Now for another awesome resource and this one isn’t just for bands. Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creatives in the world. Yeah. I did just take that verbatim from their site but it’s true. This site is amazing. If you are in any position where you are attempting to go into a new direction that takes more funds than you have this is a great resource.
It’s simple to set up an account and then you set incentives for friends, family, and fans to help fund your project. Whether it be a music video or an EPK for your band or it’s a for a great looking welcome video for your photography site. You can fund anything here. An example would be this. You’re a photographer and you want a killer looking welcome video that comes up on your home page and tells your potential client who you are. You would begin to create your project and then have tiers of donations that would be worth something for the donator.
For instance, you can offer a free large portrait with a $50 donation. If your session rate is say $300 for a 2 hour session then you could offer a free session with a $150 donation. Before you know it, you’ll have money in no time and then a great video would follow.