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6 Steps to Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

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1) Create Your Page on Our Site

There are particular types of project that you can create to attract funding for using just a page on our website.

2) Plan and prepare your campaign

 Right planning steps must be in place to help ensure success. With often large goals, there can be a temptation to rush campaigns, but you must be adequately prepared prior to launch.

3) Have a strategy

Crowdfunding is time consuming and will take months of planning before you go live. Key things to consider are how and when you will promote your campaign, how you will manage your campaign when you go live.

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4) Promoting Your Crowdfunding Campaign with Social Media

Facebook and Twitter accounts, pages and groups are vital to the success of your campaign.

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5) Update your backers as your project progresses

Crowdfunding platforms generally have built-in tools that allow you to update your project backers and send messages to them. Take advantage of these tools and keep everyone in the loop.

6) Get Funded

Successful fundraising is only the tip of the iceberg. Once you are funded, the real project work starts, and you are taking another important step toward realizing your hopes and dreams.