Below is a big list of 101 awesome crowdfunding reward ideas dreamed up by yours truly. Some are practical and some are a little cheeky. Others are just down right sexy and creative. You are the creative type?
Over time we’ve seen a growing number of creators adding “stretch goals” — unofficial targets beyond a project's funding goal, with promises of new rewards or other incentives if they are reached. Stretch goals are seen as a way to keep pledges coming in after a project’s funding goal has been reached. But are stretch goals a good idea?
TubeStart announced today that it will be waiving fees for content creators that sign up campaigns during the first 2 weeks of August. The new platform will provide the more than 1 million YouTube creators from 30 countries with the opportunity to run both traditional rewards based and royalty-based crowdfunding campaigns, as well as launch "unique-to-market" subscription-based crowdfunding campaigns for driving ongoing revenue. Both established YouTube producers as well as creative newcomers will be able to tap into this new crowdfunding model provided by TubeStart.
Our social reach may be global, but too often crowdfunding efforts don’t traverse that distance. Here is a short but sweet tip about one way technology- and product-driven crowdfunders can reach out to the global market.
Faveoly, which is headquartered in the Netherlands, has a simple mission. Each day, the site features an active crowdfunding campaign that “you could be funding.”
Having read about, viewed and supported many crowdfunding campaigns, we have a growing perspective on what makes a successful crowdfunding campaign. Crowdfunding strategies are emerging quickly and successful campaigns are noticing and leveraging these new found tactics.
Cori Snedecor, co-founder of recently-launched environmental crowdfunding platform WorthWild.com, writes in to discuss the importance of wooing the Millenial generation when running a crowdfunding campaign.
The most popular crowd-funding sites, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, have been slower to embrace a native mobile experience. With Kickstarter, the official app is iPhone-only at present, and Indiegogo doesn't have an app at all. Recently launched FunderCloud can help with that, offering a way to browse and search across both sites at once, on either iPhone or iPad..
Lonzo Nzekwe is a Toronto-based filmmaker who recently founded the platform MotherlandFund. In this guest post for Crowdsourcing.org, he discusses nine ways for campaign owners to make their project stand out.
LA-based crowdfunding platform Investedin took a couple years to find its stride, but since focusing on providing white-label solutions for the enterprise, it has processed over $30 million worth of deals on its platform.
Serial Backer is a Crowdfunding App which helps you keep track of your pledges. The App sends out push notes when backed projects are nearing their end, so you can help them give the final push by sharing on Facebook or Twitter. It will also send out a push note, when a reward is due. This will allow you to check the campaign page, and see if there are any delays. The Statistics page gives an overview of your pledges so far.
When backing Serial Backer you'll get the App for free, and recieve a share in the revenue. Rewards start form $5.