Have you ever had an amazing idea that could change the world (or at least make it better for some people!), but you couldn’t turn your vision into reality because you lacked the cash? Well, that’s where crowdfunding can help.
As you’ve probably seen, there are several crowdfunding platforms out there, with the three most popular being: Kickstarter, GoFundMe and Indiegogo.
While the primary goal is to raise money, crowdfunding is also a great way to generate some publicity – especially if an idea catches fire and is featured in a major publication or website like Inc. or Forbes.
Of course, just as there’s no such thing as a free lunch, there’s no such thing as a free crowdfunding pledge, either. The more people give, the more they expect in return – whether it’s a limited-edition prototype, a cool t-shirt, a super unique gadget, or a shout-out on the company’s “Investor Wall of Fame”.
Recently, I browsed through Kickstarter, GoFundMe, and Indiegogo, and made a list of products seeking funding that seem like winners – or that are just really cool! Who knows? You may want to check out the perks of contributing and become a backer. Here's a list of you should back right now: