novels in a single package.

And here’s a pro-tip: COMIC FLASH MAILERS slip comfortably into a FLAT RATE LEGAL envelope, which can save you 50% or more on the cost of shipping domestically, depending on the weight.

I reached out to Bryan Kelly at Gemini, told him I was a huge fan of his company, and secured a special deal for ComixLaunch listeners looking to upgrade their shipping game.

Just use COUPON CODE “ComixLaunch” at checkout at geminicomicsupply.com for 10% off your very first order at Gemini and treat your books and backers with the care they deserve.


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After listening to this episode, what’s ONE tip you’re going to apply to the world YOU are building?


How to Find Out More About Our Featured Guests

In the “Indie Advocator Presents…” Travis Gibb and Rob Andersin are crowdfunding an innovative approach to getting more awareness for exciting indie comic franchises. In this session, you’ll learn about the origin of this project and how other indie creators can get involved.


Highlights of this Session include:

  • The origin story for The Advocator Presents and how it was a true collaborative effort.
  • The unique challenges and opportunities of launching a different kind of anthology.
  • Hear these two hard working creators explain “Why indie comics?”
  • Plus: Why falling on your butt is a good thing.

This Session is Sponsored by

ComixLaunch.com/shopify


Today’s Featured Guests

Rob Andersin is the Creator of Www.WrittenSins.com an advocating site for INDIE COMICS.

Travis Gibb is a lifelong lover of indie comics, and the creator of the successfully Kickstarter funded comic book Broke Down and Four Dead Bodies.

Their latest project is The Advocator Presents: Indie Comics Franchises Shorts.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mrandersin/the-advocator-presents-indie-comics-franchises-sho?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=the%20advocator

brokedownandfourdeadbodies.com

www.WrittenSins.com


More About Our Sponsor

Are you thinking about starting or upgrading your online shop so you can sell more of your art?

Are you tired wasting time and energy hacking together cheap, limited solutions that aren’t serving you or your potential customers very well?

Instead of spinning your wheels only looking at free or dirt-cheap store options, why not grab an affordable full-service online sales platform optimized for sales like Shopify?

With Shopify…

  • You don’t need Design skills. Shopify has dozens of beautiful, fully-customizable, mobile-friendly templates to get a perfectly branded look and an online stop you’ll be proud of.
  • You don’t Coding skills. With Shopify, setting up your store is simple, and you’ll be selling in no time at all, even if technology hates you.
  • And you don’t even need a Credit Card to get started. With this ComixLaunch offer, you can try Shopify free for 14 days. No risk, and no credit card required.

What you get with Shopify is a…

  • Fully customizable website, online store, and blog… your store can be your website!
  • Unlimited products!
  • Smooth integration to sell on channels like Facebook, Amazon and Pinterest.
  • 24-7 Customer support!

More than 500,000 creative businesses are powered by Shopify, including the CisforCthulhu.com store which I manage… and couldn’t be happier with it.

Stop messing around with subpar online shop solutions and try Shopify.

To start your 14-day free trial of Shopify, go to ComixLaunch.com/shopify


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  1. Go find ONE NEW INDIE CREATOR working in your genre.
  2. Shoot him/her a message introducing yourself and tell them you’re excited to check out their work.

How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

For Travis, go to brokedownandfourdeadbodies.com
For Rob, go to www.WrittenSins.com

Tyler shares five of his biggest new lessons learned over the past year and how he’ll be applying them in the new year to have an even bigger 2019.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • My biggest new lessons learned over the past year and how I’ll be applying them in the new year to have an even bigger year.
  • An unconventional approach to goal setting, especially helpful to non-goal setters.
  • A Few Top Book Recommendations
  • Plus: New Tools I Discovered in the Past Year

This Session is Sponsored by Club ComixLaunch on Patreon

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


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show

ComixLaunch.com/club
useproof.com


More About Our Sponsor

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 was one lesson you learned in the past year that you’ll apply in the new year?


Quote

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

Few creators have written more about Kickstarter, had more success on Kickstarter, and helped more people achieve success on Kickstarter than Jamey Stegmaier, author of A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide: Build a Better Business by Building Community and CEO of Stonemaier games. So why did he decided to STOP launching on Kickstarter? And how has he managed to grow his business in the years since? All that and much more is discussed on this year-end episode of ComixLaunch!


Highlights of this Session include:

  • How Kickstarter has affected the board game industry.
  • Why and where Jamey decided to shift his focus away from Kickstarter after millions of dollars in funding?
  • How to build a community around the products you launch.
  • Plus: A brief look back on this year in ComixLaunch.

This Session’s Featured Resource is Bluehost.

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


Today’s Featured Guest

Jamey Stegmaier is the founder of Stonemaier Games, a St. Louis based board game company that has found incredible success on Kickstarter and beyond. He’s the designer of a number of hit games including Viticulture, Euphoria, Scythe, and Charterstone. And his 8 successful crowdfunding campaigns have raised over $3.2 million. Since the beginning of his crowdfunding journey, he’s shared his Kickstarter lessons learned on the Stonemaier games blog, one of the best Kickstarter resources on the net. He also authored the book A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide: Build a Better Business by Building Community which is a frequently recommended resource on this show.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show

stonemaiergames.com 


More About Our Featured Resource

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

Let me ask you a question… are you master of your own domain?

No, this isn’t a dated Seinfeld reference… I’m talking about your web domain.

And Bluehost is an all in one web hosting solution that will help you master your domain.

I own the domains for ComixTribe.com, ComixLaunch.com and many more… but I know many of you are trying to save a few pennies a day by NOT paying for domains you’re trying to build brands around.

That’s a mistake.

Owning your own domain provides better branding

  • More professional.
  • More credible.
  • More memorable.

When you own the dot com for your brand, it’ll help you protect it.

If you’re building your empire on someone else land, your comic @facebook or @tumblr or remember @myspace God forbid… you don’t control those platforms.

Own your own domain…

You can use the ComixLaunch affiliate link to get a special introductory offer and 30-day money back guarantee at Bluehost by going to Comixlaunch.com/bluehost today.

Bluehost powers more than 2 million websites world wide and makes it super simple to get a WordPress hosted website up in just one click.

Master Your Domain, go to ComixLaunch.com/bluehost and lock it in today.


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Imagine your number 1 sales channel disappeared. What would you do to sell even more of your art to the world under these new circumstances.


How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

stonemaiergames.com 

Over the past year, Carmelo Chimera has worked hard at dialing in his audience building, email list growth, and Kickstarter launches. Now that he has a a successfully funded graphic novel to sell, he’s identified his sales page as not converting. In this session, the mastermind provides Carmelo with concrete steps to boost his online sales conversion rate.


Highlights of this Session include:

  • Elements of a effective sales funnel and how Carmelo knows it’s his sales page that needs work?
  • The kismet of a mastermind… you never know what skills will come to play.
  • Ways to quickly improve the conversion rate on your sales pages.
  • Plus: Tyler opens up about the struggle of doing something new.

This Session is Sponsored by

ComixLaunch.com/shopify


In the Mastermind Hot Seat:

Carmelo Chimera is a lawyer and comic shop owner by day, and a comic book creator by later in the day. He is the creator of the Kickstarter funded graphic novel, THE MAGNIFICENT and the recent sci-fi/ horror graphic novel anthology Cellar Door.


In the Mastermind Round Table:

  • Sebastian Chow is the London-based writer and artist of the Kickstarter funded feline space race series, CATAPULTED.
  • Darryl Jones is a comic book creator, designer, and creator of the successful fantasy board game Dobbers.
  • Shaun Manning is a writer and creator of historical graphic novels such as MacBeth: The Red King, and has written short comics for for Star Wars Adventures, Dark Horse Presents, the Thought Bubble anthology, and more.
  • Ryan Summers is a Chicago-based director, designer, animator and educator… and soon to be podcaster.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

ComixLaunch.com/shopify
ComixLaunch.com/mastermind


More About Our Sponsor

Are you thinking about starting or upgrading your online shop so you can sell more of your art?

Are you tired wasting time and energy hacking together cheap, limited solutions that aren’t serving you or your potential customers very well?

Instead of spinning your wheels only looking at free or dirt-cheap store options, why not grab an affordable full-service online sales platform optimized for sales like Shopify?

With Shopify…

  • You don’t need Design skills. Shopify has dozens of beautiful, fully-customizable, mobile-friendly templates to get a perfectly branded look and an online stop you’ll be proud of.
  • You don’t Coding skills. With Shopify, setting up your store is simple, and you’ll be selling in no time at all, even if technology hates you.
  • And you don’t even need a Credit Card to get started. With this ComixLaunch offer, you can try Shopify free for 14 days. No risk, and no credit card required.

What you get with Shopify is a…

  • Fully customizable website, online store, and blog… your store can be your website!
  • Unlimited products!
  • Smooth integration to sell on channels like Facebook, Amazon and Pinterest.
  • 24-7 Customer support!

More than 500,000 creative businesses are powered by Shopify, including the CisforCthulhu.com store which I manage… and couldn’t be happier with it.

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