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Crowdfunding site Kickstarter has been in the news this week after an Ohio man decided to crowdfund his first stab at making potato salad -- and managed to raise nearly $60,000 from more than 4,000 people so far.
Zack "Danger" Brown had hoped his somewhat tongue-in-cheek Kickstarter project would reach his goal of $60, reports The Columbus Dispatch. His runaway success is further proof that whether you're looking to fund your own personal project or become part of someone else's, Kickstarter can be a great tool for making a lot of really cool stuff (or just a lot of potato salad) happen.
If you're curious about crowdfunding, here are three legal tips to get you started on Kickstarter:
Kickstarter can be a fun place to find zany, cutting-edge projects. But just make sure to back projects cautiously. Creators sometimes bite off more than they can chew, or promise more than they can deliver. Case in point: Of this writing, Zack "Danger" Brown is currently slated, under the terms of his project, to read 1,327 names out loud while making his potato salad. Maybe that's why "danger" is his middle name...
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