How to find Indiegogo experts
Are you planning to launch an Indiegogo campaign? If so, it’s important to find the right people who can help you make it happen. Where do you begin? When searching for these key players, keep in mind that they don’t all have to be on board before your campaign launches. Here are the top 7 tips on where and how to search for Indiegogo experts.
1. Find the right people on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a great place to find industry experts. First, search for people who have the job titles that match what you’re looking for. For example, if you’re looking for a PR or Social Media person, type in “PR” and/or “Social Media.” When the results pop up, look through them and check out their profiles. You can learn a lot from their current and past work experience, education, etc. When you think someone might be a good fit for your campaign, but want to know more before sending them an InMail (LinkedIn’s internal email system), send them a ZoomInfo request: Type in their name or company name in the search box on the ZoomInfo website, and a profile will pop up. Then simply click the ‘Zoom it’ button by their photo to request access to view full profiles.
It’s simple and effective.
2. Find referrals from people you trust
Maybe someone has already referred an expert who worked on a successful Indiegogo campaign that was similar to yours. Ask around your social media circles, or reach out to friends old and new for their advice and possible leads. You never know what connections they might have that can help you.
3. Post on Facebook and Twitter
Invite your online community to recommend experts for your campaign. Some might be happy to do so. If you’re not getting any replies, try asking more of your network by specifying the areas where you need help — i.e., ‘ Indiegogo experts in marketing and PR ‘ or ‘Indiegogo experts in engineering and manufacturing’
4. Reach out to experts through your connections
Maybe you already have a foothold in your industry, so why not leverage those contacts? You never know what referrals they might be able to offer for you. For example, if you’re an actor looking for a PR expert, you might have an agent who knows someone. If you’re not sure, simply ask in your message!
5. Look up industry events and conferences
Events and conferences are great places to meet new people and establish professional connections. Search online for popular events, and reach out to the event coordinators asking if you can submit a list of experts you’re looking for. If there are multiple events happening around the same time, try attending them all! Who knows who you might meet.
6. Post on LinkedIn Groups & Forums
There are also some great groups on LinkedIn that are meant specifically for professionals in your industry to network with each other. Search for them, join up, and see what you can find!
7. Reach out to Indiegogo themselves
You might not have thought of this yet, but Indiegogo has a team of experts who are there to help campaign creators with all aspects of their campaigns. They’re always available via email at email@example.com, and we’ve even compiled a list of their top 7 FAQs on launching campaigns. It’s important to remember that the more people you reach out to about your campaign, the better chance you have of finding what you need.
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EndNote: I hope this helps! If you have any suggestions, please feel free to comment on the blog. I’m always open to improving my posts, so if there is anything else you see that would make for an interesting read, don’t hesitate to let me know.