Promoting Patreon at personal events

During the recent Patreon on Tour conference in New York city, a discussion arose about promoting Patreon at personal appearances. It was tough, one creator complained, because setting up a laptop to process pledges was cumbersome — and expensive. And, […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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ComicLab Ep 64: Diversifying vs Duplicating

Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar are talking comics! In this episode, they discuss the secrets of Instagram tagging. THEN … if a backer asks you to add a crowdfunding platform to Patreon, should you? ALSO… what’s the danger of waiting […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Your mash-up T-shirt (still) isn’t Fair Use*

*…necessarily A federal court ruled in favor of ComicMix in a case in which their Star Trek / Dr. Seuss mash-up book, “Oh, The Places You’ll Boldly Go” was claimed to have infringed upon the intellectual property of Dr. Seuss […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Social media: Is it for promotion or content?

Let’s pretend you’re a biscuit baker. Your potential customer is a person who is sitting in front of an all-you-can-eat buffet. They don’t even have to walk from their table to the smorgasbord. They’ve pulled their chair directly to the […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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The Kickstarter pledge swap

Within moments of launching your Kickstarter campaign, you will become inundated with spam. Marketers, third-party facilitators, printers… they all want to talk to you. But perhaps the most cringeworthy and pathetic of all of these is the request for a […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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The new tax code and sole proprietors

As April approaches, many independent creators are getting nervous about how the new tax code will affect their businesses. Here’s some guidance…

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Understanding the Supreme Court’s Copyright ruling

The Supreme Court voted unanimously in a copyright case that will have a ripple effect across several creative industries. You’ve probably heard a lot of chatter about it on social media — and you’ve probably seen a lot of folks […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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