Crowdfunding is a great way to fund your latest business idea or creative project. It has become increasingly popular over the last few years thanks to websites like GoFundMe and Kickstarter.
While these websites make setting up a campaign pretty easy, there is a lot more to crowdfunding that sharing a link on Facebook. Luckily, there’s been a lot of reading material published recently about how to navigate the world of crowdfunding.
We compiled a list of 5 books you should read before launching your first campaign. Let’s get into it.
As it states in the title, this is the go-to book for any beginner in the world of crowdfunding. Since it’s only 90 pages, it’s a quick read that covers the essential information needed to start a successful campaign.
It also contains a lot of great examples for pitching your campaign and advertising on social media.
Crowdfunding projects that are working toward social good are on the rise, especially after this year’s events. If you’re looking to fund your own social good project, this book is for you.
Crowdfunding for Social Good includes inspirational stories and tips that will keep you motivated to make a successful campaign.
- Crowdfunding: The Complete Guide to Using Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Other Crowdfunding Sources by Janet Ruth
It can be hard to find a starting point when entering the world of crowdfunding. We love this book because it dives deep into all the popular resources out there and which website will best suit your needs.
Different crowdfunding websites serve different purposes, so it’s important to choose the right one.
- Crowdfunding: How to Get Crowdfunding Fast and Easy…even if you were Rejected by the Bankby Lise Gottlieb
Crowdfunding: How to Get Crowdfunding Fast and Easy…even if you were Rejected by the Bank is the perfect book for anyone on a lower budget. It not only outlines the basics of crowdfunding like how to use crowdfunding websites but also talks about how to quickly acquire funds from the start.
There is also a great section on social media marketing, which is essential to any thriving campaign.
- The Kickstarter Handbook: Real Life Success Stories of Artists, Inventors, and Entrepreneurs by Don Steinberg
Though this book is specific to Kickstarter, there are still a lot of great tips inside that anyone can use. We love this book because it consists of interviews with real Kickstarter users who have launched successful projects.
All of their stories are relatable and full of advice for how to get the perfect campaign started.
Ideazon helps to revolutionize crowdfunding by providing
marketing and consultation services every step of the way. They discuss all things crowdfunding on their website and are the go-to resource for staying up to date with the crowdfunding industry.