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Get Funded Today: The Funded Today Podcast

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This FREE podcast will teach YOU how to launch and grow YOUR startup, especially through the fast-paced world of rewards-based crowdfunding!Your instructors, Zach Smith and Thomas Alvord, are world-renowned business experts with proven hands-on experience in sales, video production, page design, adv… read more

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Episode 0037 | Life After Crowdfunding: e-Commerce Strategy

January 8th, 2020


In this episode, we’ll focus on e-commerce strategy, especially for bootstrapped startups. And, for that purpose, we’re interviewing an expert growth strategist named John Coyle, who’s going to explain how to identify …

Episode 0036 | Crowdfunding Prototypes & Mass-Production

December 18th, 2019


In this episode, we’re going to familiarize you with the world of prototyping and mass-production, specifically as it relates to crowdfunding. Whom …

Episode 0035 | Crowdfunding Suspensions & Re-Launches

December 11th, 2019


In this episode, we’re going to revive the subject of what to do when your campaign goes wrong—in this case, so terribly wrong that you actually need to restart it. So, we’re going to talk all about the mechanics of …

Episode 0034 | Crowdfunding Stories: Dale Backus & Ohsnap

October 2nd, 2019


We’re back atcha today with another good one that includes a very impressive guest who is also literally live on Kickstarter right now! Our client …

Episode 0033 | Ultimate Crowdfunding Pre-Launch Checklist

September 4th, 2019


As promised, we’re going to break out our newly-minted Ultimate Crowdfunding Pre-Launch Checklist! And, after this episode, we’re going to give it away to you for free… no catches. And you can start using it to prepare …

Episode 0032 | Handling Legal Matters during Startup Phase

September 4th, 2019


In this episode, you’re going to hear from our very own in-house legal counsel here at Funded Today, Thomas Alvord. He’s going to give you the …

Episode 0031 | Crowdfunding Stories: Rob Peck & FlexSafe

June 12th, 2019


As promised, we’re bringing on one of our past clients, namely Rob Peck of AquaVault. He’s got a very unique perspective and I think you’re going to …

Episode 0030 | Crowdfunding Stories: Tammy Rant & TushBaby

June 5th, 2019


Have you ever wanted to listen to an actual Kickstarter creator who raised over $100,000 on a project? What about learning the ins-and-outs of a …

Episode 0029 | Customer Service from Backers to e-Shoppers

May 22nd, 2019


What does it take to manage customer service? Why is customer service more important now than ever before? And finally, what are the best ways to ensure that you, too, can provide world-class customer service? Let’s …

Episode 0028 | Freedom in Time, Money, Body, Mind, and Spirit

May 8th, 2019


In this episode, we’re waxing philosophical once more. The topic: FREEDOM. The reason: we think that it’s the most important word in the world to focus on. And today, we’ll show you why...

Episode 0027 | Life After Crowdfunding: e-Commerce Basics

April 30th, 2019


In this episode, we’re circling back around to our extremely popular “Life After Crowdfunding” series with perhaps our most practical episode in the …

Episode 0026 | Life After Crowdfunding: Amazon & Jungle Scout

April 24th, 2019


In this episode, we have a wonderful guest—Greg Mercer, who is the founder of Jungle Scout. We’re going to discuss how tools like Jungle Scout can …

Episode 0025 | Life After Crowdfunding: Amazon Presentation

April 17th, 2019


In this episode, we are continuing our “Life After Crowdfunding” series by discussing how to make big money on Amazon by optimizing your listings. Let’s jump right in…

Episode 0024 | Becoming Self-Aware and Defining Success

April 3rd, 2019


In this episode, we are bringing you Zach’s special interview by Carson Jorgensen in his pretty-famous podcast “The Definition of Success.” Carson and Zach discuss quite a few things that are a little bit different than …

Episode 0023 | Life After Crowdfunding: Amazon Intelligence

March 27th, 2019


In this episode, we’re bringing back our very popular series “Life After Crowdfunding.” And today’s topic of Amazon is one of our favorites—it’s the …

Episode 0022 | Living Happier through Stoic Philosophy

March 20th, 2019


In this episode, we learn from Stoicism! Let’s get started…

Episode 0021 | Living Happier by Improving Perspective

March 13th, 2019


In this episode, we’re talking about one of Zach’s most favorite things: the #1 reason why your life “sucks” right now—and what you can do about it! Let’s get started…

Episode 0020 | Life After Crowdfunding: Indiegogo InDemand

March 6th, 2019


You might find this episode’s topic a bit interesting: “Life After Crowdfunding: IndieGoGo InDemand – What Do I Do After I’ve Had a Successful …

Episode 0019 | Profiting from the Kickstarter Algorithm

February 27th, 2019


In this episode, we are going to show you how you can capitalize on Kickstarter’s more powerful tool—perhaps their most powerful tool—the Kickstarter …

Episode 0018 | Platform: Kickstarter versus Indiegogo

February 20th, 2019


In this episode, we’re finally going to answer the age-old question that we probably get asked just as much as anything and, until this point, …

Episode 0017 | Achieving Goals like Multimillionaires

February 13th, 2019


In this episode, we are going to talk about goal-setting. Zach has spent a lot of time reading about goals, and so has Thomas; in fact, Thomas focused some of his Master’s Degree studies on goal-setting. But, today, we …

Episode 0016 | Crowdfunding Promotion: Paid Media (Ads)

February 6th, 2019


In this episode, we’re going to walk you through the single-most-effective way to consistently raise money and even extrapolate how much money you’re …

Episode 0015 | Crowdfunding Promotion: Earned Media (PR)

January 30th, 2019


In this episode, we’ve got a very special guest for you. She’s directly responsible for raising millions of dollars for thousands of campaigns …

Episode 0014 | Crowdfunding Promotion: Cross-Promotions

January 23rd, 2019


In this episode, we’re going to talk about the single-most-effective way to generate the best possible conversions for your invention. After testing HUNDREDS of other methods and marketing mediums, this one simple …

Episode 0013 | Crowdfunding Promotion: Leads & Affiliates

January 16th, 2019


In this episode, we’re going to get a little bit deeper into pre-launch. There’s no one in the entire rewards-based crowdfunding space who has generated more e-mailing addresses and more interest for new inventions and …

Episode 0012 | Leveraging the Pareto Principle (80/20)

January 9th, 2019


In this episode, we’re going to talk about a paradox. Is it really better to be lazy than hard-working? Is it actually possible to get 16 times …

Episode 0011 | The Market Matters Most in Business

January 2nd, 2019


In this episode, we’ve got another good one for you. We spent quite a few episodes walking you step-by-step through what you need to do to succeed with your new business venture. But did you know there’s one thing …

Episode 0010 | “The Crowd Whisperer” Evaluates Projects

December 26th, 2018


In this episode, we’re busting out our secret weapon. There’s even a bit of some “water cooler talk” going on at Funded Today, that this guy is “THE …

Episode 0009 | Rising from Poverty to Wealth

December 19th, 2018


In this episode, we’re switching gears a bit. We want to talk about how studying poverty can teach us principles that ultimately lead to wealth.

Episode 0008 | Crowdfunding Presentation: Video Production

December 12th, 2018


In this episode, for one final time, we’re rounding out our presentation series and focusing on your crowdfunding video. Ever wondered how to make the perfect video that also converts? Want to know the best ways to use …

Episode 0007 | Crowdfunding Presentation: Page Design

December 5th, 2018


In this episode, we’re taking a deeper dive into presentation. Ever wondered how to design the perfect page? Want to know the best way to structure your rewards for your campaign? Want to know the perfect number of …

Episode 0006 | The 7 P’s for Crowdfunding Success

November 28th, 2018


In this episode, we are going to go over “The 7 P’s for Crowdfunding Success.” These 7 P’s are Product, Platform, Presentation, Promotion, Price, Probability, and People. Find out why these 7 P’s are critical to having …

Episode 0005 | The Crowdfunding Success Matrix

November 26th, 2018


In this episode, you might feel like you’re back in business school! We’re going to talk about a matrix—“The Crowdfunding Success Matrix.” What do …

Episode 0004 | Failure, Pivoting, and Success

November 23rd, 2018


This episode goes deep. Real deep. We’re going to get real. We’re going to talk about emotions and feelings. What do I do when my campaign fails? And, most importantly: your crowdfunding campaign might fail, and that’s …

Episode 0003 | Friends, Family, and “Fools” (FFF)

November 21st, 2018


This episode presents how to validate your new crowdfunding idea before you ever spend a single dollar. This is one of the most important pre-launch …

Episode 0002 | The Crowdfunding Success Formula

November 21st, 2018


This episode presents the surprisingly-simple #1 formula for coming up with your next big product, and how you can analyze past crowdfunding …

Episode 0001 | Funded Today’s Origin Story

November 21st, 2018


This episode presents how Funded Today started, how its co-founders Zach Smith & Thomas Alvord have now helped to raise over $200,000,000 and counting in just the last four years, and some takeaways for how you can …

Episode 0000 | Introduction

November 16th, 2018


Have you ever had THAT idea—the one that you know is worth millions but had no idea where to start? Zach Smith and Thomas Alvord have made more millionaires than perhaps anyone in the world and, now, they’re showing you …

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