Learn to Raise the Funds You Need via Crowdfunding
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Learn to Raise the Funds You Need via Crowdfunding

Learn how my business startup used these low-rick secrets to create a successful crowdfunding campaign.
4.3 (29 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.
3,407 students enrolled
Created by Johnathan Leow
Last updated 3/2015
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  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • 22 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Over 65 lectures and 5.5 hours of content
  • Make a great video that generates buy-in from backers
  • Learn to build a hungry audience and buzz before you even launch!
  • Learn the smart way to get PR coverage and drive traffic for your campaign
  • All the strategies,tools,tips and tactics that you can use for your project
  • Gain greater confidence to launch your project
  • 6 video interviews:tap into the minds and experience of these successful project creators/experts
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  • An open mind, and a working laptop or PC with audio. You can also download the worksheets for printing


"Amazing course!

This is the first course I found on crowdfunding which takes learner from concept to downright execution. The course content is very well structured. The material is well - detailed. Instructor has explained everything in a patient succinct manner. Great course. 5 stars." - Kirobo Tashehi

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Get LIVE access to NEW and UPDATED content at zero additional charge after you have enrolled in this course. This course will be regularly updated to bring you the latest tips and information!

Updated 13 Mar 2015: Bonus interview added! - How Novelsys Ampere Raised Over $87,000!

Updated 10 Mar 2015: Bonus book added! - 'The Crowdfunding Checklist"

Updated 20 Nov 2014: Bonus slides added! - 'Lesson 68: FundedbyMe 2014 Slides- 4 Key Things Learnt In My Crowdfunding Journey"

Updated 10 Oct 2014: Bonus book added! - 'The Crowdfunded! Kit Book"


Answer these 5 questions as honestly as you can:

Do you have a dream business that you've always wanted to crowdfund?

Would you like to raise the highest possible amount of money for your business from crowdfunding, with the minimum amount of risk?

Would you like to get things done faster for your crowdfunding project, in less time?

Would you like to learn a cost-effective method that is the favorite of hundreds of businesses like yourself?

If you found something that gave you all these benefits, would you like to get started with it right away?

If you've said yes to any of these 5 questions, you've come to the right place!

If you want to raise big bucks, be warned: the competition for crowd funding dollars is now tougher than ever. That's why you'll need a campaign that gets EVEN GREATER exposure than everyone else. This course is a treasure chest full of crowd funding strategy, tips and tools that will get you to success ahead of your competition.

3 Super Secrets I Wished Somebody Had Told Me Before I Had Crowdfunded My Business Idea:

-Kickstart A Big Flood Of Funds By Launching Effectively Within Your Networks

-Win Over Influencers And Get High Traffic Blog Coverage Midway Through Your Campaign

-Save Precious Time With A 90 Day Launch Plan, Templates And Scripts.

I learnt these three things the hard way, so that you can profit

Having a killer video and a well-crafted sales pitch is crucial for your campaign. But I've found these alone aren't enough to bring in the money- you'll need to learn to reach out to people beyond your own network. Crowdfunding is really a race against time to capture as many eyeballs as you can to take notice of your campaign; the more awareness you get, the better.

You'll get to see over my shoulder exactly how you can use this strategy to profit, and the online marketing hacks I used to raise over six-digits for my business.

I stress that you need no prior marketing experience. Absolutely none. This course will TRANSFORM you from a complete beginner into a crowdfunding BLACK BELT NINJA in just under three days! (*Provided you diligently complete the course)

What This Course Will Cover:

First Things First

-You'll learn how to validate early on if there's demand for your product,and save yourself wasted effort from a failed campaign nobody wants to buy into.

-Learn exactly how to make a viral video, write a killer pitch, and develop attention- grabbing rewards. Even if you are on a tight budget!

Prelaunch Marketing

-Discover how you can leverage on these three best Kickstarter/Indiegogo traffic sources for your business:activating your networks, building a hungry email list and finding influential blogs, to create a ton of buzz before you launch.

Launch It!

-Learn how you can maximise success, when launching your campaign within your networks. You'll get access to ready-made, successful email templates.->>SAVES YOU LOADS OF PRECIOUS TIME!

-Tap into the battle-tested experience and tips from 6 successful project creators and experts I interviewed, and learn to avoid campaign pitfalls.

Maybe you might feel crowd funding is a complicated and mystifying process, especially if it's your first time. But students or business marketers who complete this course will find that the easy, hands-on lessons will drastically shorten their learning curve to just a matter of days, not months!

So if you want someone who's been there, done that to walk you through this, I'm here to empower you to succeed.

Enroll by clicking the "take this course" button, top right, now ... every hour you delay is costing you $100-$10000! ...



Even after you have purchased this course, I assure you that you have the full empowerment to decide if this course is suitable for you. By enrolling in this course now, you will be entitled to a 30-day full money back guarantee. If you're not 100% satisfied with this course, I promise to give you back all your money with no questions asked. This is my appreciation to you for your trust.


Who is the target audience?
  • Entrepreneurs and startup founders/marketers raising funds for the first time
  • Non-profits who are looking at crowdfunding as a new source of funds
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Curriculum For This Course
70 Lectures
On crowdfunding
5 Lectures 15:38

Here is your downloadable guide: The 90 Day Launch Plan

For more great advice on running a successful crowdfunding campaign, please check out my blog. I often post actionable tips often to help you get even more publicity for your crowdfunding campaign. Also, every month I share a breakdown of what I've accomplished for that month, and new things I've learnt

Preview 00:19

Section 1 Notes
3 pages

Section 1 Checklist
1 page
First Things First: Do Thy Research
6 Lectures 24:56
Skipping This All Important Step Will Increase Your Chances Of Failure

Product Messaging Worksheet
8 pages

Testing Product Messaging with Facebook Ads

Crowdfunding Intel 101

Section 2 Notes
1 page

Section 2 Checklist
1 page
First Things First:Prepping For Launch
8 Lectures 34:42

Shooting a Video Even While On A Budget

Developing Your Reward Perks

How to Decide On Your Funding Goal

Things To Cover For Your Campaign's Written Pitch Copy

Campaign Goal Budgeting Spreadsheet

Section 3 Notes
2 pages

Section 3 Checklist
1 page
Prelaunch Marketing:Building Your Email List Early
8 Lectures 17:08
A Free Landing Page Creator: Launchrock

Use An Email Marketing provider:Mailchimp

Tap Into Your Gmail List

Another Goldmine of Contacts: Tap Into Your LinkedIn List

Sample Email Template to Invite People to Join Your Mailing List
1 page

Spreadsheet For Email List

Section 4 Notes
1 page

Section 4 Checklist
1 page
Prelaunch Marketing:Building a Great Influencer/Media list
9 Lectures 30:50
Finding Influential Blogs To Cover You

How To Turn Any Journalist Into Your Ally- HARO

Finding Twitter Influencers To Cover You

2 More Ways To Find Twitter Influencers: Topsy, Followerwonk

One More Place For Blog Coverage

How To Find Anybody's Email On the Planet-Rapportive

Section 5 Notes
2 pages

Section 5 Checklist
2 pages
Prelaunch Marketing:Making Smart Use Of Social Media
5 Lectures 14:04
A Really Smart Social Media Assistant Software- BeatrixApp

Amplifying Your Message With The Power Of The Crowd- Thunderclap

Putting Facebook Friends On Standby For Your Launch

Section 6 Notes
1 page

Section 6 Checklist
1 page
Prelaunch Marketing:Building Influence On Online Communities
6 Lectures 14:12
Google Forum Search Hack

The Mother of All Forums

Meetup.com Hack

Finding LinkedIn Groups

Section 7 Notes
1 page

Section 7 Checklist
1 page
Launch It!
8 Lectures 16:51
Launching To Your Email List: Influencer friends

Launching to Your Email list: "In the know family/friends"

Launching To Your Email List:Mass Acquaintances

Email Launch Templates for Key Influencers,'In The Know' friends,acquaintances

Announcing Your Launch To The Media- BuzzStream

Email Groups Spreadsheet

Section 8 Notes
2 pages

Section 8 Checklist
1 page
Launch It!:Campaign Management
5 Lectures 16:46
Getting featured on Kickstarter/Indiegogo

Automate Tracking of Comments Notification-Kimonify

Crowdfunding Campaign Analytics

Section 9 Notes
1 page

Section 9 Checklist
1 page
Build Your Confidence:Interviews I Did With Successful Project Creators
7 Lectures 02:54:24
How Doros Raised $1,032,168 On Indiegogo With Only $200 Spent!

Andreas Birnik On The Secret Of Twitter Bombardment

Martin Kessler Tells Us Why It's So Important To Plan Your Launch Early

How Elshan Tang Made His Custom Watches Fortune 3 Times Over

Ben Bateman, Assoc Director Of Hardware At Indiegogo Shares Key Success Factors

Arno Smit On Why Teams With Marketing Experience Do Better

Kenneth Lou, CEO and founder of Novelsys Ampere, the world's first wireless charging sleeve, shares with us about his experience running the Novelsys Kickstarter campaign earlier in January this year. I first met Kenneth in July 2014, and he was the very first person whom I shared crowdfunding lessons from my Duet Indiegogo campaign.

He and his team have since achieved insanely alot in the past 8 months.

We're immensely proud of Novelsys!

Check out his campaign here:


Kenneth Lou of Novelsys Shares With Us Why Personal Networks Are Important
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About the Instructor
Johnathan Leow
4.2 Average rating
31 Reviews
4,016 Students
3 Courses
Crowdfunding Advisor, Author, Infopreneur

Johnathan Leow is a crowdfunding advisor. He's the author of "The Crowdfunded Kit!"(book version), and enjoys helping startups with idea validation,crowd-funding and growth hacking strategies. He is based out of sunny Singapore.

During his time as Marketing VP at PROTAG, he launched an Indiegogo project for the tech startup and successfully helped raise funding for the Duet (a smart bluetooth tag that watches out for phones) in 2014.

He has since gone on to be a crowdfunding advisor for over 20 startups,and has been able to connect with many other successful project creators and experts in this field. He writes regularly on crowdfunding topics, and his work has appeared on influential blogs such as TheNextWeb and CrowdfundInsider.

Johnathan holds a BA in Sciences (Information Systems Management) from the Singapore Management University, and was originally trained as a Business IT analyst. But he is really a closet journalist at heart. Once, he even worked as a news reporter for Israel's leading innovation news website,NoCamels.

Johnathan loves whipping up exotic recipes(think Uzbekistani food) in the kitchen, and has a relentless thirst to innovate. Come over to his house for dinner sometime.

You won't regret.