Explore This week we added a new "See already funded" Button to the end of our explore grid to make it more understandable for people how to get to our already funded campaigns. Checkout Notes Customers can now add a note to there pledge to let us or creators know
Email Templates This week We changed our last two remaining transactional emails from the original design to our now refreshed design. Redesigned campaign items We want to modernize the look & feel of our platform, As a first incremental effort we redesigned the campaign items. It borrows a lot from neo-brutalism,
I think it goes without saying, we all intend to do our best work, all the time. To try to create the best story, the best product, best experience possible for everyone. And sometimes, you really just can't please everyone, no matter how hard you try. Sometimes, it's in good
So, with Twitter, or X turning into more and more of a cluster than humanly thought possible, with that comes less visibility for small businesses, and entrepreneurs. That also means less reach for creators promoting crowdfunding projects. In what always seemed inevitable, but you kinda hoped you were wrong, it
Hey all, been a bit since I posted here. Actually, since San Diego Comic Con. So, a few weeks. Apologies for the gap. But, this has been a crazy few weeks. On a personal note, my father had an emergency heart procedure for a 95% blocked artery. He's thankfully fine.
San Diego Comic Con was such a great time this past weekend! As an entrepreneur who uses these shows for networking, and business, this was undoubtedly the best convention I've ever gone to for those purposes. Back to back meetings, meeting different people, mixers, parties, networking events, etc. It's always
Okay, so it's not quite the superbowl. But it IS San Diego Comic Con! And the Zoop team will be there! First and foremost, we are proud to host our annual panel "Crowdfunding Comics With Zoop" this Saturday at 1:30pm in Room 29CD. Moderated by Rob Salkowitz (ICv2, Forbes)
Alright, who's going to San Diego Comic Con this year? Is it business? Or pleasure? A little bit of both? Of course. Well, we're roughly 2 weeks out from the biggest event of the year. And I know people attend for all different reasons, fandoms, etc. Let's talk just a
I'm as guilty as anyone about not recognizing special days, "non-work" days, and just losing myself in doing what I feel I have to do. I have a hard time shutting off, or removing myself from my responsibilities. But, I get reminded frequently that I very much need that down
There are many strategies when it comes to crafting a crowdfunding campaign. Get your rewards in order, pricing for add-ons, figure out budgets, fulfillment, etc. But one of the things that maybe gets a bit overlooked is, what can help your campaign stand out from all others? What's unique about
Back from Heroes Con in North Carolina. Great to see so many friends, and creators at this show. One of my favorite of the year! We hosted a crowdfunding panel, featuring Van Jensen, who has his campaign for Stardust live right now! And it was great to see him at
I know that's a bit of a downer of a headline, but it's true. Just because you put together and run a crowdfunding campaign, does not guarantee that it will be successful. There is a LOT of work that needs to go into it, well before the launch takes place.
I realize that many of my posts on this blog are a bit entrepreneurial. that's for a few good reasons. #1, that's my personal perspective on things. But #2, if you are a creator, putting out your own work, self publishing and crowdfunding, you are also an entrepreneur. You might
Sometimes we see campaigns that struggle to succeed. Sometimes they make it, other times, they don't. What sets a successful campaign apart from those that may not make it, or just barely clear the hurdle? After running nearly 100 crowdfunding campaigns, we can share at least 1 thing that all
Here at Zoop, we are doing our best work to make sure creators reach their goals, and supporters are able to receive the work that they are helping support! In this blog post, we're going to dissect our rate of successful campaigns we've run on the site since launch. As
Sometimes it's hard to make the time to do what you need to do. For some people, that's between work, family, and other obligations. Maybe even commuting, mentoring, volunteering, etc. How do you find time for you? In this case, maybe that means making time to create comics? I guess
I know there's a lot of discourse online about what makes someone a professional comic creator. How are you "IN" the business? Do you have to be full time in order to be considered in the industry? This blog is really just my personal opinions on things, and maybe not
So, this posting is going to be a little more personal, and maybe a bit more interactive. Would love to get some feedback and input from those of you reading this blog. We all go through hard times sometimes. And sometimes those hard times are while you're working on something
One of the best reasons to take your creative project to Zoop, and other crowdfunding platforms (yes, like Kickstarter) is that they afford you the opportunity to build your own brand. You might hear the word "brand" a lot, with a wide array of potential definitions, but I'm going to
Another great chat on The Zoop Podcast! We livestream on Wednesday nights at 6pm PST and are going to do our best to keep that timeslot with fresh new guests every week. We've got a new one for ya! Episode 6 of the Zoop Podcast was with Claire Napier. Claire
So this is something I've seen a lot of discussion about recently, and I'm sure everyone is trying to crack the code. How frequently can you run a campaign? What's the sweet spot? And most importantly, what's the right overall strategy for running multiple crowdfunding campaigns? I'm not claiming to
Last "Why Zoop" post was a nice start to answering the question of why creators are coming to Zoop. But that was just the beginning – we have many other reasons. If you're seeing this before the previous post, you can always check that one out HERE first. So last post,
Another great chat on The Zoop Podcast! We livestream on Wednesday nights at 6pm PST and are going to do our best to keep that timeslot with fresh new guests every week. We've got a new one for ya! We're ALMOST caught up on posting them here on the blog.
We've been having a lot of fun with our new show, The Zoop Podcast! We livestream on Wednesday nights at 6pm PST and are going to do our best to keep that timeslot with fresh new guests every week. We're a bit behind in posting them here (but we'll catch
We get this question a lot. Why would I bring my crowdfunding project to Zoop, instead of other platforms? This blog post will do a bit of a deep dive into some of the benefits of running a campaign with us on Zoop. We might not get to all of
We've been having a lot of fun with our new show, The Zoop Podcast! We livestream on Wednesday nights at 6pmPST and are going to do our best to keep that timeslot with fresh new guests every week. Last week, we spoke with Kraig Rasmussen, who's "Odds & Ends" is live
It's taken us a little bit to get there, but we've finally become "content creators". Notice the quote marks there. Well, what this really means is we've started our own show. The intention is to highlight the creators we are working with and have their crowdfunding campaigns live on Zoop!
As I sit here writing this, I am Covid positive. I have been for 2 weeks. Which has given me a lot of time to reflect and also look to the future. I'd like to touch on both here in this blog post. First, I need to say that I
Hey everyone! We've come a long way and would like to share with you a look back at some highlights that have helped us grow and that we hold close to our heart. While we initially launched in mid 2021 as a 'curated' full-service platform, a certain other crowdfunding platform's
Being a newer company, there's a question we get a lot from creators about our reach vs. the more established Kickstarter. When we initially launched this was, rightfully so, a concern. But now, after a year and a half of busting our butts increasing visibility, building trust, growing our profile
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