Reaching Your Kickstarter Goals
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Reaching Your Kickstarter Goals

A preview of my paid course. It contains lots of information that can be used to create a great Kickstarter campaign.
3.3 (160 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.
8,672 students enrolled
Created by Richard Haberkern
Last updated 5/2013
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
  • 17 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to properly setup your Kickstarter campaign
  • Important steps you must take that lead to a project's success
  • Tracking your Kickstarter campaign along the way
  • Reaching your funding goals and how not to drown in the process
  • Simple Marketing techniques that will lead to more web traffic
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  • An idea, elbow grease, and the desire to succeed
  • A computer with an internet connection wouldn't hurt either!

So, you have an idea for a project, but you need money to make it happen.  After my resounding success with Soundlazer and Lumapad, I'm here to show you how to use Kickstarter to turn your idea into a reality! 

This is a free preview of my paid course that contains lot's of useful information to help you create a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Who is the target audience?
  • You, the dreamer, the entrepreneur, the Garage Inventor, the Do-it-Yourselfer, Anyone looking to turn their idea into a successful reality!
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Curriculum For This Course
1 Lecture 00:41

I tried to make this new Udemy courses fun and fast paced so you can learn quickly without having to sit through long lectures.  I had a great time making these videos so I hope you enjoy them.  Don't be fooled by the short format, there is lots of great information that will help you launch a great Kickstarter project. 

Sit back and relax because you are now enrolled in:

Reaching Your Kickstarter Goals

In this free preview of the paid Master's Course , I will give you some great tips to help you reach your Kickstarter goals.
Why Kickstarter?
1 Lecture 01:13

Upgrade to the Master's course now!

If you are enjoying this series and want to learn how to zip past your goal by 200%. 300% or more, join my Master's Class  now.

Rules of Kickstarter
Looking at Your Goal
1 Lecture 04:40
It takes some money to turn your idea into a reality.  Crowd funding offer's a great way for anyone to raise these funds.  
Make sure to estimate manufacturing, shipping and other costs when determining your goal amount.
Important costs and fees to remember:
  • The cost of building your prototypes and backer rewards
  • Domestic and International shipping costs
  • 10% Kickstarter fees
Make your potential backers comfortable with supporting your project. 
Let go of your idea and make it happen!
The Importance of Setting Realistic Goals
2 Lectures 02:23
In this lecture, you will learn how to tailor your video to reach your backers.  

Be sure to stay focused and never give up.  There may be similar ideas out there but the trick is making your project unique enough to make people want to back it.
There may be other Kickstarter guides out there but now you are learning from someone who has been successful on Kickstarter many times and has raised over $250,000.00

These free tips and tricks are my way of saying thank you and giving back to the crowd funding community.
Know Your Audience and How to Target Them

Who is the Kickstarter audience and why participating in the crowd funding community is important.

Surpassing your Kickstarter goal

I have worked hard over the last year to compile a list of tricks that have worked for me in my successful crowd funding projects.  It isn't hard to be successful on Kickstarter.   You just need to follow some basic guidelines and know the tricks to reaching your audience while motivating them to back your project.

If you want to learn the secret to surpassing your goal and having a hugely successful Kickstarter project, be sure to join my Master's Class  now.  

Getting Your Project Seen
It's All About the Video
1 Lecture 02:05
You don't need to make your video look as professional or polished as these but you do need to follow some basic guidelines as outlined in this lecture.
Fundamentals of a Good Kickstarter Video
Tracking Your Progress
1 Lecture 02:14
Many project creators overlook some of the most important features within the Kickstarter control panel.  
In the Master's Class , you will learn how to use the Kickstarter Dashboard to help track where you are headed and how to increase your number of backers.
  • You must contact blogs, websites and other media during the duration of your project
  • The first three days are most important
  • Use the Kickstarter Dashboard to track your progress.
An Introduction to the Kickstarter Dashboard
Your Project is Done! But, What's Next?
1 Lecture 02:21
Congratulations, by following the steps in these videos you are on your way to a successful Kickstarter project.  
Don't forget, It is important to anticipate high shipping costs and other unforeseen expenses.  
Now the real work begins.  Make sure you fill all your backer rewards!

This lecture shares a few pointers to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Surpassing your Kickstarter Goals

Be sure to join the Master's Class  and learn the tricks I use to zip past my Kickstarter project goals.

Fulfilling Delivery Demands and Looking Ahead
Surpassing your Kickstart Goals!
1 Lecture 01:06
I hope you have enjoyed this course.  Remember, there is still a great deal of information to learn that could propel you way beyond your Kickstarter goals.  

Be sure to sign up for my 
Master's Course  and learn even more tricks that I use everyday to create successful Kickstarter projects and reach my goals.

Please don't forget to rate this course and leave me feedback!
Final Notes
About the Instructor
Richard Haberkern
3.3 Average rating
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8,743 Students
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An American Inventor

I have been tinkering with electronics and inventing for most of my life. I enjoy experimenting with all sorts of technologies and prefer to work on odd and unusual ideas that may lead to viable products.

More recently, I discovered the power of crowd funding and have been very successful at using it to build some cool inventions.  With multiple successfully completed projects and more than $250,000.00 raised on Kickstarter, I have mastered the techniques needed to have a great Kickstarter campaign.

Now I want to show you how you can be an inventor or raise funds for you next big idea!