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?


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“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

Wondering if Facebook ads actually work for writers & artists?

Are you a creator interested in getting actual subscribers, backers & sales, and could care less about “likes” or “engagement”?

Then my new free live FB ADS DEMYSTIFIED! Workshop is for you! Register for Free –> ComixLaunch.com/fbads


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ONE OF THE LIVE SESSIONS


In this LIVE online workshop, I’m going to teach you how to steadily and predictably build your audience, grow your email list, drive people to your Kickstarter campaigns and other online promotions, and generate more backers and sales WITHOUT spending all of YOUR time marketing.

In this free training, I’ll answer the most common questions creators ask me all the time about Facebook ads, including:

 Do Facebook Ads actually work for writers & artists?

 How do I get my ads to convert instead of just getting “likes” (meh!) and “engagement” (ugh!)?

 How do YOU use Facebook ads and get real results with them for your creative projects?

This is the training I wish existed 5 years ago when I first started dabbling into FB Ads, as it would have cleared up a whole lot of fear and confusion… (and would’ve made me a lot more sales!)

I don’t know anyone else in our space who is teaching this stuff specifically for comic creators, publishers, writers & artists, so I’m excited to demystify FB ads for my tribe!

See you at the LIVE workshop and can’t wait to see what you launch next!

🚀 Tyler James

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