Crush Kickstarter: The Crowdfund Academy
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Crush Kickstarter: The Crowdfund Academy

Learn to successfully launch a crowdfunding campaign and grow a product-based business through Kickstarter or Indiegogo.
3.5 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
780 students enrolled
Created by Matt Ward
Last updated 1/2015
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  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • 20 mins on-demand audio
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Crowdfund a product based business on Kickstarter or Indiegogo and build a kick ass business.
  • Market a crowdfunding campaign to reach mass audiences.
  • Turn a invention or product into a full time, sustainable business.
  • Quit their jobs and turn to product development and business growth full time to propel their Kickstarter company.
  • Take the next steps towards creating a crowdfunded business success.
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  • The more familiar with crowdfunding you are, the easier it will be. That said Crushing Kickstarter covers everything you need to know, regardless of skill level.

Crush Kickstarter is YOUR intro course into the world of crowdfunding success. Our short mini course is designed to show you the ropes of Kickstarter, create a strong foundation from which to build your crowdfunding campaign and save the time and hassle of researching everything yourself.

The video course includes screencasted guides, video discussions and highlight summaries to take even the novice crowdfunding creator up to a level of campaign success and prominence.

The entire mini course can be completed in a day or two if your crowdfunding campaign is rushed but it's really advisable to spend more time fine tuning and researching your product success.

Take this course only if you are serious about building a business and launching a product and want to use Kickstarter or Indiegogo to make this dream happen!

Who is the target audience?
  • This Kickstarter course is meant for inventors and entrepreneurs serious about building crowdfunded businesses.
  • This crowdfunding class is not a get rich quick, or even easy solution to making money. This is step-by-step guide to crowdfunding covers each and every hurdle campaign creators encounter.
  • The class is mention for serious, success minded entrepreneurs willing to work to create long term growth and business success.
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Curriculum For This Course
11 Lectures
Crowdfunding 101
5 Lectures 09:56

Welcome to Crushing Kickstarter course, overview of what we shall cover and introduction into the world of crowdfunding success.

Preview 02:21

Your guide to planning crowdfunding campaign goals and strategies to raise more funding.

Preview 02:36

In this video we overview the different platforms and explore the pros and cons of each.

Preview 02:11

Thinking about launching a crowdfunding campaign outside the US? In this module we breakdown exactly what you NEED to know.

Preview 01:30

Understanding crowdfunding is the key to understanding Kickstarter virality. Here we cover how it works and what you can do to game it.

Preview 01:18
Kickstarter Pages
3 Lectures 23:49

An in-depth video case study of the $1.3 million HEXO+ crowdfunding campaign, including successful strategies they used and how you can emulate their copywriting success.

Preview 10:55

Rocking rewards is crucial to crowdfunding success. Let's look at what goes into appealing rewards which captivate and compel backers to buy.

9 Habits of Highly Effective Kickstarter Rewards

Detailed case study demonstrating how to effectively use storytelling to fuel a Kickstarter success.

Crowdfunding Lessons
3 Lectures 19:51

Learn from legions of Kickstarter before you and crush your campaign.

9 Legendary Lessons from Dozens of Crowdfunding Campaigns
6 pages

In-depth interview with Neyma Jahan, founder of SmartMat on funding, business development and successfully promoting a crowdfunding campaign.

PS. They raised over $300k

Kickstarter Marketing

Crushing Kickstarter Next Steps
1 page
About the Instructor
Matt Ward
4.5 Average rating
24 Reviews
1,392 Students
2 Courses
The Producers Behind the Top Crowdfunding Podcast

Hey guys my name's Matt Ward and I'm a crowdfunding consultant, columnist, coach and hopefully the guy whose going to help you fund your dream.

I run Art of the Kickstart, the biggest and most robust resource for crowdfunding campaigner and product interviews online and work to help inventors and entrepreneurs build better businesses. I've interviewed over 100 crowdfunding campaign creators, case studied dozens more and consulted for clients creating incredible businesses.

Now my goal's to expand all that and help you fund your product, fund your business. Hopefully this course helps you take action and create something special. That's what crowdfunding's all about right?