Best Ways to Prepare for Your Kickstarter

June 29, 2017

The allure of raising thousands of dollars via a crowdfunding site can be really attractive. However, the work required to reach the project's goal is not as sexy. Running a Kickstarter campaign requires a plan, organization, and consistency. People spend months writing a business plan before launching a business; therefore, consider spending weeks preparing for the launch of your Kickstarter project in the same way.

 

 

 

Below are a list of the 10 best ways to prepare for your Kickstarter.  

  1. Build an email list of supporters (I had 600, but I’d recommend having more)

  2. Create a team of people who will support you throughout the process and help drive pledges

  3. Read the Kickstarter Creator Handbook (it’s free https://www.kickstarter.com/help/handbook)

  4. Get feedback on your reward levels and project details before you officially launch.

  5. Support other Kickstarter campaigns so that you get a feel of how the process works

  6. Create a list of people you will personally ask for pledges prior to the start of the campaign

  7. Create a clear budget of how much you will spend on fulfilling rewards (don’t forget shipping)

  8. Talk to people who have run K