The first crowdfunding course given by a crowdfunding platform founder who have been working closely with thousands of people so far, helping them raise millions.
Launched on May 2017, updated May 29th.
There are lots of courses to learn how to raise money on online crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, GoFundMe, and more. But this master course is a whole lot more - it’s a community.
The Fully-Funded Club is made up of people like you: people who have a dream and want to see it come to life. Led by a master crowdfunder who has advised over 4,000 campaigns, this community gives you access to lots of tools to make sure you campaign succeeds:
2.5 Hours of Premium Training
This training is specially designed for busy people who need a step-by-step guide to getting their campaigns up and running, and funded. You’ll receive a full education in the 21st century art of crowdfunding, along with tips, tricks, and hacks to help ensure your success.
* Exclusive Access to SonyaBot
SonyaBot is the world’s first crowdfunding bot - a virtual coach that will keep your campaigns on track and guide you through the crowdfunding process. Designed and programmed by leaders in crowdfunding and chatbot technology, SonyaBot is an exclusive tool for the members of the Fully Funded Club.
* Community Feedback and Guidance
As a club, we’re all in this together. When you sign up for this course, you’ll receive an invitation to join the Fully Funded Facebook Group, in which I personally review your campaigns before you launch, and invite others to share their experience and knowledge. Of course, if you prefer private feedback before your big launch, that’s available as well. Most importantly, you’ll be able to offer your own tips and experiences to others, making you a true Crowdfunding Master.
The Master Class: Subjects to Conquer
Here is an overview of some of the topics we’ll cover:
* The Basics
What is crowdfunding? What are the four types of crowdfunding platforms? What are the main types of crowdfunding campaigns? The latest innovation in the crowdfunding industry and more.
* Designing the Campaign
We’ll take a look at all the details that make a campaign succeed: copywriting, imagery, perks, gifts, updates, videos, and some hidden secrets. You’ll receive a step-by-step formula to ensure you don’t make common mistakes and that everything is pixel-perfect.
* Bringing Backers
The world’s most compelling campaign isn’t worth anything if no one is looking at it! In this segment, we’ll learn how to drive traffic to your campaign, and convert them to backers. Most courses don’t give this section, but we’ll cover it in detail so you can make your campaign go viral!
* The Platforms
We’ll review what the various platforms require, to help you understand how the system works. With some inside information, you’ll be able to get a clear picture of how these platforms work, and how to excel.
* Efficiency and Effectiveness
Let’s be honest: running a successful crowdfunding campaign is a means, not an ends. You’re busy with your vision, not just in funding it! You’re busy, so we’ll review tools, tips, tricks and hacks you can use to expedite the process, so you can focus on the things you really love.
* Private Reviews
This is actually my favorite part! I offer FREE reviews of your campaign before you go live. You’ll receive a personal, custom video report of your project by email, so you can make last minute adjustments and improvements. Of course, you’ll have access to SonyaBot - a virtual crowdfunding coach who will keep you on track!
Is a Crowdfunding Course Really Necessary?
According to a recent report by the World Economic Forum, crowdfunding is becoming one of the workforce’s most valued skills; i Whether you are an artist trying to bring your art to life, a social entrepreneur trying to bring change, a business entrepreneur looking to bring a new idea to the market, or a nonprofit who saves lives, you'll need to raise money. As crowdfunding becomes more and more a part of the mainstream New Economy, you’ll need every advantage you can get to stay ahead of the competition. Like any skill, learning to crowdfund requires study, practice, and guidance.
About the Instructor
In 2012, I launched a nationwide crowdfunding platform that remains a leading destination for people looking to fund their dreams. As its founder, I personally consult many of the campaigns launched, ensuring that thousands of founders raised millions of dollars. Every day, I speak with new visionaries, helping them craft compelling and successful campaigns and designing tools to help ease the process. I speak fluent “crowdfunding” and have been featured by outlets like Forbes, Bloomberg, and more. I even built the world’s first crowdfunding-bot, named SonyaBot, that earned the press’s attention and praise. In fact, I’ve been lecturing about crowdfunding for years: offering courses and workshops, advising students in universities, startup accelerators, and leading workshops at Google Campus. As one of the earliest writers on the subject of crowdfunding, my articles have been published throughout the web. But most importantly - I simply love what I do. Crowdfunding is the world’s great equalizer - any idea can be recognized for its merit, and get funded. Helping people realize their visions is my passion.
This Course is an Investment
I realize that this course may be more expensive than others. And you’re trying to raise money, which means you aren’t looking to make unnecessary purchases! Well, I’m looking for *serious* visionaries who are committed to joining the Fully Funded Club. With my unique background as head of a crowdfunding platform, and the specialized tools and perks you can only receive here, I’m confident this course will significantly improve your success rates! If you follow the course and make use of the community, you’re campaign will be rewarded for your initial investment in this class.
Crowdfunding is all about using the power of community to make dreams come true. Well, the Fully Funded Club is a community as well, and if you’re ready to take the next step, we invite you to join us. Is there anything else you want to know? I’m eager to hear from you. You can reach me here, anytime.
I’m looking forward to hearing about your vision, and working with you to realize it!
You'll learn to "speak crowdfunding" with some basic, must-known, concepts. This is very basic so if you are familiar with the crowdfunding Eco-system feel free to skip.
As a crowdfunding platform owner I will give you a peek on how the platform think and what it means for you.
The most important element in your video is your script. I'll show you a template for the perfect script (used by Barack Obama, Steve Jobs and thousands of great speakers).
This important case study will sum up what we have learned so far. We'll also use it in the rest of the course frequently so don't skip it
You'll learn how and where to promote your crowdfunding project on Facebook for free (there is another section about paid promotion).
You'll learn to write efficient subject lines and emails, how to use Mailchimp to send them and how to analyze your performance.
You'll learn how to do mail merge and also how to promote your crowdfunding project through other people's newsletters.
You'll learn how to find relevant influencers on Twitter to engage with. I'll also introduce you to a cool Twitter analytics tool. And...I'll introduce a tool to automate your Twitter campaign day-to day activity.
You'll know how to find relevant marketing channels on Linkedin.
You'll know what is Reddit, how to find relevant audience and also learn important tips and tricks
For some crowdfunding campaigns, ProductHunt could be more effective than being featured on Forbes. Learn what it is and why any crowdfunder must know ProductHunt
Learn how and with which tools you can incentivize others to market your crowdfunding project for you
You'll learn how to find and reach out to relevant journalists and get important tips regarding the entire process. You'll also get access to emails that got some of my projects featured on very big publications.
Youtube is a powerful promotion channel, this is how you can use it (mainly with paid promotion)
SonyaBot gives you daily marketing tasks to help increase your crowdfunding success rates. It can be used, together with this course as a working plan. Completed the course? Request access to SonyaBot by sending me a PM on Udemy
I'm Arik Marmorstein, the founder and CEO ofa leading Israeli reward-based crowdfunding platform, and the creator of the first crowdfunding bot (featured on ). I personally helped (actually talked to most of them) thousands of people raise millions on my site. I know well how crowdfunders think and feel before, during and after the campaign, I can speak "their language".
This knowledge helped me build SonyaBot, the first crowdfunding consultant bot who gives you daily marketing tasks that get you funded, it got more than 15K messages so far and is endorsed and recommended by other platforms.
I lecture and mentor about crowdfunding in universities, startup accelerators, law firms and more, and I also write about it on Medium, VentureBeat and more. People who have been in my intensive crowdfunding workshop rated it 9-10.
I LOVE what I do.