The 21 Step Crowdfunding Checklist

The 21 Step Crowdfunding Checklist

Use this checklist to help create your crowdfunding campaign the best it can be!

  1. Do you have a following? If not, please…please get a following before undertaking this! 
  2. Make sure your campaign has a direct focal point!
    The worst thing you can do in your campaign is to have it all over the place. Make sure you keep focus on the goal at hand.
  3. Figure out how your backers/donators will be rewarded.
    Don’t add more than 10 rewards.
  4. Make it fun! Use your personality and express yourself!
  5. Create a video! This gives you an 80% better chance to be funded.
  6. Build anticipation!
  7. This can mix with step 6 honestly, make sure to build urgency with anticipation.
    You can do this by sending 1-4 emails to your email list, and use social media EVERY DAY.
  8. Post the time and date in advance.
    Do this on every social media platform and including your newsletter and website you’re a part of!
  9. Create an exciting story for your campaign.
    After you are done, take your preview link and share it to fellow creators. This will help you hugely! 
  10. Proofread your entire campaign. This can be done with the help of others by sharing the preview. If you’d like us to proofread it send an email to seernovacomics@gmail.com
  11. Figure out how many days do you want it to be? 20-30 days is usual. Keep in mind having shorter campaigns is another way to have urgency.
  12. Make sure you have pieces of artwork/comic pages in your story. Not everything, but like 5 pages.
  13. Figure out the math for your funding goal. You could add a few hundred dollars for wiggle room, but make sure shipping costs, crowdfunding fees, and anything else you are looking to use if funded are calculated.
  14. Create a funding timeline graphic for funding milestones.
  15. Advise your bank that a lot of money will be coming in if funded.
  16. When you launch answer any questions and concerns of backers and message the first 5 backers by thanking them for their support.
  17. Create a press release for your campaign and ask blogs if they could share your press release.
  18. Get on every podcast and show you can before and during your campaign to bring awareness.
  19. Okay, you just launched. Now open EVERY social media platform you are a part of. This is what will bring in the backers. Every few minutes Tweet about your campaign. Every campaign is different, but after every other donation Tweet about it. DON’T FORGET TO THANK YOUR BACKERS AND THOSE THAT HAVE SHARED THE CAMPAIGN!
  20. Oh, is your campaign link in EVERY bio link on your social media? NO? Do it now!
  21. Keep it exciting throughout the campaign and don’t forget to have fun!

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