How it Works

Crowdfunding is a way to raise money by asking many individuals to contribute funds, for a specific business venture or cause. The contributions can be in small amounts, say $1, or large amounts such as in the thousands of dollars.

"Rewards" Funding Example: Carmen's small business sells jelly made from fruit picked from her family's New Mexico farm. To keep her business afloat or to help it grow, Carmen can turn to the Internet to seek online donations from the public who contribute small amounts of money and expect nothing in return. Carmen sends a sample of her jelly as a thank you; large donors might even get a jelly named in their honor.

NOTE:InvestNewMexico.us is the portal that provides Reward Crowdfunding and support services for our clients.

"Equity" Funding Example: Carmen's jelly orders far outpace her production capability. She needs to hire people and move out of her house to meet demand. New legislation has directed the SEC to write rules that will change how Carman can raise money online. Once the rules are written, Carman will be able to use the Internet to raise up to $1 million each year by selling investments in her company to thousands of investors. Because Carman will be issuing shares in her company in exchange for investment capital, her supporters are no longer donors; they become investors and will expect a financial return on their investment. We have provided a short video on our home page, simply click on the green banner tab at the top half of page to watch.

NOTE:InvestNewMexico.us has partnered with WeFunder.com to provide Equity Crowdfunding, please link to the WeFunder offerings in New Mexico on the InvestNewMexico.us Home Page.

How Do I Create A "Reward" Funding Campaign

The first step is to "Register" with InvestNewMexico.us by linking to our easy to use Sign In form. The form requests your name, your email address and that you create a password. Your email and password will allow you to "Login" to your campaigns in the future and. You are now ready to create your Campaign page.

How Do I Create A "Reward" Campaign Page

After Registering with InvestNewMexico.us you are now ready to upload your campaign. To upload a campaign chose the "Raise Funds" link at the top of the Home page. Following the Step by Step process will allow you to successfully create your campaign.

ALL CAMPAIGNS ARE REVIEWED BY MANAGEMENT FOR APPROVAL BEFORE GOING LIVE. YOU WILL BE ADVISED BY EMAIL IF APPROVED OR NOT APPROVED. STAFF WILL CONTACT YOU IF FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED.

What Fees Are Charged for the Service

There is no fee for setting up a campaign. Fees are charged when someone supports your cause. All fees are paid to Stripe, InvestNewMexico.us llc never handles clients funds. Stripe is an online payment service provider servicing crowdfunding portals. Funds are distributed on a monthly basis. InvestNewMexico.us llc charges a 6% fee on all funds collected. 5% is used for Administration of the site and 1% is placed in an "Emergency Funding" account to donate to causes that need funds immediately. EXAMPLE: A family who may need clothing and food after a fire destroys their home.

Additionally, Stripe charges fees for processing funds. Stripe's basic pricing structure is very straightforward: 2.9% + 30 cents for Credit Card Payment OR 1% + 30 cents for Bank Payments.

EXAMPLE CREDIT CARD PAYMENT:Payer is charged $100.00 - InvestNewMexico.us llc receives $6.00 - Stripe receives $3.20 - Payee (Campaign) receives $90.80 (All major cards are accepted)

EXAMPLE BANK PAYMENT:Payer is charged $100.00 - InvestNewMexico.us llc receives $6.00 - WePay receives $1.30 - Payee (Campaign) receives $92.70