While Kickstarter is a fantastic platform, one downside is that many smaller, niche projects can get lost in the shuffle.
A new crowdfunding site just launched with a very specific appeal. Aimed at YouTube users and content creators, TubeStart hopes to help web series and video channels raise the money they need.
TubeStart creators can set fundraising goals from $500-500,000 and offer rewards similar to the ones we've seen on Kickstarter. (Many rewards are more video-focused, of course, and include access to exclusive footage and advance previews.)
The platform also offers something it calls "subscription-based crowdfunding," in which fans can donate anywhere from $5-150 every month.
The site just launched, so it features a limited number of projects, but that should grow. If you spend way too much time watching web series and online video, you may wanna browse these projects, which range from a movie about homelessness to aslow-motion video channel to a series about gnomes.
Here's a brief overview: