As a person who is familiar with watching people raise money through crowdfunding sites for purposes like medical emergencies or community projects only, FundMyTravel stood out to me. Its unique motivation makes it too good to be true. As a result, I was instantly drawn towards putting it to the test.
Here, in this article, I am going to share with you five tips and tricks for creating a successful FundMyTravel campaign. These tips are the knowledge that I acquired through personal experience. FundMyTravel changed my life for good, and I consider myself fortunate enough to be an instrument for more people getting to have similar life-changing experiences. Let’s dive right into it!
Have Realistic Goals
As I said, FundMyTravel’s first impression on me was that it’s too good to be true. That hasn’t changed much, to be honest. Except, now I know that they are what they appear to be.
I bet the very existence of crowdfunding sites to raise money for travels wasn’t in many people’s imagination. But as the saying goes, “reality surpasses fiction.” So here it is! Therefore, you, like me, would want to be grateful for its existence.
Freelancing opens great new opportunities such as becoming self-employed and more independent. You don’t have to sit in the office for long, tiring hours. Not to mention that you get a chance to manage your time by yourself and even travel, while still technically being at work.
Sounds attractive, doesn’t it? Also, a bit idealistic. Being a freelancer involves a great skill almost no one has. It’s called proper time management. And I’m sure that over a half of the 56.7 million U.S. freelancers struggle to manage their time. And, if you’ve chosen the freelancing path to get yourself more time to travel, it can be very hard to find time both for work and leisure while you’re out exploring the world.
Luckily, it’s possible to learn the skill of time management. You can train yourself until it becomes a force of habit.
I’ve been there, my dear reader. I literally had zero time management skill until my first journey to Norway, where I stayed for almost a year. First coupl months were a literal hell for me: insane workload, chaotic schedule and not even a minute to get outside and look around.
Whether you are a digital nomad in need of an extra nudge in terms of financial aid, or someone with a passion for a meaningful travel, crowdfunding can always be a viable option. Relying on the goodwill and spirits of strangers doesn’t have to seem desperate or selfish whatsoever. Numerous examples of FundMyTravel campaigns illustrate the fact that your charm and professionalism can indeed bring in some much needed financial help to your side.
Crowdfunding, when done right is very effective. In fact, in North America alone, crowdfunding projects have exceeded a volume of 17 billion. The number of crowdfunding campaigns is only expected to continue growing. This means a lot of opportunities, but also a lot of competition.
Coming up with a relatable and personal, professional and respectful crowdfunding description can be difficult. This is especially true given the competitive and crowded (no pun intended) nature of the crowdfunding scene. So how do you write a captivating enough campaign to bring people to your side in terms of monetary aid?
Write in Short, Direct, Informative Sentences
If your campaign description is going to appeal to donors, it’s very important that you come across as being very straight forward. If you write, long, complex sentences, that runs counter to the goal. So does being indirect. The last thing you want to do is sound as if you are obfuscating or beating around the bush.
Traveling is one of the best experiences anyone can have, but it’s not free of it’s fair share of problems. As much as you want to feel carefree and be easy-going on your trip, certain factors, some you can’t control, can make parts or even the entirety of your trip problematic. Despite preparing diligently for your trip, you’ll still be prone to encountering difficult situations. It’s not about avoiding them, but rather, how to go through them with ease and not letting it put a damper on your whole trip.
Such problematic factors differ in many ways. Sometimes, it’s about the people who live there and how they manage their societies. Other times, it’s simply because of Mother Nature herself. While there’s no way to completely avoid them, you should still be familiar with what they are so you’ll know how to navigate through them. Here are 5 common problematic factors you might encounter while traveling.
Man can never control the weather, they just predict it. But sometimes, those predictions turn out to be wrong. You might be packing for a summer getaway to Thailand, but suddenly find it’s full of rain showers while you are there. Or you might be expecting some cold nights in northern France, but then it’s like a heatwave during your trip. There’s no escaping disagreeable weather conditions, but there is a way to handle them: pack wisely. Plan your outfits in layers and be sure to bring a rain jacket. The more prepared you are, the less hassle the weather patterns will give you.
For many people traveling abroad can be a dream trip. Most people want to explore the other side of the globe however, only a few make this dream true. Traveling to a foreign country can be an exciting thing to do. The world is full of places with both nature and man-made wonders. You might be wanting to visit the high fashioned life of Paris or the enchanting peaks of the Himalayas. Ultimately, your dream trip can be anywhere in the world.
However, it takes a lot of planning and preparations for traveling abroad. If your dream city is in a country with a lower economy it might not cost you much but, if the destination is in a country with a more expensive lifestyle, you will need to have a good amount of traveling funds saved for your trip. It doesn’t matter if you are on a tight budget or not, smart saving tricks can always be applied to make your travel memories happier without breaking the bank.
This article has all of the information you will need before heading on your trip abroad.
Planning – You should plan your trip at least 6 months before to find the best flights and accommodations possible. It is also a good idea to check flight prices at, not only the city you are visiting, but also surrounding airports – to find the best deal.