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Why Does Kickstarter Kick Back: Understanding Common Rejection Reasons

Are you planning to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter? You're not alone! Kickstarter is one of the most popular crowdfunding platforms, but not all campaigns get accepted. You're in the right place if you're wondering why Kickstarter kicks back some campaigns.

In this post, we'll explain some of the common reasons why Kickstarter campaigns get rejected and provide tips on how to avoid these pitfalls.

  1. Violating Kickstarter's Rules Kickstarter has strict rules that every campaign must follow. For example, campaigns cannot offer equity or financial returns, sell prohibited items, or promote hate speech. If your campaign violates any of these rules, it will likely get rejected. To avoid this, make sure you read and understand Kickstarter's rules before launching your campaign. If you're unsure about anything, reach out to Kickstarter's support team for clarification.

  2. Poorly Written Campaign Page Your campaign page is the first impression you make on potential backers. If your page is poorly written, confusing, or lacking in detail, it's unlikely to get funded. Make sure you take the time to create a compelling campaign page that clearly communicates your idea and why people should back it.

  3. Unfeasible Goals Kickstarter campaigns must have realistic goals. If your campaign is asking for too much money or promising to deliver something that's impossible to create, it will likely get rejected. Make sure you have a solid plan and budget in place before launching your campaign.

  4. Lack of Marketing Plan Crowdfunding campaigns require marketing and promotion to be successful. If your campaign doesn't have a marketing plan in place, it's unlikely to get funded. Make sure you have a plan to promote your campaign through social media, email, and other channels.

  5. Suspicious Activity Kickstarter monitors campaigns for suspicious activity, such as fake backers or inflated funding amounts. If your campaign is flagged for suspicious activity, it will likely get rejected. Make sure you follow Kickstarter's rules and guidelines to avoid any issues.


Launching a successful Kickstarter campaign takes time, effort, and planning. Understanding the common reasons why campaigns get rejected can increase your chances of getting funded. Make sure you follow Kickstarter's rules, create a compelling campaign page, set realistic goals, and have a marketing plan in place. Good luck!

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