Hi – a friend has recommended using Kickstarter but my concern is posting my idea on it and then having someone steal the idea (whether I make start up money or not). What are your thoughts on this, please?
Everyone has this fear but it really isn’t a reality or something you should be concerned with.
First of all why would anyone want to steal the designs of a company just starting out that are unproven. It would make a lot more sense to steal from a company that is popular that has a track record of selling products.
Second you have such a small number of people seeing your designs on kickstarter the chances of someone seeing it that will steal your designs is small.
Third, what would you do if someone did steal a design. Many times all you can do is contact the company and publically shame them into removing the design. It would be too costly to get a lawyer involved.
Just post it, don’t live in fear. No one is going to steal your designs.