Less is more or more is more rewards levels?
Less is more.Less things for you to worry about fulfilling. Less things for you to worry about. More time for you to focus on either making the thing and getting it shipped, or getting the thing printed and shipped and getting on to making the NEXT thing.That said if you want to have the one silly high-priced one-backer option there's nothing wrong with that. Has anyone ever had someone take them up on that?
Preview link ready: feedback for a first-time creator?
Hey Rick, that is the million dollar question, hahaha. The best is to promote your campaign as much as possible and find unique free networks that you could join. Follow the Crowdfunding industry and find where backers are surfing on the web. Is your campaign live yet? Let me know more about your project.
LOCODOR Social Media Crowdfunding
Hi, any tips on how to drive traffic to my page ?
Hi Ahman, Having checked out your campaign I'd suggest against hiring any agency or putting any money into marketing. The key to a successful campaign is building up a crowd prior to launch and in the process ensuring there is a demand for your product. Sending traffic to your campaign as it currently stands is unlikely to convert due the lack of social proof alone. If you do still decide to hire a PR agency just make sure they're working on a performance basis.Good luck. Rob
Are you backing on Kickstarter too or just creating?
I think I've backed something like 33 projects. I backed 2 or 3 before my first campaign, which did so well that I wanted to continue to pay it forward a bit and help other projects.You should definitely back other projects before creating one for several reasons... It makes you look like you're a nice person It helps you to understand the backer experience It gives you a feel for the system It helps you to see how other people do it. What do they put in their updates that you wouldn't have thought of? If I'm not bothered about what they're offering or if it's too expensive for my taste, I usually bung them £5 for no reward just to be supportive.
Alex Eames - RasPi.TV
What is the best way to get backers from Instagram?
Late to the party, but these tips still stand:Make sure there is a link to your project page in your bio, and that you point people toward it. It seems straightforward, but you'd be surprised how many people forget to do this! Every time you point folks somewhere else, you point them away from an opportunity to back your project. While you *can* drop a link into the copy for your post, few people are going to copy-paste that somewhere — just put it into your bio, and let people know you've got the a "link in bio." :) You can also try some promotional/engagement activities to make sure people actually know you're running a campaign. Try sharing some behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, announcing new reward tiers, or letting people in on the cool things that are happening as your campaign runs. There's a lot of noise on social — bring people into the fold in genuinely interesting ways to set yourself apart. Interaction can really help, too — for instance, if you're doing something like having backers vote on a design/style choice or what add-ons you'll create, let folks on Insta know, and send them to your project page where they can weigh in (if they back!).And, of course, don't spam your followers. Stay interesting so they stay interested!
Average time before backer begin to back?
I have a PR routine I go through when I launched a new Kickstarter:- Announce it on Twitter- Announce it on tumblr- Send out an announcement on my mailing list.I then wait 24-48 hours, and send out press releases to news sites. As a result, I usually get my first backer within seconds of launching, and sustain a good surge for the first three days of the campaign. I repeat the routine mid-campaign, and again near the end.
Do I need to get "Staff Pick" to do well on KickStarter?
I don't know what that "staff pick" business is about but I've made a conscious decision to ignore it. I also, don't try to predict what the backers want. I figure I only have 90 to 122 years to live. I've already squandered 42 of them. No more. I'm just doing the projects I want to do. If only 8 people support my project, awesome! Nice to meet the eight of you. This project is going to be awesome!