Crowdfunding The New Reality

This Is Your Big Break: Crowd Funds

Do you have a passion for a business but no money to get started? Did you come up with the next “big thing,” but no bank will give you a loan so you can patent it? If you need someone to give you a break, a way for you to get going on your dreams, crowd funding may be for …

How to Win at Crowdfunding

How to Run a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

Kickstarter is the Internet’s biggest crowdsourcing site. It seems like everyone’s getting in on the action, from bands to inventors to major actors pushing their independent works.   Kickstarter can be a great way to fund your next album, idea, or project, but you have to know what you’re doing before you jump in head first. Remember that Kickstarter campaigns …

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How to Succeed with Patreon

Patreon is an excellent crowdfunding option for anyone with a dedicated, long-term project and flexible funding goals. However, to maximize the potential benefits that the platform provides, it is vital to understand the keys to success on Patreon. Below are the vital strategies that every content creator should apply when establishing a Patreon campaign. Sell Yourself One of the biggest …

Startup Money Raising

Crowdfunding for Startups Primer

When a great many people come together, each putting a small sum forward, thousands worth of financing can be gained. This is what crowdfunding is, and it usually starts with an open call on social media. Anyone who is interested can contribute, and all donations or investments are used towards a clearly defined goal. This goal could be an object …

crowdfunding tips

5 Tips for Navigating the Tricky Waters of Crowdfunding

For every crowdfunding success story that gets featured on Forbes or The Huffington Post, there are several campaigns which struggle and fall by the wayside. Kickstarter, the largest crowdfunding platform, has a mere 37% success rate (find out how to succeed on Kickstarter here). Indiegogo and other platforms have an even lower success rate: Of the campaigns that reach their …