Monetizing your work online has long been a challenge. Let’s look at the several other good options for raising money from the public to support what you do.
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It used to be that if you wanted to try crowdfunding as a means of monetizing your physical and/or creative output, you had to set up a campaign on a site like Kickstarter (see our review) or Indiegogo (see our review). That’s all fine and good — after all, these sites have raised billions in […]
What a week it’s been for the Patreon community. Just one week ago, on December 6, 2017, Patreon (see our review) announced a change in their fee structure. Broadly speaking, the change would have seen creators no longer pay payment processing fees on what they earn through Patreon. Instead, creators could count on taking home 95% of […]
Crowdfunding has received lots of attention in recent years for its ability to raise money for medical emergencies and other pressing human needs. However, you should know that crowdfunding for business projects is taking off as well. In this article, we’ll explore some of the top crowdfunding platforms for small business, and offer tips for creating a good business crowdfunding campaign.
It’s the central conundrum of starting a business. It seems that everyone, from politicians on down, ritualistically extols the virtues of the American small business owner. They are the ur-icons of star-spangled capitalism and the sturdy foundation of our national exceptionalism, sitting square alongside mom, apple pie, and the ghostly visage of Dale Earnhardt. We […]
Crowdfunding is all the rage these days. I don’t have to tell you this; it is a manifest truth, apparent in the world around us. From the Kickstarter-driven boom in the tabletop gaming industry to the use of GoFundMe as a rickety substitute for a national health care safety net, crowdfunding is a fundraising solution […]
The rise of crowdfunding has been one of the more remarkable stories of the past decade. The leading crowdfunding platforms have sent billions of dollars to projects and causes that otherwise might never have seen the light of day. It is a form of fundraising that best encapsulates the way we live in this young, turbulent […]
Kickstarter has become the go-to means of financing a project for the modern-day media-savvy producer of technological, artistic, and cultural goods. The prospect of being able to tap into a community of moneyed consumers eager to get in on the ground floor of The Next Big Thing is a tempting one indeed. Especially when you consider […]
To repay your loan in a timely manner, it’s important to know whether or not your payments are fixed or variable, how often you have to repay, and how repayments are made. In this post, we’ll break down all the elements involved in paying back a business loan.
Note: this is part two of our three-part Small Business Loans 101 series. Head over here for last week’s article: Finding the Right Lender. After you’ve found a few lenders you may be eligible for, it’s time to start applying for loans. Although all have their own process, most lenders appear to have adopted the […]