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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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  • 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