Our Favourite Crowdfunding Stories of 2016

(Image source: Ernest Barbaric)

(Image source: Ernest Barbaric)

The Supreme Court Brexit case only happened because of crowdfunding – and you won’t have heard of the people who did it
When you volunteer in a legal aid clinic, you see how many people aren’t able to access justice because of a lack of funds. Crowdfunding bolstered the Brexit case and has even been used by cleaners to bring their own employment tribunals to court. Read more
Source: The Independent Online

How crowdfunding multiplied our career options
Luckily, it’s getting a little easier to change careers no matter how old you are, or where you are in your career. In today’s increasingly connected world, the tools you need to prepare for your journey are much more accessible. Indiegogo campaigners, for example, are doing it all the time. People of all ages venture outside of their “careers” to pursue their passions. What usually starts as a side-hustle often becomes a full-time job. We started Indiegogo for that reason exactly; we wanted help people make their dreams a reality, regardless of their age, the size of their bank account, their gender, or their race. Read more
Source: virgin.com

10 aspects of crowdfunding campaigns worth mentioning from a rookie’s point of view
1) Don’t announce your campaign’s launch date until it’s completely set up
2) Make sure you can deliver what you promise
3) A campaign is stressful
4) Try to build a fanbase
5) Announce your campaign loud and clear
6) Keep in touch
7) Don’t rely on promotion services
8) Speak to your tax consultant
9) Stay true to yourself and keep on top of your project
10) There’s other important stuff apart from the campaign
More details Source: Indiewatch.net

What are the most important points to remember while making a crowdfunding pitch video?
What are you crowdfunding?
Why are you going for crowdfunding?
Why do people need to back you?
What are they getting in return? (Applies to reward-based crowdfunding)
Showcase your previous works or recognitions (Important if you are an artist)
End note with CTA
Make sure there is a smooth flow in the video and that you connect all these points.
Your video should not just be interesting enough to watch but should also encourage the viewer to fund your project. That’s the whole point of making a pitch video!
8 Tips On How To Make A Killer Crowdfunding Pitch Video! Source: ZingoHub Edge

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