In our last article, we covered the basics of crowdfunding. Today, we are going to expand on the topic to cover platforms to crowdfund on and how to fun the campaign.
When it comes to crowdfunding, there are a lot of platforms that you can choose from. You have likely seen many of them and could name them yourself. You may wonder what makes one different than another and how to decide which one to use. Don’t get stuck on those questions. The best advice is to just pick one and run with it. A few good suggestions are Seed & Spark, Kickstarter, and Indiegogo.
When it comes to crowdfunding, social media plays a big part. If you have a good strong presence on social media, it will give you an increased chance for success. If you have a smaller crowd, though, that doesn’t automatically put you out of the game. There may be a crowd of passionate people with money just waiting for a project in your niche to come along.
Social media is great, though, if you are ready to get started with your campaign. The best part is that it is free to get onto social media and share your content. It will also give you the opportunity to listen and learn from your audience about what they want.
Do you not care for social media? Well, don’t fret too much. You may need to create a team to help you in this area. Nothing says that you have to run each account yourself. Don’t overthink it all. Maybe you should just pick one social media platform and pour yourself into that one until you dominate it.
So what do you do after the campaign is over? Well, if it was successful, it is time to deliver on what you promised. Engage the people that have supported you through the campaign. Let them see scenes that they will enjoy. Show them your appreciation for their support however you can.
If your campaign isn’t successful, don’t take it personally. Try to learn from the process. Think about what part of the campaign you should improve for next time. Ask for feedback from others concerning your campaign. By listening, you may better understand what to change the next time.
The most important thing is to not give up. Just because it didn’t work the first time doesn’t mean it will never work for you. Just keep trying until you can make it work in your favor and you have the funds to complete your project.