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Which Crowdfunding Consultant is the Best for Your Campaign?


Which Crowdfunding Consultant is the Best for Your Campaign?

*Updated to 2023


Hello, innovator!

So you have a great idea. It sounds ground-breaking!

With your potentially revolutionizing product idea in mind, you’ve realized crowdfunding is one of the best ways of bringing your idea to life.

You’ve explored Indiegogo and Kickstarter, looking through some of the best-performing campaigns that raised millions of dollars.

And you thought to yourself, “I could do that, too!”

A nice video. Some photos. A description. That should work.

Nope. It won’t!

Even today, around 65% of all crowdfunders fail to reach their target goals.

Please, don’t add your campaign to those stats.

Out of that 35% of successful campaigners, on average, they don’t raise more than $25k.

Only 2-3% raise more than $100k. And only 0.1% raise more than $1 million.

Yup. Out of 1,000 campaigns, only 1 raises over a million dollars.

So, it’s hard. But it’s not impossible.

There are certain things you can do to make it easier on yourself.

In this article, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of going at it alone and compare those to working with professional crowdfunding consultants. This context behind crowdfunding will help you make a more informed decision.

Running a Campaign with Your Team


  • You’re 100% in control.
  • During this intense learning period, you will gain valuable experience in digital marketing. It will help you carry on the activities after the crowdfunding campaign.
  • There will be no additional payments to crowdfunding agencies.


  • You’re 100% in control.
  • Crowdfunding campaigns require precise knowledge of what works and what doesn’t. If you don’t have this, you’ll end up misusing and wasting much of your budget.
  • You’ll have to spend time learning this knowledge and developing experience in paid media, PR, influencer marketing, SMM, design, copywriting, chatbots, etc.
  • If you decide to go forward with just your team, we’ve broken down all the steps you need to carry out to succeed in Indiegogo or Kickstarter marketing.

Running a Campaign with a Crowdfunding Consultant


  • You’ll have the help and advice of a team of knowledgeable crowdfunding experts.
  • You can set a higher goal and expect to raise more.
  • You could end up with a strong portfolio of digital materials, pictures, data on your audience, and vital market insights that can continue helping you develop your brand for years.
  • They’ll develop a strategy that builds you a bigger brand and allows you to continue growing your company valuation after the crowdfunding campaign.


  • When the campaign is over, you’ll need to start handling all activities with your team, including any additional costs incurred from the raised amount or fixed fees.

p.s. If you are short of funds, don’t fret. You can use this specialized crowdfunding fund to get a marketing budget for your campaign.

Do Crowdfunding Agencies Work?

Good crowdfunding agencies do. And there are two main reasons to explain it.

Crowdfunding agencies have built up the expertise to execute crowdfunding campaigns. They have learned the many nuances within the industry through years of experience. Someone that just walked into crowdfunding marketing may well be unaware of these.

Take the choice between the two leading crowdfunding platforms – Kickstarter and Indiegogo – as an example. What are the benefits of each platform?

Or how much should you spend on targeted ads, and on which audiences? Or how should you structure your crowdfunding page to convey the correct information? In the right amounts? And in the correct order?

Another important reason crowdfunding agencies work is their vast network of journalists and influencers. Thanks to these partnerships, they can garner visible coverage for lower rates, land featured posts with affiliate commissions, and guarantee the maximum possible ROI for your campaign.

While there is a lot of comprehensive information on running crowdfunding campaigns, the insights and experience gained through years of exposure will help a professional crowdfunding agency make the right decision.

Collaborate Crowdfunding

What Services Does Crowdfunding Consultant Offer?

Many crowdfunding agencies, consultants, and so-called experts in this field will offer you their services. Unfortunately, the vast majority are scams and will probably not bring you any results. When somebody offers you traffic of 1 million people for $25- you might think, “$25 isn’t much; let’s try. What if it works?”

It won’t! You will waste time and lose your $25 – for sure.

Be aware of “too good to be true” offers. And always try to get references from their previous clients.

Most crowdfunding consultants also only offer advertising services, while some only take care of PR or influencer marketing. Others go much more profound. Services that crowdfunding consultants might offer – roughly in order – include:

  • Market Analysis
  • Lead Generation
  • Facebook & Google Ads
  • Landing Page Copywriting & Design
  • Email Marketing
  • Referral Campaigns
  • Video Scripting & Production
  • Product Photoshoots
  • Media & Influencers Research
  • Crowdfunding Page Copywriting & Design
  • PR Outreach
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Paid Promotions & Backer Community Engagement
  • Customer Support
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Chatbot Marketing
  • Cross Promotions
  • Sales

The crowdfunding agency may or may not carry out these services. And the extent to which they are varies greatly.

Some might attempt a one-size-fits-all approach, reusing the same worn strategies. Others are constantly restrategizing, discovering the best ways to market your product to new audiences you may have yet to consider!

Some may spend their budget indiscriminately. Others find the most optimal tactics to maximize your budget and increase your ROI.

Where Can I Find Professional Crowdfunding Marketing Consultant?

There are several ways you can find a professional crowdfunding marketing consultant.

First, check out Indiegogo’s Experts Directory, which lists Indiegogo-trusted crowdfunding agencies. While listed on Indiegogo, many of them manage campaigns on Kickstarter too.

Agencies place their logo at the end of their partners’ campaign pages. Review your favorite campaigns, note how much they raised, and see whose logo you find.

Remember to get a reference from the campaigner about their experience with the consultant. There are cases when the campaigner canceled their contract with the agency on the second day, but the logo is still there…

Search Quora for crowdfunding experts. Look for crowdfunding-related questions and see who has replied. You’ll find some notable crowdfunding experts among them.

And check out our list of recommended agencies.

We’ve seen a lot of agencies come and go, these are the ones that have stayed, demonstrated their experience, and we’ve heard a lot of good feedback about them:


Jellop Crowdfunding Agency

Strongest Skill: Facebook & Google Ads for Kickstarter

Jellop runs targeted advertising on Facebook and Google for Kickstarter campaigns only. Thanks to its proprietary ad technology, the Jellop team provides remarkably high returns on ad spend, driving waves of targeted traffic to your campaign.

The Crowdfunding Formula (TCF)

The Crowdfunding Formula (TCF) Crowdfunding Consultant

Strongest Skill: Dedicated Team of Crowdfunding Experts

The Crowdfunding Formula (TCF) dedicates a 15-person team to work solely with you during the campaign. They design and execute a growth strategy tailored to your product and audience. The team covers the full spectrum of services with their full campaign management, including:

  • Market Analysis
  • Market Validation
  • Lead Generation
  • Campaign and Video Design
  • Copywriting
  • Email Marketing
  • SMM
  • Sales
  • PR
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Advertising, etc.


Rain Factory Crowdfunding

Strongest Skill: Audience

Rainfactory has a lot of experience in running campaigns on Indiegogo and, over the years, has built a great audience. They know how to drive a large amount of traffic to your campaign page and make it successful. With an impressive portfolio of 7-figure campaigns, Rainfactory is a full management agency covering various activities.


Launchboom Crowdfunding

Strongest Skill: Testing & Launch

Launchboom has a bunch of methodologies to test whether your campaign is a good fit for crowdfunding. They can prepare you for a solid launch if their testing results are positive. Launchboom has mastered product testing and launching, laying a solid foundation for the subsequent stages of a crowdfunding campaign.

How to Choose a Crowdfunding Consultant?

While the industry of crowdfunding agencies isn’t as saturated, you want to do thorough research to find the best crowdfunding consultant that will unleash your campaign’s full potential and take it to the next level.

Here are some actionable tips and hints to put into practice as you choose a crowdfunding consultant:

  1. Explore each crowdfunding agency’s website, its portfolio of successful campaigns, and the scope of services they offer.
  2. Reach out to the crowdfunding experts individually to present your product but be careful not to avoid taking over the conversation. Leave room for the agency to explain their campaign management step-by-step to be confident they have the expertise required to execute your campaign.
  3. Ask agency representatives to walk you through some examples of campaigns they ran, and ask them to outline the concrete strategies and hacks they implemented to achieve results, the setbacks they faced, and how they overcame them.
  4. Talk to the crowdfunding agency’s past clients to evaluate their experience and ask for references to ensure you are familiar with the perspectives of all involved parties.

Whether you’ve decided to hire a crowdfunding consultant to manage your campaign or do it alone, we wish you good luck!

No matter what path you decide to take, ensure you have a team behind you. Friends, families, and business partners will help you navigate the many different aspects of a crowdfunding campaign, overcome setbacks together, and remind you to be flexible if something doesn’t go to plan.

Angel Poghosyan

Angel is a content, marketing, and strategy professional with over 6 years of experience working with startups and businesses across a range of industries. Her expertise lies in social media, tech, etc., and she has developed a deep understanding of these sectors through her work with a variety of clients.


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