The Kickstarter Blog

Calling All Project Creators!

There's no better expert on running a Kickstarter project than someone who's done it before. That's why we're putting out a call to Kickstarter's alumni creators for a word or two of advice.

We're working on a short video to help new creators get started on their projects, and we need your help to complete it.

Participating is simple. All we need is a short and casual video of you answering the following questions. The shorter your answers the better.

  • How did you feel before you launched?
  • How did you feel when you reached your goal?
  • What advice would you give someone who's about to start?

Want to participate? Just record a quick video response and send it to video@kickstarter.com. Your contribution will be a big help to the projects of the future. Thanks!

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      Creator Saraha on June 28, 2012

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      Creator Mario Lurig on June 28, 2012

      I'll put this together today and send it along!

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      Creator Stefano & Alejandra on June 28, 2012

      If you want your project to be funded, you have to believe in it. Everything That Moves Is Moved By Others:!
      http://kck.st/MOjEqv

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      Creator Karina on June 28, 2012

      To all of you out there who's projects didn't get funded online(mine included) this is just the beginning of your dreams. We had a chance to show our projects to the whole world, if that's not a dream?Now it's time to utilize this experience to advance to the next step.Either you give up or you show up!Again, Thanks to Kickstarter.com for this excellent opportunity in life.Good luck to the one's who follow!

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      Creator Brian John Mitchell on June 29, 2012

      One of the great things about the Kickstarter community is that people you've never met can help make your project come true. I think it's really important to run a project in a way where it is about you & what you do that makes those things interesting to people who don't know you, not just your friends. Also I think it's important to have appropriate goals & perks. If you throw your project together in an hour, it shows....
      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/462361469/silber-bottle-comics

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      Creator mike nasto on June 29, 2012

      This is great. Thanks for putting this together. This would be extremely helpful to a newbie project creator such as myself.

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      Creator Chicago Writers Conference on July 5, 2012

      Sending along my video today -- I answer the 3rd question. I learned about 100 things from creating and completing our KS project!
      Thanks, KS, for such an amazing platform. We received support from all over the country (and Canada!)

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      Creator nothando on July 7, 2012

      for the first time i heard about, i felt like this is my ladder to reach my goal. I can't wait to be funded n my project get started.

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      Creator Jeremy and Michelle on July 12, 2012

      I would do it! But my campaign hasn't ended yet! Cool though!

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      Creator Adam Danielski on July 13, 2012

      I am in the very beginning stages of my project. Seriously - finding avenues to get marketed so you can reach people is the main way of getting people to help.

      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1620124177/grin-the-unauthorized-biography-of-a-cheshire-cat

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      Creator valerie clark on July 14, 2012

      After $10,000 in financing a professional film trailer to post on kickstarter your site will not accept the film. I have almost one year of time and effort put into making this trailer and now it will not post on the site in order for us to raise the money needed for the bigger film. PLEASE HELP....ANYBODY!!! The film was done by a degreed professional with a major in videography and film. No matter what he does the site will not download our trailer. HELP!!!!! Contact me, Valerie Clark at: tigress@tigressentertainment.com Thank you.

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      Creator Dan Lief on July 17, 2012

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      Creator David Urban on July 19, 2012

      @ Valerie Clark- Have you found anything out yet from KS on funding? Looks like an interesting project.

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      Creator We Have A Ghost on July 19, 2012

      sounds good - I'll see if I can help. I've had 2 unsuccessful kickstarters and 1 success (I did not give up!)

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      Creator Stephen Keller on July 19, 2012

      The best question to answer might be how to effectively share a project.

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      Creator Tim Votra (deleted) on July 19, 2012

      All I lack is to finish the proto type and use my phone to do a short vid. I know this one is a winner! Can't wait to get it started, thank you kickstarter for making this possible and your submission process is the best.

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      Creator JoAnn Bailey on August 19, 2012

      I have a project on kickstarter : The Child of Yesterday, my time allotted for funding is near the end and I haven't had a single backer but I have had friends tell me they couldn't get to it from my face book page or you tube not sure what I did wrong. How do I get it posted on this page so they can access it for funding? please help I only have 9 days left!!!