Crowdfunding · Kickstarter

Jumpstarting Kickstarter Funding - What's Your Secret?

John Volturo Strategic Management Executive | Brand and Multi-Channel Marketing Specialist

May 29th, 2013

What's the best method you've used to jumpstart funding on Kickstarter? Just launched Scriball on it. Thanks.

Blake West Software Engineer at Hint Health

May 29th, 2013

If you already launched, this might be a tad late... BUT... here's a link to a pretty incredible post from someone who raised 100k on Kickstarter in 10 days. It's his whole game plan, strategy, the e-mails he used. Real nitty gritty. 

http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2012/12/18/hacking-kickstarter-how-to-raise-100000-in-10-days-includes-successful-templates-e-mails-etc/


Robert Clegg

May 29th, 2013

Should be spending 12--15k on a 3 month PR campaign to drive people there. 

Jessica Alter Entrepreneur & Advisor

May 29th, 2013

Check out this thread as well - already has some thoughts and examples http://members.founderdating.com/discuss/139

John Volturo Strategic Management Executive | Brand and Multi-Channel Marketing Specialist

May 29th, 2013

Thanks Blake! John Volturo | Founder + CEO | Scriball Watch Our Kickstarter Video And Donate Founder + CEO M: 310-880-6645

Chandra Jacobs

June 2nd, 2013

Also would be interested to hear why you chose Kickstarter v. Indiegogo?

Shannon Ong

June 9th, 2013

I totally agree with Blake West,  my friend actually was on the founding team at Soma and worked on the Kickstarter.  He also developed a chrome app for Kickstarter you should download. And yeah a lot of the work is all prework I'm afraid,  But since you are live, if you haven't hired any interns/marketing help yet do so. I hired two interns for my kickstarter who helped try to get publications and articles about my kickstarter, paying them based on commission,  higher the page rank, higher the payout.  See if you have connections via Linkedin and Facebook graphs to anyone at Kickstarter,  if you can get it in the editors pick you will be golden.  Your first 10 days are critical,  follow everyone who works at Kickstarter on Twitter.  Good luck!

Phil Mitchell Founder at Larkwire

May 30th, 2013

Here's another nice run-down on a very successful campaign: http://www.hackthings.com/its-not-just-luck-how-to-succeed-on-kickstarter/