10 Best Kickstarter Alternatives
Before deciding which platform to launch a project on, we recommend checking out the guide we’ve put together to help decide which crowdfunding website is best for your campaign.
An international crowdfunding site where anyone can raise money for film, music, art, charity, small businesses, gaming, theater, and more. It’s free to sign up, to create a campaign, and to contribute to a campaign. When your campaign raises funds, Indiegogo charges a 9.0% fee on the funds you raise. If you reach your goal, you get 5.0% back, for an overall fee of 4.0%.
A crowdfunding platform that includes art, science, business, social good projects, and more. One of the opportunities RocketHub has created is the potential for broad exposure through A&E. “Our partnership with A&E PROJECT STARTUP expands crowdfunding’s power in a big way.” Fees: Reach your goal: 4% commission fee + 4% credit card handling fee. Don’t reach your goal: 8% commission fee + 4% credit card handling fee.
FundRazr is a Canadian crowdfunding site and Facebook app first released in 2009. It allows users to set up crowdfunding pages and/or embed fundraising apps on their Facebook pages to raise money for a variety of causes such as medical care, memorials, and animal rescue causes. Creators pay a 5% FundRazr fee plus Payment Provider fee of 2.9% + 30¢* per transaction.
Pozible is an Australian crowdfunding platform and community-building tool for creative projects and ideas. It was developed to help people raise funds, realize their aspirations and make great things possible. Pozible Service Fee: 5% Standard Fee. Transaction Fees: Credit / Debit Card on Pozible : 2.4% + 30c (Australian card) / 3.4% + 30c (international card) for each transaction. They also accept Stripe, Bitcoin, and PayPal. See more information about their fees here.
Ulule is a European crowdfunding platform that enables you to discover original projects and products. On Ulule, the projects are only funded if they reach their objective. Since Ulule’s launch in October 2010, 3884 creative and innovative projects have been funded in 72 countries, with support from internet users from 192 countries. Fees: Ulule’s fee is a 5% commission on the collected sums. Transactional fees are at 3%. Sum it up, and that’s a total of 8% (VAT and all transaction costs included) of what you collect on Ulule.
Fundable is a rewards-based platform (like Kickstarter) and an equity crowdfunding platform. Unlike other platforms, Fundable charges $179 per Month to Fundraise and their are no success fees. For rewards based-campaigns, a 3.5% fee will be deducted from the entire fundraise by WePay.
“You can use FundAnything to raise money for a business idea, tuition, medical emergency, volunteer project, celebration…whatever matters to you the most.” FundAnything charges a 9% fee on the contributions you collect. When you reach your goal, you’ll get 4% back for a fee of just 5%. Additionally, the payment processing companies charge a fee of approximately 3%.
If your project is in the idea stage, you can use Quirky to submit your idea to the community for feedback. If your idea is selected by the community, then the company will go about executing on the product idea and you will receive a percentage of funds from product sales.
9. Self-Hosted Crowdfunding Campaign:
If you would like to host your own crowdfunding campaign on your personal website, check out this list of tools you can use to make it happen (scroll down to self-crowdfunding platforms).