Crowdfunding Trends in 2015: The Year of the Startup Part 1

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I’m a huge fan of Tim Ferriss. Yes I own all his books – on audio and on eBook and a couple of hardcover copies too. I check out his blog regularly and I’m a subscriber to his podcast.

Tim Ferriss has changed my life and my perspective of reality itself in a hundred ways that have made my life better.

Now it’s your turn to partake of some Tim Ferriss wisdom and make 2015 your best year ever.

While I could easily be referring to his article, published roughly two years ago entitled: Hacking Kickstarter: How to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days I’m actually referring to something I heard on his podcast roughly two weeks ago.

(By the way – you definitely must read Hacking Kickstarter: How to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days. Don’t skip a single sentence.)

While I eventually get to Tim’s podcasts I first heard of his newest lifehacking tools on a recent blog entry: What I’d Add To The 4-Hour Workweek for 2015 (And Much More) Listen to the podcasts right there on his website and prepare to be dazzled.Among the dizzying array of things he’d add to a third edition of The Four Hour Work Week is the nugget of gold which will interest you more than all the rest:

Using Kickstarter to test new products ideas. We’re seeing more of this crowdfunding trend and expect this to explode in 2015 as more and more entrepreneurs, startups and even established companies turn to crowdfunding to float ideas for new movies, video games, electronic gadgets or even automotive accessories.

Increasingly, inventors are launching crowdfunding campaigns based solely on nothing more than an idea in their head or conceptual designs. A successful crowdfunding project gives them the green light they need to go ahead and actually develop, manufacture and ship the product. Or shoot the movie. Or publish the book. You get the idea.

In Part 2 I’ll tell you why equity crowdfuding might be huge in 2015. Even if you’re a 1031 Exchange Investor.