Creative Funding Show
By Thomas Umstattd Jr.
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Hear Thomas Umstattd interview Authors, YouTubers, and Podcasters who are funding their creativity using platforms like Patreon, Kickstarter. You will also learn about making money with advertising, sponsorships, merch, and other creative ways to make a living as an artist.
||Clean025 Finding Your Courage and How to Handle Haters||Finding Your Courage and How to Handle Haters||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024 How to Reduce Stress & Increase Creativity with Kim Sutton||How to Reduce Stress & Increase Creativity with Kim Sutton||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023 Pricing with Janene Liston||Pricing with Janene Liston||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022 Crowdfunding Psychology||Crowdfunding Psychology||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021 – The Anatomy of a Successful Crowdfunding Page (Deep Dive)||Creating a solid sales page is the key to success. In this episode, you will discover the necessary secrets for: storytelling and the value of vulnerability and for crafting a sales page that sells. Introduction This is the meat and potatoes of your Ki.||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020 – What Creators Need to Know About Email Marketing (Deep Dive)||While your fans may not see every Facebook post or YouTube notification they will get every email if you follow the advice I will give you in this episode.||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019 – How to Break Past the Patreon Patron Plateau||Do you ever feel like you Patreon has hit a plateau in terms of backing? Patreon CEO Jack Conte shared some research Patreon had conducted in a recent Hang Time. I was there and I have some highlights for you. At the end of the episode,||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018 – How to Host Your Own Membership Site on WordPress with Ravi Jayagopal||In this episode, Ravi Jayagopal makes the case for why you should build your own membership site, rather than relying on a third-party service like Patreon.||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017 – Creative Funding With Info Products (Deep Dive)||In this episode, we talk about how to make money by creating informational products. I also share an example of how to do it from Novel Marketing.||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016 – How Mary DeMuth Doubled Her Patreon Backing in 4 months||Mary DeMuth shares what she did since our last Creative Funding Show interview to double her Patreon backing.||8/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015 – Profiting from Podcasting With Steve Olsher||Steve Olsher is famous for helping individuals and corporations become exceptionally clear on their WHAT – that is, the ONE thing they were created to do – his practical, no-holds-barred approach to life and business propels his clients and presenta||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014 – How to Email Patrons a Thank You Automatically||In this episode, we talk about how to use Zapier to send out welcome emails to Paatreon Patrons automatically.||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 – How Bryan Cohen Built a Business Around His Podcast||In this episode, we talk with Bryan Cohen about how he built a successful business around his podcast and with his podcast audience.||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 – How to Boost Book Revenue With Audiobooks||Audiobook sales are the fastest growing segment of publishing. If you have ever thought about writing a book, you should think about recording an audiobook.||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 – How to Avoid Newbie Patreon Mistakes with Bremner Morris||Links: Creative Funding Show’s Patreon Affiliate Link Patreon Community Forum About Bremner Bremner Morris is the Head of Patreon’s Creator Partnerships and Creator Success teams focused on helping creators develop their membership strategies.||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 – Introduction to Patreon With Bremner Morris||Links: Creative Funding Show’s Patreon Affiliate Link About Bremner Bremner Morris is the Head of Patreon’s Creator Partnerships and Creator Success teams focused on helping creators develop their membership strategies.||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 – Launching a Controversial Book on Indiegogo with Jacqueline Isaacs||In this episode, Jacqueline Isaacs shares her experience launching a controversial book on Indiegogo. She also talks about what it was like writing a book along with multiple co-authors.||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 – From Hobby Writer to Full Time Author with Rachael Herron||In this episode, Thomas Umstattd talks with Rachael Herron about how she went from writing as a hobby to a full-time author. We specifically talk about how she uses Patreon to connect with her most passionate fans.||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 – Diversifying Your Income as a Creator With Joanna Penn||In this episode, Thomas Umstattd Jr. talks with bestselling author and podcaster Joanna Penn about how and why to diversify your income. This can't-miss episode is packed with practical advice from an industry leader.||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 – How Mary DeMuth Went From Rejected Author to Crowdfunding Success||In this episode, we talk with Mary DeMuth, the author of Not Marked, a book rejected by every publisher that went on to be a huge success on Indiegogo.||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 – Funding Publishing on Patreon with Shemer Kuznits||Shemer Kuznits is an Israeli indie author who is using Patreon to fund his writing. He was recently able to move from working 5 days a week to 4 days a week giving him another day dedicated to writing.||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 – Patreon Stats with Graphtreon Founder Tom Boruta||Tom Boruta is a Software Engineer who created Graphtreon because he wanted to follow the progress of Patreon creators. In this episode, we talk about how to use Graphtreon to track your Patreon’s progress. Links: Graphtreon Website Graphtreon Patreo||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 – How to Start a Patreon Page||In this episode, I am going to sign up for a Patreon Account and share about the process and what I’ve learned along the way. If you want a blow by blow account of signing up for Patreon, this episode is for you.||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 – How to Get Podcast Merch Right – Revolutions Podcast with Mike Duncan Deep Dive||Merchandise is hard to get right, especially for podcasters. It is easy to waste a lot of money on boxes of shirts that collect dust in your garage. In this episode, I break down the recent fundraising episode from the Revolutions Podcast for takeaways.||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 – 7 Ways Creators Can Make Money||In terms of creative funding, I see authors, YouTubers, and podcasters making money in 7 primary ways. This episode will be a broad overview. In the future, we will have deep dive episodes on each of these ways. In short,||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean000 – Introducing the Creative Funding Show and Thomas Umstattd Jr.||The Creative Funding Show is a podcast where you will hear the stories of Authors, YouTubers, and Podcasters who are funding their creativity using platforms like Patreon, Kickstarter. You will also learn about making money with advertising,||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I've been waiting for this!
For the past few weeks I've wondered if Patreon is a way for me to help fund my writing. But I didn't want to have a false start or look foolish. Now I have a resource that can guide me in the process. Thank you Thomas! This podcast is off to a great start and I can't wait for more episodes!
Just when my writing turns from serious hobby into my next career, this podcast answers my need. How do I fund this when my book sales are still tiny?
Perfect timing! Thank you!
A wealth of practical information
If you've struggled to fund your creative endeavor (book, podcast, art, whatever!), you'll find the practical information you've been longing for. Thomas Umstattd is a consummate expert on all things crowdfunding, whether it be a micro monthly platform like Patreon or a one-time big launch like Kickstarter or Indiegogo. He is truly an expert, and he's extremely generous with his coaching. He coached my successful crowdfunding campaign for the book Not Marked: Finding Hope and Healing after Sexual Abuse. We wanted to raise 10K, but through his leadership and mentorship, we raised over 25K. Trust me, Thomas KNOWS what he's talking about. Please share this podcast with anyone who is struggling to fund their creative dream.