When I first came across crowdfunding it seemed too good to be true. You mean my FANS will pay ME to make an album? But, of course, why wouldn't they? Music is an important and valuable part of our every day lives, and people who understand the value of it have no problems supporting the creative people and process to see it get made. The key is having a great project people can get excited about, and making sure you're offering unique and valuable rewards to supporters. It's also really important to be realistic
20th May 2013 14:57pm Read More
You probably heard about our birthday party, right? Heck, you were probably there.
On May 5, Pozible turned three, so we threw a little knees-up on May 10 to celebrate, inviting all our friends (um, who could make it to Melbourne. Geography is a harsh mistress).
Drinks flowed, shapes were thrown and photos were bombed. Co-founders Rick and Al spoke briefly about their experience building Pozible up from nothing, and viewed a recap of their three-year
16th May 2013 12:39pm Read More
We love it whenever crowdfunding is used in innovative ways, but even more when we’re a part of it! Our latest exciting partnership with Deakin University is no exception. In an Australian first, Deakin University and ourselves have launched a crowdfunding initiative tailored specifically around research. From investigating if maggots can cure Bairnsdale ulcers to researching seaweed as a sustainable food source, eight research projects from Deakin University from a diverse range of disciplines are participating. The partnership gives supporters
14th May 2013 17:43pm Read More
Here are some facts about Pozible you didn't know... Ever struck up a creative partnership somewhere unexpected? Tell us in the comments!
26th Apr 2013 16:26pm Read More
You can now annotate your YouTube videos to link directly to your Pozible project page. It’s a pretty big deal - not all organisations are approved to be linked to from YouTube videos because of the potential for abuse (being sent to an untrustworthy site etc). We’ve been vetted and checked by the YT boffins and we’ve passed muster as an approved fundraising site. Annotations appear in YouTube videos as a small box containing a link to an external site. You can add one to your video while logged in to YouTube. 1. Click on
26th Apr 2013 16:22pm Read More
The new functionality just keeps coming! We’ve introduced Private Projects. Private crowdfunding allows you to run a crowdfunding campaign, but restrict the audience to those you want to share the project with. This might sound a bit backwards - after all, crowdfunding works by attracting a crowd - but it can be useful in certain situations, where secrecy matters. Ever wanted to do a whip ‘round for a surprise for a friend or relative but you couldn’t talk about it in social media because they’d find out? Or maybe it
9th Apr 2013 10:49am Read More
Yay, our first Pozible Ambassador guest blog post from the lovely Emma Gibbs, who, along with her mum Margo, raised over $6000 for her eBook Mirabella the Mermaid Detective. Crowdfunding, the process of raising a targeted amount of capital through numerous individual donations, is arguably one of the most empowering ways to fund an idea. No other approach enables you to engage directly with your audience while you’re developing, honing and creating your product. Last year, my mother Margo and I decided to crowdfund for our eBook Mirabella
27th Mar 2013 15:32pm Read More
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