Trying to get your proposal seen when there are hundreds — if not thousands — of other proposals can be difficult. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the world. It doesn’t mean that you will never be able to get things done. You will be able to get your proposal funded if you really work on it. The truth is that just putting up your proposal and hoping for the best is not enough. Thankfully, we can use a little bit of strategy in order to tie everything together.
Even though you might not think about emailing people about your project, there are definitely cases where you might want to do this. If you’re an online marketer trying to get funding for a socially-aware project, then this is a good idea. You also have this option if you’re trying to raise money to do something for charity, like building an animal shelter or working with an existing one on a very specific project. Keep in mind that email is all about being as specific as possible. If you try to skip this, then your proposal will be read as widely as others. If you’re putting your proposal on a site like Kickstartr, then you’re not going to be able to even list it when it’s not specific.
This is probably the easier way to get attention for your proposal, especially if you have a pretty big network of friends. You want to be reaching out to your crowd long before you get into social lending, because it can be hard to really people on the idea. You want to be honest about your proposal, of course — after all, these are people that already know, like, and trust you. They will be sharing your information far and wide, so make sure that it’s as correct as possible. Thankfully, you can indeed get things done when you really think about it. There’s just a time where you have to step back and really make sure that you are getting your point across. If you can, make sure that someone else is proofreading what you’re really saying before you get too deep in social networking.
If someone has questions, you might feel like you should be running for the hills, so to speak. That’s not the case at all. You want to make sure that you answer any and all questions that are sent your way in order to give people peace of mind. Don’t give up on this — it really does get better!