Ep. 013 – How to Raise $11,000 in 9 hours Using Crowdfunding With Jared Easley

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Do you have doubts of the ability to start your own online business?  Is lack of funds getting in the way of your dreams?  Feel like you need a large email list to be successful?  In this episode Jared Easley shares how he leveraged the power of crowdfunding to raise $11,000 in 9 hours for his new Podcasting conference.  After you listen to this episode you will have no doubts that you can achieve anything as long as you put your mind and effort into it.

Jared Easley Interview on Marketing Access Pass Podcast

Episode Featured Guest: Jared Easley

“Jared Easley” is possibly the most likeable guy in the podcast industry.  He is the host of the hit podcast Starve the Doubts.  He is also the co-host of the Podcast Movement Conference, and Founder of Pod Mov University.  He has been a presenter at New Media Expo, and has been featured on the Podcast Answerman Show, Podjam TV, Entrepreneur Showdown and more.

In This Podcast Episode You Will Learn:

  • How the first international Podcasting Conference was created
  • How to test and validate your market with crowdfunding projects
  • How to build buzz around a project without an email list or large audience
  • How to collaborate with other entrepreneurs to help build your business
  • How to fund your next big project with Kickstarter campaigns
  • How to start and organize a local or national conferencing event
  • How to build a membership site with the help of a community
  • Jared’s philosophy to building products and services for your business
  • Why you should be excited about the future of the Podcast Industry

Links and Resources Mentioned in the Show:

  • IndieGoGo – Crowdfunding Campaign Website

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15 Comments

  1. Maritza Parra on July 24, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Great podcast episode! I’m deep in development of a new project and never even considered crowdfunding… brilliant idea!

    • Anthony Tran on July 26, 2014 at 9:58 am

      Hi Maritza, I definitely think crowdfunding will be a great way for you to develop your next project. Maybe you can write a blog post about your results.

  2. Paul Colaianni on July 24, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Love the info on kickstarter, didn’t know much about it before. Love the story about selling something before creating it. Great take away! Good show.

    • Anthony Tran on July 26, 2014 at 9:59 am

      Thanks Paul, I too didn’t know much about Kickstarter until talking to Jared. Sounds like a great resource to really test the market and get support from the community.

  3. Justin Williams on July 24, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    This is simply amazing! Like Maritza, I should consider this option too. Thanks!

    • Anthony Tran on July 26, 2014 at 9:59 am

      Thanks Justin! I know this could definitely work in your niche.

  4. Charlie Poznek on July 25, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Such great ideas here, I love how you position crowdfunding as a way to test your market before investing tons of money. It actually seems to be a great way to make money by testing!!

    • Anthony Tran on July 26, 2014 at 10:00 am

      I totally agree Charlie! Like Jared said “Marketing Before Production”

  5. Celest Horton on July 27, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I love Kickstarter! So glad it worked out so well to help fund Podcast Movement. It’s going to be a wonderful conference that will help lift the podcasting community.

    • Anthony Tran on July 30, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      Indeed Celest, I really feel that Podcast Movement is going to take the podcast industry by storm and help many people take their business to the next level.

  6. Frank Gustafson (@fgustafson) on July 29, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Love it AT! I’m really looking forward to Podcast Movement! Thanks for another GREAT episode!

    • Anthony Tran on July 30, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      Fantastic Frank! Looking forward to seeing you at Podcast Movement.

  7. Sandy Donovan on August 9, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks Anthony! Great episode. I love the idea of funding an event through crowd sourcing. I’ve never considered that. And… 9 hours… wow! Thanks for sharing Jared and Anthony!

  8. Adrian on April 30, 2015 at 2:57 am

    Hi Anthony
    I have a question for Jared. Please, would you invite him here to answer it?
    Which were the previous steps for the Crowdfunding campaign? You’ve got some promotion by podcasters friends, but how did you got everybody pay attention to the launching date? Have you guided everybody to a landing page in order to get their addresses or did the podcasters mentioned the launching date? We know it’s all about momentum.

    Thanks!

    • Jared Easley on April 30, 2015 at 7:35 am

      Hi Adrian, Thank you for the question. We rallied the troops. We contacted all of our immediate podcaster friends & asked for their support. We pointed them to the Kickstarter page on the day of the launch. We also had 4 of us working as a tag team on that day. I wish I had a better answer. I believe we were fortunate to be offering the right opportunity at the right time. The market wanted it. We did a lot of research to prep for the crowdfunding campaign. I highly recommend that you consider adding http://crowdfundgenius.com to your resource list for prepping for your next Crowdfunding campaign.

      Grateful,
      Jared

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