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The 5 People Who Will Help Make Your Crowdfunding Campaign a Success

What makes the difference between a successful crowdfunding campaign and a lousy one? There are many answers, but one of the most important factors that contributes to a successful campaign is its supporters. Here we look at the 5 best people to approach about supporting your campaign:

  1. Family. Your family members should be the first people you share your crowdfunding campaign with. Family members are ready, willing, and let’s face it, almost obligated to donate to your campaign. Relatives can often be your best supporters. Furthermore, family members should be encouraged to share your story with their network of contacts; even if they’re unable to donate, spreading the word about your campaign is an equally valuable contribution.
  2. Friends. Here’s another group of people that are ready, willing and (hopefully) able to donate to your campaign.  Most likely, they’re not in it for the perks, but rather to support you and your goals. Just like your family, your friends can get the word out about your crowdfunding campaign and garner more backers.
  3. Mentors. These are the people who are most invested in your success. Your mentors have watched you struggle and grow, and can offer support and encouragement as you attempt to run a successful crowdfunding campaign.
  4. Fans. This is perhaps the most obvious group of people to approach. Use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to reach your fan base and ask them to get involved. Offering exciting perks in exchange for donations will enthuse your fans and encourage them to support your campaign. Personal and genuine interactions with fans will motivate them to contribute!
  5. Anyone whose work you’ve supported in the past. It’s true what they say: you’ve got to give in order to receive. Offering support to fellow crowdfunders, whether it’s financial or otherwise, will make these people much more likely to offer you support in return. Choose to back campaigns that mean something to you; help out a friend in need or support a cause that speaks to you personally. Even if you can’t make a financial donation, share others’ campaigns with your friends and fans via social media. And when it comes time to launch your own crowdfunding campaign, don’t be afraid to ask for support from people you’ve contributed to in the past.

Now that you know who to look to for support, start your Feed The Muse crowdfunding campaign here: http://www.feedthemuse.net

 

 

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