Reddit announced a new crowdfunding project called redditmade, which is now in open beta. The company says it hopes the endeavor will lead to stronger subreddit communities, and allow redditors to better collaborate and support one another.
Reddit says, "redditmade is a new place to turn the best designs and products by the community into reality. redditmade gives you the flexibility to create almost anything you want, easily raise money, and support causes you care about. It’s also a great way for others to find awesome new products they’ll love and support other redditors while knowing their information and money will always be secure."
So far, it looks like most of the active campaigns are for reddit-related t-shirts. Part of the reason for that is probably that reddit tells people getting started specifically how to create a t-shirt campaign. It also provides steps for custom products.
"We’ll walk you through every step of the process, connect you to our network of quality sourcing partners, work with you on the design if necessary, promote your campaign, and oversee the production and distribution," the company explains. "The best part is there’s no risk and zero cost to you (you can even make money!)."
More details here.
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