#342-How to Launch Your Next Product On Kickstarter


In this episode, we have Vance Lee, Ecom entrepreneur with 13 years background as a brand growth and marketing strategist. He has mastered crowdfunding and the pre-order launch strategy to launch products and grow brands. He’s raised over $7M in successful launches and broke records with 2 of his launches–both #1 Most Funded in their niches and ranking in the top 1% of crowdfunding projects of all time. With his expertise, he shares his insights and guides us through the process of launching a product on Kickstarter.


Vance started by explaining why Kickstarter is an excellent platform and highlighted the benefits of building an audience and the opportunity to receive feedback from potential investors and customers. He also emphasized the importance of research, both in understanding the Kickstarter community and evaluating the feasibility of the product idea.


Vance delves into the critical aspects of setting a funding goal, strategies, costs, marketing expenses and pre-launch email list. Overall, this episode with Vance provides a comprehensive overview of the Kickstarter launch process. Gain valuable insights into crafting a successful campaign, setting realistic goals and effectively marketing their products to potential backers.


In This Episode:

[00:30] Introducing Vance Lee

[02:10] Backstory: Started in a trio and the rest is history.

[08:30] Product research for Kickstarter.

[12:25] How important are keywords in Kickstarter?

[17:15] When is the right time to engage Kickstarter?

[24:15] Building an audience.

[30:15] Backed campaigns

[35:20] Types of products in Kickstarter

[40:10] Deciding on positioning.

[45:10] Modifying product.

[49:10] Setting the goal


Guest Links and References:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vancelee/

Website: https://www.livemyplayground.com/


Book Reference:

The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida


Links and References:

Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/

Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p

Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/

Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/

Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/

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Carlos Alvarez


Wizards of Ecom & Online Seller Cruise

Wizards of Ecom founder, Carlos Alvarez, leads the Meetups using his 20+ years of online selling experience to help Amazon retailers get the most out of the platform. He knows networking is key to online selling success; bringing the Meetups to Teachable gives sellers that can’t attend the events a chance to engage with group and learn the important topics and tools discussed that day.

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Wizards of Ecom & Online Seller Cruise

As an Amazon private label expert and PPC consultant with over 4 years of experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge to the Wizards of Ecom podcast. Having been in the trenches, testing and refining strategies, I’ve spent countless hours perfecting my craft.

As the host of the Wizards of Ecom podcast, I’ve had the privilege of speaking with some of the brightest minds in the industry, gaining valuable insights and a unique perspective on what works and what doesn’t on Amazon.

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