Now that you’ve spent some time setting up your expectations, it’s time to start learning more about Kickstarter.
If you’re serious about crowdfunding your game on Kickstarter, it is crucial for you to understand and engage with the platform. And above all, support other people just like you trying to turn their ideas into reality! There’s no better place than Kickstarter to do research, educate yourself, and connect with other creators. Remember, potential backers can see how many projects you’ve backed. While never backing a project may not be a deal-breaker, it’s a nice way to show people that you support this community.
Here are a few things you can do right now:
Start backing projects
If you haven’t backed any projects, what are you waiting for? Even just a $1 pledge is appreciated and will grant you access to creator updates so you can study how people interact with their backers.
Follow creators you admire & reach out
Following creators on Kickstarter is super easy. Take a look at their project history, study their journey, see what projects they’ve backed, send them a message asking for advice, and get alerts whenever they launch something new.
Use the tools and resources
Spend some time exploring all Kickstarter has to offer including the various resources, tools, newsletters, and articles. You’d be surprised by how many people have the same questions as you.
To help ease this creative experience, Kickstarter offers a lot of simple and fun ways to discover cool people to support.Discover Kickstarter Tabletop Games campaigns to support
Browse through the games category and discover some projects similar to yours and show some support. Start studying their campaign page, reward tier structure, and the updates they send to backers. Use those filters to narrow your results!Kickstarter help center
Study up on Kickstarter basics, frequently asked questions, creator questions, and discover helpful resources that will help educate you on how to successfully crowdfund.Kickstarter Creator Handbook
Check out this handy guide that helps walk you through getting started to communicating with your backers.Kickstarter Newsletters
Be sure to sign up for Kickstarter newsletters that feature products you’re interested in—the “Kickstarter Games” newsletter is a good start ;)Webinar: Crowdfunding Your Game on Kickstarter
Kickstarter’s Senior Outreach Lead for Tabletop Games Jonathan Ritter-Roderick teaches us things you need to know to set yourself up for crowdfunding success.
Now that you’ve become an active member of the Kickstarter community, you should follow similar people, influencers, and companies.