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Pros & Cons of Crowdfunding For Investors: Should You Invest?

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(Image credit- Small Business Trends) Crowdfunding helps businesses to grow by raising funds from particular crowdfunding sites. It is a boon for entrepreneurs who have small businesses and don't want to go for bank loans and other methods. Also, crowdfunding is a good form for investors who want to invest their money into startups or any project. In return, investors get the benefits of reward and equity based on the product and the type of crowdfunding they invested in.

Benefits of Crowdfunding for Investors 

Crowdfunding has some benefits and risks too, as an investment tool. So before investing, you can go through this article to know more about it.

1. Clear policies

Crowdfunding platform always mentions their policies so that you can thoroughly check them before investing in the project or startup. Also, the individual project or startup will give you all the details about its ideas and the returns you get after the completion of the project. In short, the whole picture will be clear as they maintain transparency with no hidden cost so that you can track the full rundown of the company before investing a penny in it.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1030"]Is crowdfunding the best option for raising capital? Learn the risks & rewards Image credit- Liquid Capital[/caption]

2. No need to invest a big amount of money

No doubt that crowdfunding is a popular investment tool nowadays, as it requires a minimum amount of investment which is affordable in comparison to investment in mutual funds. Also, the minimum investment criteria for investing in the property or assets are high, so it is crucial for investors to choose an investment tool that gives them results in bare minimum expenses. Also read: What Is Crowdfunding? Its Types & Role in Business & Innovation
When you try to invest in other sources, there is some percentage of returns are assigned to the conditions applied for a particular project. Also, the risk is high, whether you will get the proper benefits or not. But when you invest in crowdfunding projects and startups, you find flexibility depending on the type of investment involved. You can get stunning rewards or entities according to the type of crowdfunding platform you choose.

3. Clear policies

Crowdfunding platform always mentions their policies so that you can thoroughly check them before investing in the project or startup. Also, the individual project or startup will give you all the details about its ideas and the returns you get after the completion of the project. In short, the whole picture will be clear as they maintain transparency with no hidden cost so that you can track the full rundown of the company before investing a penny in it. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]Crowdfunding: What It Is and How It Works Image credit- Hero FinCop[/caption]

 Cons of Crowdfunding for Investors

Crowdfunding can be a high-risk investment because there is no guarantee that investors will receive the return on their money or the product they were mentioned on the site.

1. No fixed time limit

If you are someone who wants to make money or get returns in a short period of time, then crowdfunding is not for you. It takes a long period of time, maybe months and years to get the entity or rewards. It totally depends on the type of project you invest. The business owner may suffer some losses and close the campaign or the promised reward may be delivered late as a consequence.

2. No guarantee of rewards

It is like a game of gambling, as nothing is permanent. Maybe you own the shares of the particular project after the completion of the campaign, but it's not necessary that you will earn profit by selling them. Sometimes, the company that offers reward or entity is bankrupt, and at that time nothing will remain in your hands.

Final Thought

Investment is a risky factor no one denies that, but in crowdfunding, when you do the proper research on the particular sector in which you are interested will never let you down. Also, it is crucial to find an enterprise that offers good rewards and does not charge more fees.

By Raulf Hernes

If you ask me raulf means ALL ABOUT TECH!!

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