I’ve been a huge fan of Kickstarter.com for a while now. It’s a Web site that lets artists test whether people would actually pay for their work.

The way it works: Artists describe their projects and pick a deadline, along with the amount of money they need to carry out the project. When enough people have pledged money, the artist can go ahead and begin work on it. Some of these creative peeps provide fun rewards to those who back their projects.

(This guy is offering supporters their very own box of homemade fig bars. Awesome.)

It’s a fun time-waster and a great way to support artists!