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Launch a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Lesson 20 of 20

Your Crowdfunding Future


Launch a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Lesson 20 of 20

Your Crowdfunding Future


Lesson Info

Your Crowdfunding Future

So that's dealing with backers now work at the end of it so you know where is crowdfunding headed it's just getting bigger and bigger equity crowdfunding is opening up and it's just going to continue to evolve and become a more powerful tool for launching products as we go into the future I think like pretty much every product is going to be launched to some former crowdfunding pre commerce where people have an opportunity to vote on what gets to exist before it gets to exist it's a boon to consumers because they get that vote it's boon to creators because products get to see the light of day that might not have happened otherwise it's a constantly shifting legal scenario so it's something to keep an eye on as your crowdfunding your product you know it's a new field and so it's changing all the time what's happening today what's true today may not be true tomorrow so you want to keep an eye on the legalities of it especially around liability for failing to deliver on campaigns, et cete...

ra but it's so powerful is creating so much momentum in our economy I don't think it's going away I think we'll just keep growing expanding and evolving I'm super excited about it and I think you know anyone who's up to creating things should take advantage of this incredible opportunity to fund their product and amplify and de risked launch it's really changed my experience as an inventor from one of, like feeling like constantly. I was a beggar at the door, trying to get people to sign up and help us. You know, license or products, something giving us leverage. And over and over, I see it all around me. People creating operas, people creating music shows or burlesque shows or inventions and products is, like amazing time to be alive. Because this tool has really opened up the floodgates of creation by opening up the floodgates of capital. And I'm excited to have gotten the opportunity share with everyone. What I've learned in the last couple years, as I've been, like, focused on this intensely, and I thank you for the opportunity to work with you guys and, you know, look forward to seeing what you all create.

Class Description

Crowdfunding is becoming a more widespread way for passionate entrepreneurs to fund their projects, and yet the process of creating a campaign that engages, sells, and excels can be overwhelming. Now is the time to learn how to do it right in Launch a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign with Christopher Hawker. Chris has been so successful crowdfunding that his first campaign was funded 5538% over its goal.

Chris and his team have brought dozens of products to market – setting records in fundraising and earning accolades in The New York Times, Fast Company, and TechCrunch. In this class, Chris will help you develop a winning strategy for each and every stage of the crowdfunding process – from ensuring your product or idea is ready, to choosing the right platform to launching, maintaining, and marketing a campaign. Not only do you get the incredibly valuable financial calculator bonus material that breaks down the numbers for so you can figure out the exact dollar amount for your campaign goal and campaign perks. 

You will also learn how to:

  • Develop, set and reach your funding goals 
  • Craft a compelling campaign page to help sell your idea 
  • Make a compelling video and build buzz on social media
  • Attract new backers and develop stand-out marketing for your campaign 

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a designer, an inventor, or an artist, this class will help you give you the strategies and tactics as well as the confidence you need to make your campaign a huge financial success.


Dyan deNapoli

Really helpful class for anyone planning to launch a crowdfunding campaign! Christopher was a great presenter (very comfortable and relaxed), and he clearly knew the topic extremely well. His presentation was very thorough and well thought out. One thing I would've like to have seen is more questions taken from the virtual audience. There were quite a few on the thread, but the moderator only passed along a few of them to Christopher to answer. Another thing that would have been very helpful is advice about creating successful crowdfunding campaigns that are for projects or experiences or ideas, rather than for physical products (which this class was focused on). Maybe Christopher can do a short crowdfunding part II class?? But I still give this class an A+!

Elizabeth Best

This was very helpful. I feel like it answered so many of my questions. It made me realize what a huge commitment crowdfunding is! As an entrepreneur I can see how this video saves trident a lot of time on calls and emails explaining what needs to be done. Great idea! I am amazed at how much technology is involved and online or social media marketing. I better develop a stronger team with millennials who know how to make it happen. Thank you.

David McNichols

Chris goes into the depth required to own this material in a way that is both essential and inspiring. Although my best friend launched 10 out of 11 successful Kickstarter projects, I could not learn from him through osmosis all the amazing material Chris has covered here in detail! The patent research information alone makes it worth the price! I highly recommend this course.