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10 of the best Crowdfunding Ideas Ideas - said no one ever.
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There’s a time and a place for GoFundMe type accounts, some work, others fail miserably. Potato salad guy makes 60k, good for him–do I think he’s an asshole? No, I think he’s a freakin’ genius. I wish I would have come up with that. Frankly, my opinion is that if people want to give them money–have at it. It’s not my place to judge where you spend your money. If you think it’s a great idea to invest in getting a random stranger out of credit card debt because she has a shopping addiction, well that is your prerogative. But, I also have the right to laugh at you and think less of your “life choices.” Hey, don’t say I didn’t warn you. These people that come up with these GoFundMe campaigns are just hoping for a little leg-up, they might be lazy, but hey, it never hurt to ask, right? I don’t think there is anything wrong with these people, I wouldn’t emulate them and I definitely wouldn’t give to their cause, there are some really good GoFundMe accounts out there. I’ve given to help my friends kid go to a summer program, I’ve helped an author publish her third book in a canceled series. But, some of these campaigns have me shaking my head and thinking, do they think we’re stupid? Yes, yes they do.

Here are TEN great ideas for GoFundMe Campaigns

Think I’m kidding, all of these have been actual Crowdfunding campaigns.

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I want to go on vacation, please send me! I can’t afford a vacation, like most of us out there, but I think you should save up a few pennies and send me on vacation. Because I’m awesome and deserve it.

I’m broke because I got fired for my job so can you pay my bills?

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Accomplish things on my “bucket list” like get a tattoo and drink my way down Bourbon Street.

My {insert random unnecessary item} broke and I can’t afford to fix it. Can you pay for a new one? Whether it’s a washer and dryer, or even a car–all of us have been in this boat. I’ve biked my ass to work, I’ve carted clothes to the laundromat until I saved up for a new set. But, here, take my money so you can just get one.

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I want a {insert luxury item} but I don’t have a luxurious bankroll, can you pay for it? Anything from fancy cars, to expensive boats…we all want them. I would LOVE to get my hands on a fancy new car, but no I drive around in my 6-year-old Toyota. But, sure here is a few bucks so you can have that yacht. Dipshit.

My life’s dream is to become {insert rarely achieved career path} and I think you should donate to me, so I can sit back, not work and reach for this goal. Hey, I’m a struggling artist, I KNOW exactly how this is. What do you do when you cross a musician with an illustrator? A broke household–welcome to my world. But, hubby gets his ass to work every day and sings at night, at least one of us has drive.

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I’m going to commission a statue of myself and donate it to the city. I am awesome. I need funds to pay for this statue. Please donate.

Blogging doesn’t make any money, I want to sit at home and blog all day long…can you donate to me? I’m about to start this one myself.

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Support me because I’m an idiot, I hold a belief that is not very popular and now people want to mock me, I can’t get a job and I can’t even step out in public because I’ll be ridiculed and spit on. Can you help me move to Brazil or run for office so I can inflict these terrible beliefs on you?

It’s just my turn to be a millionaire. I deserve it. Please send money, stat.

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Seen any crazy GoFundMe campaigns lately?