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Landing Pages for Crowdfunding Campaigns

By | May 10th, 2017|Blog|

WHAT IS A LANDING PAGE? Studies show that 85% of people don’t know what a landing page is. A landing page is just another page on your website designed for a specific purpose. Usually, that purpose is to grow your email list which is extremely important to a crowdfunding campaign. In the simplest form, a landing page is [...]

Kickstarter 101: 10 Ways to build your email list

By | February 20th, 2017|Blog|

If you read my previous write-up about email marketing then a few of these will be familiar. But for the rest of you, you should check out the post. If you're not building an email list you're making a huge mistake. You may not have a prototype, you may not have a price or a team [...]

Crowdfunding 101: How to connect with bloggers

By | February 13th, 2017|Blog|

Hundreds. I receive hundreds of messages about "please promote my campaign. Post about my campaign" or "I think you might like"... Followed by a link to a crowdfunding campaign. Here's a screen shot! ----------INSERT PIC-------------- Most of these I will entertain to the point of clicking on the link, and reviewing the campaign. Best case scenario, [...]

3.9 What does it take to be the top Kickstarter fashion project?

By | February 8th, 2017|Crowdfund Genius|

http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/3.9_What_does_it_take_to_be_the_top_Kickstarter_Fashion_Project__1.m4a YOU WILL LEARN: How to find press through LinkedIn How to pitch a journalist on LinkedIn An early bird rewards strategy explained The power of an influencer to raise $79K in a day Best tool used by Joanna and the Knix Wear team Why a variety of rewards isn't always the best option Why an [...]

Email marketing for Kickstarter / Indiegogo campaigns

By | February 7th, 2017|Blog|

When you wake up in the mornings what is the first thing you do? If you're like most people you check your Facebook, maybe a few other social media channels like Snapchat. I can't help but check my views on Snapchat to see if I've hit my personal goal. But after that, I always go to [...]

3.8 Pay your backers with Kickbooster

By | February 1st, 2017|Crowdfund Genius|

http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/3.8_Pay_your_backers_with_Kickbooster.m4a YOU WILL LEARN: What is a "booster" What is Kickbooster How to set up an affiliate program How to pay your backers for sharing How to entice bloggers to want to share WHO ARE WE INTERVIEWING?  Michael Oduro, Michael went to college in Canada and specialized in economics. After school, he started a few real estate projects [...]

Great crowdfunders back successful campaigns

By | January 31st, 2017|Blog|

What do I mean by "great crowdfunders back successful campaigns?" Simple, if you're planning on running a crowdfunding campaign whether it be Kickstarter or Indiegogo. You should probably back a few campaigns on your chosen platform. For a couple of reasons. REASON #1 The first thing I check when I open a new campaign or I [...]

3.7 Nora crushes $100K Kickstarter goal

By | January 25th, 2017|Crowdfund Genius|

http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/Nora_crushes_a_100K_Kickstarter_goal.m4a YOU WILL LEARN: How many team members to run a successful campaign What PR & Ad agencies to hire & which ones to not Resources used to raise $800K on a Kickstarter campaign How to listen to your backers and show them you're listening Which blog posts to read and not read 1 Tip that [...]

3 Reasons to run a Facebook Unpublished Post or “Dark Post”

By | January 24th, 2017|Blog|

Not only are you going to learn why you should run a Facebook unpublished post but I'm super awesome and I'm going to show you how! This is a bit complex and not for the average user, but if you're just starting out with Facebook ads or experimenting I would be happy to show you how [...]

3.6 How to raise $50K in 2 Weeks

By | January 18th, 2017|Crowdfund Genius|

http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/How_to_Raise_50K_in_2_Weeks.m4a YOU WILL LEARN: A strategy on contacting press Paid advertising with Facebook, Instagram, Adwords The best way to prepare for a Kickstarter campaign Why patience is a huge asset during the planning stages Why you should, and shouldn't launch a Kickstarter campaign Free tools to determine the traffic to different websites CAMPAIGN INFO: Link - Intelligent [...]

Is TIME the number 1 reason crowdfunding campaigns fail?

By | January 18th, 2017|Blog|

90% of first time crowdfunding creators fail. Your success rates on Kickstarter and Indiegogo are less than 45%. Majority of successful crowdfunding campaigns are managed by 2 or more people. In fact, the amount of successful campaigns managed by one individual grows smaller and smaller by the day. The reason for this? TIME! Who has the [...]

Thats Genius: Top Indiegogo Campaigns January 2017

By | January 15th, 2017|Blog|

Here it is! A collection of my favorite Indiegogo campaigns to kick off the 2017 year! Be sure to check out the campaigns below. Back a few if you feel inclined! QUBE light strip; World’s most affordable wifi smart light strip https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wo... Insta360; VR clip on camera for smartphones https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/in... Paragon; The ultimate smart cooking system [...]

What is the Kickstarter Algorithm?

By | January 15th, 2017|Blog|

Long rumored that Kickstarter and Indiegogo both have a "secret" algorithm in place. An algorithm that probably knows whether or not your crowdfunding campaign will be a success or a failure. As previously reported by Mr. Stickler of Kickstarter that the algorithm scans and reviews keyword in each campaign. The algorithm also reviews the creator’s previous [...]

Get More Backers from Facebook Groups

By | January 2nd, 2017|Blog|

There was a time you could post to your Facebook Business page and everyone would see it. Or at least a large percentage of people. Well, those days are long gone. In fact, the new algorithm update suggests that Facebook is now prioritizing posts from your friends and family over brands. Meaning, less and less of [...]

3.5 Equity Crowdfunding 101 with Nathan Rose

By | October 28th, 2016|Crowdfund Genius|

http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/CFG_3.5_Nathan_Rose_Equity_Crowdfunding_101.m4a You will learn: - The ins and outs of equity crowdfunding - How should your campaign page look - Which investors should you be targeting - How to apply and what platform should you choose to run your campaign - How many applicants get turned away from equity crowdfunding platforms - What should you offer [...]

8 Ways to Use Kickstarter Live

By | October 24th, 2016|Blog|

As of recently with “Occam’s Razor” more and more Kickstarter creators are finding new ways to promote their campaign. Now that Kickstarter has introduced streaming live video it was time for me to share a few ways to use live video to promote your Kickstarter campaign. 1. Show off your product! Schedule live sessions to show [...]

7 Reasons Not to Launch a Crowdfunding Campaign

By | September 19th, 2016|Blog|

Last week we talked about 7 reasons to launch a crowdfunding campaign. This week we're going to change it up and get rid of some of the myths and thoughts into running a crowdfunding campaign with 7 reasons you should not launch a crowdfunding campaign. #1 No Crowdfunding video By now you've hopefully done some research into [...]

Facebook Ads & Kickstarter: Detailed Targeting. What You Should Know

By | September 13th, 2016|Blog|

What you will Learn. Why detailed targeting is important How to access detailed targeting Options involved in detailed targeting Better understanding of detailed targeting for crowdfunders Why should you care about Facebook's detailed targeting? Facebook now has over 1 billion users, out of those 1 billion roughly 20% are U.S. users or about 200 million in [...]

7 Reasons to Launch a Crowdfunding Campaign

By | September 12th, 2016|Blog|

Everyone has heard of it, some have tried it, few are successful. There are several reasons to launch a crowdfunding campaign. There are also several reasons not to launch a crowdfunding campaign and that will be coming in next weeks post. #1 Test the Market Everyone thinks they've got a great idea. Whether you're watching Shark [...]

3 Tips to Getting Started with Facebook Ads

By | August 2nd, 2016|Blog|

Facebook advertising is an interesting beast. It can absolutely make your business a fortune, but only if you know how to leverage the system. There are a number of great podcast out there that can guide you through the maze. If you want to start advertising on Facebook you must first educate yourself. I can tell [...]

Top 7 Videos I watched Last week (July 24th – 30th 2016)

By | August 2nd, 2016|Blog|

Trying out a new blog post today. Aside from listening to podcasts I also frequent YouTube. A lot! I tend to watch videos or at least have YouTube video's playing in the background while I work. Are you familiar with the "watch later" playlist? There is sooooo much content on YouTube that can help you grow and [...]

Travel: Top 5 Kickstarter Campaigns, July 2016

By | July 28th, 2016|Blog|

"The Everyday Backpack, Tote and Sling"   by Peak Design Amount Raised - $1,355,391 Backers - 5,805 KICKSTARTER LINK: CLICK HERE Peak Design is no stranger to Kickstarter. Once, the highest funded bag on Kickstarter and winner of several design awards their first bag "The Everyday Messenger Bag" raised over 4 million on Kickstarter with over [...]

Ascent Survival Part 2: Launching a Kickstarter

By | July 26th, 2016|Crowdfund Genius|

What will you learn in this episode? Step by Step: How to use Influencer marketing to build a 5000 person email list Also learn what to look for when considering the use of influencer marketing How to contact Influencers How to start with cross promotion when you have 0 backers What platform was best for Jake [...]

3.4 Ascent Survival Pre-Launch Strategy to Kickstarter

By | July 14th, 2016|Crowdfund Genius|

What will you learn in this episode? The correct way to build an Instagram following through hashtags. 3 Steps to growing that following on Instagram How long will it take to build a following over 10-20K First step Jake took to jumping into the crowdfunding community What is an “Askhole" Overfunding! There’s that word again Why [...]

Troubleshooting your Facebook Ads

By | June 30th, 2016|Blog|

Facebook Advertising can be confusing and frustrating at times. But the payoff is worth it. Like anything, it takes time and practice to become a guru at Facebook advertising. No doubt in my mind when you launch your first advertising campaign it will come with a few headaches. Why is my CPC (cost per click) so [...]

3.3 Vince Ng has raised over $500K for his Kickstarter projects

By | March 21st, 2016|Crowdfund Genius|

Vincent has run 9 campaigns and raised a bunch of money. He has learned more than most of us what it takes to succeed in the crowdfunding space.  If you want to learn from the best, I can think of no other person better at this then Vincent. LISTEN BELOW http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/3.3_Vincent_Ng_Repeat_Crowdfunding_Campaigns__Sporks.m4a Crowdfunding Takeaways Vince has run several campaigns, [...]

CFG LIVE 17: How long should my crowdfunding campaign be for $100K goal

By | March 7th, 2016|Crowdfund Genius|

How to run a crowdfunding campaign. How to run a Kickstarter campaign. CrowdFund Genius LIVE is a LIVE SHOW via Periscope! Follow us @CrowdFundGenius on Periscope! Host ZacBob answers questions about Kickstarter, Indiegogo and any rewards based crowdfunding questions. Q: Vance asks: How long should I run a campaign for if I want to achieve 100K?   [...]

3.2 Crowdfunding Resource Backerclub.co

By | March 7th, 2016|Crowdfund Genius|

Mark & Billy are the co-founders of BackerClub. Mark was originally a crowdfunding creator turned consultant turned entrepreneur.  Both co-founders started out as "crowdfunding fans" or entrepreneurs that can see and appreciate the importance that Kickstarter & Indiegogo have brought to the table.  Check out our latest episode to learn more. http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/3.2_Crowdfunding_Resource_BackerClub.co.m4a HOW TO RUN A [...]

3.1 Havok Racer Chronograph raises $352K on Kickstarter

By | March 7th, 2016|Crowdfund Genius|

How to run a crowdfunding campaign?  Steven a repeat crowdfunder explains how!  You must realize that the model is always changing.  Crowdfunding videos went from interview style, 4-5 minutes to short videos 1-2 minutes. Before crowdfunding videos would try to explain as much information about the product as they could. Now they just want to see the [...]

CFG LIVE 16: So what exactly is crowdfunding?

By | February 29th, 2016|Crowdfund Genius|

How to run a crowdfunding campaign. How to run a Kickstarter campaign. CrowdFund Genius LIVE is a LIVE SHOW via Periscope! Follow us @CrowdFundGenius on Periscope! Host ZacBob answers questions about Kickstarter, Indiegogo and any rewards based crowdfunding questions. Q: @Mischelle O'Neal asks: So what exactly is Crowdfunding? ZacBob: I  read somewhere that people will no longer [...]

CFG LIVE 15: Can I use crowdfunding to build a trading business?

By | January 29th, 2016|Crowdfund Genius|

How to run a crowdfunding campaign. How to run a Kickstarter campaign. CrowdFund Genius LIVE is a LIVE SHOW via Periscope! Follow us @CrowdFundGenius on Periscope! Host ZacBob answers questions about Kickstarter, Indiegogo and any rewards based crowdfunding questions. Q: @HowardBusch asks: Can I use crowdfunding to build a trading business?   http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/CFG_LIVE_15__Can_I_use_crowdfunding_to_build_a_trading_business_.m4a   Ask us a [...]

CFG LIVE 14: When should I choose a platform other than Kickstarter / Indiegogo

By | January 28th, 2016|Crowdfund Genius|

How to run a crowdfunding campaign? How to run a Kickstarter campaign? CrowdFund Genius is a live show via Periscope! Follow @CrowdFundGenius.  Host ZacBob answers questions about Kickstarter, Indiegogo and any rewards based crowdfunding related questions. Q: @TomMorkes asks via Twitter: "When should I choose a platform other than Kickstarter or Indiegogo to Crowdfund X?" ZacBob: [...]

CFG LIVE 13: What makes Kickstarter and Indiegogo the best?

By | January 27th, 2016|Crowdfund Genius|

How to run a crowdfunding campaign? How to run a Kickstarter campaign? CrowdFund Genius LIVE is a LIVE SHOW! via Periscope, Follow @CrowdFundGenius.  ZacBob answers questions from around the internet on Kickstarter / Indiegogo and any rewards based crowdfunding platforms. Question: @Mike Mills asks: What makes Kickstarter & Indiegogo the best option for raising money for [...]

CFG LIVE 12: Rewards for a Podcast crowdfunding campaign

By | January 26th, 2016|Crowdfund Genius|

How to run a crowdfunding campaign? How to run a Kickstarter campaign? CrowdFund Genius is a LIVE show via Periscope! Follow @CrowdFundGenius.  Host ZacBob answers questions about Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and any rewards based crowdfunding related questions.   http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/CFG_LIVE_12__Rewards_for_a_podcasting_campaign.m4a   Q1: @MelissaFrehman Via Kickstarter campus asks, "What sort of rewards can I offer for a podcast project? ZacBob: [...]

CFG LIVE 11: Due Diligence before backing a Crowdfunding Campaign

By | January 25th, 2016|Crowdfund Genius|

How to run a Crowdfunding Campaign. How to run a Kickstarter Campaign.  CrowdFund Genius is a LIVE show via Periscope! Follow @CrowdFundGenius.  Host ZacBob answers questions about Kickstarter, Indiegogo and any rewards based crowdfunding related questions.   http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/CFG_LIVE_11__Due_diligence_before_backing_a_Kickstarter.m4a     Q1: Are there any examples of a crowdfunded government model? ZacBob: I know your government can [...]

CFG LIVE 10: What are the tax implications of a crowdfunding campaign?

By | January 24th, 2016|Crowdfund Genius|

How to run a Crowdfunding Campaign. How to run a Kickstarter Campaign.  CrowdFund Genius is a LIVE show via Periscope!  Host ZacBob answers questions about Kickstarter, Indiegogo and any rewards based crowdfunding related questions.   http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/CFG_LIVE_10__Tax_Implications_of_a_crowdfunding_campaign.m4a     Q1: What are the tax implications for crowdfunding and do I have to limit crowdfunding targeting to sophisticated [...]

CFG LIVE 9: What Crowdfunding platform should I use?

By | January 23rd, 2016|Crowdfund Genius|

http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/CFG_LIVE_09__Which_Crowdfunding_platform_should_I_use_.m4a   Q1: Best Crowdfunding platform for latino families in the US? ZacBob: It's as simple as asking your audience! Q2: How successful are retail crowdfunding campaigns vs tech campaigns? ZacBob: Just as a successful. Doesn't matter if your crowdfunding shoe laces or a smart watch. When it comes to Kickstarter or Indiegogo its all about [...]

Crowdfund Genius Live 1.8 Crowdfunding Q&A

By | November 16th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

Crowdfund Genius Live 1.8 Crowdfunding Q&A http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/LIVE_1.8_Crowdfunding_QA.m4a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwksmk_J4v8   Q1: How much will it cost to hire someone to run my Kickstarter campaign? A: It gets quite pricey! First I recommend that you try it yourself the very first time. It's free! It's not going to cost you very much. You may feel a little bit [...]

Even in Death: A short film from Autism Oklahoma

By | November 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Here in this segment of ZacBob's Picks; I'd like to take the time to share with our audience a local Non-Profit organizational campaign that is taking place right here in Oklahoma City. "Even in Death: A short film from Autism Oklahoma" created by Zac Davis, Jonathan Koelsch, Jerry Bennett, and Justin Rice. This campaign is currently [...]

Crowdfund Genius Live 1.7 Crowdfunding Q&A

By | November 12th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

CrowdFund Genius Live 1.7: Crowdfunding Q&A http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/LIVE_1.7_Crowdfunding_QA.m4a   https://youtu.be/B5yX9I-Fddw Q1: @SYNAPSIS ENERGY ask: Is a website required to do a landing page? What do you recommend to do a landing page?  A: No! Do I recommend it, YES! Now first lets talk about if you don't want to do a website for your landing page and [...]

2.22 How to Make Your Crowdfunding Campaign Go Viral

By | September 23rd, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

2.22 How to Make Your Crowdfunding Campaign Go Viral How to run a crowdfunding campaign? Make your crowdfunding campaign go viral with Overfunding! Setting your funding goal low with the intent of exceeded your crowdfunding goal.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/2.22_Crowdfunding_and_Overfunding.m4a CLICK TO TWEET Crowdfunding Takeaways The key to going viral is "OVERFUNDING". Kickstarter and Indiegogo pick and choose who [...]

Bomber Bracelet is crushing their Crowdfunding goal

By | September 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|

Bomber Bracelet is crushing their Crowdfunding goal  CHECK OUT THEIR CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN HERE Bomber Barrel returns but with a different product on a different platform! Bomber Barrel who was once the highest funded bag on Kickstarter has switched platforms.... And is still crushing it.. When you run multiple successful Kickstarter campaigns and are known for on [...]

Crowdfunding Security with CUJO

By | September 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|

Crowdfunding Router Security with CUJO CHECK OUT THEIR CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN. CLICK HERE Get CUJO! I don't mean the dog, I mean the device that keeps your home and wifi secure. In little over a week 1600 people have already beat you to the punch and for $49 dollars I understand why. This little device doesn't just [...]

Hyperlink $49 Apple Watchband on Kickstarter

By | September 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|

Hyperlink $49 Apple Watchband on Kickstarter LINK TO THEIR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN CLICK HERE It was just a matter of time and now its here. Brand accessory companies that make products like silicon iPhone casings or rugged tablet protection screens have now finally launched affordable Apple watchbands! Being a fanboy and a Kickstarter enthusiast I have to [...]

2.21 Crowdfunding Resource: Funded.Today

By | September 18th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

2.21 Crowdfunding Resource: Funded.Today How to run a crowdfunding campaign? Crowdfunding Resource Funded. Today explains their free up front service and how it can help your crowdfunding campaign reach new heights like Trunkster did.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/2.21_Crowdfunding_Resource_Funded.Today.m4a TWITTER CLICK TO TWEET Crowdfunding Takeaways Zach Smith and Thomas Alvord are cofounders of Funded Today; which is a highly successful consulting business that [...]

2.20 Crowdfunding Resource: Virtual Incubator & Crowdfunding Network

By | September 16th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

2.20 Crowdfunding Resource: Virtual Incubator & Crowdfunding Network How to run a crowdfunding campaign? Manolis shares his crowdfunding resource the Virtual Incubator & Crowdfunding Network. Not only does Manolis have a crowdfunding network of influencers at your disposal he also offers social media services and assists with building your media list.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/2.20_Crowfunding_Resource_VICN.m4a CLICK TO TWEET Crowdfunding [...]

2.19 Crowdfunding Solar Energy with Sunport

By | September 14th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

2.19 Crowdfunding Solar Energy with SunPort How to run a Crowdfunding campaign? SunPort was able to raise 100K through crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Listen in as Paul shows us how to take a never before seen product and raise 100K on Kickstarter.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/2.19_Sunport.m4a [ctt title="Like this episode? Tweet about it!" tweet="Check out this #Crowdfunding case study by [...]

2.18 First Wallet to hit 500K on Kickstarter

By | September 10th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

2.18 First Wallet to hit 500K on Kickstarter How to run a crowdfunding campaign. The Decadent Minimalist Wallet raised 500K on Kickstarter by overfunding their crowdfunding campaign. This is Eriks second Kickstarter campaign and he shares the keys to his Kickstarter success.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/2.18_First_Wallet_to_hit_500K_on_Kickstarter.m4a [ctt title="Like this episode? Tweet about it!" tweet="First wallet to hit 500K on [...]

Crowdfund Genius Live 1.6 Crowdfunding Q&A

By | September 9th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

Crowdfund Genius Live 1.6 Crowdfunding Q&A How to run a Crowdfunding Campaign. CrowdFund Genius is a LIVE show every Friday 8 PM CST via Pericsope! Host ZacBob answers questions about Kickstarter, Indiegogo and any rewards based crowdfunding related questions.  You can get your question answered by tweeting @CrowdFundGenius on Twitter.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/CFG_Live_1.6_Crowdfunding_QA.m4a [ctt title="Like this episode? Tweet about [...]

2.17 Crowdfunding Resource One Spark

By | September 9th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

2.17 Crowdfunding Resource One Spark How to run a crowdfunding campaign. Crowdfunding Resource One Spark comes on to talk about the worlds largest crowdfunding festival that takes place in Jacksonville Florida.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/2.17_Crowdfunding_Resource_One_Spark.m4a [ctt title="Like this episode? Tweet about it!" tweet="Check out this #Crowdfunding Case Study by @CrowdFundGenius http://ctt.ec/1Uc0d+" coverup="1Uc0d"] Crowdfunding Takeaways Meredith O'Malley Johnson is the Community [...]

2.16 Splash Drone raises 300K by Overfunding

By | September 2nd, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

2.16 Splash Drone raises 300K by Overfunding Splash drone was able to raise 300K by effectively contacting the media and overfunding their crowdfunding campaign! http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/2.16_Splash_Drone_rolls_the_Crowdfunding_Dice.m4a Crowdfunding Takeaways Alex Rodriguez is a video producer for over 16 years and is also the founder and CEO of Splash Drone. Splash Drone is a waterproof drone which allows the use [...]

Crowdfund Genius Live 1.5 Crowdfunding Q&A

By | September 1st, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

CrowdFund Genius Live 1.5: Crowdfunding Q&A How to run a Crowdfunding Campaign. CrowdFund Genius is a LIVE show every Friday 8 PM CST via Pericsope! Host ZacBob answers questions about Kickstarter, Indiegogo and any rewards based crowdfunding related questions. You can get your question answered by tweeting @CrowdFundGenius on Twitter.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/CFG_LIVE_1.5.m4a [ctt title="Like what you see? Share it! " [...]

2.15 Crowdfunding Resource: Kickstarter Forum

By | August 28th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

2.15 Crowdfunding Resource: Kickstarter Forum Sal has been in the crowdfunding scene for awhile with his popular forum for Kickstarter. KickstarterForum.org has a ton of case studies, creators looking for cross promotion & plenty of eyes to review your upcoming crowdfunding campaign.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/2.15_Crowdfunding_Resource__Kickstarter_Forum.m4a Crowdfunding Takeaways Salvador Briggman is a very successful entrepreneur who is the founder of Crowdcrux and CrowdfundingForum.com. [...]

2.14 Crowdfunding Social Media Strategies

By | August 26th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

2.14 Crowdfunding Social Media Strategies How to run a crowdfunding campaign? In this episode I go over some of the social media tips and tricks you might have missed or not thought of yet when it comes to the big 3. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I discuss how you can cross promote with other crowdfunding campaigns [...]

2.13 Crowdfunding Resource “400K Crowdfunding Course”

By | August 21st, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

2.13 Crowdfunding Resource "400K Crowdfunding Course" Eli from Mad Hatter Agency comes on to talk about his best selling crowdfunding course on Udemy titled "The 400K Crowdfunding Course." Eli will explain what is inside the crowdfunding course and offers a special price to CFG fans!  http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/2.13_Crowdfunding_Resource__400K_Crowdfunding_Course_.m4a   Crowdfunding Takeaways Eli Regalado is a highly established entrepreneur [...]

2.12 CAMpanion raises 60K thru Kickstarter

By | August 19th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

2.12 CAMpanion raises 60K thru Kickstarter CAMpanion explains how there campaign for a GoPro mount has raised over $60K on Kickstarter & how to contact press for your Kickstarter campaign. All new case study! How to run a crowdfunding campaign. http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/2.12_CAMpanion_raises_60K_on_Kickstarter_2.m4a   Crowdfunding Takeaways CAMpanion campaign was able to raise over $60,130 dollars. CAMpanion is a mount [...]

CrowdFund Genius Live 1.4: Crowdfunding Q&A

By | August 18th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

CrowdFund Genius Live 1.4: Crowdfunding Q&A How to run a Crowdfunding Campaign! ZacBob answers questions from around Twitter on CrowdFund Genius Live on How to run a Crowdfunding campaign! Every Friday 8PM CST on Meerkat & Periscope. Ask your questions to @CrowdFund Genius on Twitter.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/CFG_LIVE_1.4_Audio.m4a [ctt title="Like this episode? Tweet about it!" tweet="CrowdFund Genius live! [...]

2.11 Crowdfunding Resource BackersHub

By | August 14th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

2.11 Crowdfunding Resource Backershub On this episode we have another crowdfunding resource. BackersHub! BackersHub is a community of repeat backers built by Dwight. This community consists of an email list with over 10K subscribers and a Facebook Group. If you're interested in advertising your next crowdfunding campaign, they're a must see! http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/2.11_BackersHub.m4a Check out BackersHub.com! Crowdfunding Takeaways [...]

2.10 Crowdfunding Updates & Cross Promotion

By | August 12th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

2.10 Crowdfunding Updates & Cross Promotion  Crowdfunding updates is one of the most underutilized tools for all creators. Crowdfunding cross promotion is a tool that all creators should be taken advantage of. AFter all were all after the same thing. More Backers! http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/2.10_Crowdfunding_Updates__Cross_Promotion.m4a [ctt title="Like this episode? Tweet about it!" tweet="How to properly use #Crowdfunding updates. [...]

CrowdFund Genius Live 1.3: Crowdfunding Q&A

By | August 10th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

CrowdFund Genius Live 1.3: Crowdfunding Q&A ZacBob answers questions from around Twitter on CrowdFund Genius Live on How to run a Crowdfunding campaign! Every Friday 8PM CST on Meerkat & Periscope. Ask your questions to @CrowdFund Genius on Twitter.  [ctt title="Did you like the show? Tweet about it!" tweet="Check out this #Crowdfunding Q&A by @CrowdFundGenius http://ctt.ec/bOU7j+ [...]

2.9 Crowdfunding Resource ATK Podcast

By | August 7th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

2.9 Crowdfunding Resource ATK Podcast On this episode we have another crowdfunding resource. This ones Free! Art of the Kickstart Podcast creator Matt comes on to discuss his show and what he's learned and how his services and show can help you reach your crowdfunding goal! http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/2.9_ATK_Crowdfunding_Resource.m4a Crowdfunding Takeaways Matthew Ward initially started his passion for [...]

2.8 Bomber Barrel: $430K for this Kickstarter Duffel Bag

By | August 5th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

2.8 Bomber Barrel: $430K for this Kickstarter Duffel Bag Bomber Barrel over 460K on Kickstarter and was reigning champ for the "Most Funded Bag on Kickstarter" for several months after completion. Edgar & Vincent have been launching repeat Kickstarter campaigns for awhile and continue to crush their crowdfunding goals.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/2.8_Bomber_Barrel_Most_Funded_Bag_in_Kickstarter_History.m4a Crowdfunding Takeaways! Bomber Barrell bag is water [...]

2.???? CrowdRise: An Alternative Crowdfunding site to Kickstarter / Indiegogo

By | August 1st, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

2.8 CrowdRise: An Alternative Crowdfunding site to Kickstarter/Indiegogo If your looking for a cheaper website that doesnt take 7.5-8% of your funds, and its for a good cause, or maybe its just a personal cause! Then CrowdRise might be for you. This new crowdfunding platform has been gaining traction all year with some big names running [...]

2.7 Crowdfunding Video do’s & Don’ts

By | July 29th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

2.7 Crowdfunding Video Do's & Don'ts  ZacBob goes over what you should and shouldn't have in your crowdfunding video. Explains a few lessons and hopefully a few ideas on what you should do for your next crowdfunding video! [ctt title="Like what you're hearing Sharing this episode!" tweet="Crowdfunding Videos Do's and Don'ts! http://ctt.ec/sMFv6+ #Crowdfunding #Kickstarter" coverup="sMFv6"] http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/2.7_Crowdfunding_Video_Dos__Donts.m4a [...]

CrowdFund Genius LIVE, Crowdfunding Q&A Episode 2

By | July 27th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

CrowdFund Genius Live: Episode 2, Live Crowdfunding Q&A ZacBob answers questions from around Twitter on CrowdFund Genius Live! Every Friday 8PM CST on Meerkat & Periscope. Ask your questions to @CrowdFund Genius on Twitter.  [ctt title="Did you like the show? Tweet about it. " tweet="Check out CrowdFund Genius LIVE #Crowdfunding Q&A. http://ctt.ec/r1VZB+ @CrowdFundGenius" coverup="r1VZB"] http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/CrowdFund_Genius_Live_Crowdfunding_QA_1.2.m4a Q1: [...]

2.6 How to Use Snip.ly For your Crowdfunding Campaign

By | July 24th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

2.6 How to Use Snip.ly For your Crowdfunding Campaign Snip.ly is quite possibly my favorite tool when it comes to building your email list for your crowdfunding campaign. An interview with the founder Mike will show you why! http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/2.6_Crowdfunding_Resource_Snip.ly.m4a Crowdfunding Takeaways Mike noticed a need with everyone sharing content, and decided to act on that need [...]

2.5 How to Self Publish through Crowdfunding

By | July 22nd, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

2.5 How to Self Publish through Crowdfunding Cesar from Project Management for the Masses comes on CrowdFund Genius to discuss his self-publishing crowdfunding campaign for his new book!  http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/2.5_How_to_Self_Publish_through_Crowdfunding.m4a Crowdfunding Takeaways Cesar Abeid has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and initially started working on a family owned business called Remontech as a certified Project Manager [...]

CrowdFund Genius Live: Episode 1, Live Crowdfunding Q&A

By | July 20th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

CrowdFund Genius Live: Episode 1, Live Crowdfunding Q&A ZacBob answers questions from around Twitter on CrowdFund Genius Live! Every Friday 8PM CST on Meerkat & Periscope. Ask your questions to @CrowdFund Genius on Twitter.  [ctt title="Did you like the show? Tweet about it. " tweet="Check out CrowdFund Genius LIVE #Crowdfunding Q&A. http://ctt.ec/r1VZB+ @CrowdFundGenius" coverup="r1VZB"] http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/CFG_LIVE_1.m4a Q1: [...]

2.4 Crowdfunding Resource Interview with Thunderclap

By | July 17th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

Crowdfunding Resource Interview with Thunderclap Crowdfunding Resource Thunderclap. Chelsea, head of outreach at Thunderclap explains how to run a Thunderclap campaign so that it benefits your crowdfunding campaign.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/crowdfundgenius/CrowdFund_Genius_2.4_Crowdfunding_Resource_Thunderclap.m4a Welcome back to another episode of CrowdFund Genius! Today I'm excited to bring you a different type of show. Awhile back, in February I had the idea [...]

2.3 Build an Email List for Crowdfunding. Heres How

By | July 15th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

Building Your Email List for a Crowdfunding Campaign This is another "how to" episode were ZacBob talks about how to build an email list for your upcoming crowdfunding campaign. We discuss newsletters, what to release leading up to your crowdfunding campaign. We also go over different strategies to collect email lists and one particular tool that [...]

2.2 Want to raise 100K in Crowdfunding? Planty shows us how!

By | July 7th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

WANT TO RAISE 100K IN CROWDFUNDING? STARTS WITH YOUR EMAIL LIST & A FEW PAID ADS. Season 2 episode 2 of CrowdFund Genius goes back to our interviews. And our first interview is with Jennifer from Planty. Planty is a "smart pot" for all you gardeners out there. More importantly Jennifer puts on a clinic when [...]

CrowdFund Genius Season 2: How to Build your Crowdfunding Page

By | July 1st, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

CrowdFund Genius Season 2: How to Build your Crowdfunding Campaign Page [ctt title="If you Like this episode! Click here to Tweet!" tweet="@CrowdFundGenius How to Build your Crowdfunding Page! #Crowdfunding http://ctt.ec/5rdDK+" coverup="5rdDK"] Show Notes Here are few examples of the Reward infographics: And here is two example of Timeline Infographics:   If your looking for [...]

How to run a Crowdfunding / Kickstarter with CFG & ATK – CFG bonus

By | February 18th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

Matt Ward from Art of the Kickstart is a writer for INC magazine and a crowdfunding guru that hosts his own podcast (2 shows) on crowdfunding. Matts had over a 100 interviews with crowdfunders and creators and currently has his own crowdfunding course on Udemy.com Crowdfunding Takeaways Matts interviewed over 100 crowdfunding creators Inventor [...]

Know your community before your Kickstarter with Melissa Hawks – CFG 024

By | February 13th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

Melissa Hawks didn’t follow any Kickstarter guides, or best practices. But Mutiny of Dreamers was funded within two weeks and Melissa taught us a valuable lesson about your audience. Knowing your community is more important than any Kickstarter guide.   Crowdfunding Takeaways Chose Kickstarter not just for funding but in order to create a [...]

Avid Union Dominates another Kickstarter Campaign – CFG 023

By | January 29th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

Avid Union Co-Founder Steven created the Visor stealth hoodie on Kickstarter after a series of long airplane flights with only a light hoodie in tow. Steven decided it was time to create another product that would help create a sense of comfort and isolation during those long flights by creating the Visor Stealth Hoodie. [...]

Havok Timepieces minimalist watch on Kickstarter – CFG 022

By | January 21st, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

Havok Timepieces is a minimalist watch from the brand Elliot Havok. While Joe is a crowdfunding newbie, Steven has run successful campaigns in the past and his here to explain how they’re getting it done on Kickstarter for their luxury watch for the minimalist.   Crowdfunding Takeaways Original goal on kickstarter was to bridge [...]

Spark, the watch that keeps you awake by Blanc Watches crushes it on Kickstarter – CFG 021

By | January 15th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

Spark the watch that keeps you awake went from a $6000 dollar goal and tripled that through the use of stretch goals and a very interesting tactic of simply asking.  You dont know unless you ask and Eddy the founder of Blanc Watches and Spark will share how he went about acquiring more media leads by [...]

How to successfully crowdfund over the holidays through Kickstarter! bitsbox! – CFG 020

By | January 7th, 2015|Crowdfund Genius|

Aidan and his partner quit their jobs over the summer to start BitsBox.  They entered a startup accelerator and just weeks after leaving the accelerator they have already doubled their crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter.  Not to mention they doubled their crowdfunding goal over the holidays which is not an easy task.  Listen in and find out [...]

Fred Water Flask on Kickstarter. More water less sugar – CFG 019

By | December 30th, 2014|Crowdfund Genius|

ON todays show we have Adam from the Fred Water Flask. He’s going to explain how the skate and action sports community embraced his company Fred Water and he was able to leverage that community to create his new product on Kickstarter. The Fred Water Flask! Currently over 175K in funding on Kickstarter.   [...]

The Nunchuk, a Small Magnetic Strap to hold your wearables in place on Kickstarter. – CFG 018

By | December 22nd, 2014|Crowdfund Genius|

On this episode we have Steven from the Nunchuk. Steven is a fine arts major with a passion for design and fashion turned crowdfunder. Stephen was hoping to raise $3,700 through Kickstarter for the Nunchuk, a small magnetic strap that holds any type of wired headphones together and attaching to your clothing.     [...]

Noke is the Worlds First Bluetooth Padlock by Fuz Designs and Cameron is Here To Tell Us How He Raised Over $650K On Kickstarter – CFG 017

By | December 11th, 2014|Crowdfund Genius|

Cameron from Fuz Designs is here to explain how he raised $650K on Kickstarter for the worlds first bluetooth padlock.  Noke. Cameron has quite a history already with Kickstarter.  Fuz Designs and his partner David have run several campaigns in the past with the Everdock, and Everdock Go and the Felt Case for the iPhone 6 [...]

016 – Skully AR1 – Indiegogo

By | December 5th, 2014|Crowdfund Genius|

On this episode of CrowdFund Genius we have Mitchell from the world renowned Skully AR1.  And Mitchell is going to tell us about how he and his brother were able to release a premium product through crowdfunding.  Mitchell will take us through the whole process of concept to prototype to a crowdfunding campaign that has raised [...]

015 Amazing Reflective Backpack – Kickstarter

By | October 31st, 2014|Crowdfund Genius|

Mark Dwight from Rickshaw Bags with their new Amazing Reflective backpack was able to raise 81K during their Kickstarter campaign.  Mark Dwight a repeat crowdfunder shares all on this episode of CrowdFund Genius.  He will share how much he spent on an upcoming promotional company known as Backers Hub.  He will also tell you about what [...]

014 CLEARsmile – Kickstarter

By | October 24th, 2014|Crowdfund Genius|

Want a brighter smile?  Dr. Reizenson wants to help you do just that with his new invention CLEARsmile.  Dr. Reizenson will share with you his journey on his Kickstarter campaign that was set to originally raise only 16K.  But has already raised over 60K!  Dr. Reizenson will speak about his targeting through Facebook marketing, and which [...]

013 We Wear Wood – Kickstarter

By | October 8th, 2014|Crowdfund Genius|

On todays episode of CrowdFund Genius we have Jaron from We Wear Wood.  Jaron shares with us how he is able to raise his funds through Kickstarter in order to create and launch his company We Wear Wood.  Which features a set of Apple products all made of wood.  Whether its your iPad, iPhone or your [...]

012 Jerky.com – Kickstarter

By | September 24th, 2014|Crowdfund Genius|

On this episode of CrowdFund Genius ZacBob interviews Doug from Jerky.com who is an internet marketer turned jerky salesman now turned crowdfunfer!  Dougs goal was to raise enough money on Kickstarter to build Jerky.com's proud new food truck aka The Jerky Truck!   Doug explains the entire process from sitting on their butts at the office to [...]

011 QuicKey – Indiegogo

By | September 8th, 2014|Crowdfund Genius|

On this episode of CrowdFund Genius ZacBob interviews Chris from Trident designs who is an inventor that invented QuicKey, The clever key that opens everything, except doors.  And Chris is our very first Indiegogo campaign on the show.  Chris explains how his idea he couldnt believe didnt already exist because it seems so obvious and so [...]

010 Geco Hub – Kickstarter

By | August 30th, 2014|Crowdfund Genius|

On this episode of CrowdFund Genius, ZacBob interviews Simon from Geco Hub.  Simon is currently running his campaign live on Kickstarter as this episode was recorded and airing.  Simon was able to get funding for his storage hub on his second attempt at running a Kickstarter.  Listen to Simons crowdfunding story as he goes from 1 [...]

009 Podcast Movement – Kickstarter

By | August 14th, 2014|Crowdfund Genius|

On this episode of CrowdFund Genius ZacBob interviews Dan from The Podcast Movement on how he was able to crowdfund an entire podcasting conference by utilizing stretch goals to a T.  This episode goes over our thirty minute time a little bit because Dan has so much to offer and share from his stretch goals, to [...]

008 Native Couture – Kickstarter

By | August 13th, 2014|Crowdfund Genius|

On this episode of CrowdFund Genius ZacBob interviews Andy from N8V Couture.  Andy shares how he was able to hit his funding goal on Kickstarter through multiple facets like Reddit.  Which Reddit is a new one on CrowdFund Genius, so learn how Andy and N8V Couture was able to make their website go viral moments before [...]

007 Halo Belt 2.0 – Kickstarter

By | August 13th, 2014|Crowdfund Genius|

On this episode of CrowdFund Genius ZacBob interviews a Crowdfunding Rockstar.  Vincent from Halo Belt has been able to build his entire company on Kickstarter for a new belt designed to save lives by putting a new spin on an outdated form of reflector belts.  Most importantly Vincent shares how he was able to reach a [...]

006 Liquid Wallet – Kickstarter

By | August 12th, 2014|Crowdfund Genius|

ZacBob Interviews Peter from Liquid Wallet who was looking to raise funds on there minimalistic wallet on Kickstarter!  He shares great details about how a last minute launch can still turn out amazing.  Peter also shares some great insights on how to handle a press release.     ZacBob:  Hey everybody ZacBob here with [...]

005 The Padcaster – Kickstarter

By | August 11th, 2014|Crowdfund Genius|

005 The Padcaster - Kickstarter     ZacBob:  Welcome Back Crowdfunders!  On todays episode I have a very special guest who may or may not have been featured in an actual iconic Apple commercial. Also my guest has one of the most creative crowdfunding videos that I have seen to date.  I really enjoyed [...]

004 Ume – Kickstarter

By | August 10th, 2014|Crowdfund Genius|

CrowdFund Genius 004 Ume (KS)   ZacBob:  Welcome back to episode 004 of CrowdFund Genius.  On todays show we have Diego from Ume Flash wristbands.  And he’s going to tell us about how he was able to raise over $15,000 dollars on Kickstarter for his waterproof bracelets that also serve as a Flash drive. Real [...]

003 Right PSI – Kickstarter

By | August 10th, 2014|Crowdfund Genius|

003 Right PSI - Kickstarter     ZacBob: Welcome back Crowdfunders! Or if this is your first episode, thanks for tuning in. My names ZacBob, and I will be your host today for episode 003 on CrowdFund Genius. Todays show we will have Jack from Right PSI who was looking to raise $20,000 on [...]

002 Innies – Kickstarter

By | August 3rd, 2014|Crowdfund Genius|

CFG 002 Innies (KS)     Welcome Crowdfunders!  Episode 002.  This will begin our journey into the depths of a new interesting crowdfunding campaign.  Bart from Innies is hoping to raise 10,000 on Kickstarter with his project that will improve the style and comfort of your laced shoes. Be sure to check out Innies [...]

001 CrowdFund Genius Intro

By | July 31st, 2014|Crowdfund Genius|

CrowdFund Genius 001   Cover art for the CrowdFund Genius Podcast Hey Crowdfunders, glad you could join me for episode 001. This episode is only ten minutes long, and I will take a short amount of time to explain to you about the show. First I want to tell you what my hopes and dreams for this podcast are, than a little about myself. Now episode two which is also available for immediate download will begin our interview process of a very innovative entrepreneur or what I like to call, a crowdfunder. Before I start I would love for you to visit me on Facebook, Twitter, or our website CrowdFundGenius.com. You can find us on Facebook under CrowdFund Genius two words or on Twitter @CrowdFundGenius. Drop me a line, tell me what you thought of the show, improvements, or just to say hello. I also give away a pair beats by Dre, or Skullcandy headphones every month to someone who signs up for my CrowdFundGenius email list. You can sign up on our Facebook or our website. And this is for a limited time. Also I give away various gifts on Facebook every once in awhile so be sure to check in Now Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I will interview a crowdfunder that has found success on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or any of the various crowdfunding platforms that are in existence. And each interview will dig deep into our guest’s crowdfunding campaign. So every Monday, Wednesday and Friday I will have a new CrowdFund Genius episode for you to listen to that lasts between 20 and 30 minutes. You can listen to it on the way to work, at the gym, while your working whenever. I’m going to try and stick to a format that way its familiar to you each and every show. That way you know what to expect All right now I will tell you about myself and the how the show will flow with what type of questions and information we will be extracting from each awesome crowdfunding campaign. EACH Episode will start with an introduction of a crowdfunder and their background. Then we will give go into brief run-down of their campaign. Sharing a few stories of the ups and downs throughout the entire process. Then we will find out how much they were looking to raise, did they reach their goal or exceed it? Then they will explain their perks and contribution amounts. What you received for those pledged amount. This information could prove useful if your running a campaign that’s similar to our guests. Then we dive into their crowdfunding video. This is the oh-so important tool to showcase your campaign. All videos and campaigns will have links in the show notes on our website crowdfundgenius.com while discussing the crowdfunding campaigns video we find out if the crowdfunder used a company to make the video, what equipment they used to record it, what location was chosen and why. Even the software they used to edit the crowdfunding video will be discussed. From here we move onto the marketing and promotion portion of the interview. We will discuss whether or not they had blogger or media attention. How did they go about getting that attention? Did they create lists? Know someone that worked for a major publication? How exactly did you get that big publication to write about you? This section of the interview, and the follow section could be very helpful for any crowdfunding campaign. We will ask about their social media marketing. Did they use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. How did they use social media to market their crowdfunding campaign? We will find out if they paid for promoted tweets, or promoted posts on Facebook. Did they hire a marketing company? Was their any tools that helped them with their marketing success? I will find out if they were on the popular projects portion or staff picks portion or any of the email lists of any of the crowdfunding platforms. I’ve done interviews were people have sent balloons to staff writers, targeted them on Twitter and Facebook. All sorts of ideas to help you with your crowdfunding campaign. Then finally my favorite part we will ask the two most important questions. 1. What’s the one thing you wish you knew before you started your crowdfunding campaign? 2. What’s the best advice, tip, or secret tool you can advise anyone listening and thinking about running their own campaign? I like both these questions because the crowdfunder themselves can put a lot of thought and time into answering. Because these could help you prevent from making a costly mistake or at least get you a step closer to reaching your goal. Now that I share the format of the show, I want to tell you why I created CrowdFund Genius. For years now I’ve been listening to podcasts. From Jason Calcanis on This Week in Startups, to David Site Garland from Rise to the top. My two current favorites and who I like to think I mirrored my show after is John Lee Dumas from Entrepreneur on Fire and Michael Stelzner The Social Media Podcast. I love both of these guys and their shows. Podcasts are free, and they give a ton of useful tips when it comes to marketing your business. You know what else you have to market? Your crowdfunding campaign! Now I love gathering up information. It’s an obsession of mine, brain food I crave it. I literally Google everything, you can ask my wife, she absolutely hates it. There is a ton of tips in the podcasting world that help any entrepreneur build a brand or business. So why not take that and apply it to Crowdfunding. So with the birth of Kickstarter years ago I began waiting for podcast to come out about crowdfun […]