Crowdfunding Expert & Author
Let’s face it…women are brilliant and successful in business, yet it is still difficult for women to find financing for a business start-up or to secure funding to grow a business. Statistically 30 percent of new start-ups are women-owned, but women entrepreneurs only get 12 percent of institutional financing.
So how can you grow your business with those daunting statistics? Crowdfunding! I launched a campaign on Indiegogo to fund a conference that would enable me to reach hundreds of women at one time to teach them how to launch a profitable business that they love. I reached the $45,000 I needed to make the conference a reality and now it’s an annual event that sustains its own funding in ticket sales and sponsorships.
Learn How To Create A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
There are many keys to a successful crowdfunding campaign, but one of the key components is to create a network of supporters before you launch a crowdfunding campaign. Another very important decision is to choose the right crowdfunding platform for your project. Indiegogo worked for me because it is a project-based platform. But there are niche crowdfunding platforms for authors, musicians, non-profits…you name it. Some crowdfunding sites are all or nothing, while others let you keep the funds even if you don’t reach your goal. Simply stated, there are many factors to consider before jumping onto the crowdfunding pool.
To help you navigate the crowdfunding waters, I’ve created a step-by-step system that is broken into six modules called Crowdfund With Ease. This Do It Yourself Program provides everything you need to launch a successful campaign over the course of 6 weeks in 6 Modules. For more information, visit my Crowdfund With Ease website.
The Crowdfunding Book: A How-To Book For Entrepreneurs, Writers and Inventors
My new book is the essential how-to crowdfunding book. The book will teach you to enter the mindset necessary for a successful crowdfunding campaign. So many people have fear holding them back. It could be fear of failure, fear of asking for money, or even fear that your campaign will succeed and that you will have to move forward. It takes courage to crowdfund…but it also takes networking, social media, and marketing to succeed.
So if you’re ready to unleash your power and start a campaign, I encourage you to read the book to prepare yourself. Link to purchase from all major retailers can be found here: www.TheCrowdfundingBook.com
Become A Certified Crowdfunding Consultant
One of my goals in 2015 is to spread my crowdfunding expertise, but I can’t do it alone. My next step is to train more consultants around the country to help small business owners have a crowdfunding consultant who can provide one-on-one coaching and see them through the campaign. If you are already serving clients in public relations or small business consulting and would like to add crowdfunding to your services, please contact me to learn more about this exciting certification program!
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