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Sorry to bother you, but I was interested in participating in Zine Quest 2024 with a project of mine. However, I seem to see that on Kickstarter they haven't updated the page about it, and I don't understand how I can get my project to join the initiative. Do you by any chance know anything about how to participate and what steps I need to take? Thank you
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Estir from sucker for love, currently at 189 order with 94%. Not mine but a huge fan of the series and hopeing this subreddit could help.
Hi. How can I start a KickStarter Project? I’m trying to start a 3D KickStarter Project.
I’m happy to say after years of work I’ll finally be launching a Kickstarter soon. I want to open my product up globally to see what countries generate the most interest. The product would fit in a 12”x12”x12” box and weighs 10 pounds.
Once the business grows large enough I will get my product sent directly from the manufacturer to other countries. But for now, I need to get a rough idea what it would cost to ship smaller quantities all over Europe so I know what to charge on the Kickstarter.
Thanks for your help.
For anyone who wants to show off their business, an NFC gold wrapped business card could be something to consider! All information found on the Kickstarter project page:
Does anyone know of any case studies for engineering product based kickstarters, for example projects that have a physical product with electronics, metal components, functional parts (pumps, motors, lights), for example an electrical kitchen appliance, game console, powered tool, 3D printer)?
I want to learn more about the difficultly of mass manufacture of an engineering product from prototype to fulfilment and want to see example of failed or successful kickstarters.
I publish roleplaying game called Mecha Vs Kaiju. I'm good at writing, but I suck at promotion.
My last Kickstarter failed because I didn't have enough followers. I have neither the time nor inclination to be online enough to generate interest. However I've found two ways to automate my outreach (still working on one on one engagement).
The first thing I did was start using IFTTT (IF This Then That), a website for automating damn near everything. I set it to automatically cross post anything going on Instagram to Twitter. Using the Meta Business Suite I can automate my posts so I have something going out every day to my Facebook page and Insta, which then goes on Twitter. Working on a way to do that on Mastodon and hoping they'll have something for Bluesky soon. Cost a few bucks for a year.
The other thing I did was hire a personal assistant on Fiverr. For $5 an hour they will log into my twitter, follow a specific hashtag (#SelfPromoSaturday or #TTRPGrising), click on every post, like it, paste a message I give them advertising my website, then like and follow everyone on that thread. In two days I've gained 10 followers. It all feels like money well spent.
We hope this message finds you well and filled with holiday cheer. We're reaching out with gratitude and a humble request for your valuable insights. Our Christmas-themed campaign has embarked on a journey, but the funding isn't quite aligning with our festive dreams.
As passionate members of the 3D community, we believe your creativity and expertise could illuminate a path forward. We warmly invite you to share your thoughts and suggestions.
I remind you that the #AlienCat2 #NES and #SNES #kickstarter starts on December 15th, you can play the demo using the link below.
I'm currently fully funded and I have some orders to fulfill. Trouble is, we have small batch size (little more than a hundred orders), and individual international shipping out of Hong Kong to the US/EU is looking expensive. Does anyone know of a good solution? I've tried reaching out to 3PLs but many are tailored for larger scales. Thanks!
Hi, for a 30day campaign, after launching and first 3 days, what would a better time to use another newsletter service? in the 2nd or 3rd week? or wait till last a few days? the last a few days may have a higher conversion rate but some people may only open the newletter after a few days which is too late?
Also, in which weekday in a week would be best time to send?
And, for those newsletter services, do they send newletter to emails all their have or do they have a system so only send to part of it based on your payment and category of the project?
I just tried out TikTok Promote with 5USD and I got like 10x the results from IG Reels boosting
Wanted to ask if anyone has tried getting backers like that, since I understandt TT audiences may not be the best target BUT is so much easier to get more followers, not sure about backers tho
Thanks in advance for any answers!
✨ Exciting News! 🚀 Embrace the magic of the season with our Kickstarter campaign for 'Jolly Warriors'! 🌟
🌟 We're doing things a little differently this time – no stretch goals, just pure holiday joy! 🎁✨ With your small contribution, you unlock ALL the enchanting files and goodies from our festive project.
🎅🌈 Let's make this Christmas extraordinary together! 🌟🚀
Thank you so much for your support over the last 3 years. People using Reddit who originally found me from my tutorial articles on /r/Kickstarter and /r/Gamedev have fundraised over $25M so far. (Shoutouts to RTI Realtime Immersion, Co Print Chromaset, Redux Watches, TSTAND 2, Dracula's Curse, Tavern Talk, Kristala, and over a hundred more successful launches I can't possibly fit here)
During part of this time, with your support, I also worked with LaunchBoom to direct the development of the LaunchBoom Consulting and LaunchBoom Accelerator product, resources, materials, along with managing their consultant staff. From 2021 to mid-2022, we raised an additional $7M between hundreds of prelaunched projects.
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Not mine, but this Kickstarter only needs another €38 to get funded. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nonpaper/creatures-of-the-cosmic-darkness?ref=android_project_share
It seems like 5 years ago Kickstarter had such a buzz and less competition that it was a boon to starting a project. The buzz it would create would cover their cost. These days it seems like competition is fierce and from the marketing professionals I’ve talked to it is much harder to get traction, which equates to a much higher marketing spend.
If I’m going to drop that money on marketing I wonder if it’s worth doing the campaign at all? I could just be selling the product at MSRP and maybe offer a discount, but the expectation wouldn’t be at the same discount as it usually is on KS. Also, I wouldn’t lose 8% on their fees.
Would I be better served just launching after I have my product ready to sell, offering a 10-20% discount for the initial run?
Does KS really make a difference in reach on a practical level?
What exactly happens when you click "I'm ready to launch"? Does it start instantly? Is there an "Are you sure" dialog? Is there further work you need to do to successfully go live?,