What value should you declare on Kickstarter rewards?
Trying to understand what value to declare on rewards you ship comes up frequently, both in questions directly to me and also on crowdfunding forums. It’s important to get this right, as it not only effects you and opens you up to potential legal problems, but it also effects backers who live in a different […] Continue Reading
How to launch a 6-figure product in a year
If you want to make money online, it’s much easier than it looks. There is an assumption that people making money online are either spamming/ripping people off, or have some amazing skills that most people don’t possess. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In 2016 I launched my first product and it made over […] Continue Reading
I earned £16,700 ($21,800) in June 2018 using free, organic traffic
I talk a lot on this site about how I built an email list and used it to build an audience and sell products. But that’s all meaningless if the methods aren’t actually resulting in sales! June 2018 was a quiet month for me. I had no new products launch, so all sales were as […] Continue Reading
Designing A Watch & Building Prototypes – How To Start A Watch Brand
Help with designing a watch and building prototypes is one of the things I’m asked most often. Apparently, everyone wants to get into the watch game! My brand Hamtun makes affordable automatic watches and does very well, so it’s only natural that people ask. When I was starting, I’d have killed for a few pointers! […] Continue Reading
Launching a Kickstarter is the end of the marketing, not the beginning.
By the time you click launch on your Kickstarter campaign, your customers should be in place. If you’re planning to start marketing your products once they are on sale you’re already too late. Start now, it’s never too early. Too often I see people launch a Kickstarter campaign with no fanfare and no prior marketing, […] Continue Reading
Why you should use BackerKit to ship your rewards
Fulfilment of a crowdfunding campaign is one of the hardest things to get right. I know, I’ve got it very wrong before! Use a dedicated service and save yourself an incredible amount of stress and embarrassment. My first pre-order campaign (split between Kickstarter and Indiegogo) ended with around 1000 orders that needed shipping. Each of […] Continue Reading