And just like that, it’s the fourteenth. This week we talk about secrets to crowdfunding success, marketing tools to help you reach a larger audience, how a futurist can point you and your project to the right direction, and a cool upgrade to the tape measure on Kickstarter. So here we go…

1) Maximize your social media reach:

Sharing your project on social media is one of the best ways to get your project noticed. See how you can use it to your advantage with Shareaholic.>>

2) The humble tape measure gets a revamp:

With over $700K dollars in pledges, Bagel, a digital tape measure is sweeping Kickstarter by storm. Back it up and add it to your toolbox before it’s gone. >> 

3) Fast Company is revealing the secrets to crowdfunding success:

Struggling to find investors for your project? Master these four secrets to help your crowdfunding project succeed.>>  

4) Need a legit PR contact list? We’ve got you covered: 

Because we understand how difficult it is to build a press list, we found an online resource that already did the job for you. Here’s a listing of bloggers, publications, and influencers that you can send your press releases to.>>

5) Currently listening on Audible:

If you want to know what’s in store for the next 20 years, check out “The Inevitable” by Kevin Kelly, a futurist and maverick that has shared his vision of what’s to come since the 1980’s. Get your Kickstarter project to the right direction and download it on Audible.>>

It’s summer. Get out of the house. Don’t forget the sunscreen.

Courtesy of, Crowdfunding Gurus 

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