Welcome to Money Month: Here’s how to crowdfund your start-up idea

It’s money month over on List for Life. Whether you’re spending, saving or splurging (payday is on the horizon people!) we’ve got the hacks and tips that you need.

Or have you got an amazing business idea, but just need some cash to get it off the ground? Turn your dream into a real life company with these top crowdfunding sites.

Now is the time to get your start-up started up, with more money than ever being pumped into new projects. Here are three companies that will help you out.

Image credit: Rex Features

Image credit: Rex Features

1. Seedrs

Andy Murray is a shareholder of this company but he has recently been investing in crowd funding campaigns on the site. The tennis pro and world number two invested undisclosed amounts into salad chain Tossed as well as ASOS-backed Trillenium which builds 3D virtual reality shops. The site works whereby investors can back start-up companies by giving money in exchange for equity. Seedrs is established and growing, so now is the perfect time to give it a whirl.

2. Kickstarter

This site is probably the biggest crowdfunder on the internet right now. Kickstarter does take on all kinds of creative project ideas but be careful, they don’t take on awareness projects, charity or scholarship campaigns and definitely not projects that involve you getting a paid-for holiday or a new wardrobe.

Image credit: Rex Features

Image credit: Rex Features

3. Crowdcube

This is one of the oldest crowdfunding organisations around. Crowdcube says that their goal is to give everyone the opportunity to be a dragon like in Dragon’s Den. They have currently successfully funded 283 businesses, could yours be next?