Crowdfunding

Why Use Kickstarter To Start A Business?

Imagine you’re an entrepreneur with a groundbreaking business idea, but you don’t have the money to get it off the ground. You certainly wouldn’t be alone – this is a common challenge faced by many startups. But what if you could raise the funds you need, not from venture capitalists or traditional lenders, but directly …

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How To Make A Kickstarter Budget

Running a business can be tough because it’s hard to know how much you’re going to sell. But running a Kickstarter can be even tougher, because not only do you not know how much you’re going to sell, but you don’t know how much you’re going to need to manufacture, at least before the campaign …

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When Does Kickstarter Release Funds? (& Other Things You Should Know)

Understanding how Kickstarter operates is the difference between a dream come true and a bureaucratic nightmare. In this short post, we’ll answer some of the most common questions you likely have about how Kickstarter works. When Does Kickstarter Release Funds? Kickstarter releases funds approximately 14 days after the project’s funding period has ended. The reason …

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How To Find A Manufacturer For Your Kickstarter Campaign

Your ideas are amazing! But amazing ideas don’t count for much unless you can make them real. And when it comes to physical products, there’s only one way to do that – manufacturing. Almost every person alive is more familiar with buying than manufacturing, so the process can seem a little like magic. But it’s …

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Are Kickstarter Funds Taxable? Here’s What You Need To Know.

Donate. Pledge. Back. These are the sorts of words that people tend to use when they give money to Kickstarter campaigns. And it makes perfect sense because Kickstarter uses phrases such as “bring a creative project to life” prominently on their website. But running a Kickstarter is a business, full stop. And the IRS? It …

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When To Collect Addresses For Your Kickstarter Campaign

You’re going to have to ship at some point. This is an inevitable part of every Kickstarter campaign. After all the marketing, fundraising, manufacturing, and getting ready for order fulfillment, you need to know where the orders should go. Figuring out when to collect addresses is surprisingly tricky on Kickstarter. There are four ways you …

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How To Fulfill Your Kickstarter Campaign

Are you thinking about running a Kickstarter, but feeling totally overwhelmed with everything that comes along with it? You know – finding a manufacturer, booking freight, clearing customs, and actually fulfilling orders? You definitely aren’t alone. It’s a lot to take in! Do it right, and you can turn your dreams into physical realities, and …

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Should You Ship Your Own Kickstarter? Here’s How You Decide.

If you ship your Kickstarter alone, you’re headed for disaster! Well, at least that’s what a lot of people – from fulfillment centers to Kickstarter creators – seem to believe. What if I told you that making the decision is actually a little more complicated than that? That’s right. In this video, we’re going to …

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How To Calculate Kickstarter Shipping Costs

About 1 in 10 Kickstarters never ship. What gives? Oftentimes, the answer is simple: logistics is hard. Hard and expensive. Many creators get so wrapped up in their incredible product that they overlook the logistics of getting it into backers’ hands. One of the most important things you absolutely have to get right? Estimating shipping …

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