Kickstarter · Fundraising

Best way to promote your project at kickstarter?

Anonymous

March 24th, 2015


I'm able to successfully post my project to kickstarter. People can get their website approx $29.9/year (including domain name, premium hosting with cdn support, 10 emails (5GB each), complete website, easy to use templates designer etc). How can i promote it to get maximum backers?

John Seiffer Business Advisor to growing companies

March 24th, 2015

I'm no expert, but from what I know, Indiegogo does a better job of hand holding and helping you launch a project than Kickstarter. But for either platform to be successful you have to do the work of building up a following - at least initially - with people and followers you've gotten BEFORE you launch. The era of "Build it and they will come" has passed (if it ever existed)

John Seiffer Business Advisor to growing companies

March 24th, 2015

Get it out to everyone you know and try to build momentum quickly - that helps carry things over to the people you don't know.

Kyle Fowers Founder at Gear Backer

March 24th, 2015

What is your project?

Nathan Gaydhani Strategic Partnerships & Research Consultant

March 24th, 2015

Why do you want crowdfunding for this? it sounds like you just need to market it properly. Crowdfunding is to raise investment in a one-off period to allow you to develop your product.

People will want to know why you need the money and how you are going to reward them for early investing. If you already have a product you just need a sustained marketing platform that you can start to promote everywhere you can.

Christopher Wilson Tech product manager, Infusionsoft expert, process automation fanatic, veteran startup exec, & seasoned pitch man.

March 24th, 2015

There are many resources out there that will teach you how to promote your kick starter campaign, there's a great podcast called "Crowdfundubg Comebacks" However, and I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, most of the groundwork needs to be done *before* you actually post on Kickstarter. A lot of preparation and building of the following of people before the project goes live is really the key aspects based on what I've read and learned. I'm not done one myself, but it seems like quite a bit of work.

Anonymous

March 24th, 2015

Kyle Fowers, 

Its a turnkey solution. where you'll get everything you need to lunch a professional website like domain name, premium hosting with CDN support, online template designer, 100+ pre-build templates, 40+ components, 10 email addresses and premium support. Product is based on research published in IEEE so it is very much optimized.

Anonymous

March 24th, 2015

Nathan Gaydhani, product is more than 90% complete, i need to buy production servers and CDNs so that i can provide better solution to customers. Thats why i need money :(

Anonymous

March 24th, 2015

Thank you Christopher Wilson, yes you are right. Many people are suggesting that i should have done this before posting the project. So should i cancel the project and report project after doing ground work?

Christopher Wilson Tech product manager, Infusionsoft expert, process automation fanatic, veteran startup exec, & seasoned pitch man.

March 24th, 2015

That's a judgement call. Learning is key, so what you learn how you can do later even better. BTW, I have something I want to share, send me a private message.

George Lambert Interim CTO - CTO's for Hire

March 25th, 2015

Have you looked at building a scalable cloud buildout solution so that you only need to buy servers as your customer demand requires it?  There are great options for that. 

Give me a call and I can give you some options and details. 

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