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Kickstarter

November 8, 2013

Today I’d like to show you a website that might help you to reach your secret goals. Yes, it’s that powerful! If the only thing you need to finish your creative project is money, consider this problem solved.

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7 things you should know about Kickstarter

1. Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects.

Creative projects – everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology! Since their launch in 2009, 5.1 million people have pledged $863 million, funding 51,000 creative projects.

2. Each project is independently created.

The filmmakers, musicians, artists, and designers you see on Kickstarter have complete control over and responsibility for their projects. Anyone can launch a project on Kickstarter as long as it meets their guidelines.

3. Together, creators and backers make projects happen.

Project creators set a funding goal and deadline. If people like a project, they can pledge money to make it happen. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing — projects must reach their funding goals to receive any money. (By the way, to date, an impressive 44% of projects have reached their funding goals.)

4. Creators keep 100% ownership of their work.

Backers are supporting projects to help them come to life, not to profit financially. Instead, project creators offer rewards to thank backers for their support. Backers of an effort to make a book or film, for example, often get a copy of the finished work. 

5. Creative works were funded this way for centuries.

Mozart, Beethoven, Whitman, Twain, and other artists funded works in similar ways — not just with help from large patrons, but by soliciting money from smaller patrons, often called subscribers. In return for their support, these subscribers might have received an early copy or special edition of the work. 

6. Backing a project is more than just giving someone money.

It’s supporting their dream to create something that they want to see exist in the world. 

7. Kickstarter’s mission is to help bring creative projects to life.

If a project is successfully funded, they apply a 5% fee to the funds collected.

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If you’d like to know more, please click here and find out everything about the best 2012 funded projects.

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