Crowdfunding has been made easier due to the improving internet connectivity worldwide, and sites like Kickstarter facilitating developers and backers both but chances of a project getting funded are always less than more.
Kickstarter doesn’t let the pledged amount go through unless it reaches the goal set by the campaign creators. So if a project you backed by you doesn’t meet its set goal, chances are you won’t see the product you funded.
There are various ways to determine the success of a project. Read about the developers to verify their authenticity, about the previous projects that they’ve campaigned for; think for a moment if the project being talked about is a viable proposition or not and if it’s your money’s worth.
Since its launch in April 2009, a total of $3 billion has been pledged by 13 million people and 122,872 projects have been successfully funded but 220, 522 campaigns failed to make it.
If you like reading data more than such a lengthy research, then there are a few sites to help you out on that.
SideKick has stats including the goal, time elapsed, time remaining, funding received, number of backers, category and chances of success, on all active Kickstarter projects.
Users can either search for a particular project via the search tab on the homepage or browse through the website categories.
If you want more stats regarding the average funding goal and success rate per category, head over to the stats section on the menu.
Kicktraq is another useful tool, and instead of too many numbers, the homepage carries news about recent Kickstarter campaigns.
If you wish to check out the projects that are ending today and gather some basic stats and knowledge about them, then head over to ‘browse’ on the menu.
Similar to SideKick, you can search for a Kickstarter campaign via the search bar on the menu. The website also shows you average daily pledges the project received, and also the average amount per backer.