How to use Reddit
Reddit and Crowdfunding
Reddit is a social networking and news site that allows people to gather in communities to share and discuss the things they love. You can use Reddit for your crowdfunding project as it allows you to quickly find an audience that has an interest in what you’re doing. If you were crowdfunding a new type of bicycle for example you could check out the communities for cycling and for bike building and post your project on there.
Sparking conversation is a sure-fire way to get people interested, and Reddit can also be used for discussion and about your project, getting people to ask questions about it and. Reddit has so many diverse communities that you will be sure to find one with people interested in your project. There are of course communities where you can chat all about the world of crowdfunding:
r/crowdfunding – for general chat about the world of crowdfunding( not for projects!)
r/entrepreneur – for talking about the world of business start-ups
r/assistance- for charitable crowdfunding projects only
r/crowdfundingprojects – post your project here to look for backers!
Don’t forget the geographical specific communities! If your project is based in Edinburgh post it on the Scotland and the Edinburgh page.
Here is a step by step guide to get you started if you have never used Reddit before!
Step 1: Create an account
Start off by creating an account! Click here to set up your account
Step 2 : Choose your community
Now we move on to the fun part! Finding your community( commonly known as subreddits)
At the very top page you will see a list of subreddits that you have been automatically subscribed too. Don’t worry we are going to change these to something more suitable for you. In the top left corner you will see a button My Subreddits. Scroll down to the bottom and click the my subscriptions button.
Then at the top of the page you will see the box that asks the question
What are you interested in?
Whatever your project is about try out various keywords and see what is suggested. Often one subreddit will have links to similar communities so have an explore!
Step 3 : Post your project
Now its time to get your project up on your chosen community!
On the chosen subreddit you will see one one or two buttons either Submit a new post or Submit a new link. If you want to post straight to the Bloom site click on the Submit a new link button, if you want to start up a conversation choose the Submit a new post button.
Whatever your choice you will be asked to insert a title and for links the URL of your link.
Once that’s done click the submit button and your post/link will be on the subreddit for all to see!