When most entrepreneurs think about raising money online, hopping on Kickstarter is probably what comes to mind. But, the big brand name in crowdfunding has its drawbacks — most notably, that only 36 percent of its campaigns get funded. So many campaigns run on Kickstarter these days, it can be hard to stand out from the pack.
The good news? There are many alternatives, and quite a few emerging crowdfunding platforms are specialized by industry. In the real-estate sector, for instance, crowdfunding has exploded — the site Real Estate Crowdfunding Review recently ranked over 100 platforms in the niche.