Is Crowdfunding Right for You (Or Your Client)?

If you’re a writer you’ve probably had crowdfunding recommended to you as a great way to help fund the cost of your book’s publication while testing the viability of your idea on the market. We’ve said the same thing, in fact. Meanwhile, if you’re a freelance supplier or hybrid publisher, you’ve probably thought of recommending crowdfunding to prospective clients who have a potentially great book on their hands but can’t afford your service fees.

Alleviating Those Crowdfunding Jitters

 

6 Rules for Creating Compelling Crowdfunding Rewards

 

Your Crowdfunding Campaign’s Message: What It Is, How to Create It, and What to Do with It

Crowdfunding is a Numbers Game: Creating the Right Goal and Reward Levels

Imagine for a moment you’ve spent hours creating the “perfect” campaign. Your goal is to raise $10,000, you’ve set your campaign page to “live,” and the contributions are rolling in.

It’s now the day before your campaign ends and you’ve had 150 contributions. That’s more than you ever expected. You’re thrilled by the support, but then you look at the amount of funds raised. You’ve only reached 30% of your goal!

Building Your Crowdfunding Contact List

Building your campaign page is only half the battle. Yes, you do have to put a lot of effort into creating your campaign page, setting your target, and building your rewards, but if you don’t do any actual campaigning once that’s all done, you won’t be successful.

Why you need to build contact lists

Before I push ahead, I’m going to bust the myth that I’ve had to break repeatedly for first-time crowdfunders:

How to Use PubLaunch’s Crowdfunding Platform

Let’s get this out of the way: this ain't your tech buddy’s crowdfunding platform. Unlike the most popular platforms out there (and don’t get me wrong, they’re popular for a reason), this one is made just for you: the writer. You may not have a cool gadget or a shiny new app to promote, but you do have a story that deserves to be shared.

This is a platform that’s designed for you. So let’s talk about how you can take advantage of our features in the best way possible.