Before you raise from the public, we recommend that you reach out to your community that you already know and get them to make a commitment. Why would a stranger invest in you if those who know you best won't?
We made this easy to do. Create a Community Round page here. Build out your profile (video, pitch deck, terms, notable investors, all that good stuff). We have a ton of best practices to help you out. This phase of the raise is called "Testing The Waters," and you'll want to include this legal disclosure in any communications you send out.
Launch your campaign and share it with your community. Read (and re-read) our Fundraising Playbook for how to have a successful raise.
If you can raise $50,000 or more from people you already know, you will likely successfully raise money on Wefunder.