First of all, I'm well aware that this isn't exactly the scope of WPMU, but since you guys work in the area, I'm failry sure you can provide me with valuable information on how to get a site financed.
I myself have some experience with getting cash through affiliate programs and such, but I wouldn't say that's exactly "project financing". I'm talking about things like crowdfunding. The best companies I know in the field are Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Kickstarter doesn't accept projects from Brazil (even though my site, including the domain name, is fully hosted by GoDaddy in the US, I'm a Brazilian citizen) and, if you don't meet the financial goal you've set, they keep all the money, which in my opinion is just absurd, to say the least. Indiegogo, on the other hand, accepts projects from Brazil (my site isn't meant for any specific region, but anyway) and keeps just 9% of what you managed to get if your project doesn't meet the goal you've set for it. That being said, I'm very interested in knowing more information on the whole "getting your project financed" field. If people from the WPMU staff and/or just WPMU members could share their experiences about it here, that would be really great, and I'd deeply appreciate it. :slight_smile:
Regarding what my website is: putting it as simple and straightforward as possible, it's a social network for e-commerce, for free -users don't pay anything to sell their products/services, there's absolutely no percentage deducted from the sales. The site offers its user the ability to create his/her own store (obviously), open auctions, create groups to bring together other users with a common interest for a specific type of product, it has group and individual live chats available, users can build and connect with a network of vendors/customers, among many other things.
That's it. I'll be happy to know your experiences with financing a project. :slight_smile: