I am obsessed with crowdfunding websites. I love that anyone with an idea or cause can put it to the world, and people with money to burn can come along and help them launch their dream, support their families and in some cases, seriously improve the world. Or produce a Veronica Mars movie.
I love the moments of “anyone could have thought of that, but only this guy did” (like the Ship Your Enemies Glitter guy? $50 at Officeworks for glitter and envelopes turned into a business he sold for $85,000) and the sheer entertainment value of some of the weirder campaigns.
Unfortunately I’m yet to come up with my 50c business idea, so for now I’m just going to keep putting small donations towards other people’s projects (I also love that an insignificant $6 turns significant when hundreds of people give too). I’m all for supporting local small business, so here are some of my current favourite Australia-based Kickstarter and Pozible campaigns to get behind: