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How to Create a Successful FundMyTravel Campaign

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.

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Interview with Successful FundMyTravel Campaigner – Amy Abrigo

Amy Abrigo performing in The Book Club Play at Villanova University.

We were lucky enough to be able to interview one of our most successful campaigners, Amy Abrigo. Amy isn’t only successful because she reached her FundMyTravel goal once, she has actually created and reached her goal for 3 different campaigns using the FundMyTravel platform! Her 4th campaign has only been live for a month and is already 82% funded, which you can view and donate to here

Amy caught our eye because of her story, the great campaigns she has ran, and her motivation to reach her goal. Read her interview below and find out just how she is able to get the donations needed to fund her travels!

How did you find out about FundMyTravel?

I was made aware of FundMyTravel by Reynolds Whalen when I was accepted into a program to study at RADA in London during the summer of 2016 through Performing Arts Abroad.

You have 4 FundMyTravel campaigns, 3 of which are already completed and were all successful! Congratulations!!  How did you make that happen, and keep on getting your friends and family to donate to your campaign?

I utilized all of my resources: social media, email, letter writing, in person discussion, phone calls, etc. to let people know I was campaigning and asked them personally to share their support. The best results came from personalized letters or emails. General emails with the same information never really got the job done, but if I printed out a formal letter to an individual using their name and included a handwritten note as well as a handwritten signature, that really helped my results. I also did my best to explain why those programs were important to me, vital to my life experience and once in a lifetime opportunities. If someone had successfully donated to a campaign previously, I wrote them a personalized email mentioning how they had supported me in the past and how I appreciated them taking the time to consider supporting me once again in this endeavor. I tried to have a lot of fun with donor rewards!

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7 Unusual Tips On How To Crowdfund Your Travels

Crowdfunding is popular with individuals and organizations alike. You can use it to raise money for virtually any cause. Unfortunately, with so many people using crowdfunding sites, it can be hard to stand out among the thousands of other online campaigns. Putting a couple of posts on Facebook or Twitter asking people to fund your travels is no longer enough.

If you want to reach your goal, you need to get creative when asking for donations. Why not try these 7 tactics?

1: Create outstanding content that links back to your campaign page – and share it!

Establish yourself as an authority on your topic and convey your enthusiasm by creating articles or videos and sharing them on as many sites as possible.

For example, if you want to volunteer to teach English abroad in a developing country, you could submit a guest post about barriers to education to a teaching blog. You could then include your campaign link in your author bio, along with a few sentences about what you hope to achieve on your travels.

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Crowdsourcing a Social Venture While Abroad

Slowly but surely, travel is changing. The magic of the internet has transformed how we connect with other people and how we find funding for our adventures.  

It’s no longer a matter of knowing the right people or having independent wealth (though that never hurts). If you have a the will to travel and the chutzpah to pack up and take the leap, you merely have to get in front of the right people, and the funding will come.

It’s easier said than done, though, right? With so many people campaigning for their own projects, how do you set yours apart?

Illustrate Your Personal Investment

You’ve come up with a travel plan, you’ve checked and re-checked it, you’ve bounced it off friends, and you finally have something that ticks all the items off your list. You’re finally doing it.

Of course you’re invested.

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Creating a Travel Crowdfunding Campaign That People Want to Support

In recent years, more and more entrepreneurs have turned to alternate funding. One of the biggest methods of alternate funding is crowdfunding — a process that enables people to raise money through the internet, allowing them to reach much larger audiences than ever before. Its success as a funding method is shown in the numbers: in 2014 alone, approximately $16 billion was crowdfunded. Since then, the numbers have only gone up.

Today, crowdfunding is used to support a variety of enterprises, from starting your own business, to new innovations in healthcare. Crowdfunding is also used to raise money for personal endeavors, such as funding a semester at college or supporting a travel experience. For travelers and wanderlusters, this sounds like a dream come true: a bunch of people giving you money to travel the world. Now who wouldn’t want that?

It’s easy to drop everything and choose to crowdfund your next adventure, but not all travel crowdfunding campaigns are successful. Unfortunately, a lot of campaigns end in crushing failure and disappointment, with little to fall back on. It’s important to effectively plan and prepare your crowdfunding campaign, so that it is one that people actually want to support. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

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