"Working with Michael completely transformed my business.  When I joined the course, I didn't know promotion or marketing and I hated sales, and I was not getting many backers. NOW I EARNED $60,000 AND MY PRODUCT IS BACKORDERED! I'm so grateful for what I've learned and recommended that every startup learn the skills that Michael teaches."
"Michael made a huge difference in my life.  It's like being handed a map that I should have had years ago! I DOUBLED AND THEN TRIPLED MY CAMPAIGN. Thank you for your wisdom, support, acknowledgement, and skill building. Your program should be offered to all people who are launching a crowdfunding project. You made it so easy and fun to have conversations to promote my idea."

Want more backers on your project?

Why is it that some campaigns get backers so easily, when other perfectly nice campaigns seem doomed from the start? 

How can your story make it into the media and get you backlinks so that you can have more traffic?

This whole grassroots fundraising business can be really disorienting…there’s got be be a better way...

Since 2009 I’ve launched hundreds of campaigns, and I’m glad to say I’ve discovered the keys to crowdfunding - And now you can learn how to get backers and make more profit in your campaign, for way less than the $8,000 it costs to hire an PR agency.

The Definitive Crowdfunding Launch System

Exposure | Bigger Profit | Proven results

My interactive training Can launch your world-changing idea.

Ten years ago, I began with a single crowdfunding campaign, just like everyone else.  Then then I did a second. And a third.

Soon my campaigns were making $60k, $150k, $200k....why?

Because I began practicing the secrets of what worked and what didn't when it came to getting attention and actual backers to give a Kickstarter project. 

Suddenly, people from all over the world wanted to work with me.  I was even invited by a publisher to write a book about Kickstarter!

Kinda wild, you know?

But the truth is, most project creators (like you), spend too much time fruitlessly searching the web for how to do crowdfunding, and no one seems to mention how it's actually really hard to get backers to commit and almost impossible for the press to mention your project.  Want to know the solution?

I’m here to disclose my ten years of tested, proven secrets, and if you join you'll have a chance to apply my exact 5-step system to help your project get funded.


Fully Funded will help you:

  • Have conversations so your backers talk themselves into supporting you

  • Feel completely natural talking to people to ask for money

  • Get more backers & PR Backlinks for your Project

  • Use magical team building methods for when someone says "i cant join"

  • Build consumer trusT & Create a brand

  • Turn your viewers into your evangelists


I can remove the mystery of the whole mystical pre-launch method, teach you everything about PR and Marketing, and you’ll be able to easily move through the course contents to gain many thousands more dollars in funding for your project.

Projects I Helped with have been Featured in:


The Fully Funded Kickstarter Launch System

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transform your Social Presence

Activate your community

Get The press to Mention you


Gain many thousands of dollars of extra funding for your project 

You'll receive access to my crowdfunding modules, strategies, guided videos, and the proven approach to get you in the flow of limitless backers for your launch day.

"You were extremely well organized with your thoughts and knowledgeable about the subject material. you clearly knew your space. It didn't hurt that you were very competitively priced - worth every penny and then some."
-Rob D - CEO of Zipbuds - Raised $272,000

"Without Michael I would have never attempted to launch a KickStarter campaign. He is a real pro and walks you through every step of the way."
-Justin J  Creator of Wallet Buckle - Raised $46,000

"We got prompt responses.  Michael is very informational when it comes to actually kickstarting a project. This process can be very overwhelming and he will sit down and walk you through it. He wants you to succeed and this is obvious."
-Julien S Co-Founder of GreenTraveler - Raised $116,830

Idea Verification

Creative Process

Design Guide

email Outreach

The Training Includes

✓ Beta Testing and how to make sure you’ll succeed before going live

✓ How to build community and conduct get pre-launch commitments

 ✓ How to build your grassroots audience, even if you are just starting out

✓ The big secret for how to get PR and blog mentions to amplify your impact

✓ Strategic Demos for Designing your Project Page, Goals and Rewards

✓ How to make you video: master editing & video keys that enhance any project or Idea

✓ Proven tactics to created motivated backers and how to get them to bring their friends

Preview of the 35+ Lessons & Walkthroughs:

Course Features:

☑ Lifetime 24/7 Access to over 35+ core interactive lessons

☑ Private creators community to ask and answer questions

☑ How to prep your backers before the first 48 hours of your launch

Master your page and video to share your project flawlessly

☑ Walkthroughs of the Apps and Tactics that provide even more traffic

☑ Resources and bonuses, including interviews with past students.


What people are saying:

The pre-launch traffic system was helpful to make me aware of what I was meant to do and tackle it as best I could. In depth Kickstarting advice/tips/guidance.

He was outstanding at putting a plan together and then dragged me towards the finish line. Before I met with Michael I truly had no idea where to even start in creating a Kickstarter  -Tracy O

Michael has gone through the process of helping so many clients present their stories--and rally supporters around those stories--that I knew he would help me launch a successful crowdfunding campaign. - Janel H

It made me rethink my funnel by building it up first and testing it with customers on the list. I feel far more comfortable with the list so I can turn it on.
- Jonathan K

“Unique background that combined a technical education from Stanford, we found that very appealing” -Vivek K.


Fully Funded Can Help You If:

-You are feeling disorganized about everything that goes into launching and promoting your project

-You don’t have the “big budget” for hiring a one-on-one consultant or PR company ($8,000-$10,000+)

-You’ve already spent money on ads and booster services that didn’t actually work

-You know there are people who want to back you but you just don't know where to find them.

-You are worried about wasting your time on fruitless efforts and missing what actually works

-You know your project is cool enough for people to share about, but don't know how to ask for support

-You feel guilty and weird about asking for money from your friends and family


What Can you really do?

You can make a choice:

Option B - Join Me, make a plan

Fundraise like a pro, carefully implement your launch

Option A - Launch without Support

Fly solo in your crowdfunding, panic when it's too late


There are so many mediocre, disorganized approaches for how to crowd fund, and in all your trolling the internet for a better solution, have you ever actually found something that goes beyond a simple facebook formula or blind hopes for your campaign?

FULLY FUNDED is a proven system for gaining attention and having so many more people become your backers.  And best of all, these strategies are profitable.

Build your launch with my Proven Crowdfunding System

my Training has helped raise over $13 Million

Got a Schedule?

Get training emails to your inbox and support for setting your launch date, and learn about when and how to leverage announcements

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Social Capital?

Kickstarter marketing depends on audience more than product. Are your friends ready? Learn how to validate your idea to the crowd.

What about video?

The biggest mistake is to leave your viewers bored. Learn documentary
production tips to wow people with your video, and get backers.

Fully Funded Course Author

Michael Zeligs - Stanford University
Crowdfunding Consultant / Over $13 Million Raised

"I know how much you want to succeed with your launch. I've helped projects raise astounding amounts of money for their crowdfunding campaign. Your kickstarter idea can succeed, sign up to learn how."


"His focus is strictly on crowdfunding. The whole process was on rails. Very smooth. I didn't have to worry the details because he had me covered."
- Jonathan H Raised $54,207

"I really liked his previous project "The world’s best travel jacket". -Ricky L Raised $27,309

“The finished product was what I wanted but could not envision in advance.” -Wendy M Raised $18,865

We were able to achieve our fundraising goal and avoid going into debt - Bryan M.  Raised $4,250

"The quality of the course, applicability of his business' focus to my need.  He understood the ins and outs of crowdfunding, and available tools, and helped me to share my story." -Anson K Raised $10,576

"Michael has an amazing track record, which is what was most appealing from the start."
- Omkar D Raised $46,824

"You provided the structure that was necessary to tell a compelling story. He was outstanding at putting a plan together and then dragged me towards the finish line."
TC Otsuka  Raised $19,705

Spend Less Energy and get Better Results


You'll Get: Brand and content  strategy & Guidance for a fantastic video
The secret methods and proven approaches I use everyday that have been the keys to funding, and inside info on simple technology tools that are HUGE time savers
The Result? An even bigger impact in a fraction of the time


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Video Lessons with the founder

You will be amazed by the quality of insights in my interactive course materials
Guided, step-by-step technology education will help you understand your community, chances to ask and answer questions, and direct guidance for how to promote & market your project, all to get you the money you need for your world-changing idea.


project creators support community

I am here to show you the tangible money making methods that have worked for myself and clients consistently since  2009. These tactics will ensure engagement for your crowdfunding project. All of the audience building and grassroots community tools in one place -- Learn what needs to be done, do it on schedule, and succeed.


Apps and Tactics:

Step-by-step tasks for how to launch
Assignments and encouragement to fuel action
Apps for launching projects with a limited budget
Email and social media templates


Crowdfunding Launch Course: Plans and Pricing

Limited time - Prices are currently more than 50% off!

Hurry, take advantage of our best offer ever.  

Elite Program:

-All 35+ Core interactive Lessons
-Crowdfunding Guides, App Walkthroughs, and Schedule Tasks
-Membership in our project creators online community
-The best bonus resources to go further with your project, 

Personalized Review of your project & video, and one 60 min consulting call:

Essential Program:

All the course content, but without project review or One-on-One coaching:

Master Program:

-Everything from the Elite Program, PLUS

Multiple Deliveries of Personalized Project Review, plus Three 60 Min Coaching Calls & comprehensive Email Support



What's included when I sign up for the course?

Our elite training program includes: Over 35 core interactive lessons,  daily launch tasks, idea verification, instructions for kickstarter page design and video filming and editing, community marketing skills for peace of mind, weekly Q&A office hour live calls to make your funding easy and effortless, technology walkthroughs & email communication templates, 24/7 lifetime access, and membership Fully Funded interactive online community.

Who is this Program for?

This course if a great fit for product designers, creatives, artists, and entrepreneurs, and anyone feeling challenged, stuck, or overwhelmed by the prospect of crowd fundraising. It can be useful if you are completely new to online marketing or grassroots outreach, and even if you have experience with marketing in general it can give you a model and a framework to make your campaign even larger.

Who it is not for?

People who aren't willing to put in the time to learn how to do things right, people who expect to get funded by strangers, or copycats who would rather "cheat to win" than put in honest work for their project.

Can your system really show me how to find backers?

Yes! I've been running crowdfunding campaigns since 2009 and I've seen exactly what works and what doesn't when it comes to getting backers. It turns out, that no matter what you project is, the methods for community outreach are the same.  If you apply our system of design and outreach, you will end up finding the backers you need.

I don’t know web design or marketing, is this for me?

The tools we teach are all freely available and require no prior technical knowledge.  For the more complex tasks, I have guided, step-by-step walkthroughs for how to set up your accounts and email systems.  Plus, if you don't know how to do something, you can alway ask on one of the weekly group consulting calls

what kind of time commitment is it?

A crowdfunding campaign is not simple and if you can't put in time, then this training won’t work for you. I expect you to view the 1 hr of weekly course materials and do up to 3 hours of assignments per week to get the benefits - many of my tactics need to be followed and applied to see results.


Upon course registration, you will receive an email notification (be sure to check your spam in case you don't see it after ~15 min), with guidelines for how to log in to your course materials and start the intro materials.

How do I get in touch with the course managers?

You can always email with course technical support and account questions to founder@startmotionmedia.com.
For general "how to crowdfund" questions, we will cover those on the live calls and in the community group.

What happens IF I enroll but then I don't like it?

If you go through the materials, and still aren’t TOTALLY SATISFIED, you can ask for a refund. I offer all projects a 45-day, no-hassle, money-back guarantee.  Just show me you went through the course, and if you are still dissatisfied with your results, I will return your registration payments immediately.  I'm that confident that you’ll be awestruck by the quality, power, and effectiveness of my instructions. If you take this course, you are guaranteed to feel TOTALLY SUPPORTED in my step-by-step guided walkthroughs ... and you’ll be happy to avoid the all-to-common Kickstarter mistakes.


About the embarrassing failure of my first campaign:

I first started out with crowdfunding in 2009, with a client who had a simple product.






Almost no one backed.  


Why? It didn't take me long to find out why this had happened. Do you know?

First, he went live with only a few friends and volunteers in the know, and most of them dropped the ball and forgot about him on his launch day.  

Second, he hadn't been developing his community alongside his product (including people for beta testing, asking for feedback, giving updates, reaching out to old friends)...

And finally, he hadn't established himself on social media as being passionate about his interest and that his project was a natural extension of his personality. Let alone being involved of the lives of other key influencers in his industry. And not to mention his PR emails we're cookie cutter and fell on deaf ears.

It didn't matter how nice our video was, or how awesome the product page was.
He didn't go to potential PR and build press momentum ahead of time, and therefore didn't have an initial group of committed fans waiting for him. Number of backers is a function of how much targeted traffic you can drive. Do you know what it takes to actually drive motivated traffic to any webpage? 

This is why so many people who start a crowdfunding campaign are doomed. When I learned the secrets to motivate backers and build community before I launched, I had results like this:

  • Yoot Root Teas went from no previous customers to $60k in 30 days.  And they bought their first 90,000 units of inventory for their business with the proceeds from their campaign.
  • AXIUS raised $45k in a single day and went on to raise over $230k (!!!) in 45 days. They manufactured thousands of units and formed partnerships with key influencers in the fitness industry and now have a stake in a competitive market.

This isn't random. A big part about succeeding with crowdfunding is about deciding to be strategic about your project from the start, and doing what you can to motivate your community so that they'll come to your aid.

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