click to close video player (or press 'escape' key)
MAP Resources Near You

LOCATE
Enter your zip code to find local SBA offices, and how government money has reached your neighborhood.
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:
Search Category: GO



Kickstarter
https://Kickstarter.com/

Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others. Kickstarter has reportedly received more than $1.5 billion in pledges from 7.8 million backers to fund 200,000 creative projects, such as films, music, stage shows, comics, journalism, video games, technology and food-related projects. People who back Kickstarter projects are offered tangible rewards and one of a kind experiences in exchange for their pledges. This model traces its roots to subscription model of arts patronage, where artists would go directly to their audiences to fund their work. Funding Model: All or nothing
Focus: Creative projects
Highest funded projects to date.
Wikipedia Page




CentUp
https://CentUp.org/

CentUp is a start-up company that allows web-based publishers like bloggers and podcasters to collect donations for their content via a button on their website. "At CentUp, we want to make the internet a better place for content creators and content consumers. We believe that pairing content with causes, is the catalyst for change." Funding Model: Keep it All
Focus: Ongoing transactions and Social Impact
Decentralized crowdfunding linked to specific pieces of content.
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




PodFund
http://PodFund.com/

Founded in 2013, PodFund is the world's first crowdfunding platform for new media. We give new media creators a central location to raise money for their audio or video projects. If you create podcasts, internet radio, or video productions – audio or video for the Internet – then PodFund is for you and your fans! We understand the challenges of creating audio and video content for the Internet. Our mission is bring creators and fans together and provide the vehicle for creators to raise funds and reward their fans for their support. Because we are the world's first and only niche crowdfunding site for new media, creators will also enjoy the benefits of additional exposure.




GlobalGiving
http://GlobalGiving.org/

The world is full of problems. GlobalGiving is full of solutions. Solutions run by innovative, grassroots projects and organizations that are working to educate children, feed the hungry, build houses, train women (and men) with job skills, and hundreds of other amazing things. GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised $175,969,653 from 459,472 donors who have supported 12,152 projects. Funding Model: Keep it All
Focus: Nonprofit fundraising for registered organizations in 160+ countries
Provides 501c3 equivalency for non-US organizations.
Wikipedia Page




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












Members Talk Live To A "Free-Money Coach"
Ask Your Personal Researcher Any Question You Want About Getting Government Money And Assistance



LESKO VIDEO PROFILE, VICE MAGAZINE LESKO DOCUMENTARY LESKO FREE RADIO MATTHEW'S BIOGRAPHY                     IN THE NEWS
CONTACT US
Matthew Lesko © 2005-2017