Launching a crowdfunding campaign can be a daunting endeavor for anyone, but it’s a new year and the possibilities are endless – NOW is the best time to make the decision to go for it!
Doing something you love through crowdfunding offers you huge marketing opportunities and access to funding from vast online sources.
Here are some pointers to prepare you with your crowdfunding goals.
1. Start with doing your research.
Yes, the world of crowdfunding can make it seem like you are the little fish in a big pond, but once you start putting in some time to prepare your service or product, you will feel much more confident.
2. Choose a realistic goal.
If this is your first crowdfunding campaign, try to keep your rewards simple and set a relatively low funding goal. If this isn’t your first campaign, maybe you want to challenge yourself with an even bigger and better project. Get your thinking caps on!
When deciding on what type of project you want to do, make sure it’s something that you are passionate about. Getting into it for the money won’t bring you the same sense of fulfillment. This is more for the glory and thrill of engaging your audience and getting them in on your game.
Sometimes when you’ve been procrastinating on a project for a while it’s best to simply put a few thoughts on paper to help get you back into the right frame of mind.
Writing down all of your crowdfunding goals can also help you start to bring your intentions to life.
4. Set a date.
If your goal is to launch a project you have been talking about for a while then it’s time to set a date to aim for. Even just pinpointing the month you will launch can give you something motivating to work towards. Just make sure to give yourself a few months to prepare beforehand.
5. Visualize your success.
This might sound a bit whimsical, but successful entrepreneurs know that being able to visualize a successfully completed project has great advantages.
Being capable of clearly picturing your end goal can give you a better understanding of the steps you need to take to get there.
Don’t just think about what success might look like. Really close your eyes and imagine the feeling.
6. Get your family, friend and fans involved.
Your source of support, advice and inspiration can come from friends and family, but there are also many online communities and forums – all where you can find other fellow crowdfunders (link) to interact with!
Running a crowdfunding campaign, fulfilling rewards and communicating with backers can be a lot of work, but has the potential to bring you much success.
Are you going to make crowdfunding a part of your New Year’s Resolution in 2016? We can help you with that!