It easy to come up with reasons why doing a crowdsourcing campaign is not going to work or will be a pain in the ass. But it won’t get you where you want to go. So stop bitching and start doing.
4. You don’t ask, you don’t get.
Asking for money is not easy. But, once you get over the fact that the money is not going to just magically appear in your bank account it gets easier. If you need help you need to ask. Its that simple. And if you believe in what you are doing and your need is real then you start making phone calls and sending emails asking for support. And it’s likely you might get a lot of unanswered emails and phone calls. That’s ok. At least you got an answer. It doesn’t have to always be their money they can offer either. People can help by bringing you and your idea into their network of friends. The more people you talk to the better your chances are.