Who is Your Audience?

Now it’s time to really think about your audience. It will be made up of people from various niche audiences, whose interests are similar to the subject matter of your project. Think about all the different groups of people that might be interested in your project. I do not mean the demographic or any other generic marketing term. I do not mean people who like photography or paintings or any other genre of art. Who is the specific subset of people that are going to LOVE your project? The more specific, the better.

The hard part about defining your audience is that you might not be entirely sure who is going to like your project. That is why you are really going to need to do your homework. You need to have at least one group of people in mind that the project might appeal to.

Ultimately the more niches you can target, the better your chances will be. If you keep targeting the same people they will get tired of hearing about it. People are going to like it or not. Sending it to them more often probably won’t change that.

If you are lucky, your project may even appeal to people you had not thought of. However, failing to identify potential groups before your launch will make reaching your goal extremely hard. It’s OK to have some unexpected support, but it’s risky to leave everything up to chance.

A Kickstart’s Guide to Kickstarter TOC:

pssst…you can read all of this offline by downloading the e-book.

A Kickstarter’s Guide to Kickstarter: Introduction
How Kickstarter “Kickstartered” it’s own website
Understanding Kickstarter
The Basics of Kickstarter
Kickstarter is an updated version of the Parton Model
Kickstarter is like girl scout cookies…without the calories!
Make sure your project has an ending
Some additional benefits to running a Kickstarter project
Perry Chan’s Six Principles on why Kickstarter projects are successful
Yancey’s thoughts on getting funded
Brainstorming Your Project
What is this damn thing about?
Simplify your project for success
Is your project a Purple Cow?
Making Lemonade And Telling A Good Story
Reward The Patrons
Naming Your Kickstarter Project
Doing Your Homework
Before you launch, do your homework
No one cares about you
Some People Care About You
Who is Your Audience?
Where is Your Audience?
Resonating With Your Audience
Crossing Chasms
What Will it Cost?
Understanding Profit Margin and Costs
Setting Your Goals
Make or Break Decisions
Running the Numbers
Focus on what you need
Reasonable funding goals
Why be Reasonable?
How long your campaign runs depends on one thing, momentum
30 days or less
Managing Deadlines
Going for the BIG bucks
The Allure of a Large Backer
Pricing theory, thoughts about pricing your Kickstarter rewards
The Paradox of Choice
Crafting Your Pitch
Creating a compelling pitch for your Kickstarter project
Four questions people want answered when visiting your Kickstarter page.
Show some credibility to get more backers
Clarity is your friend
How to ask for Support
Kickstarter is a video-driven site
Examples of great pitch videos
Launching Your Project
Launching your project
How to track the progress of your Kickstarter campaign
The 30% Kickstarter project “Tipping Point”
How to engage an audience with a Kickstarter project: Idea & Story

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Separated from my family during El Salvador's civil war, by death and adoption, I was reunited with them at the age of 16. I do entrepreneurial art projects that are meaningful, relevant, and push me creatively.

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