As with any startup, promotion isn’t easy. Finding free promotion is even harder. The key to getting funded is often just a mention away, but landing your project in front of influencers can be a major hurdle. That’s why we’ve collected the blogs below, all of which routinely feature successful kickstarter campaigns. Unlike many of the other crowdfunding promoters out there, these websites don’t charge a promotion fee at the time of this article.
HiConsumption.com is an established lifestyle blog that caters towards fashionable men. They cover a variety of categories including gadgets, architecture, design, fashion, art and vehicles and regularly feature Kickstarter projects. With readership in the millions, a post here can launch your campaign into the stratosphere in no time, and is a great site to submit to if you have a product that tastemakers would admire.
Having been one of the first blogs to feature Uber in its infancy, KillerStartups has some definite street-cred. Submitting your project is free, and a post grants you access to their 125,000 unique monthly views.
BetaList is the ideal outlet if you’re seeking to promote a tech based campaign such as software or hardware. The company has stricter submission criteria, but a post on their blog is sure to get attention from your target audience. Submitting your new killer app is easy, but if accepted you can expect up to a two month wait for free submissions.
Werd is a daily round-up site gathering some of the coolest products online. Their posts cover a wide range of categories and have featured Kickstarter successes like The Light Phone, Zing and the Gravity Blanket. Submissions are free, and if approved include a buy button for your project.
Tech I Want is a sleek and modern site that regularly features crowdfunding projects. While they definitely specialize in gadgets, other sections include categories like household, apparel and backpacks. Accepted submissions receive a post on the website, as well as a feature in their popular newsletter.
DudeIWantThat has made a reputation for itself as go-to source for the craziest and most amazing stuff for sale online. They’ve featured everything from DIY ice rinks to lapel lock-picks. They also have an open product suggestion page and have featured Kickstarter projects in the past.
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