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Why you should use CrowdfundHQ to build your crowdfunding website

Posted by Susana Pham on September 26, 2017

Starting your own web site can be tough. You will likely face a number of challenges when starting out. There are so many things that can go wrong. Even the smallest thing, maybe something that you didn't think about at all, can be turn out to be a huge problem.

When setting up your web site, especially if you haven't done it before, there are many key factors you need to consider. Making the right choices requires a lot of research so you can find the best solution for your particular idea. What you decide will be very important. Worst case is that you might even have to start all over again, and that can be costly and kill your motivation.

CrowdfundHQ covers a lot of these problems by having already solved them for you. In fact, when using CrowdfundHQ, there are so many things you don't even think about that would have been something you would have to spend time fixing if you were to create a site from scratch or use another platform. If something goes wrong, if there are issues or complaints, we will take immediate action and fix it right away.

With us you don't have to worry about software or hardware updates, databases, technology, security or monitoring. We are here making sure your site is running smoothly, even when you sleep, so you can focus on developing your idea and taking care of your users.

WHAT TO THINK ABOUT WHEN STARTING YOUR OWN WEBSITE

There are many ways to build your own website. You may want to build your website from scratch, which can be an extremely time-consuming process. Furthermore, hiring developers can be very expensive, and if you haven't worked with them before it's very hard to predict the outcome. Software projects exceed costs more often than not. With CrowdfundHQ you can spend your money on marketing and customer service instead of risking it all on development.

Another option is to use an existing template, which will save you lots of time, but is the solution you're using good enough? Does it scale when your website takes off? What happens if you are attacked by spammers or need to upgrade your servers? Is it easy to move your data if you decide you want to switch? How do you know the solution you are looking can provide you with what you need? There are always pros and cons whether you choose this one or the other.

Many startups with a limited budget often start with a basic site and customize it, you can always add more features and improve your design later. Creating a simple website with CrowdfundHQ is easy, and with our customizable tools, you can add HTML, CSS and Javascript, and do exactly what you want with the look and feel. Our platform lets you create a fully functional website that looks good with lots of one-click options even if you are not a developer, and lets you create something unique if you want that as well.

Time to market is another important aspect. With us you can customize your site in a matter of days and start collecting funds before you know it.

SECURITY - THINGS CAN GO WRONG, BUT WE GOT YOU COVERED.

The Internet can be a nasty place. There are a lot of hackers looking to spread spam and viruses through your website. In addition there are tons of professional services scanning your site to sell information about it or exploit it if they can. An attack by spammers or a denial of service attack on your web server is devastating and can take your site down for days if you don't know how to fix it.

CrowdfundHQ makes sure that your site is backed up, and security measures are up to date. We store store all content in a database, and back these up in a secure location. Your data is safe even if the datacenter burns down.

We have experienced a few unfortunate cases, for example when one of our customer's web site suddenly was attacked by spammers trying to generate clicks. The link was placed on fake campaigns and was spread around the Internet. Our monitoring system picked it up, and we immediately blocked the fake campaigns and added additional checks to avoid it from happening again, and in a matter of a few hours the problem was solved.

Our servers have block lists for over 5000 ip's, servers and robots, are you sure your provider or custom web site will be able to handle this so your site doesn't go down?

SOFTWARE UPDATES

Another issue with software is the fact that there are always bugs, it also happens to us, we are no different from others. Things will go wrong from time to time, and our goal is to minimize the impact of it, because we can't prevent it completely.

Developers are constantly writing new software to replace older versions. After a while, they release entirely new versions, but don't have enough time or resources to keep supporting old versions indefinitely. We constantly experience issues with Facebook, Google and Wepay (just to mention a few), and we make sure to give you all the latest updates so your site stays up to do date.

If you hire developers to build your own site, you will find bugs, even after delivery, that you will keep having to pay for. Code rot, that software needs constant maintenance, is real, and it will happen to you too. Let us worry about it for you.

Since our software is used by many users, it actually helps you in keeping your site up to date. If one user reports an error, when we fix it, all our users get this fix. We often fix things without you even noticing, and often within minutes of the problem being reported.

WE ARE EXPERTS AND WE ARE ON YOUR TEAM

When building your own site, what do you do about choice of hosting service? The benefit of using CrowdfundHQ is that we will host and store all data for you, and we will make sure that our servers are up to date 24/7. If something happens we will fix it right away, without additional cost.

Yes, and you can use your own domain and SSL certificate. We will even set it up for you for free. Need any changes to your setup? We'll fix it.

Don't forget the customer service you get. We give you the support you need when you are stuck, and also give you tips or advice, even snippets of code if it's not too difficult. We are experts at our job, and it is our job to help you to succeed. If you succeed, we will succeed, so it is a win-win situation.

WE MAKE SURE TO DELIVER THE BEST PRODUCT ALL THE TIME

We help you get rid of all the stuff that makes it hard, and make it as easy as possible for our customers to start with a basic site, and help you grow when you need to. Our plans correspond to how many campaigns you have on your site. It's simple, and upgrading is easy and can be done when you need it.

We're focusing all of our attention on results: web sites that get launched quickly, generate contributions, reduce your costs, and do things to help your business be seen and grow. By providing the best features possible, your business will grow and you will see the value in having us as an ongoing partner.

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