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Monday, 08 October 2012 15:29

How to get funded on StartMe

You have finally decided to give in to your entrepreneurial ambitions. You know that it’s time to take action on your ideas and one of the first challenges is to find funding for your ideas.

You heard about StartMe on the radio and thought it will be a great place to source funding for your project. So, how do you make the most of your time on StartMe? By inspiring contributors! Let’s look at a few things you can do to ensure that contributors notice your project and contribute to what you are doing.

MOST IMPORTANTLY: Treat your time on StartMe like a project within itself You will need o work on your project every single day while it’s running on StartMe to make sure you are creating enough buzz and excitement for people to support your project. Just like a creative project, it requires time and effort and attention to detail. This is all part of making your campaign a success. Successful project creator quickly learns the following about crowdfunding:

1. If you are afraid to ask for help or support - Get over it very quickly. The question here is - What are you prepared to let go f to ensure your campaign is successful? If this is your first project, it can be really intimidating plugging yourself to your friends and colleagues, let alone asking them to support your project financially. Make sure you are able to do so without cringing, stalling or giving up otherwise you significantly decrease your chances of success. Be brave, believe in your idea and be assured that if you know you’re on the right track, people will follow you if you project that.

2. This is the age of being social and social media is there to be used. If you think that going onto Twitter once and a while or occasionally linking your project on Facebook will be good enough then think again. Work on this as its part of your business. Target you social networks every day with updates and news about your project. Tell them what is new; remind them why your project is unique. If it is important for you to get your project funded then this won’t be too difficult

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