( I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.)

I am a reader and my genre of choice is normally “How To” type books.  I love learning how to do new things or how to improve on things I already enjoy. This is a pretty amazing e-book that I was given the opportunity to enjoy and want to tell you all about.

Hacking Kickstarter: How to Raise Big Bucks in 30 Days!  (Secrets to Running a Successful Crowd-funding Campaign on a Budget). I know the first thing I asked myself was, “What is crowd-funding?”.  Crowd-funding is a new trend using various websites (Kickstarter  being one of the most popular) and it works by helping people that have great ideas but don’t have the money to fund them.  These people can pitch their ideas to the public in hopes that they will donate money to help fund them.

This helpful little book walks you step-by-step into the process of creating, launching and wrapping your project. In this book you will learn:

  • How Curated Communities Can Give You Added Exposure
  • How to Get Featured in Kickstarter and Ingiegogo’s Newsletters (solid gold)
  • How to Grab Funders Attention the Moment They Land on Your page
  • How to Generate Traffic to Your Project
  • How to Easily Find and Target Bloggers and Journalist Who Want to Publicize Your Project
  • How to Relaunch a Failed Campaign
  • Websites to Post Your Projects to For Added Exposure
  • Comprehensive List of Popular and Niche Crowd Funding Sites
  • and Much More!New-Blog-Logo

Patrice has been writing since she was 6-years-old. She has written over 10 screenplays, fiction and How To books, including this one.  She is a Sci-Fi can as well as a TCM fan. You can follow along with her latest releases on her website, friend her on Facebook, and/or  follow her on Twitter.


I thought this was a pretty brilliant book and really enjoyed reading it. Like I said I am a How To junkie :).  I hadn’t heard about Kickstarter or anything before reading this book so I did a little background work first to find out what exactly crowd-funding and Kickstarter were.  I had watched a TV show once in the past that was basically crowd-funding. People try to convince the “sharks” to invest in their business. Kickstarter is a website that basically does the same except you are not on TV. 🙂

The book is a quick read but it is really full of helpful hints, examples and insight.  It was obvious that the author, Patrice Williams Marks, really knows what she is talking about. I think crowd-funding is a brilliant idea and one anyone considering going into business for themselves or that has an idea but not the cash to get it started need to know about and this book is a must read.

I recommend this book to anyone with an idea or to other “How To” people like myself. It flows easily and is written in everyday words so it’s not too technical to understand. I don’t have any complaints about the book but one small thing. It had a couple grammatical errors in it and that was one of her helpful hint to success. Other than that this book is a great read and full of very helpful information. It is available for purchase at several places you can check out HERE and while there you can read up more about the author and her other books.  I think the cost is a very minor investment and worth the valuable information inside the book. I would consider this a worthwhile investment.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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