I have been both fortunate and unfortunate in discovering the crowdfuding website Kickstarter quite early on. I have “backed” a.k.a. bought a variety of early stage products on Kickstarter since then and have had hugely varying levels of success and satisfation.
If you’ve ever backed any project on a crowdfunding site, you’ll be inclined to agree; things rarely ever go as planned.
In the end, it isn’t about receiving an shiny new product or feeling like I’m a part of something greater than myself; it is about the journey (lol). There extremely valuable and insightful lessons to be learnt that aren’t immediately obvious.
If you've ever wondered what it takes to bring an idea into the real world read on, trust me, it’s not as lame as it sounds.