Is it fair for me to Crowdfund my work when I have not contributed to others’?
12 June 2013 – Crowd funding
I am wasting my time on Facebook as usual, when a see something that makes me think. A friend has shared a link to help crowd fund his movie. It is not the first time I have seen a friend doing this. Wyrmwood and Newtown are projects that friends of mine have crowd funded.
The thing is, I have never had any money to contribute to their projects. Is it fair for me to crowdfund my work when I have not contributed to others’. I am still confused about what I am offering and why I am asking. I defiantly feel a bit uncomfortable about asking people to help me make my dream come true, when they are going to nothing out of it.
I started to do a little research. The two most popular sites to crowd fund online is Kickstarter and Pozible. I also found a TED talk video by Amanda Palmer called The Art of Asking. Interesting… There is a lot to consider.
If anyone is thinking about Crowd Funding their work and are not sure about, I recommend watching this video, I’ve put a link in up there.