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Introducing the Creator Handbook

The Kickstarter team has spent the past half decade helping tens of thousands of creators bring their ideas to life — offering advice, feedback, tips, and anything else we can to help people make amazing projects. We’ve also talked to countless creators about what they learned from their campaigns, what it’s like to run one, and the best ways to help a project succeed. It all adds up to a mountain of collected knowledge about how to make an idea thrive.

Today we have some good news for you: we’ve collected as much of that knowledge as we could in one easy-to-access place. Allow us to introduce you to the Creator Handbook, our newest resource for building something great.

It’s your one-stop guide to designing a solid Kickstarter project, presenting it effectively, finding backers, and delivering on your plans. It has insights and articles from Kickstarter veterans on how they pulled off successful campaigns. It has tips, tricks, and best practices on everything from making a project video to sorting out schedules, working with backers, and fulfilling rewards. Want to learn more about running a great project? This is the place to start.

You can dive in right here. And if there’s anything you think we’ve left out, just share it with everyone in the comments!

Comments

    1. Creator Geof Aberhart on June 10, 2014

      Does the handbook also include the vital tips "don't worry if your project's a fraud - either because you don't intend to ship it or because it literally cannot do what you say it can - because KS won't hold you to account anyway"?

    2. Creator Mark Burginger on June 10, 2014

      Fun video you all cast in the office. Who was that poor singer?

    3. Creator jerry allen conner on June 25, 2014

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    4. Creator Rebecca Wolsten on July 2, 2014

      the handbook was super helpful for me to get all my ducks in a row for my project that just launched. thank you for making the info easy and accessible!

    5. Creator Loretta Fontaine Castagna on August 5, 2014

      Kickstarter Team - Nice work on the handbook! Thanks for the post, Michael!