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5 Tips for Running an Art Project

Our project creators make good teachers. Once a week, we ask one post-success project creator to take a break from the packing and shipping, put pen to paper, and give us their best lessons learned for making and running a great Kickstarter project. Today we talk to Michael and Lenka of Mysterious Letters, who took our prompt delightfully literally.

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      Creator Samita Tcb Wolfe on December 8, 2011

      Golden on all of the above—especially #5!

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      Creator Norman Malinao on December 8, 2011

      #5 is a must!

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      Creator Dustin Andrews on December 8, 2011

      Good tips. #5 works well on Facebook.

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      Creator Debora Sable on December 8, 2011

      Love it!!!!!!!!!

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      Creator Jake Harris on December 8, 2011

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      Creator AetherCards on December 8, 2011

      Is #1 a joke? o_o

      #3 is not one I agree with. ALWAYS throw in a few really out there pledges. These reward categories roped me in thousands of extra dollars that I otherwise would not see. If there is only a 1% chance someone would be sane enough to buy Reward X, and you have 100 pledges, the odds are in your favor!

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      Creator Ermela on December 12, 2011

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      Creator Lisa Kelley on December 14, 2011

      thanks, good advice! ;)

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      Creator Alicia C Araya on January 11, 2012

      cute! though #3 seems hard to understand. What is exactly an unessesary amount of money? What's unreasonable to one person is reasonable to the poster, perhaps.

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      Creator Daniella Jaeger on January 12, 2012

      Alicia, that's true, it can be tricky! But researching a budget is definitely important to do beforehand, so that you know what you need to execute what you're trying to do. Here's some guidance for starting to think about setting a goal: http://www.kickstarter.com/help/school/setting_your_goal.

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      Creator Andrew on January 28, 2012

      Haha. This really connected on some level with me.

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      Creator Sati Faulks on May 6, 2012

      sounds good

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      Creator Kellam R. Clark on July 4, 2013

      got it.... I will edit down my video. I was that it's current epoch trilogy format was a bit much.