Last day to join the Crowdfunding Crucible!

It’s your last chance to register for Crowdfunding Crucible with Patrick Lugo. Classes start this Thursday!

I’ve been diligently developing this program and just added some more special perks to this course: They include special support from Crowdfundr and opportunities to live-stream on YouTube. I’ve already started working with students! So if you’d like to be part of a small community of fellow creators who are also working on their first crowdfunding campaign and get the help of an experienced and encouraging mentor, sign up today.

If you’d like to know more. . .

This unique opportunity was brought to me by an offer from the team behind I will help other talented creators anneal those stories and build a successful campaign around them.

You See. from July 1 to July 31, 2023 Crowdfunding’s newest platform is turning the spotlight onto crowdfunding campaigns from Kids & YA content creators:

  • Comics
  • Books
  • Zines
  • Games & Toys
  • Art & Illustration

and everything else that makes Kids & YA Content Creators the best!

Creators who crowdfund their project as part of the Kids & YA Content Creator Spotlight on Crowdfundr, will get these amazing benefits:

  • Their campaign will be included in the Kids & YA Content Creator Spotlight section on Crowdfundr.
  • Crowdfundr will showcase and highlight their campaign via our paid advertising and social media channels.
  • Creators will be featured in Creator Spotlight, our promotion strategy for helping people learn more about them and their projects.
  • Each member will have access to success coaches and the campaign set-up team for getting the maximum out of Crowdfundr.

I’ve been invited to create and lead this boot-camp style program designed to get any creator and their project (no matter the scope) ready to successfully launch on this new platform. A number of them have already signed up to participate in Crowdfundr’s Kids and YA Spotlight this summer. And I’ve been pulling out the stops to make sure each of them will have the best possible chance for success with their campaign.

So If you’ve got a project that you’ve been thinking of crowdfunding over this summer then I’ve been crafting this 6-week coaching program with you in mind. Each week we’ll cover, in real-time, what will need to be accomplished, breaking everything down into doable steps. The programs includes templates, critiques, checklists and homework. And you’ll be sharing ideas and moving forward together with me and other creators who are focusing on the same goal.

I’ll also coach each member through a one-on-one video recording session (15 minutes) from which you can create your crowdfunding video. Plus I’ve arranged for a 50% discount on professional video editing services for those who really want to invest in stepping of the quality of their presentation.

You’ll have me walking you through the whole process (something I’ve done for myself). By the end of the final week, you’ll be ready to go live with your launch!

Our 1 Hour sessions will be held via Zoom every Thursday at 11 am PST/2 pm EST from May 25th – June 29th. Replays of all sessions will also be available.

Lastly, each student will be started off with a list of primed leads to podcasters and journalists who have already set aside time in their schedules to Spotlight student campaigns on Crowdfundr!


  • Launch the crowdfunding campaign your project has been waiting for!
  • Realistically assess your crowdfunding reach and campaign style.
  • Extract your promotional assets and campaign narrative from the finished project you plan to crowdfund.
  • Customize strategies for outreach and promoting your campaign.
  • The secret to planning for success – even if a funding goal is not met.
  • Bring your project to the crowdfunding launch pad in time for’s summer kidlit spotlight

Sign up for more!

2 thoughts on “Last day to join the Crowdfunding Crucible!”

  1. I love you’re work Patrick. I’m introducing your work to my son who is a comic collector as well as my daughter. My daughter will be returning to Japan in October, and I am honored to share our history, and of course mention how I must be your biggest fan! The best to you and your family.
    Love always Laura Espejo
    Big hugs!

    • So good to hear from you Laura,
      Your son can check out the first 10-20 of page from A TIGER’s TALE in our preview section. And wish your daughter a great trip.


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