Are you looking to get funded? Do you have a crazy good idea in mind, but not enough money in the bank? Have you thought about crowdfunding?
First of all, what is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is an easy way to find people who are interested in funding your idea thanks to the power of social networks and the internet. Every year, more and more start-ups, small businesses and individuals are using crowdfunding platforms especially to get early-stage support.
Crowdfunding not only offers the opportunity to raise funds for one's own goals but also to help others. Isn't this cool?
There are numerous crowdfunding platforms to choose from depending on your needs. Most crowdfunding platforms, whether they are reward crowdfunding, debt crowdfunding, or equity crowdfunding, take a small percentage of your overall funds and have some require setup or promotional fees.
So, which crowdfunding platform you should use to fund and fuel your idea? Here are 4 crowdfunding sites!
- GoFundMe is one of the best platform for raising funds from individuals, groups or organisations. It is mostly for personal emergencies, but it can be used for any number of short-term personal projects. With GoFundMe you don't have to reach your goal to keep your funds.
- Kickstarter is another popular platform especially used for funding creative projects. Something to keep in mind with Kickstarter is that you can only get your earnings when you complete your goal.
- Indiegogo is similar to Kickstarter. It helps people to achieve funding goals for tech innovations, creative works and community projects in addition to its nonprofit crowdfunding. With Indiegogo you can choose the flexible funding option taking your money even if you won't reach the goal.
- Last but not least, Patreon is the perfect crowdfunding platform for who wants to support creative projects and artists. The main difference with the other sites mentioned? Patreon is a monthly subscription platform with which you can organize a personalized subscription that in addition to earnings guarantees a rewarding experience for your donors.
Have you ever use a crowdfunding platform? Let me know!