Thinking that you can’t get anything done now that the holiday season is upon us? You’re actually in for a surprise — that’s because there are actually a lot of proposals that get funded in the social lending sphere. We know that you’ve got an idea for something that fulfills a part of your life you never thought about being fulfilled. It’s easy to get discouraged. It’s easy to give up hope. It’s easy to start believing that you’re never going to be able to accomplish anything. It’s easy to assume that social lending is an industry that grinds to a halt during the holidays. However, that really hasn’t been our observation at all. It’s been more or less the observation that when the holiday season comes come, you’re going to find that people become generous. They want to help you reach your dreams. They want you to achieve your passions. They want you to have everything and anything that you want. But you need to make sure that you follow a few steps, first.

First and foremost, you want to make absolutely sure that you focus on your story. It’s tempting to think that you should clam up and not mention certain pieces of your story. If you always wanted to go back and become a teacher because you really do love working with kids, you might assume that’s too sappy to actually put in a proposal. However, that’s really not the case at all. You can get just about anything you want as long as you’re willing to help someone else get what they want. The last thing that you want to do is try to hold back the raw passion and joy that is hiding underneath your proposal.

This is social lending, no matter what anyone says. That means that if you really want to get through to someone, you’re going to have to make that social connection. Maybe that’s aligning yourself with a group within the social lending community that’s focused on helping people go back to school. That’s a group that’s really going to focus on the details of your proposal and want you to reach your goals.

Social lending is all about thinking about where your pros pal really fits, and then joining that segment of the community. That’s the group that’s really going to fight for you. That’s the group that’s really going to care about what type of experience you really receive. It’s a good idea to really stop and think about what you’re presenting to the community at large. Do you have a solid plan? Are you really going to do what you say you will with the money? Can you explain why your credit history might not be the best? The more information that you can give your audience about what’s going on in your life, the better chances you will have on getting your proposal fully funded.

What do you mean by fully funded? Well, if you’re just tuning in, we’re talking about the fact that you can indeed end up only getting your proposal for a loan partially funded. This means that some people have pledged money, gut you don’t have enough to fully achieve the goal that you have in mind. This is something that can be stressful, and a lot of people give up on social lending because of this. However, now is not the time to back down — your dreams are on the line, remember? This is where you look at your proposal and even have a few more people look at it. It could be that you didn’t really answer any questions thoroughly — work on that. Also, take feedback well — it’s better to revise things when you can than post something and find that you’re not able to get your proposal funded because you rushed.

Deep down, the world of social lending is truly a round the year type of world — and you deserve to be part of it. Make sure that you get started today — you deserve everything good in the world that’s going to make YOUR world a better place!