Over the past few years, comic creator Nathan Lueth has racked up a number of successful Kickstarter campaigns. As a result, he now has a healthy inventory of books in his basement he’d love to sell, and is interested in getting tips to make more sales in places off of Kickstarter? In this mastermind style episode, Tyler and a group of talented creators advise Nathan where he should be focusing and what strategies work best for sales beyond Kickstarter?
Highlights of This Session Include:
- Why now is the time Nathan is interested in pursuing sales off of Kickstarter?
- Online or in-person sales… which should comic creators be focusing on now?
- Are retailers an option to make some quick sales, and what might that look like?
- Plus: What makes a mastermind hotseat really work?
This Session is Sponsored by…
…the ComixLaunch MasterMind. Fighting isolation and staying connected with others is more important than ever right now…
If you would you like to meet once a month with a group of serious, like-minded creators to talk about your projects and creative business for mutual support and accountability this year, go to ComixLaunch.com/mastermind and get on the interest list.
New groups will be forming in June and meeting in July!
In the Mastermind Hotseat Today:
Nathan Lueth is a 17-year veteran freelance illustrator, cartoonist, caricaturist, and graphic novelist. He’s worked with Target, General Mills, Inverse Press, Wannabe Press, Writers of the Round Table, and drawn countless thousands of caricatures at fairs across the midwest. He is the co-creator of Impure Blood, a Victorian-flavored epic fantasy graphic novel series, has raised over $50,000 on Kickstarter, written and illustrated short stories for all three Cthulhu Is Hard to Spell comic anthologies. His new series, The Canon of Vangel, went live in May 2022, and he can be heard on the tabletop role-playing game podcast, All Roads Tavern.
In the Mastermind Round Table:
- Scott Harris-King (comic book writer)
- J.S. Earls (multimedia creators, writer & podcaster)
- Shane Chebsey (convention organizer, artist & publisher)
- Jacob Michael Campbell (multimedia artist & designer)
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Okay, creators, I have a question for you…
Right now, how many people are there on this planet who know exactly what it is that you’re trying to create this week, this month, this year, and in the next five years and in your lifetime?
And how many of those people ALSO want AND can help you to achieve those big dreams… and are regularly thinking about what they can do to help you on your mission?
Right now, do you have other creators in your corner who you trust to offer good, knowledgeable support and advice about the issues and struggles you face as a comic creator?
Are these creators who are always going to tell it to you straight, even if it’s not what you want to hear, but what you need to hear to level up?
And are you meeting with these people on a regular consistent basis to talk about these things?
Seriously, how many people do you have in your world right now who fit that full description?
If the answer is “NOT ENOUGH”, then I want you to imagine that there was a small group of high performing creators, who you really respect and you admire, and they constantly had you on their minds.
Imagine you were meeting with them regularly for mutual support, brainstorming and accountability.
Would that make a difference in your creative business and in your life?
If so, then I want to invite you to learn more about the ComixLaunch mastermind groups starting up in July.
Just go to ComixLaunch.com/mastermind to get on the interest list. We’ll be accepting applications for just a short time in June to fill brand new groups who start meeting in July.
A ComixLaunch Mastermind Group could be just the thing you’re looking for to have a massive creative breakthrough in the second half of the year.
So again, ComixLaunch.com/mastermind is where you’ll find all that information.
You’ll get on the interest list and potentially get into an awesome ComixLaunch Mastermind group of your own, and hit the ground running with us in July.
If you had 3 hours of an interns time to give him or her sales related tasks to complete, what tasks would you give him or her?
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