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.
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.
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.
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.
The tables are turned and Tyler James is on the hotseat, as Clay Adams digs into the secret origins of ComixTribe and ComixLaunch and Kickstarter questions get asked and answered on this replay of a Kickstarter Live broadcast.
Is Kickstarter a sustainable long-term platform or are we in a bubble that’s soon to burst? How creators respond to this question reveals a ton about how they see the world, and in particular, whether they are operating from a mindset of scarcity or abundance.
Clay Adams of Fried Comics returns to the show to talk about jumping into Kickstarter commissions month, the best time to launch a holiday camera and how to cozy up to the camera for your Kickstarter video shoot.
Horror writer Dirk Manning takes a break from his busy con schedule to talk his latest successful Kickstarter campaign, crowdfunding growing pains and more. Pull up a chair and dive in.
In this awesome interview with Kevin Joseph of Kechal Comics, you’ll learn the power and importance of communication with your collaborators and your fans.
Tyler answers great questions from inside the private ComixLaunch communities and shares the answers with all of ComixLaunch.
Kickstarter wants you to create with your fans in the month of November. Comissions month is coming on Kickstarter and in this session, Tyler lays out all the details you need to know to participate and offers strategies and protips to dramatically increase your commission sales.
Many creators early in their careers make the mistake of tackling a giant project requiring a longterm creative “marriage” with their collaborators. There’s a better way to do it.
Two habits. One is extremely common among creators and not only worthless… but actually will cost you. The other, far less common, though simple to practice, and yet is extremely valuable. Tyler unpacks them both and shares some great news at the end!
Discover the many benefits of planning, launching and funding a successful Kickstarter campaign working alongside a fellow creator who is doing the same with Ryan Kroboth (Sunmaker) and John Edingfield II (Rancidville.)
In this session, Tyler crushes three persistent myths about crowdfunding on Kickstarter that will derail your launch. Plus, go behind the scenes on ComixTribe’s biggest one-day comic book sales on their online store…EVER!
Ever had an idea for an anthology project? In this session, Tyler sits down with writer James E. Roche as he’s about to launch his first anthology project on Kickstarter, raise awareness for social issues.
Get in the know about some of the latest software updates relevant to crowdfunders, including recent developments at Dropbox, Kickbooster, Backerkit and Crowdox.
Is it cool to reach out to Kickstarter creators whose projects you’ve backed in the past to ask them to help you with your project? Tyler answers this ComixLaunch listener question and more in this “Ask ComixLaunch” Q&A style show.
Tyler opens the ComixLaunch mailbag and answers listener’s biggest questions about launching an email list the right way.
Every year, creators are raising hundreds, thousands, even tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars for their dream projects. But who cares what’s possible for them… how much funding are YOU likely to raise for your crowdfunding campaign? In this session, Tyler will share how to predict with “scary” accuracy, how much funding you’re likely to raise on Kickstarter and will give you access to a new free ComixLaunch tool to predict the funding potential of your next Kickstarter.
Behind every successful project is a great idea. And yet, many creators who launch on Kickstarter quickly discover that a great idea alone isn’t enough to get funded. In this session, Robots vs. Princesses creator Todd Matthy shares lessons learned after an unsuccessful first Kickstarter, and the action steps he’s taken to help make his relaunch a success.
Building a large and engaged email list is the key to launching successfully on Kickstarter and beyond. So why are so many creators still procrastinating on starting or growing their list? This mini-training episode will break down the myths and mistakes that are keeping you from a bigger fan list and a better relationship with your audience.
While most listeners of ComixLaunch are willing to blaze their own paths to independently plan, launch, fund and fulfill their creative projects, that doesn’t mean they aren’t also open to the idea of working with publishers to reach a broader audience. In this session, comics lawyer Dirk Vanover returns with some sage advice on some things creators should consider before signing a contract with publishers.
How do we get press coverage for our projects, especially if we’re not a big name in the industry or have the backing of large publishers or PR teams? In this session, writer and comics journalist Forrest Helvie (Newsarama, Marvel.com) shares actionable tips and strategies for getting more reviews, interviews and press coverage for your projects.
What’s the difference between pros and amateurs? When the pros finish playing a game, they study film… they examine what worked, what didn’t, and what they can do better next time. The same goes for taking your Kickstarter launches to the next level… this podcast will walk you through how to do a Kickstarter postmortem.