In the latest episode of Kickstarter Tips we explore opportunities in Kickstarter's latest upgrade, Lessons from Wildman's surprise update and combining different forms of promotion effectively. Finally, we talk with Strife from Galaxy Games about how they managed to get their video game project funded in under 10 hours, despite having done almost no media outreach.
After going through so many projects, it quickly becomes clear that there are patterns between the high funded projects do and the mistakes being made by other projects that send them down in flames. In this article we've listed 5 of the most common (and devastating) mistakes, with the best way to avoid or fix them and give your project a fighting chance.
Project London is a feature-length, science-fiction, action-adventure movie with 774 visual effects made by over 250 volunteers. They've also tried just about every form of fundraising there is, from raising money on their own site to running a campaign on IndieGoGo and now with a Kickstarter Campaign. We talk with Project London about zero budget film making and promotion, the differences between the various crowdfunding platforms, working with volunteers and more.
In this episode of Kickstarter tips, we cover the big mistake that even 3 of the largest projects lately ran into that could have wiped out their campaigns... and what you can do to avoid it. Then we look at Kickstarter's new Leanback mode, projects running chronically late and whether anyone cares, and the rise and rise of funding in Kickstarter's games category. Finally, we talk to Brom, a surreal, romatic, gothic horror fantasy artist whose work spans over 30 years, and whose campaign did nearly 2000% of their goal to raise over $235,000.