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Kickass Crowdfunding WITHOUT Kickstarter

21 Tips For Doing Kickass Crowdfunding WITHOUT Kickstarter (w/ Examples and Tools To Do It)You don’t need a crowdfunding platform (like Kickstarter) to run a kickass, successful crowdfunding campaign. You can do it all on your own site and on your own terms.Just look at KickoffLabs customer, Glowforge, who built an email list then ran…

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How to Collect 30,000 Leads by Faking It Before You Make It

Kube started with a business idea they wanted to validate: an on-demand book box made by booksellers who pick & send the perfect book for you.Using strategies shared in this post, they used KickoffLabs to organically grow an email list from 100 early adopters to 30,000 raving fans. With $0 in paid advertising! Check out…

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How to Launch the Biggest 30-day Crowdfunding Campaign in History

From a live event hosted by Josh Ledgard w/ guest Bailey Nelson who heads up community for Glowforge.com. Glowforge is a desktop 3D laser printer/cutter/engraver that makes magical things at the push of a button. It’s not an exaggeration. Glowforge raised $27.9 million dollars during their 30-day crowdfunding campaign. By any measure, it’s a phenomenal success.To be clear,…

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March 2016 KickoffLabs Update

In case you missed it, here’s what happened at KickoffLabs during March: Connect your campaigns to Salesforce! While generating leads with your KickoffLabs campaign, you can now sync your leads to your favorite CRM. As of today, KickoffLabs integrates seamlessly with Salesforce so you can keep all of your leads in a single place. Learn…

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How to Market With Video

Need a way to increase engagement and generate more leads? It’s time to include video in your marketing campaign. Here’s what video can do for you:…

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February 2016 KickoffLabs Update: New Features, Posts & More

In case you missed it, here’s what happened at KickoffLabs during February:New Thank You Page Template – Viral Competition ThanksWe recently had some customer implement a great custom thank you page that yielded AMAZING results… 20,000 signups with a 94% referral rate! Read about it here.Now you can leverage the same theme and best practices…

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Get Slack Notifications for New Leads on KickoffLabs Campaigns

We upgraded our support for new lead notifications to include Slack. If you didn’t know Slack is messaging app for teams that can be used for collaborative chatting and broad notifications. At KickoffLabs, when you receive a new lead on one of your campaigns we already supported new lead notification emails and custom WebHooks, but…

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Lessons Learned in Successful Crowdfunding

Josh Ledgard, Co-Founder of KickoffLabs:     Here at KickoffLabs, we love beer. It makes us happy :) Which makes us happy to bring you our guest, Luke Brown. Luke is the founder of the Cedar Horse Workshop and he recently successfully launched a Kickstarter campaign for his product, The Beer Hammer.   Starting at…

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