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Crowdfunding Your Business
Your First Customers    ARE    Your Angel Investors
Free Internet Money For Your Business Is Better Than Grants, Loans or Venture Capital
Business schools used to teach that you had to raise money for your business by finding venture capital and/or applying for government loans at some brick and mortar bank. But crowdfunding is the new method of starting projects by raising money from a large number of people, typically via the internet. This means you don't have to adopt some shark tank angel investors to be your new boss... just as you are finally trying to become your own boss.

Even more importantly, it also means that you can start by selling pre-orders to your future customers... before you've even started your business! Since finding customers or clients is the single most important part of any business, moving this step to the beginning of the process is a total game-changer. A small business revolution!

Crowdfunding is not for everyone, and not for every business model, but it is definitely a route worth considering. If you are not trying to start a business, but just looking for more work or extra income, there are endless peer-to-peer solutions in the new sharing economy worth investigating.

On this page you can explore a growing list of different crowdfunding platforms currently available on the internet. Most of these provide tools you can use to raise money for your new or expanding business, but you can also select other categories below from health to housing:
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Indiegogo
https://Indiegogo.com/

Indiegogo empowers people to activate the global community to make ideas happen. Then, we help you spread the word. Have an idea? Start a campaign. Want to make a difference in the world? Support something meaningful. It's as simple as that. Indiegogo allows people to solicit funds for an idea, charity, or start-up business. Nine million people from all around the world visit the site on a monthly basis. The site runs on a rewards-based system, meaning donors, investors, or customers who are willing help to fund a project or product can donate and receive a gift, rather than an equity stake in the company. Funding Model: All or Nothing OR Keep it All
Focus: Allows a broad range of projects
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CommonBond
https://CommonBond.co/

CommonBond lowers the cost of graduate education in the U.S. Our platform saves borrowers money on their student loans and allows investors to earn a financial return. CommonBond is a values-driven financial services company and we are reimagining finance as community, not commodity. Our mission is to deliver service through advocacy, simplicity through technology, community built on human connections, value, and a Social Promise to help empower underprivileged communities. Funding Model: Keep it All
Focus: Student loans
Funded by crowdsourcing and large investors.
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FundAnything
https://FundAnything.com/

FundAnything is the best way to fund ANYTHING. It's always free to get started. The money you raise is yours to keep. No repayment is ever required. The possibilities are limitless. People just like you are using FundAnything to make incredible things happen every day! Decide what you want to fund and get started now! Funding Model: Keep it All
Focus: Funding for any kind of project - business, creative, arts, personal, charitable.
Fundraising backed by major celebrities such as Donald Trump.




GoFundMe
http://GoFundMe.com/

The beauty of GoFundMe is that it allows campaign organizers to invite others to take part in their story. Just as we share parts of our lives on Facebook, we also want to share our dreams, pursuits, celebrations and challenges online with crowdfunding. People will always be eager to support others they care about. GoFundMe removes the physical barriers traditionally associated with receiving financial support from the people in our lives. Funding Model: All or Nothing OR Keep it All
Focus: Helping people after accidents and illnesses
Provides 5-minute customer email support.
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GiveForward
http://GiveForward.com/

People like you have raised $163,800,000 using GiveForward. Starting a fundraiser is a big decision that takes courage. We're here to make your entire process an easy, joyful and memorable experience. The best advice we can give, is to tell a compelling story. No need to write a novel, but you should be specific about how the money will make an impact on your loved one who needs support. GiveForward recognizes that every situation is different. We like to focus on fundraisers that empower compassion. GiveForward fundraisers work best for: Medical Expenses including travel, medical equipment and service animals. Out-of-pocket living expenses that are associated with an illness or injury. "Bucket lists" associated with a terminal illness. Funeral expenses or memorial funds. Wikipedia Page




Patreon
https://Patreon.com/

Founded in May 2013 and based in San Francisco, California, Patreon was created to enable fans to support and engage with the artists and creators they love. Empowering a new generation of creators, Patreon is bringing patronage back to the 21st century. Patreon works for all types of creators: Musicians, YouTubers, Web Comics, Writers & Bloggers, Indie Gamers, Video Producers, Authors, Podcasters, Animators, Artists, Photographers, Any creator who wants to share their work! The company has signed up more than 125,000 "patrons" in its first 18 months. Wikipedia Page




YouCaring
http://YouCaring.com/

YouCaring is dedicated to compassionate crowdfunding, providing free and easy online fundraising and support for humanitarian causes. Most crowdfunding sites charge 5% to 9% in fees just to use their platform. We never have and never will. This is because we believe that for people facing life's challenges, every dollar counts. With more than $250 million in donations raised, our free fundraising platform has saved fundraisers more than $12.5 million in fees. Funding Model: Keep it All
Focus: Medical expenses, memorials and other personal and charitable causes
Does not charge any fees, other than payment processing.
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Teespring
http://Teespring.com/

Teespring allows you to create & sell custom apparel with ZERO Hassle, ZERO upfront costs, and ZERO risk. Teespring is the best way to design and sell custom apparel online. You design a product and sell it. The sales money pays for the production of your design and we ship it to all of your buyers. When you use Teespring you don't have to pay a dollar upfront, guess how many shirts you'll need, or have to chase anyone down for cash. It only takes a couple of minutes to launch a campaign and start selling awesome merchandise on Teespring. Wikipedia Page












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