Like many designers, you may have a side project. You may even be sure that your idea is a really good one.
The trouble is, it will take money to really pursue your idea. That’s the end of your really good idea and your side project. Or is it?
There are many funding options for business startups including the bank, investors, and begging for money from friends and family. Thanks to the internet, there’s now another source of funding for business startups.
Crowdfunding made big news recently when open source developer, Ubuntu, got into the crowdfunding arena with their planned entry into the already crowded smartphone market. You’ll find the Ubuntu Edge on the popular crowdfunding site, Indiegogo.
Is crowdfunding a great way for designers (and others) with big ideas to get their ideas to market? Or is it just another fad?
In this post, I’ll examine crowdfunding in more detail. I’ll also list a dozen crowdfunding sites. If you liked this post, you may also like How to Evaluate a Business Idea and What to Do Next.Read More