After seeing how well Diaspora did in raising funding I've been thinking (as others have I'm sure) of trying to use Kickstarter for some initial financing.
In my case it would be enough money so that I could work solely on my product for 2-3 months without worrying about paying our bills. The trick comes in this:
- You cannot use Kickstarter to sell shares of a company - donations only
- Are people going to be as willing to donate to a closed source product (which will be free to use and available online)
- What benefits should one give to people who donate for such a product? (if I do decide to do this then it wouldtake some brainstorming to come up with some good benefits related to the product)