How to Use Crowdfunding to Your Advantage

July 23, 2018
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July 23, 2018 DCT Capital Fund

One of the most immersive ways to get a business going is to investigate different crowdfunding options. The key to successful crowdfunding is to convince different individuals to make minor donations; this can be anywhere from $10 to $100 donations, and depending on the type of donors your working with this has the potential to earn you some serious cash if you play your cards right.

Crowdfunding: The Tools You’ll Need

The proliferation of websites has helped raise money in recent years, and it became the start of an online/social media fundraising powerhouse. Have you seen DCT Capital Fund’s latest and updated website? Check it out at

Crowdfunding Creates A Link Between You and Your Investors

One other way to use crowdfunding to your advantage is to use it to create links directly between you and possible investors. Some sites remove some of the complications by allowing members to invest directly to business owners that are looking for loans. Selling ownership stakes on crowdfunding sites is a good tactic because it can avoid the headache of transaction complications.

Risks and Rewards

Crowdfunding is great for newer companies looking to get a healthy start, and it can allow a quick way to get products and services on the market fast. Thanks to the modern age we live in, pitching a business proposal to the masses have never been easier. Getting the cash, you need to make your vision a reality is no longer out of reach thanks to possibilities provided by crowdfunding.

There are a couple of risks to consider before taking the leap and throwing a proposal out there. One of the risks is to have your proposal be a complete dud. Things like these should be kept on mind before you propose.

Getting Started

If you are looking to ensure your proposal’s success, there are few ways to help you get started.

Have a strong support group at your back who is willing to spread the word about your proposal and give time to your cause. Be as detailed as possible when describing your proposal and have a step by step business plan that people will be able to wrap their heads around. Consider using media to express your ideas. A short video describing your proposal and business plan is a good way to get people informed on what you are trying to create. Make sure rewards you provide are appropriate for the various levels of donations you receive too.