Crowdfunding: How To Sell Your Dreams

CrowdfundingWhen it comes to getting new work out there, it has traditionally been a painful process. Have a book? Gotta get an agent, and then you have to find a publisher willing to take you on. Have an invention you want to mass-market? Good luck finding a company willing to work with you and not just steam-roll over your idea.

The world has always been a place for corporations. Entrepreneurs and small-time companies barely make a profit and always have a small audience.

The Internet, of course, has changed all that. You can now crowdfund everything. It started with Kickstarter, which was mostly a way for artists to get funding for projects no sane company would ever touch. They were too risky. But lately, even start-up tech companies have begun to use the crowdsourcing model, either by crowdsourcing their investors or crowdfunding the R&D. Read the rest at TheBlot.

Crowd sourcing for tech

Oktoberfest 2013 - General ViewsKickstarter is pretty well known for helping fund indie art projects. If you have a book you want to write, start a Kickstarter. If you have a game you want to develop, go to kickstarter. If you have a film series or web seriesyou need to fund, Kickstarter. Now, crowd sourcing has been adapted for a lot of industries, from project funding to news ( is pretty much built off the same model), but it might even be the next venue for investments. Read the rest at