Whether it be an idea for an epic start-up or a creative endeavour, we all have some project in the back of our minds that we would love to make a reality. However, like most things in life, this will require money. There are many ways currently raise money for these projects, all the way from investor platforms to crowdfunding sites. Let’s look into a few things you can do to make your project be a winner:
Have a clear idea.
Before trying to convince others to fund you, you need to have a clear idea of what you’re trying to do. Take some time and learn, research and get to know your project inside. A vague idea will not only make it hard to realise your idea, you wouldn’t even know how much money you will be needing. Knowing full well about your project will also give you the confidence that you need to go forward.
Make the documents.
If your project is a start-up, make a business proposal with a clear view of the finances and future plans. If it’s a charity make it clear where the money will go. These documents will not only add the sense of validity, it will also send out the message that you are serious about it. Furthermore, if you are planning on approaching a bank for a financial institution for funding these documents will be very useful. Even if you’re not present in person to explain your vision make sure the documents do the talking for you.
Create an MVP.
This stands for Minimum Viable Product. Investors would love to see a basic version of what you are trying to create. This also gives you a hands-on experience as to what it would be like to continue with your project. The experience you will gain out of this will make you a more desirable person to invest in. If you’re planning on going on the crowdfunding route the MVP can be what gets people’s attention. This can be as elaborate as a fully functioning mobile application or a simple animation production.
Make it enticing.
Take a look at the amazing kickstarter videos which attract a lot of investments. You need to really sell your idea in a way that it is most attractive. This can be an epic sales pitch that you have practised or a well-created video. Make the way you market your idea irresistible.
Show your passion.
At the end of the day, people will invest in you and not some arbitrary idea. Show your passion and be sincere when talking to people and they will be convinced.
The sky is the limit and you can do whatever you’re heart desires. If you want something bad enough and work towards it, success is inevitable.