CrowdFunding is an "ASK" marketing venture. You might need to start this at the start from your own circles of influence, friends, and family or nearest and dearest.
You are absolutely right, it is going to be hard and difficult since by nature entrepreneurs are shy to ask for the fund. But if you are dedicated to your cause, project or building your idea.
But Entrepreneurship is about taking risk and hustling. You need to start learning how and how to ask from family members and later on how to ask from VC or angel investors.
"A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for." Get up off your couch, desk, office or fortress and start meeting people ( your future customers) and asking. Practice makes perfect. You know if they say "yes", why and if they say "no" why. Procrastination is the thief of time. Have you ever stopped to think about the true cost of procrastination?
“Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham LincolnIt is one thing to be nice, polite, humble and another thing to be a jerk, but if you are avoiding or afraid to promote you and your idea or startup, you are not hustling. You are a Wantrepreneur.
This does not mean just turning your LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter into a broadcasting tool and/or blog to a blow horn and telling everyone how awesome your idea and start-up are, but it does mean making an everyday conscious effort to promote and tell people what you are up to. This means you have your "story" and "elevator message", "value proposition" and "ask" rehearsed and ready to deliver. Successful entrepreneurs/risk takers are great self-promoters and believe in their idea, business and themselves. At the end, if you do not buy your idea or your cause, why you expect other do.
"SW-SW-SW-SW – Some will. Some won't. So what. Someone's waiting". I remember watching a movie called " We bought a zoo". In it was a section about "20 seconds of embarrassing insane bravery. It was about a boy trying to ask a girl out and his Dad giving him advice. I believe you should watch this:
"You know sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage, really, literally, just 20 seconds of embarrassing bravery. And I promise you something great will come out of it"
" You are taking a risk and putting yourself out there by asking. Champions & Hustlers don’t get embarrassed or upset, they answer all objection and learn, respond to all emails (even the negative ones), respond to critics, make sales pitches, and make it happen no matter what.
If someone told you they believe you can not or it will not work. That means they do not know, “Thank them for their opinion" and go to next opportunity and candidate.
If you are hustling, opportunities will come your way. MarkCuban said, Doesn't matter how many times you have failed, you only need to be right once. and Micheal Jourdan said " I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed."
Take your shots but don’t chase all the shiny red balls, just find the ones that work for you and your brand.
Often times the only way to knock down the door in the entrepreneurial hustling world is to blast it down. Cold-calling, asking friends for help, going to your family. Yes, it takes time but building a business takes hard sweaty time. if it was easy, anyone could do it.
Building businesses take time, patience and hustle. If you want results NOW which is the selling points of get-rich schemes, MLM’s, and other sketchy stuff, you may get a short chance. Fuel yourself with small victories.
Small victories are all that are needed to get to a big success. I know that this may make sense from the outside but if we dig in it makes ever more sense. I heard a story yesterday about the swimmer Michael Phelps. Phelps, when he was training
for years, would have a very meticulous schedule.
Remember "It's All about the Journey, Not the Destination"
We use Growth hacking to accelerate your idea and fundraising. What is the difference between Growth hacking and marketing?
Growth marketing VS Traditional marketing Traditional marketing, which uses mass media that interrupt consumers, works for large scale companies and those with deep enough pockets. But, if you are a start-up, you don't have the cash flow or time to use that kind of strategy. You must hack growth by looking for the leverage points that can boost your product or service to the next level.
We have helped hundreds of startups & entrepreneurs with their successful product launch & funding
We help & prepare Startups and Entrepreneurs to start, launch, promote, raise pre-seed fund, patent their ideas and submit them to VCs and Angels for the next round.
Address: 32 A Mauchly Irvine CA 92618
Phone #: 949-442-6666