As of October 2015 I just finished my 3rd crowdfunding campaign for a new album which raised over $25,000 USD on PledgeMusic.
In total I have raised over $60,000 USD using the crowdfunding platform for two albums and one book.
In this course I show you the exact marketing strategies I use to engage an audience and gain their support to back my campaigns.
I have put this course together for you - to which you have full lifetime access, including all the updates, for free.
You also get direct access to me to ask any questions you have about setting up and or promoting your campaign.
I "take you by the hand" and "behind the scenes" and show you everything, explaining it in simple detail with videos and written support lectures.
See exactly why I'm so successful with crowdfunding or crowdsourcing - see the stats in the free preview videos, below).
This lecture shows proof that I raised over $60,000 with the crowdfunding platform Pledge Music.
I launched 3 different campaigns: 1 Book and 2 CD's
Crowding allows you to raise many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. Artists, Authors, Inventors, Filmmakers and many others have raised money for their projects successfully.
Crowd funding or peer to peer lending can be a scary thing to get started in but just like anything once you've done it once you can do it again!
Crowdfunding with Kick Starter or any other crowd funding website is a lot of work and coming up with fundraising ideas can be a challenge. However the pay off once you are funded is huge! Do the work now and reap the benefits longterm.
Patreon funding is new on the scene and is great for the individual who is creating on a monthly basis.
Sharing your story or vision when crowdfunding is your most powerful marketing campaign. I tell everyone to add this to their marketing template.
Everyone always asks which platform like: indiegogo vs kickstarter. Let's answer that question.
Indiegogo vs Kickstarter
Share your heart and vision. Light it good, speak clearly and passionately.
Share the charity your going to support if any.
Very important that if you are shipping a physical product that you get the weight and costs for each package and check shipping costs.
Pro Tip Pricing: make sure to check International shipping rates with your post office.
It's important you use eye catching photos that shows clearly what the person will be receiving.
Partnering with a charity shows benevolence and that your trying to fund a greater cause.
- focus on the product and service,
- tell stories behind the product or service
- show creative process,
- Do not say, buy my stuff, buy my stuff, buy my stuff
Video is super powerful in communicating your message not only on YouTube but uploading to Facebook & Instagram as well.
Pro Tip - Video Make sure to include your website to your campaign at the end of every video
If you already play or speak at a lot of events it wouldn't be a bad idea to print out post cards to give out to people. You could also leave these at stores that would fit your product.
Updating your supporters is a great to keep positive rapport and make them feel involved.
Contests are a great way to have them feel a part of your creation. Vote on the color, size, shape, cover, song, photo etc.
You will get tired of marketing your campaign then people will. As long as you keep the ideas fresh and consistent using the techniques of sharing stories and behind the scenes of the campaign. Don't sit back yet, keep pushing, keep marketing, keep creating and posting!
If you can see your going to be hitting 100% soon start ordering your product or products ahead of time
Package it safe, buy bulk envelopes on Amazon and save money.
Make sure to provide great customer service by responding quickly to your customers if they have any questions or problems. Under committ and over perform
1) Double check all your pricing and make sure it covers shipping plus a good profit.
2) Email some manufacturers and start getting quotes for your product or service.
Chris Greenwood: Musician, Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur
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Across the last decade and some change, Manafest has steadily cemented his status as one of the world's most diverse, envelope-pushing and all around uplifting artists. His seamless, lightening-like blur between the spectrums of rap, hip-hop, rock and pop hasn't just led to 300,000-plus album sales and five coveted Juno Award nominations (essentially the Grammy equivalent in his home country of Canada), but also more than 1,000 shows logged over four continents.