It came to mind because I recently saw an appeal from a young musician who sustained a terrible head injury, woke up from it, and is now trying to market a book and distribute his music.
Notice he did a really professional video--or a friend of his did. I think that was pivotal.
And he had a reasonable goal--and above all, seemed credible.
A professional PR firm was also involved--they contacted me.
Have any of you tried this?
I know Kickstarter does not guarantee the projects, but does reject many. Still, it's donor-beware.
And, I guess, user beware--you can sink time into it and end up with nothing.
Of course, the site takes 5%. And there has been grousing lately about movie stars using it to fund independent films they could pay for out of their own petty cash.