Today I want to talk to you about an online organization that enables individuals (or groups) to fundraise for their projects. Whether it is a unique business idea or something you have been trying to achieve for a while but couldn’t because you didn’t have the money, Kickstarter is the arena where you can ask for donations.
If you can get enough people to donate and meet your financial target, you can promise people your product. I read a couple of stories where a few friends were trying to invent a game (a card game), and another couple of individuals were trying to buy expensive knitting machine for their organic cotton t-shirt project. These people succeeded. Of course when they achieved their goals and started producing income, they mailed a game or a t-shirt to each person who supported the project. You see how that would be?
For people who donate (they are called backers- they got your back!), it is like buying the product ahead of time (if you donated $5-$10). I imagine, it means a lot to the project starter when they succeed.
Here is another example I saw today. Meet Carolina Hoyos , she says “My first solo album is almost ready for the world. Help me finish it and make my Dad proud.” Her Kickstarter page (not sure why it has the com.- but trust me , it is the kickstarter page) MyLostTapes.com
Kickstarter have categories like;
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