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About This Show
We interview successfully funded crowdfunding campaigns. They were funded using either Indiegogo or Kickstarter. Unlike most crowdfunding interview series, I have been involved in a campaign that raised over half a million dollars. I literally fell into crowdfunding. I was heavily involved in a campaign that failed and raised only $16,710. When we re-strategized and re-launched, we made a huge comeback by raising $592,412 on Indiegogo. After being in the trenches and knowing literally nothing about crowdfunding, then seeing what we did to get a successful raise, I wanted to see what other project creators and entrepreneurs were doing to get funded. When I first started I knew literally nothing about crowdfunding, what makes a campaign successful, what causes campaigns to fail, what crowdfunding platforms to use, and how to transition a successful crowdfunding campaign into a full scale e-commerce business. The world of crowdfunding has so much potential. If you can take an idea, launch it successfully online and validate your idea, you’re opening a business overnight. I’ve seen how crowdfunding can open the door to investment, having a customer list with thousands of people, licensing agreements, partnerships, and pre-orders, that we’re limiting ourselves if we don’t do what we can to educate ourselves on how to do crowdfunding properly… all within 30-90 days. Because of this, I have gone out and spoken to some of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in the world in the last year find out exactly what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, so YOU can learn from them.
Why should you listen to Crowdfunding Uncut? Because I’m asking the same questions you want to know. I know what it feels like to fail at crowdfunding. I also know what questions to ask, and what to do to raise over half a million dollars on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. As I’m also advising Crowdfunding campaigns, I need to keep up to date with what’s working and what isn’t. Questions that will get answered on this show: what crowdfunding platform is right for me? What can I do to have a successful product launch? How can I get 1000 backers for my project? What really matters? What if I have a small budget? What happens after crowdfunding? I will share with our best interviews showcasing the campaigns processes, failures, critical lessons learnt and actionable strategies showing YOU how to get your project funded. This is where project creators get funded.
Most Recent Episode
CFU 116: Stop Self-Sabotage with Techniques Learned From a Hostage Negotiator, with Paul Nadeau
Khierstyn’s guest for this episode of Crowdfunding Uncut is Paul Nadeau, skilled hostage negotiator and the person who is going to revolutionize how you think about stopping self-sabotage. He takes his knowledge of negotiating with people in crises and applies it to personal and professional situations, giving you the best chance at finding success and happiness in your own life. It’s an episode that is going to help you advance your career, find fulfillment, and learn how to prevent your subconscious from sabotaging your success. Don’t miss this insightful and inspirational episode. How are hostage negotiations and business transactions connected? Paul transitioned from his background in traditional police force work into hostage negotiations because he learned how to communicate persuasively with people - a skill that is necessary for any business environment. He frequently takes people who have reached the end of their rope and renegotiates a situation into one where everyone is given the best chance to succeed and find peace. These scenarios were not approached with an inflated sense of bravado and an abundance of pre-formed answers to the problems at hand. Rather, he followed a refined process that always kept the human factors in mind. On this episode of Crowdfunding Uncut Paul explains to Khierstyn that you can’t judge a person before you get into the situation and identify all the details. You must then ask them, "What is it you want? What is going on with you right now?" Making that personal connection with an individual (hostage or potential client) is key for the interaction to be successful. They must know you, like you, and trust you in order for any solution to succeed. Taking your time, having empathy for the individual, and working together towards a solution works for hostage crises and business interactions. Paul draws on his extensive experiences to offer you a great explanation as to why these two seemingly separate scenarios are linked, and it’s something you don’t want to miss. The first step in stopping self-sabotage is learning how to recognize your own self-worth Paul and Khierstyn are adamant on this episode of Crowdfunding Uncut that every individual is worthy of success, happiness, and fulfillment. These wonderful things only come after recognizing your own self-worth. In order to stop self-sabotage, you must take the time to recognize the areas of life that you are struggling in, i