Getting press coverage can be a real coup for a crowdfunding campaign, with the potential to deliver thousands of dollars in pledges for creators who do it right. But it can be hard to get the media to pay attention to you when you’re an unknown entity, and launching a Kickstarter is no longer novel enough on its own to merit press coverage. How can you get press attention without handing over your entire campaign budget to a PR firm?
In the nine years since its founding, Kickstarter has become become practically synonymous with crowdfunding. But Kickstarter is not the only crowdfunding platform in the world, and depending on your project, another platform may better suit your needs. Below we dive into the pros and cons of Kickstarter and 20 alternative crowdfunding platforms.
The number one question we hear from creators planning crowdfunding campaigns is: What should I set as my funding goal?
In this post, we:
- Outline the mechanics of crowdfunding
- Show you how to scope your project to set a good funding goal
- Explain why you shouldn't be afraid of failing to reach your funding goal