Starting Your Political CampaignWhether running for federal, state or even local office, starting a political campaign is no small undertaking. A political campaign committee must be created, hiring a campaign staff, putting together a campaign budget and crafting the right message and strategy to win.

As the digital realm has emerged as a critical pillar of successful candidates, here are some recommended posts to help you prepare for campaigning online.

5 Misconceptions About Local Online Campaigning – Your political campaign is very small, it will be over fairly soon, and your voter turnout is low. Do you really need to bother with online campaigning?

Elements of an Online Political Campaign – Candidates can be outclassed by opponents who simply run a better online campaign. Knowing the opportunities when you begin your campaign and taking advantage of online strategies will improve your chance of election success.

Opening a Bank Account For Your Political Campaign – Establishing a campaign bank account is an important step in establishing a viable campaign. Here are a few things you should know before you head to your financial institution.

The Fundraising Chicken and Egg Question For Local Campaigns – The problem for many local and down-ballot candidates is getting enough financial traction to attract enough initial donors. Without enough money, it’s hard to convince donors that your campaign is viable, but building the campaign to a viable status requires money.

Campaign Website Design

Why Starting Your Campaign Website Early Makes Sense – If you think putting up a campaign website and slapping on a donation button a few weeks before Election Day is a winning tactic, think again.

What You Should Know Before You Take Donations Online – Even the most local candidate can set up an online donation page. Here are some things you need to know as you plan and begin your online fundraising strategy.

5 Tips To Mix Online Into Your First Fundraising Event – Use your online presence to turn your fundraising event into something that increases awareness, attracts more interest in your campaign – and perhaps brings in some additional money.

Finally, here’s something to help you start your campaign platform. Maybe you’ll find that winning issue you need to sway voters…

For more ideas, visit OnlineCandidateResources.com. The site has more exclusive articles, online tools and resources to help you get the most from your online campaign. For more information on getting your political campaign off the ground, check out Running for Office as an Online Candidate. It’s available in ebook and paperback format.

With our affordable political campaign website packages, why wait?  Your domain name, hosting and content platform are all included to make building your online presence as simple and pain-free as possible.

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