Has it been hard for you to get your business off the ground? Do you feel that you have a good idea but just don't have the funds to get it going? Are you thinking about giving up because the money just isn't coming in? Do you say to yourself,"If only I could get the help that I need things would be so much better". It can be a real bummer when you don't have the money to make your dreams a reality. Have you asked for help but other people just didn't have the money either? After all, this economy has been hard on everyone.
Have you heard of Go Fund Me? This is a crowdfunding website. It is a site that will help you raise money. I know you might have some doubts. Not about the site but about your feelings. Maybe, you don't really like to ask for help or you might think getting help is a sign of weakness. Maybe you might feel that you are not building your business by yourself and that you won't be a self made man or woman. You might feel like that you are looking for a handout if you use a site like Go Fund Me.
If you feel this way you shouldn't. Sometimes we all need help at some point in our lives. Plus, people will be donating because of their own free will. No one is making them do it. This is like getting grant money because you don't have to worry about paying someone back and you won't have any debt worries. They are doing this because they want to help someone to achieve their goals. So, you shouldn't feel embarrassed in the least. It takes a lot of money to get a business off the ground. If people are willing to help you out I think that you should let them. You get blessings when you help someone out. It is said the giver and the receiver both receive blessings. No one loses. It's a win win for everyone. I just love win win situations. Don't you? :)
The good thing about using Go Fund Me is that you can explain who you are and why you would like to receive a donation (I think it looks better then just having a donation button up). People can see how much you have raised and what is your goal amount. The site is very professional looking and it gives people the opportunity to share it on the social networks. So, other people can have the opportunity to donate to a worthy cause. You can also see the people who have given you a donation. I think that is cool because if you know who donated you can thank them. I know some people like to donate anonymously as well that is cool too. Both ways are good, because like I said before it gives the recipient a chance to thank them and it encourages other people to give and sets a good example. Giving anonymously also helps keep one humble and it helps keep your intentions straight by not doing it for show or just to receive attention. It doesn't matter because Allah (God) knows who gives regardless whether the giver is known or unknown.
Below is a picture of the Go Fund Me website where you can get a feel of the site and see other members who are utilizing the services.
You might have concerns because you might feel like people may use a site like this for bad intentions. Such as they may or may not be telling the truth. I can understand your concerns but if we stopped helping because of people that might have bad intentions we wouldn't be helping anyone. We get rewarded for our good intentions. So, if it is our intention to help someone out we will be rewarded regardless of the ill intentions of others.
Click Here to see how Go Fund me works. As you can see it is very easy to use. So, if you would like to get your business off the ground or whatever dream that you have. It can become a reality. There are good people who would like to help you out if only they know about it. Go Fund Me gives them that chance.
Have you heard of Go Fund Me? Would you be willing to use a site like this?