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Crowdfunding VS Crowdsourcing

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"You're like Kickstarter right?"...not quite

I can't begin to list the different ways I've tried to explain DreamerMade in a way where it just clicks consistently with everyone I meet. Some of the most effective pitches to date involve me describing it as a "Crowdsourcing Community". 

The general response is "oh yeah crowdsourcing...like Kickstarter right?"...not quite.

You may be asking "how is this effective in explaining DreamerMade if it's not what you do?" It's not ideal, but it gives me a good place to start explaining what DreamerMade does in comparison to crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter. It goes a little something like this...

There are a lot of similarities between crowdfunding and crowdsourcing.

  1. Both involve the support of the crowd
  2. And can offer rewards to attract support 

The main difference:

  1. CrowdFUNDING is when a group supports a project with money.
  2. CrowdSOURCING is when a group supports a project with their skills and knowledge. 

One type is not better than the other and both offer innovative solutions to help a project reach it's full potential. 

Is there a better way to pitch DreamerMade? 

We started using the following to describe DreamerMade. Have a better way? Let us know and you will be forever known as "THE ONE". But really, we will make sure you get rewarded and recognized!  

DreamerMade is an online collaboration community that enables its users to connect with the people and tools to take action on their projects.

Until next time

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How does DreamerMade work? - We made a video to show you

That song though?

Keeping it short and sweet this time with a video explaining how DreamerMade works.  I hope the song motivates you as much as it did for me! ;) Huge thanks for being part of the community! We're continuing to make some big changes so hope to see you on the platform soon. 

Until next time

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Sharing is caring and just might make you some money - All about shared projects

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How many ideas do you have in a day? How about a week? Whether it's a few or a lot, how many of them can you realistically make happen? More on that in a minute. 

In the last post I talked about the different types of projects you can create on DreamerMade, each with a different goal. 

  1. Creative - make something just because you can
  2. Community - make the world a better place
  3. Venture - make some money

There are really two sides to the platform. "Shared" and "Not Shared" (if you can come up with better terms please call me!). On the "Not Shared" side you have complete control over how your projects are carried out as well as retain any and all ownership and Intellectual Property it includes regardless of the project type. 

You also have control over the visibility type and who is able to access it. 

  1. Public - Any registered member can access and contribute
  2. Private - any registered member can view project title, goal and main image, but must request to join for access and to contribute
  3. Secret (default) - all details are hidden and members must be invited by project creator for access 

"Shared" Projects

Of any of the projects you create regardless of their type, you can mark them as "Shared". When you mark them as "Shared" you are transferring ownership of the project and any Intellectual Property associated with it to the community. 

That's crazy!...right?

Yes you're right. Who would want to give away their ideas or any ownership of their projects? 

Now I come back to my earlier question...how many [...of the ideas you have on a daily/weekly basis] can you realistically make happen? 

Think of ONE idea you have that you can basically rule out ever pursuing on your own because of lack of time, resources or you just don't care enough but still think it's a cool idea you'd like to see happen. New way nonprofits can engage volunteers? Sweet! Self-driving cars? Awesome! 

So let's go with that idea you have for a self-driving car. You think of it every time you get stuck in traffic or when a fellow driver cuts you off for no reason...so what's the first step?

You may have some idea on where to start, but my guess is you'll hit a road block at some point because let's face it, that's a really big project. 

Why share?

Instead of giving up on your idea for self-driving cars you could mark it as "Shared". When you do this a few things happen. First off ownership is transferred to the community and you are acknowledging that you are freely sharing this idea even though you may never see anything from it. 

That's a bummer right? Depends on how you look at it. When you mark your project as "Shared", you transfer ownership but give it a chance to reach it's potential. 

How? Once it's transferred, it becomes available to all members who can freely contribute their ideas, feedback and combined resources to make it grow. 

What do I get out of it? First off you will be getting it out of your head and giving it a chance to be real. Then based on your initial details you added plus any new contributions you make will give you an opportunity to be recognized for those contributions or in the case of Venture Projects, possibly receive compensation. 

Just imagine being able to contribute to different projects you're passionate about other than your own, receiving recognition and possibly even financial compensation. The opportunity to do what you love while making a living. That's my dream and I'm betting I'm not the only one. 

Until next time

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"What can I make?" - Projects Explained

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In the first blog post, I mentioned doing a separate one to dive a bit deeper into the different projects you can create on DreamerMade so let's hope I stay on topic.

On the platform, ideas are in the form of projects and when most people hear 'idea' they tend to associate it with ones having a goal to make money. Everyone gets excited about making those potentially multi-million dollar ideas real and for good reason, so what happens "if it ain't about the money"?

Different Goals = Different Types

Since our ideas generally have different goals, we've separated projects into three types:

  1. Creative - make something just because you can
  2. Community - make the world a better place
  3. Venture - make some money

Examples help me better understand things and I hope these will help get your creative juices flowing so you can start making those ideas of yours happen!   

Creative Projects

GOAL: make something just because you can

EXAMPLES: Create a Website, write a Book, produce a Movie, make that perfect Item, so much more!

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Creative Example #1 The Perfect Something

Ever find yourself looking for that perfect item that doesn't seem to exist yet? You don't want to buy hundreds of it or have to make a business out of it, you just want one of those perfect items for your own personal joy! Or maybe even that item does exist, but it just doesn't quite meet your needs.  Don't settle, make it real with the help of other members by sharing exactly what you want. 

Who knows maybe someone else is looking for the same thing and has the resources to help make it real. If you'd prefer to make things move a little faster and get more participation, you can always add a reward to the steps you need help with. 

Creative Example #2 The Come Back to Later

Sometimes you may have an idea that isn't a priority, but you want to keep it on the back burner so you can remember to work on it when you can.  For example, my mom loves coca-cola memorabilia and has always wanted a vintage coca-machine. I've always wanted to find one and refurbish it for her one or buy one already finished. The last option is pricey and the first one isn't much better since they're hard to find. 

Since I don't want to roll over so easily on the idea, I added it on DreamerMade as a public Creative project. This way it's there for me to work on and others can let me know if they happen to run into an old one I can restore. Check it out. 

Community Projects

GOAL: make the world a better place

EXAMPLES: Organize a new way to fundraise, Find a cure for disease, design a system for Preventing Tsunamis , the sky's the limit!

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Community Example #1 Supporting Your Favorite Causes

Let's face it, giving back feels good, but it's not always easy to make time to volunteer or have the funds to write a check to our favorite organizations. What if it was possible to create a project that supported your favorite cause whether you were local or not? Now you can with DreamerMade.

If you want to make a floating island out of recycled bottles, why not? Start planning it on DreamerMade. 

Community Example #2 Projects for your Organization

If you're already part of a community organization or nonprofit, you can utilize DreamerMade for any projects in the works or ones you are thinking of developing. Invite your constituents, volunteers and other members to join in on the projects providing feedback and support towards your mission. 

Venture Projects

GOAL: make some money

EXAMPLES: Start a Daycare, develop an App, make something New or get help with the tried and true. 

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Venture Example #1 Product or Service

Ever have an idea for a new product or service? Maybe you're even working on one now. Speaking from experience, it's really hard to develop a product or service based business especially if you're missing the funds, expertise or general direction of the next 'best' step to take. 

On DreamerMade you can get help by getting feedback with the next step of your product or service and even find the right people to help complete those next steps for you. You're in control of the path for your business, DreamerMade just helps you make a clearer roadmap. 

Venture Example #2 The Industry Disruptor

 

You hear about new products and services turning industries upside down everyday. Whether it's a service allowing you to rent movies from the comfort of your own to a mobile app that gives you a personal driver (or pilot..if you have it like that great for you ) with the push of a button. These started with fairly simple concepts to solve a problem, but took action and a great many steps to make them real. 

So if you're holding back on technology or even concepts for self-driving cars to happen, please share or start working on them so you can release it to the world ; ). 

That's it folks...

Make sure to check out the blog next week where I'll be discussing 'Shared' projects and the incredible potential I believe they will have for members of the community and the world. 

If you haven't already, make sure to sign up for our blog, follow us on social media and most definitely sign up for an account on DreamerMade.com.

Have questions or thoughts on our community, blog topics or just want to say "Hi I like you"? You can do all of the above in the comments below, through our platform or by emailing hello@dreamermade.com.

"Who does DreamerMade help?" - great question and perfect opportunity for our first blog post

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After months of developing the DreamerMade community, I'm happy to tell you it's live and now resides on the world wide web. 

I have to give a big shoutout to Sarah PaikaiKajana Movery and the Dominate Your Systems crew for calling me out this week asking me a very important question. "Who does DreamerMade help?"

Since this question is a biggie, I decided to take the opportunity to incorporate it into our first blog post. Let's do this.  

DreamerMade helps entrepreneurs and creatives alike take action on ideas and projects they're passionate about by....

  1. providing a secure online platform for capturing ideas
  2. giving members control over what they choose to do or not do with these ideas
  3. connecting members with the people and resources to bring these ideas to life (if they choose to)

The community side of DreamerMade comes into play when members invite others to contribute to their ideas and projects, which gives members the opportunity to contribute their skills and experience to bring the idea to life and earn rewards (whether it's a "thank you" or cold hard cash).

On DreamerMade ideas are in the form of projects and can be made Public, Private or Secret (depending on who you want to see it). 

There are currently three project types to choose from Creative, Community, and Venture. 

You can choose to mark any projects 'SHARED' regardless of type, which transfers ownership to the community so everyone can contribute. (This deserves it's own blog post).

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I know examples make it easier to understand so I'm gonna break down what each of these project types look like in separate blog posts this week.

Until then, sign up for our blog, follow us on social media and most definitely sign up for an account on DreamerMade.com

Have questions or thoughts on our community, blog topics or just want to say "Hi I like you"? You can do all of the above in the comments below, through our platform or by emailing hello@dreamermade.com.