The Untold Story Behind Kickstarter Stats [INFOGRAPHIC] See the full infographic below.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about Kickstarter failures that were difficult to find because Kickstarter intentionally prevents failed campaigns from being indexed by the search engines…and how I managed to find (what turned out to be) about 59% of the unsuccessfully funded projects. My article generated a lot of attention, including Mashable and VentureBeat (which republished my post). Kickstartup — Successful fundraising with Kickstarter & the (re)making of Art Space Tokyo. It starts with a book.
Art Space Tokyo is a book best described as a guide to some of the hidden galleries and museums in the city. Editor and co-author Ashley Rawlings and I put the book together in 2008. It sold out within a year and was never reprinted. The book is important to us because we put so much work into its production. But it's particularly important to me because over time this project has come to embody much of my ethos towards publishing, printing and the book as an object. When writing Book in the Age of the iPad, I was largely thinking about Art Space Tokyo. Trends in Pricing and Duration » The Kickstarter Blog. A couple of weeks ago we linked to Craig Mod’s gorgeous and thorough breakdown of his Kickstarter project Art Space Tokyo.
In the post Craig sampled other popular projects on Kickstarter, and explained how their choices and outcomes affected the way he constructed his project. Craig also offers some advice on optimal pricing and project length to future project creators. We were intrigued and impressed by Craig’s research and conclusions, and we’ve now compiled data from our entire database to see how it holds up. Let’s dig in. Successful Kickstarter Campaigns. Kickstarter is an exciting, powerful crowd-sourcing tool that is quickly becoming a must-use for independent artists.
I recently completed a successful (though modest) Kickstarter fundraising campaign for a documentary film I’m producing. This blog post is a summary of principles learned about Kickstarter, gained both through my own experience and through studying other campaigns (both successful and unsuccessful). They tell me that a magician shouldn’t reveal his secrets. Thankfully, I’m not a magician. Required Reading Before you go any further, consider reading some of the following in-depth analyses of successful Kickstarter campaigns: Read all of that. DIY Filmmaking Sucks: Secrets of successful IndieGoGo and Kickstarter crowdfunding. At Sundance this year, the DIY distribution guru Peter Broderick hosted a fast-paced overview of successful crowdfunded projects, sponsored by IndieGoGo.
For anyone interested in trying to raise funds in small denominations (i.e. crowdfunding), it was a rapid-fire boot camp of best-practices. Currently, the two most popular crowdfunding platforms for indie films are IndieGoGo and Kickstarter. The Ultimate Crowdfunding TO-DO list: BEFORE YOU LAUNCH. 7 Things to Consider BEFORE you Launch your Kickstarter Project I get A LOT of requests to help with kickstarter campaigns.
Through trial and error on over a dozen kickstarter projects, hours of lectures at Emerson College, and countless meet ups, phone calls and emails with artists and innovators, I’ve refined a “best practices” list that I share when I decide to get involved with a project. I’ve been fortunate to run my own successful campaigns, but also have helped out on over a dozen innovative artistic endeavors all of which have been successful in some way. What you’ll read here, and hopefully in the future, is what I’ve found to work (to the tune of almost $350k and counting). But at the end of the day, two things are really all that’s required: a good idea and A LOT OF HARD WORK. Disclaimer:This list is not definitive. Story is everything. What successful Kickstarter campaigns have in common. Kickstarter’s unfortunate and inaccurate reputation of being a place where dreams get magically funded has been wholly corrected by recent media coverage.
It has become overly apparent that running a Kickstarter campaign is not easy; it takes a lot of work around promoting and leveraging your networks, exercising every connection you have to drive traffic to your Kickstarter page. Lucky breaks are few and far between. The hidden cost of Kickstarter success. “Crowdfunding isn’t a magic bullet,” Amanda Palmer once told the Daily Dot in regards to her blockbuster $1.1 million Kickstarter campaign.
“You can’t crowdfund without a crowd, and you can’t start a project from scratch and get people interested in it. You need to have some degree of reach and some small starting point. Crowdfunding News and Tips 21 places to promote your kickstarter campaign. Want to get more traffic?
Need help with your campaign? I’ve received a lot of emails, DMs, and facebook messages asking for help with campaign promotion. How To Make A Kickass Kickstarter Video. Kickstarter has become the primary (and best) place to fund your independent, creative project. The beauty of Kickstarter (and other crowd-funding sites like IndieGoGo), is that it gives both independent artists and entrepreneurs the opportunity to undertake projects that may not otherwise see the light of day and also gives potential audiences, customers, and clients the ability to fund projects that they themselves want to see happen.
It's the elimination of middlemen, gatekeepers, and the status-quo. It is the creation of a new freedom for creative projects and products. Kicking Ass & Taking Donations: 9 Tips on Funding Your Kickstarter Project. Kickstarter is getting pretty hard to ignore.
In 2011 alone, creatives used the crowdfunding platform to raise nearly $100 million for projects that ranged from feature-length films and industrial design products to print magazines and pop-up restaurants. Over 11,000 projects successfully met their funding goals. Hack Four: Prototype a Kickstarter Project. It’s Not Just Luck: How to Succeed on Kickstarter. The 3Doodler is one of the biggest successes in Kickstarter history. They raised well over $2 million and sold over 25,000 of their 3D printing pens. We hung out with two of the founders this week in Hong Kong, and they shared valuable details on how they orchestrated their success. They won over the press. The 3Doodler marketing plan was brilliant. Hacking Kickstarter - Marketing tips for your campaign. Fine-Tune Your Kickstarter Campaign With These 12 Tools. The Elevation Dock was one of Kickstarter's first million-dollar projects and is now one of the first products on new crowdfunding marketplace Outgrow.me.Y Combinator, the premier startup launchpad, held its latest demo day this week, with crowdfunding as one of the big themes with this batch of startups.
New sites were launched for specific verticals: Microryza is crowdfunding scientific research grants, Teespring is creating a Threadless alternative, and Watsi is bringing the crowdfunding model to the developing world.Other demoing startups had no desire to compete with Kickstarter, but rather, complement it. BackerKit is trying to make the experience of running a project easier, while Swish makes searching for projects more fun. Fine-Tune Your Kickstarter Campaign With These 12 Tools. Hit Thirty Early: Reaching the Tipping Point on Kickstarter. Kickstarter released a trove of interesting metrics covering their two-year history.
The big revelation? 90% of projects that reach 30% funding will succeed. That's a very low tipping point and just confirms my instinct that the "opening weekend" is a huge pacesetter for the rest of a fundraising campaign. So, here are some key takeaways: 15 Steps for a Successful Kickstarter Project » GMSarli Games. On Twitter, Gareth M. Skarka (@GMSkarka) asked me for some advice about a Kickstarter project he’s planning, so I shared these lessons I learned from the e20 System project. 8 Best Practices for Kickstarter Campaigns. 3 Simple Steps to Creating the Perfect Kickstarter Video. I don’t even have to mention the fact that a crowdfunding campaign without a video only has a 30% chance of success, so it’s safe to say that the video is, hands down, one of the most important pieces of putting together a campaign. Not only are videos the first thing that meets the eye when brought to a campaign page, but they’re also your chance to give the world your elevator pitch.
Within the first few seconds, it’s up to the video creator to pull the viewer in the right direction; whether or not they want to continue watching the video, whether or not they like the idea, whether or not they want to support you....you get it. About Kickspy. 10 Fresh Tips for Your Kickstarter Marketing Strategy. If you’re running a Kickstarter project, it’s important to market your idea to get the maximum number of backers. However, before you even get started with your project, you should plan ahead. RoBo 3D Printer by RoBo 3D Printer. Selfstarter. Manage Your Kickstarter Campaign With This Simple Dashboard. 9 Essential Steps for a Killer Kickstarter Campaign. This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. Four Secrets To A Moneymaking Kickstarter Campaign.
We Failed So You Don't Have To: Four Ways To Avoid A Lame Kickstarter Campaign. Five Ways To Raise $2,000 A Minute On Kickstarter. Eight Crowdfunding Sites For Social Entrepreneurs. Hacking Kickstarter: How to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days (Includes Successful Templates, E-mails, etc.) Mike Del Ponte co-founded Soma, which raised more than $100,000 on Kickstarter using virtual assistants and free apps. I first met Mike Del Ponte two years ago when he was running marketing at BranchOut, a startup I advise.
Before joining BranchOut, Mike had explored a variety of career paths, including preparing for the priesthood at Yale Divinity School and serving as a peacemaker in the West Bank. Earlier this year, Mike came to me with a new product idea called Soma. Soma is, in its simplest form, a high-end competitor to Brita water filters. It combines Apple-inspired design (e.g. sleek glass carafe) with a subscription service that delivers the world’s first compostable water filter to your door. To launch Soma on Kickstarter (and raise $100,000+ in just nine days), Mike and his team used some of the techniques that helped BranchOut grow to 25 million users in just 16 months. You can replicate what he did. Want A Kickstarter Video? That'll Cost Five Figures. Hack Four: Prototype a Kickstarter Project. 10 of the Most Clever Kickstarter Rewards. Kickstarter Project Tracking Swiss Army Knife of Awesome. How Memoto raised $500,000 on Kickstarter, part 1. Still being in something of a shock over the overwhelming response Memoto’s Kickstarter project has had, we feel we need, for reasons of self-therapy if nothing else, to put down in words what has really happened these past few weeks since we launched.
We will do this in two parts, one where we describe the process leading up to the launch of the project and one where we disclose some lessons learned during the actual project. Projets au Top - Financez une App - AppsFunder. RocketHub. Crowdfunding big ideas. Kapipal - Raise Money for Your Dreams!
Welcome to INKUBATO. Crowdfunding, UK fundraising platform for creative & social projects. Collect Money Online — Online Fundraising with CreateaFund. Crowdfunding Creativity. Peerbackers. Strength in Numbers peerbackers is a new way to fund entrepreneurs. It is an online funding platform that allows business owners to raise capital from their “peers”—in small increments—in exchange for tangible rewards to those who contribute. We’re the connectors— our online marketplace directly links business people who are looking for a small amount of start-up or growth capital with individuals who are willing to contribute that funding in small increments. Home - MicroVenture Marketplace Inc - Giving Small Businesses Big Opportunities.
ChipIn. App Wholesale Marketplace for App Developers. Découvrez et soutenez des projets enthousiasmants. Misez sur les plus grands films bientôt à l'affiche - PeopleForCinema. Untitled. BuzzMyBand - Label participatif et communautaire de production musicale.
Kisskissbankbank : collectez des fonds pour réaliser vos projets. Donnez vie aux bonnes idées. Crowdsourcing for market research, innovation and brand development - Chaordix. La communaute entre entrepreneurs et investisseurs. My Major Company - devenez producteur.
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Loans that change lives. Le microcrédit solidaire efficace au service des micro-entrepreneurs. Mutuzz - Révélateur de talents ! IndieGoGo. Online Fundraising Website and Software for Events and Causes.
Crowdfunding Creativity. Using crowdfunding to help raise business investment for UK entrepreneurs. Crowd Funding your startup or product. How do Crowd funding Transactions Work? Entrepreneur posts project including funding amount and time (1 to 90 days) Backers fund the project (money in escrow account) At project completion date, entrepreneur receives funds Often is “All or Nothing” - if project under-funded entrepreneur gets NOTHING, if over-funded gets the over funded amount What Types Of Ventures Can You Get Funding For?
For-profit ventures, non-profit ventures, creative ventures, ambitious ventures Restrictions placed by platforms - E.g., on Kickstarter.com, no ventures dealing in like pornography, violence, firearms, weapons, lotteries, raffles, etc - Kickstarter: project should achieve a goal (not pay (medical) bills, or go on vacation) How Much Money Can You Raise Via Crowdfunding? Why Does the Crowd Donate or Invest? Social product development. Kickstarter. Crowdfunding for Your Business – ProFounder.