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2 Feb 2017 | Read more

If you’re wondering what the differences are between GoFundMe and Kickstarter, this is the video for you. I’m going to share what you need to know about these two crowdfunding websites. You might be raising money for personal expenses, like tuition, bills, or travel costs. You could also be looking to ...

2 Feb 2017 | Read more

Indiegogo teamed up with MicroVentures in November 2016 to bring equity crowdfunding to its users. On January 24 2017, Indiegogo announced that since they launched equity crowdfundingon their portal called First Democracy VC, their first five offering companies have raised a combined total of approximately $1.4 million from Indiegogo’s community of backers. If ...

2 Feb 2017 | Read more

Amazon Launchpad helps consumers discover unique products from today’s brightest startups. Customers can browse through hundreds of cool items that are hard to find anywhere else, and support companies that are putting out some really great products. “We curate innovative products that are hard to find in the market, showcasing an ...

2 Feb 2017 | Read more

On this episode of the podcast, I answer a question that an audience member submitted! This past year has been an amazing year for the Crowdfunding Demystified show. We’ve had on loads of guests and learned lots about crowdfunding. If you’d like to have your question answered, just go to Ask Sal and ...

2 Feb 2017 | Read more

Whatever you do, don’t make these mistakes! You’ve invested so much time and money into launching and growing an ecommerce business. You don’t want to find yourself wondering how everything went wrong so quickly. I’ve interviewed a lot of ecommerce entrepreneurs on the Crowdfunding Demystified podcast. Some of these founders have gone on to run ...

2 Feb 2017 | Read more

There are a lot of ways that you can boost the number of donations to your GoFundMe campaign. These tricks also work for crowdfunding campaigns on other platforms, like Generosity or YouCaring. Today, I’m going to show you how to get more donations using the FREE Chrome app, Boomerang. In no ...

23 Jan 2017 | Read more

Upstart is a fast and easy way to secure a personal loan or to consolidate your outstanding debt. The website is one of many where you can get an unsecured personal loan online. You can also use Upstart to: Start or expand a business Make a large purchase Buy a car Pay taxes Take a course ...

20 Jan 2017 | Read more

There are a lot of ways to continue to sell your product after a successful Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign. Recently, I’ve been getting a lot of questions from crowdfunders about the Amazon Launchpad program. Of course, this program isn’t only for entrepreneurs that have raised money on a crowdfunding platform. It’s also ...

19 Jan 2017 | Read more

I had a real live #girlboss on the podcast today who has grown a fashion brand from nothing into a thriving ecommerce company. Dara Elliott is the founder of Brevity Brand and a binge listener of the Crowdfunding Demystified podcast. She launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Do Anything Jacket: Athleisure Meets Modern Design. Not ...

18 Jan 2017 | Read more

Kickstarter Live is a new way for you to interact with your backers through a live stream video chat. On the live stream, you can showcase your product, answer questions, encourage pledges, or conduct a performance! I’ve been continually stressing the importance of your RELATIONSHIP with your backers. This connection is what makes ...