At various points of time in life, we realise we need more money than what we have, to get things we need or like. It could be money for a medical emergency like sudden diagnosis of cancer or for an expensive piece of equipment you need to shoot a documentary.
After several cost cutting plans and peeping into your savings, if you still don’t have the amount you need, what can you do? Turn to online crowdfunding!
In the last 4 years, over 20,000 individuals have successfully used crowdfunding to raise money for personal needs, charitable causes and creative ideas on Ketto.
Before you start out, there are some doubts that are bound to pop in your head. Let’s address them right away!
Asking is not embarrassing
“How can I ask people for money on a public platform, isn’t it awkward?”
Trust us, it’s really not!
You’d be surprised to know there are people out there who are ready to support you with small or big amounts of money, kind encouraging words or simply help with reaching out to more people – all you need to do is ask. Remember, we all want to help each other and a crowdfunding platform like ours is where both helpers and seekers meet.
Just creating a fundraiser page is not enough
Many people have the notion that creating a fundraiser page on a crowdfunding platform is all they need to do to see donations pouring in. Using crowdfunding effectively can do wonders to your fundraiser but just like any other thing you do – the more heart you put into it, the better are your chances of hitting the goal. To reach out to people, you have to spread the word on social media and get in touch with all your family members and friends.
If you start a fundraiser on Ketto, you’ll be assisted at every step by a fundraiser manager assigned to you. So start a fundraiser, follow our tips and watch it become a success.
You don’t have to be a social media celebrity to raise funds
Many of us are apprehensive about taking our cause online for the fear that it might not be well received. Let us assure you that this is not the case – now or ever!
While having a following anywhere, online or offline can be a huge plus, it is not necessarily a prerequisite for one to start an online fundraiser. There is no fixed algorithm to know how much impact your story will (or won’t) generate until you have shared it with the world. Once you have, reaching out to celebrities and social media influencers who can help you with your cause is easy – all you have to do is ask!
This is going to be the best experience of your life!
People who have raised funds successfully have often been overwhelmed with the kind of support and love their fundraiser has received. Some have even gone ahead and included it in their CV as one of their most proud achievements.
Here’s what people who have used Ketto have to say about their crowdfunding experience:
“Within the first half an hour, when I received the first thousand rupees, that’s when I believed that this could actually work. And that pushed me to go wilder on social media. By the end of the day I managed to raise 1 lakh rupees, which I thought was impossible.”
Nishant (raised funds for a hit and run victim)
“All backers loved this fundraiser and came forward with their excellent support. I think, crowdfunding had never been so easy. People should definitely use crowdfunding platforms as they can raise funds for any cause and there is no limitation or boundaries for what so ever amount they wish to raise. Ketto is contributing to the society by helping people to realise their true self and any fund problem can be solved with it if the fundraiser owner is really serious for the cause.”
Shwetanki Sharma (started a fundraiser for the elderly and underprivileged)
So, you see, all those apprehensions are only in your head! Once you act on the fears that hold you back, the only way to look is forward! If you’ve been wanting to raise funds and have concerns/questions too, tell us in comments or you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org