Do you have a dream? No, not the kind you get from 8 hours of sleep, a dream dream. Your legacy to leave in this world that people will remember you by. You know, like creating an epic video game, or recording a great music album, or the next social network to take the world by storm? Never hurts to dream big, right?
Alas, in this materialistic world, dreams are expensive – scratch that, dreams need a great deal of money to take off. That’s where crowdfunding sites, a place where everyone can donate money to fund your dream project, can help you kickstart your dreams!
Crowdfunding, as its name suggests, is a funding method where common people like you and me, henceforth the crowd, fund your personal or business project with their own money. There’s a term that we commonly use to describe this money-giving action; it’s called a donation.
1) Kickstarter is home for everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of projects, big and small, that are brought to life through the direct support of people like you. Since our launch in 2009, more than 4.1 million people have pledged over $619 million, funding more than 41,000 creative projects.
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2) Indiegogo launched in 2007 by the determined trio, Danae, Eric and Slava. Indiegogo is a crowdfunding solution that empowers ideas and enables people to donate funds easily.
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3) RocketHub is definitely a popular station to fuel your project for launch. The site boasts a 3-step simple process to upload your project. You can then track the progress and status of your project. If you are just interested in crowdfunding, you can go for FuelPad, but RocketHub’s winning feature is the launchpad.
Social Palates has established itself as a valuable tool and mainstay in the community of Salem MA. The goal of this campaign is to fund a local storefront on Artist Row in Salem MA which will feature a photography studio set up with space for retail photography products and assorted local artwork.