Had to cover both sides of course (pros here):

  • Less chance of raising sufficient funds: When you are raising money on the Internet, there is always the possibility that your funds will not be raised. For people who are raising funds for things such as films using websites like IndiGoGo or Kickstarter it can be difficult because if you don’t reach your goal you typically don’t get to keep any of the money.
  • Copious social outreach: the effort needed to generate enough social outreach can be taxing, unfortunately, this is how fundraising money is made on the Internet. Anyone looking to raise funds via the Internet should be ready to exert this effort needed.
  • Opens your project up to more criticism: When you fundraise online, it opens up the chance for total strangers, in fact, anyone, to see your project and what you are trying to raise money for. This allows for more criticism to possibly be brought in but people that may or may not know what they are actually talking about.
  • Could take longer: Sometimes internet fundraising projects can be dragged out if the quota is not reached, or if it is surpassed. When using the internet to raise money for a project, it is more likely that the person doing the fundraising will consider they have a more open timeline. This can lead to dragged out projects.

— MB

ABOUT THE MORTALS OF QUESTAVOLTA

We are not nerds and while we occasionally understand a small part of what the founders and technical guys are talking about (mostly they explain stuff in terms of cakes and pies), we are all Internet users. We thought it would be fun to share some of our own ideas and views amongst the more technical stuff the boys are going to put up here.