When comparing Kickstarter vs Liberapay, the Slant community recommends Kickstarter for most people. In the question“What are the best fan funding sites?” Kickstarter is ranked 1st while Liberapay is ranked 3rd. The most important reason people chose Kickstarter is:
Knowing that there is enough funding will allow long-term budget planning. Knowing that there's *not* funding allows users to move on.
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Pro All-or-nothing model allows commitment with certainty
Knowing that there is enough funding will allow long-term budget planning. Knowing that there's not funding allows users to move on.
Pro Helps to promote projects
Potential pledgers are encouraged to browse Kickstarter much like Pinterest. While most of the funds will be generated by personal effort, Kickstarted certainly offers a good boost for those who need it.
Pro Popular site
Kickstarter is one of the most well known crowdfunding site. Over $1.2 billion has been pledged so far, with 10 million monthly visitors to the site.
Pro No platform fees
Liberapay does not take a cut of payments, the service is funded by the donations to its own account. So, recipients get the full value of the donations, but there are payment processing fees when moving money in or out of Liberapay.
Pro Open source
Find it here on github: https://github.com/liberapay/liberapay.com
Pro Small donations possible
The minimum donation is 1cent/week
Pro Supports multiple Languages
Con 5% fee is applied to successful funding
Any successful crowdfunding operation run on Kickstarter will have a 5% fee. The payment processor will take an additional 3-5%.
Founded in 2015, Liberapay is still small and not a lot of teams have found serious funding.