Tell us a bit about your business.
CROWDiscover is a pioneer in crowdfunding automation, leveraging the best possible solutions for a project while reducing the risk of failure. We provide end-to-end support and social media marketing solutions tailored to a crowdfunding campaign or to promoting the online presence of a brand or product to a truly global audience!
We live in an age where we are more connected than ever. Collaborative social technology continues to have a powerful impact on society, reaching more and more people every day. At CROWDiscover, our mission is to bridge the gap between great ideas and greater possibilities. Discovering the right crowd for your product or brand is the key to ensuring scalability and delivering results. We provide one-stop solutions for aspiring projects as the medium between crowdfunding, social presence and funding platforms.
Our vision is to empower budding entrepreneurs, organizations and nonprofits in emerging markets to evolve using crowdfunding as a resource and bringing their projects to life. Remarkable ideas can originate from anywhere, and our journey has just begun. Join our community and get discovered, as together we can succeed!
Whether your campaign is on Kickstarter, Indiegogo or any other crowdfunding platform, and whether your social presence is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest or Google+, we provide integrated marketing solutions such as:
- Twitter boosts and promotions
- Facebook Advertising of your page or personal profile
- Investment opportunities for your project via LinkedIn
- Escalating the reach of your YouTube videos
- SEO-competent web marketing
- Featured blog posts to draw more traffic
- Direct email marketing with investors
- Promotion on other social networks, such as Instagram, Google+, etc.
What are your favorite tools or resources that help you do business smarter, and how have they made a difference?
It would be hard to imagine a list that does not include platforms like HubSpot, Buffer or Hootsuite. There are always some gems that are relatively less popular in the space, but they come in handy. I am a big advocate of Quuu and IFTTT. Other tools include: Pablo and Slidely (for quickly creating visual content), Coverr (nice background videos), Crowdfire (social media management), Nouncy (great alternative to Thunderclap or HeadTalker), Calendly (for scheduling all those meetings), Grammarly (because grammar) … and, ahem, might as well include CROWDiscover for end-to-end support of crowdfunding campaigns. Another tool that might not be directly marketing related, but I adore, is Buxfer (financial management).
What advice would you offer to businesses like yours just starting up?
As an entrepreneur, it is important to work at your own pace, with your own set of rules. My task-oriented approach, instead of a tedious job-oriented approach, has helped us a lot. It is important for me to recognize my skill set and manage my workload accordingly; it is essentially like self-freelancing. And finally, as the saying goes, “ignorance is bliss.” I used to listen to everybody; not everyone is your enemy, but not everyone is your friend (another twisted GoT reference!).
Never, ever hesitate to reach out. Just go for it. Missing a lead is worse than not having one.
Stay organized and utilize your time. One can only do so much in a given timeframe!
You can NEVER be too resilient—perseverance and hunger for success are paramount.
Always be selling and always be closing. The golden rule.
Avoid and eradicate negative and foolish people at all costs. Believe in yourself. Listen to successful people (they have less to say, more to offer). Do not listen to unsuccessful people (they have a lot to say, very little to offer).
Forget sleep. Be realistic and watch Game of Thrones to stay ahead of the curve, ha! But seriously, it is important to keep yourself inspired. If you need inspiration, as I always say, look within you. Our organisms are the hardest working biological systems. You wouldn’t find your heart having a day off… “Sorry boss, can’t pump today!” Although our brains have a tendency to go on a holiday more often than desired!
Where can customers find and connect with your business?
Submitted January 2018