Here at UHelp, we recommend following a daily to weekly schedule to promote your crowdfunding campaign. This will keep your contributors engaged and make it more likely that you get donations.
A Crowdfunding Mentor
UHelp is a unique platform that offers a one-of-a-kind tool. In addition to providing you with a crowdfunding platform, we provide a personal mentor to help you share your campaign on social media, through email and more. A crowdfunding mentor is here for you every step of the way. The mentor will help you get your project off the ground and be a continual point of contact for suggestions about how to promote your project on social media. It’s important to socialize your campaign and bring in donors to browse your UHelp project. You attract donors when you or your friends posts your campaign to social media.
How Do I Start?
Sign up for a UHelp account here. Once your campaign is approved and has been posted, just look for the Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+ and Email buttons under your campaign on the UHelp homepage.
UHelp suggests that you frequently share your campaign (see the schedule below). You can pay a small amount ($1.00) to have your post reach a wider audience on each social media platform. For example, Facebook has an option to boost posts. This has worked for our previous campaigns. Request your supporters to share your campaign, too!
What If I Don’t Use Social Media?
Even if you don’t use any form of social media, you can get the word out about your campaign through emails, text messages, phone calls and press releases. Be sure to consistently contact your closest friends, family, community, and the public. The more you talk about your project, the more likely others are to contribute.
Below, is a daily to weekly checklist for you to follow.
- Step 1: Sundays
Post your campaign to all of your social media accounts.
- Step 2: Mondays
Email/text your contacts about your campaign. Include a link.
- Step 3: Tuesdays-Wednesdays
Write a one-page press release and include an image or photo and the link to your project – send it to local online newspapers.
- Step 4: Thursdays
Make follow-up phone calls.
- Step 5: Fridays
Create a unique hashtag for your project and repost your campaign to all of your social media accounts (use the same hashtag every Friday).
About the Author: Sabeen is a Masters in Public Health. She is currently writing for UHelp.com.