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Promoting my wifes Kickstarter? Any good ideas to share?

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Hello!

 

My wife started a Kickstarter and we are trying to find different ways in which we can promote it. We've posted to a few google groups, facebook, twitter and so forth. Any other avenues we might be missing?

 

Thanks for your help, appreciate it!

 

Link to her Kickstarter: Sure, I'll Draw Your Portrait!

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Welcome to the community, @Chad F! I think you're already going about things the right way; social media is definitely one of the best avenues for promoting a Kickstarter. Kickstarter has some great advice on starting a campaign available on their website here: Creator Handbook: Promotion.

 

Your wife's work is lovely, but might I ask why she's promoting via a Kickstarter campaign? Personally, I think that setting up an online store on a custom domain or a marketplace site like Etsy would be a much better venue in which to find potential clients. She'll still have the flexibility of working at her own pace and her products could get a lot more exposure. She can also consider making products featuring her art, and she'd already have a marketplace for it! I could definitely see her art style working well for items like greeting cards or totes -- especially if she branches out to pets, too!

Re: Promoting my wifes Kickstarter? Any good ideas to share?

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I have helped couple organizations and individuals with crowdfunding campaign's and I learned early on the secret to successful crowdfunding campaign is to have a community Ideally a large one all set up before you begin the campaign. Strangers don't tend to donate especially if there are no seed donations in there