Making guns and electric guitars is pretty impressive, but it seems as though the current boom in 3D printing advancements has found found a proper use. Well, a proper, somewhat poetic use which is currently in beta stage. Researcher and Instructables DIY project site team member Amanda Ghassaei has discovered a way to use the technology to turn any MP3 into a fully functional vinyl record.
Vancouver Sun Sochi officials order stray dogs killed ahead of Olympics Fox News A pest control company which has been killing stray dogs in Sochi for years told The Associated Press on Monday that it has a contract to exterminate more of the...
The past few years have seen an explosion in crowdfunded companies and as a result, both rewards crowdfunding sites and equity crowdfunding sites have grown in popularity as well. There's now a crowdfunding site for just about everything from yoga studios to medical devices. But what makes a crowdfunding website effective?
...crowdfunding is marketing, plain and simple. If the idea of marketing to investors sounds foreign, consider the fact that it’s been the essence of fundraising since the dawn of time.
...good fundraisers are good marketers. And like any good marketer, successful entrepreneurs consistently start with a very focused marketing plan. They begin building their target lists well in advance of their crowdfunding campaign. They reach out to media outlets before they launch. They rally their early backers to get a surge of support on the day of their launch. It’s well planned, and not at all incidental.
... crowdfunding websites are being effectively used to capture different types of support simultaneously.
In days past, there were campaigns to drive affinity support (also known as charity), campaigns to drive a pre-order (video games, gadgets) and campaigns to solicit investors. Now all three can be done at the same time, which creates a huge new opportunity for entrepreneurs.
Two Brown Girls Podcast 44: Oscars, Golden Globes, Girls, and Madonna’s N-Word
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So you just launched a Kickstarter campaign and you’re now ready to announce it to your family, friends, and fans (triple F). But before you compose your e-mail or status update, make sure you’re know what ticks people off when it comes to crowdfunding. Here are some of them:
- Using the “We’re Relatives” card more than once
- Asking too much too soon
- Posting on Facebook 10 times a day
- Pleading for cash rather than having the pre-order approach
- Appearing desperate
- Sending group messages
- Getting “out of reach” once the campaign becomes successful
URL: clickstartme.com Description Whether you are a business owner, model, product developer, musician, inventor, dancer, designer or filmmaker, ClickStartMe gives you new tools to fund, market and create an incredible buzz around the products, services and performances that are at the center of your dreams. Crowsourcing.org Editor's comments: Unlike other crowdfunding sites, ClickStartMe does not kick you to the curb after your project is funded. Instead, they become your business mentor, providing you with space in their e-commerce store to market and sell your products and services. Further, they introduce all successfully funded product launches to their retail partners for possible inclusion in their merchandising and marketing.
On June 22, 1937, Joe Louis knocked out James Braddock with a right to the jaw to become the world heavyweight champion. At a time when Major League Baseball was still a decade from integration, Louis’ victory in Chicago’s Comiskey Park was a triumph for black America, and for racial...
CrowdsUnite bring order and transparency to the crowdfunding industry. There are over 800 funding websites globally and every week new ones are created for specific demographic, region or category.
They categorize all of the websites and allow users to filter, sort, and compare them (by country, industry/category, plarform type, campaign type). Each profile page has reviews and articles which help to validate the funding sites.+ News about crodwfunding platforms.
Just because a crowdfunding site is popular doesn’t mean it’s the most successful.
That’s why crowdsunite.com, a guide to the top 100 crowdfunding sites in the world, has begun adding two important metrics from leading campaign aggregator crowdfundfusion.com (http://crowdfundfusion.com/) to its site profiles: the campaign success rate and the average amount raised per campaign. These two figures, which are already featured in the profiles of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Rockethub, will help those interested in crowdfunding find the platform most likely to meet their goals.
“There’s nothing more important in crowdfunding than picking the right platform,” said Alex Feldman, CEO of Crowdsunite.com.
Among teenage girls aged twelve to seventeen, 95% of them use the Internet, and 81% of them use social media. Facebook has become a preteen paradise; it's the perfect platform to promote peer interaction and 5th grade drama.
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In this episode of the hilarious and somewhat strange The B-Movies Podcast, Witney Seibold and Geekscape’s Jonathan London discuss Oscar nominations and share their reviews of Ride Along, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, The Nut Job, and Devil’s Due.
For those who live outside the United States, Martin Luther King (MLK) Day marks the birthday of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. This federal holiday is observed on the third Monday of January each year.