Kickstarter Tip #20: Kickstarter takes 10% off the top

September 11, 2016

Welcome back Wannabes and Creators to our special Kickstarter mini-season sponsored by Spaceship Broken, Needs Repairs, our new Kickstarter. You can check it out at

These are short tips we are running every day during the course of our campaign. It’s not a full show. It’s just a great actionable tip you can use to run better Kickstarter projects today.

Today’s tip is that Kickstarter takes 10% off the top. They take 5% for their fees and 3-5% for all processing fees through their credit card vendor. Take this into account. Add 10% more of a buffer to your campaign to prevent failing to raise enough money. 

That’s it for today. Come back tomorrow for another quick Kickstarter tip, and check out our new Kickstarter, Spaceship Broken, Needs Repairs at

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