Posted by Tony Alner on 12/29/2021
If you’re new to the investment world and are looking into crowdfunding projects as a potential way in - look no further. Here at LEOcrowdfunding, our mission is to help the masses learn while they earn how to own assets in the property market by leveraging the power of the crowd.

In this article, we will be looking at how to navigate the LEOcrowdfunding site, what the Investor Readiness test will prepare you for, what to do once you’ve signed up to our platform and things to consider whilst registering with us. 

How to Sign up To LEOcrowdfunding

When it comes to signing up and beginning your investment journey with 
LEOcrowdfunding, it’s important to understand the steps in doing so. 

When you enter the LEOcrowdfunding site, there is a Login and Register button at the top of the page. This will allow you to sign up if you’re a new investor or, if you’ve previously put capital into one of our projects before, you can log in to your account and monitor your investments here.

On registration, you will be prompted to take the appropriateness test as part of the ‘Investor Readiness’ process, this will be a series of questions for you to answer before investing with us. In order to invest through the LEOcrowdfunding platform we need to categorise you as one of the following investor types for FCA purposes. Before answering the questions on this test, make sure to read through our website, including the Risk Warning, to ensure you understand the questions correctly.

Once you have answered these questions and passed, then you can begin looking at the current and live crowdfunding projects we have running on our platform.

What to do once you’ve signed up

Once you’ve signed up to the platform, have a look at our current content. If you’re a new investor, then reading through some of our blog content could be beneficial for you. Here at 
LEOcrowdfunding, we aim to educate individuals who are newer to the investment world.

If you aren’t a novice, then going to our 
Invest Now page will give you an insight into what projects we currently have and are open for you to potentially put capital in for yourself. It can also give you a good idea of what has been funded previously, including The Church Road, Winterbourne project, which was fully funded in one day.

Along with our previous projects, we also have case studies, in which we follow examples of Fundraiser’s previous projects. Be sure to navigate through our projects and look at how it all works. 
Please note that past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

Things to Consider Before Investing

To start your investment journey can be a difficult decision for many. Before deciding whether you want to start putting your capital into projects, there are a few things to consider. 

Firstly, is to consider whether it’s personally financially viable for you. 
Our appropriateness test can help you answer this question if you’re unsure but before looking into any investment options, it’s important to understand what you can afford to invest and, more importantly, what is comfortable for you to invest in. Nobody should be investing unless they are comfortable with their ‘risk appetite’ and that they are only investing what they can afford to lose.

Next is having a set plan which you would be looking to achieve. Planning for the future is also very important and for some, it is the entire reason to begin investing. Successful Investing can potentially aid in setting you up for retirement and ending your term of employment.  Be sure to consider what your investment goals are before committing capital and consider whether you are comfortable with the terms of the investment opportunity.

Identifying the timeframe that you want to give yourself to build these investment goals is also vital. One of the important things to consider when it comes to investing capital in crowdfunding projects is that it could potentially be a long time until you are able to realise the investment - sometimes even years. It's possible that you may not receive any of your capital back or achieve a return on investment.