Web3 Launch Operations and Marketing Checklist for Creators
The bear market may be upon us, but that doesn't mean opportunities for Creators in web3 have dried up. In fact, now is the perfect time to double down on your efforts and build a thriving digital presence in this exciting new frontier.
The Creator economy has opened up a world of opportunities for digital creatives to generate revenue and build personal brands. As with any business venture, success in web3 requires a solid foundation of planning and organization.
This comprehensive Launch Operations and Marketing Checklist is designed to guide you through the process of launching your projects — from initial concept to post-launch support.
It is important to note that not every project will require completion of every item on this list. Rather, it should be used as a tool to help you and your team build with confidence, ensuring insight into all the necessary aspects of a successful project.
By following this checklist, you'll be well on your way to launching a project that not only captivates your audience but also stands the test of time in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.
Let’s dive in!
- Define your project's unique value proposition
- Identify your target audience
- Establish your project's goals and objectives, including personal and financial targets you have for the project or collection.
NFT Artwork & Assets
- Create or commission high-quality digital art.
- Determine the rarity and scarcity of your NFTs, which will factor into your pricing strategy
- Organize and store your digital assets securely
Smart Contracts & Technical Setup
- Develop or use a pre-built smart contract for your project
- Test your smart contract on a testnet
- Set up a secure wallet for receiving funds
Legal & Compliance
Branding & Identity
- Develop a strong, recognizable brand for your project
- Create a logo and visual identity
- Develop a brand voice (but don’t overcomplicate it!)
Website & Landing Page
- Design and develop a website for your project
- Ensure your homepage has clear calls-to-action and highlights your differentiators
- Optimize your website for search engines (SEO)
- Skip a website altogether and create a Storefront on Aspen!
Social Media & Community Building
- Set up social media profiles on platforms where your target collectors convene
- Post content your audience would find valuable, entertaining, helpful or fun!
- Engage with your followers and with others to begin building a community
Minting & Distribution
- Find a minting and distribution platform suitable to you and your team’s needs
- Pick a chain!
- Set up a user-friendly minting process for your audience (hint: just use Aspen)
- Determine mint details such as phasing and allowlist integration
Pricing & Sales Strategy
- Determine your NFT pricing structure
- Develop a sales strategy (auction, fixed price, etc.)
- Ensure you understand your platform’s payment processing and transaction security details
- Establish a system for handling customer inquiries and issues
- Train your support team on project details and common issues
- Monitor customer feedback and adjust your approach accordingly
Launch Promotion & Advertising
- Develop a comprehensive launch marketing plan
- Run targeted advertising campaigns on relevant platforms or ramp up your organic posting
- Collaborate with influencers and other Creators to promote your project
- Create and distribute engaging content providing information about your project (blog posts, videos, etc.)
- Leverage your social media profiles, email marketing and your Aspen Storefront to share your content
- Host webinars, workshops, or live streams to engage your audience and allow them to get to know you better
Launch Events & Partnerships
- Organize and promote a launch event (virtual or in-person)
- Coordinate social media posts and takeovers with partners or other creators to create buzz on launch day!
- Offer exclusive NFTs or rewards to early supporters
Post-Launch Operations & Marketing
Sustained Promotion & Advertising
Continue running targeted advertising campaigns
Maintain partnerships with influencers and other Creators for ongoing promotion
Implement retargeting strategies to re-engage potential buyers
Ongoing Content Marketing
Maintain a consistent content schedule (blog posts, videos, etc.)
Share project updates and success stories on social media
Leverage user-generated content to showcase your project's impact
Sales Support & Nurturing
Implement post-launch sales strategies (discounts, bundle offers, etc.)
Nurture relationships with existing buyers to encourage repeat purchases
Engage with the community through AMAs, live streams, and social media
Analyze sales data to identify trends and opportunities for growth
Gather feedback from buyers and the community to highlight areas for improvement
Iterate on your sales and marketing strategies based on data insights
Embarking on a web3 project isn’t any different than starting your own business; it requires not only creativity and passion but also meticulous planning and organization. With this comprehensive checklist in hand, you'll be well-equipped to navigate the noisy landscape of web3 and build a successful digital presence.
Tackling all these tasks can feel overwhelming! Aspen remedies this by helping Creators embrace their inner entrepreneur with a suite of easy-to-use, intuitive, no-code toolkits to both mint and market their collections. Aspen’s platform empowers Creators to build their business on their own terms, providing the tools needed to stand up a viable web3 venture.
Remember, the journey doesn't end with your launch —continue to iterate, refine, and grow your project to ensure its long-term success.
Ready to make your mark?