Great ideas can take the form of creative projects. People usually require funds to back their projects and give them the shape of real existence. But it happens that due to lack of proper funding most of the creative projects never come into existence and such projects face premature deaths which perhaps they do not deserve. Projects do require the right mix of encouragement and funding to come into existence and flower to their full potential. Kickstarter is one such big platform on the web to fund creative projects.
Kickstarter is one of the most popular crowdfunding website over the web and is available on the web as www.kickstarter.com . It is based on two very basic principles. The first is, “a good idea when communicated well can spread fast and wide”. And the second is, “a large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement”. Kickstarter has adopted “all-or-nothing” funding methodology. Projects advertised or showcased on Kickstarter need to be fully funded within the stipulated time period when it is live on the web or else no money gets paid to the creator of the project.
So on one hand you are able to spread the word around about your project and if it is liked by the people you would get the desired support you require. Else if people are not convinced about the project, you would not take the risk of continuing with the project idea. So you get a chance to test your concepts practicability without taking the risk of actually running the project to see its outcome.
Kickstarter provides a perfect platform for designers, artists, curators, musicians, explorers, writers, musicians, and others to host their projects online and get a risk-free chance for raising support from the people in the form of funds. According to Kickstarter, a project is something finite with a definite start and a clear end. The project sponsors get inspired by the creativity of the projects that are showcased on the Kickstarter website. Also the creators of the projects tend to honour the sponsors with tangible rewards and other benefits as well.
You can easily start your project on Kickstarter for raising funds. On the home page, click on the ‘Start Your Project’ on the top left side to get to the Start page. Here, click on the green button showing “Start your Project”. You would then be required to login. You can even use your Facebook login to get started on Kickstarter. Then you have to review and confirm the Kickstarter guidelines. Once you confirm these guidelines you can start putting your project on Kickstarter. Once you are finished compiling your project, you need to submit it to the Kickstarter for review. The Staff of Kickstarter would then go through your project and see that everything in it meets the required guidelines and other directions. If your project meets the guidelines and is finally accepted by Kickstarter, you can then launch your project on Kickstarter platform.
Kickstarter can meet both type of funding. The required funding may be small or it may be big. Your creative projects can be traditional or they can be experimental, they can be serious or they can even be whimsical too. Just meet the guidelines set by Kickstarter and launch your project on the web. Kickstarter provides a medium where creators and sponsors can meet so that your dreams can turn into tangible reality. It is a place where you can showcase your talent and can get an opportunity to raise the required financial support for your project. So Kickstarter is an excellent online platform for funding your creative projects.