Great Crowdfunding Sites to Help Make an Idea Into a Business
But the rise in popularity of crowdfunded sites—in which online users can donate to a product or idea they support—opens the door for many new ways to get projects funded.
Small Business Trends put together a great list of 30 crowdfunding sites and what their specialties are. Here's a few highlights:
Kickstarter: This is probably the best known crowdfunding site. Users are offered incentives based on how much they donate, but the idea only gets funding if it meets its goal.
LendingClub: This is a place businesses can turn to when they can't get loans elsewhere.
Apps Funder: Have a great idea for a mobile app? You can pitch your idea to Apps Funder, which charges 8 percent commission for completed campaigns.
Unbound: Authors without a book deal can come to Unbound for help funding their projects. People who fund the book can get a copy upon publication.
Read about these sites and see all 30 great crowdfunding sites listed on SmallBizTrends.com.
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