MemberDecember 10, 2021 at 10:58 pm20 Forum Points
Evan and I are setting up for our next Kickstarter. It’s a continuation of Legends of the Realm, going into a brand new adventure. You can check out the campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcaneinkdustries/legends-of-the-realm-1-the-floated-dream?ref=5mddud&token=4bb3dfdb
I am currently in the state of feeling stuck. As the writer, you reach a certain point in prep where you don’t see a lot of things that you can do, and what you can do doesn’t have really visible, tangible results. I’m currently trying to figure out what I can do to help build the campaign.
For writers, what do you do to really maximize your kickstarter prep? Any review sites or areas that you try to maximize your time on?
Thank you so much in advance.
MemberDecember 11, 2021 at 2:08 am
Buddy gave a great interview with Brian Pulido on this very topic back in April.
The big takeaways from that video (at least for me) were:
Start a newsletter to update people on your progress, post weekly. This is a crucial step in marketing.
Ask people to sign up for your newsletter every chance you get, doesn’t matter who. If you don’t ask, they won’t sign up. (I’ll say “yes” for sure)
You will get more people saying “no” than “yes”, that’s normal, focus on the “yes” people.
Kickstarter can work for you and it can work against you.
Don’t break your back, or the bank, trying to come up with reward tiers. Some things will work, some won’t.
Finish your project before starting your Kickstarter.
Don’t think of this as your “one shot”. You need to be open to trial and error.
MemberDecember 14, 2021 at 6:28 am20 Forum Points
6 months before kickstarting start talking about it
build the KS 5 months before launch
Get book done if possible before launch
pay attention to trends and what other people kickstarting is dong
read about the algorithm changes currently going on through goggle searches
Make your fan base aware of coming KS with teaser images once a week
make the launch special make the video 1 month before and put it on you tube do not use copyright music
get your team a plan of action
make sure if possible to get nick rewards ahead of times to avoid price increases
pay attention to postal rate and supply issues
AdministratorDecember 18, 2021 at 9:27 pm
Here’s another video worth checking out. We spoke with Mike Dolce of Sire Studios about how he runs #Kickstarter events.