In 2014, Kickstarter funding campaigns raised over $500 million, which averaged out to about $1,000 per minute. The previous year, total fund raising reached $480 million.
Although some Kickstarter campaigns raise millions, the average successful campaign brings in about $6,000, achieved with average donations of $25. As of January 2015, about 40 percent of people who put their projects on the forum reach their goals.
Traditional fine arts campaigns that focus on dance, theater and music are most successful. Campaigns promoting gadgets and computer games are sometimes successful in raising funds. However, in general, these categories are less likely to have favorable outcomes.