I like to help out others with their projects, and I am really getting into Kickstarter. But that’s not the only method I use to support those who do things I like. In the past, I’ve also bought products simply to support someone, or outright donated money.
In the last two months I tried something new. In two cases, I saw an opportunity to support someone with a project in the pipeline that I really wanted to see come to pass. So I contacted them and offered to help them – in both cases clearly also willing to invest money.
Now, I am obviously not rich, and can’t spend a fortune on wild goose chases, but I would’ve easily been willing to part with more than just pocket change in both cases. In both cases, I did not get so much as a “hey thanks for your support but we have other plans”. Hmm. If people don’t even want my money, I must be doing something wrong. But it is, of course, just as well, since this means I will have more money to invest in my own endeavors.
Still, I can’t help but be a little weirded out by people NOT taking free money…
(And just for the record, no, I am not soliciting investment opportunities or other such stuff.)