Finally, GetFunded.com posted their first project and I figured what the hell, why not throw a few bucks at it so I can walk CrashCloud readers through the process. As a plus, my measily $5 is the first contribution or pledge the GetFunded.com crowdfunding site has received; this must warrant a pat on the back or gloating rights in social circles.
Lets discuss the project. Cynthia Kline wrote a book called “The Spreadsheet”. She is now taking themes from that book and incorporating them into a mobile app called “The Spreadsheet App”. This app will allow woman to track their dating experiences and interactions with men in an attempt to decipher what men are dating material vs. those that are relationship material.
I absolutely do not understand the point of this app, but maybe that’s because I’m a guy? Maybe this is a digital diary of sorts. I’ll probably never know but at least I’m only out 5 bucks.
Moving along, below are the steps I followed to make my pledge.
First, take a look at the home page and open a project funding request. You will see the funding request has generic information such as a description, requester’s video, timeline, number of funders, and the amount pledged vs. goal.
Click the “Fund this Project” button and you will be taken to the pledge request page where you will enter a pledge amount and select a pledge award.
To make a pledge, you will need to setup a GetFunded.com account (username and password). You also have the option to login with Facebook which will automatically setup your GetFunded.com user profile.
After your profile is setup, you will be directed to the Amazon Payments page. If you do not already have an Amazon Payments account, you can quickly create one.
Now you will assign a credit or debit card to your Amazon Payments account which will allow you to make your crowdfunding contribution.
Once you commit to the crowdfunding pledge, you will be redirected to a congratulatory page.
Lastly, you will immediately see your contribution reflected in the project’s overall pledge amount.
This entire process took me less than 3 minutes. Now that I have an Amazon Payments account, it will be even easier for the next crowdfunding pledge.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the new GetFunded.com crowdfunding site. Also, please leave a comment after taking a look at the “App Spreadsheet” project. Do you think this crowdfunding request is a winner or dud?