Whether or not your project will be successful comes down to three main factors:

1. Do you have a good idea that you know people will get behind?

To engage your crowd you’ll need a good idea. 

Crowdfunder projects work well when they are ideas that are clearly needed, ideas that are unique or attached to a larger cause.

Test your idea with those close to you first and ask if they would back it.

2. Do you have a crowd of people you can connect with to start the ball rolling?

The best question to ask yourself is; Do I know 10 people who would pledge towards my project and help me turn my great idea into reality?

You then need those people to spread the word and get their friends pledging.

Connecting with communities that will be interested with your project can help spread the word.

Having great rewards for your backers will help people you don’t know get involved with the project, and will encourage them to pledge more.

The wider Crowdfunder community will be looking to fund projects that are on the move, so it’s hugely important to get off the zero mark early.

3. Do you have a realistic target?

The average pledge on Crowdfunder is £50, so for every £10,000 you will be looking to find on average 200 backers for your project. Not everyone will pledge on your project, so for every £10,000 raised you will be looking at getting 1000 to 4000 people to view your project page. 

If you think your idea can reach that many people then Crowdfunder can work for you.