Congratulations on finding a project that you’d like to support!
Before we start, make sure that you’re logged in to a Kickstarter account. If you don’t have one yet, you can sign up for one here. (Please note: Guest pledging is no longer possible. You will need to either be signed in to an existing Kickstarter account, or create a new one.)
Now, to pledge to a project, simply follow the steps below:
- Go to the specific project’s page and click the green “Back this project” button to the right of the main image. Alternatively, you can scroll down to select a reward tier. If a reward tier is no longer available it won’t be possible to select it and this will move to the bottom of the rewards column
- If you don't want a reward but still want to support the project, select the "Pledge without a reward" tier at the top and enter your desired pledge amount
- Remember, if the main reward tier selected is digital, physical add-ons will not be available and clicking the green “Pledge” button will take you to the payments page
- Please note: It is not possible to split a pledge between multiple credit cards. You’ll need to provide one debit or credit card per pledge
Once your pledge has gone through you should receive a confirmation email to confirm that you are now a backer of the project. If the project is successfully funded, your card will be charged when it reaches its deadline.
If you didn't reach a "Thank you!" confirmation page and/or you didn't receive a confirmation email (title: "You just backed [Project Name]"), it's likely that your pledge did not go through and you may want to try again.
If you experience any issues while trying to complete your pledge, please consult this article of common pledge problems.