Crowdfunding -Tips to get Started

Crowdfunding -Tips to get Started
By Frank Ferraro
Since I started having had the opportunity of coaching my daughters high school lacrosse team. While encouraging kids to play we always were looking for ways to raise money. Road trips and away jerseys were always a big thing as well as car washes and bake sales. Now all has changed with the different crowdfunding platforms. All seem to have the same questions. “What is crowdfunding all about?” , “How can I raise money with crowdfunding?” , “Is crowdfunding for me?” Although there is no set plan to make your presentation go viral below are a few steps you can keep in mind when creating an online pitch.

Your project should:

1. Have a cool product, cause or service, readers and contributor’s want to see unique idea’s, or new spins on old ones. If you are a non- profit or you have a cause, make sure it’s a good one. You should also have a quality presentation page rich with content, such as video’s, text , pictures and more. Design your profile page to give the readers a good reason to fund your project. Also be specific about the rewards funders get. The more readers know about your product the better.

2. Submit your project or cause to us. We encourage you to submit your project the usual way by logging into and creating your profile. We then determine if the project is ready to go live.

3. Personalize your pitch and make the message clear and unique of why you need to get funded.

4. Market your deal. You don’t need a PR firm or website pro to start a profile page, but it wouldn’t hurt. You should also use your own resources to get the message out. E-mail your data base and update your social media outlets and blogs to start off.

Keep in mind, we’re also entrepreneurs, we want your project to get the exposure needed to get funded. Our success is ultimately derived from your success. So, log on and get started today.

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