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Finally arrived - Self-Hosted Projects

9th Jan 2014

We're excited to announce Self-Hosted Projects.

It's what it sounds like: you can now set up your project on Pozible, then take the code to host your crowdfunding project elsewhere online, on your preferred site or URL!

This is huge. We're the first major platform to deliver this level of control for greater crowdfunding independence and creativity.

You don't need to be 'techy' either, it's a simple cut and paste job.

What are the benefits?

  1. It is completely under your own website - your url, your colour scheme and your own layout.
  2. Keep your audiences, your supporters don't have to register with Pozible to pledge their support. When they click to pledge, the streamlined and secure payment portal opens right there on your site.
  3. Choose to accept PayPal payments or Credit Cards or both, you can download all supporter details as CSV from your Pozible backend.
  4. Support more than 20 currencies.

Who is this for?

Anyone with a regular, loyal online audience of their own, wanting to run their campaign independently.

Anyone wanting tighter control of their visual presentation. Pick your project colour scheme! The self-hosted project has a very plain look, suitable for many site designs. Clean. Neat.

Self-hosting even supports our new Subscription rewards receive ongoing pledges of support, directly on your site from your regular visitors.

Awesome! How do I set up my self-hosted campaign?

Simply start a new project on Pozible site and choose self hosted option.

Your project must still meet our Project Guidelines and you must still submit your project for review by our team. Once your project is Approved, you'll have access to the embed code you need to show your project on an external site.

Simply cut and paste this code from your Pozible project back-end to the right location on your external site (or email it to your webmaster if you're not the main site editor). Voila! You're all set.

We're looking forward to seeing how you, our amazing community, blow our minds with your bold and innovative takes on self-hosted crowdfunding. Get to it!

What do you think? Are you more inclined to crowdfund from your own site, or would you rather be on itself? Or both? We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.


Can Self-Hosted projects reside on both your own website and Pozible as well?

No. The Self-Hosted campaigns are designed to be integrated with your personal branding on your website and do not require supporters to have a Pozible account.
If you'd like to host a project on your own site as well as Pozible, you can start a standard campaign and then use our Widgets for representation on your own website, this way you are able to capture both sources of traffic.

Discussion You must Log In to post a comment

This is a great step forward, but when will an update be released that allows us to also list our self-hosted campaigns in the Pozible directories? April 11 2014 · Reply

I am glad to read this post, its an interesting one. I am always searching for quality posts and articles and this is what I found here, I hope you will be adding more in future. Thanks crowdfunding creditunion entrepreneur April 10 2014 · Reply

This is very interesting. Am I correct in ascertaining that people don't need to join Pozible to pledge via this self hosting route, which if you are dealing with an older demographic is a bonus. They get very befuddled with creating new accounts all the time. That's the incentive you get instead of hosting on Pozible and then also embedding on your site? How long has been going and is there any data on it yet? April 08 2014 · Reply

Thank you for this blog and all the REAL information. There is so muchcrap out here and I am grateful for having access to Matt’s info. I ama newbie and with this info I am slowly but sure getting there. Thecontent and the comments are educational as URL canonicalization was a new term to me and I am making some corrections to my sites. crowdfunding creditunion entrepreneur April 04 2014 · Reply

Thanks Ming-Zhu, we will definitely take this into account for our next update. March 01 2014 · Reply

Hey, guys. This is a brilliant, stunning idea. Kudos to you for having it and developing it. I'm going to strongly add my voice to the chorus however that is calling for the self-hosted campaign to also remain hosted over in the Pozible directory itself. Paying extra for an embed code shouldn't penalise users by remove the campaign from - it should be just that - an added extra. Again, amazing work - a single tweak would make it incredible. February 25 2014 · Reply

My mind is now ticking. We are 90% ready to launch the Cupresso™ on Pozible but postage seems to be our big stumbling block. We have a range of offerings which all require postage from three different supplier locations. As far as I can determine a firm one-size-fits-all price needs to be offered on Pozible, yet some of our supporters will live in outback postcodes, whilst others will live in Melbourne from where we are dispatching and the postage cost varies greatly.
As a postage calculator is not available on Pozible we are building a website to set up Aust Post eCommerce where we can apply different postage rates for different postcodes. We would like to run on Pozible to get supported traffic but will need to direct people to our site to calculate the value of the pledge dependant on their postcode. This seems to be a convoluted way around it, but we need our own website anyway so will see what can and cannot be done to orchestrate a concert. Ultimately, Pozible may facilitate a platform for building websites as well... January 18 2014 · Reply

Hey Rene, You can always do a standard Pozible hosted project if suits better. January 15 2014 · Reply

Doesn't seem like a brilliant idea at all! My own website audiences and yet I've to pay 5% just for a embed code? I could be better off just asking my audiences directly on my web. January 15 2014 · Reply

Hey Damien, I guess you can say that, it is pretty much like having your own crowdfunding page on your own website.

Hey Robyn, once your self hosted campaign has been set up and approved, the system will generate a piece of code for you to embed into your own website. It is using iframe embedding.

Hey Paul, the service fee is same 5%, Pozible doesn't send out all projects to our mailing list anyway. Instead of listing on Pozible, self hosted campaigns provide you with branding and domain freedom. January 15 2014 · Reply

Hey Anne, there isn't an official way to transfer, but send us an email at scott[at], we will see if we can do it manually. Please notice, once transfer to selfhosted, your campaign will not be listed on Pozible. January 15 2014 · Reply

So if we self host it doesn't appear on Pozible, it isn't mentioned in emails to your mailing list and the same percentage is paid to you? Or is the percentage reduced? January 14 2014 · Reply

How do you place it in your website? IS it a separate page on your website, or can you have it on your homepage? January 14 2014 · Reply

So would this be like having my own crowdfunding site? January 14 2014 · Reply

If my Pozible project has been approved can I transfer it across to this platform as well. Anne Thompson January 14 2014 · Reply

Definitely a cool idea guys, we are planing a second pozible campaign and will look at doing it on my site ! January 14 2014 · Reply

I'd be interested to know about the questions above too re: simultaneously having the campaign on both Pozible (as traditionally done) and self-hosted, plus whether a self-hosted page appears on your top/recent picks and the general Pozible front-page listings. Perhaps an FAQ for the self-hosting would be handy! January 14 2014 · Reply

Hiya, love the idea, but i aint tecky enough. I would like to be able to do both, register with Pozible, then be able to take the URL and paste it on own site with the benefits above. Cool as!!!!
love your work, cheers V January 12 2014 · Reply

Hey Matt and Jordana,

Self hosted projects will not be listed on Pozible , if you want to listed on both sites you can run a Pozible projects and embed the widget on your own site. January 12 2014 · Reply

So it is an option to crowdfund from my own website and the pozible website simultaneously? January 12 2014 · Reply

Hey, guys,

Maybe I read everything very fast, so I am sorry if my question "looks"/"sounds" dumb but once the project owner decides to set the project away, it means that it does not appear in your page? Or it keeps appearing as a "Pozible" project as well (meaning that it's just embedded elsewhere...)?


Cheers! January 11 2014 · Reply

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