If you follow our blog, you’ve seen we’ve offered up our expertise and pinpointed our top tips for crowdfunding success. And, if you follow the industry—or the news in general—you’ve seen a great deal of chatter on the Potato Salad Kickstarter that’s made over $60,000.
From what it can teach us about successful campaigns to the backlash surrounding the support of silly causes, there certainly were (and still are) a lot of opinions to keep up with.
However, at the end of the day, what it means and what it can teach us is this: to garner attention and have a successful campaign, you must be unique and creative.
Case in point, the potato salad campaign’s food copycatters aren’t doing so well:
The Best and Worst of Creative Crowdfunding Campaigns
For better and for worst, these folks certainly get an A+ for creativity:
The Internet collectively decided that this is definitely something they need:
While our unicorn friend found the hat she always dreamed about:
Gen Yers everywhere shouted a big “HOORAY” for bringing back Reading Rainbow:
Little did you know, your plants are musicians and can be booked for a night at top dollar:
This guy is now alive thanks to 82 generous backers:
Maybe not a grand idea, although 8 were ready to invest in their own MoneyTrim:
Thank heavens! We’re safe! A lovely group of 37 backers made anti-zombie soap possible.
Seriously, maybe you need to prep yourself even further than soap:
And, if you thought the potato salad guy was the first to get his meal funded, think again. This guy just wanted a burrito:
And, of course, there’s many more gems out there. Do you have a creative crowdfunding campaign idea?
Read on to learn more about crowdfunding best practices from our lotus823 team: