Here are four tips from experienced crowdfunders to help you succeed:

1. Mention your crowdfunding campaign early in every episode. Listeners typically become patrons after they hear the call for support messages several times(click on the button on your site or in the Podbean app).

2. Place a crowdfunding badge on your site, so users can easily click to make a pledge (Go to "Manage Patrons"-->"Badges" to get the badges.)

3. Seek support from your direct network. Share your campaign with your social media network, professional network and friends. Those who know and like you will support you, and they give your campaign a good starting boost!

4. Encourage listeners to use the Podbean player app and mention your campaign in your show. This way, a listener using the app can click straight to your campaign from the app...the easiest possible way to give!

We hope that helps. We’ll be passing along other tips from experienced crowdfunders from time to time.