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.
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.
Many think that traveling is a luxury which can be done only if you have loaded pockets. Wrong! It is possible to travel the world on a shoe-string budget too. If you’re planning to travel long-term, then a travel budget is essential as it will eliminate the stress of running out of money. So, how to do it? Read on to find tips and tricks on how to create a travel budget.
Determine Daily Travel Budget
Yes, budgeting is necessary even when traveling. Consider the duration of your stay and determine how much you need to spend each day to stay within your budget. Include the accommodation and activities you plan to do during the trip. If you overspend a few days, balance it out by under-spending on another day. You can use apps to track your budget and to ensure that you stick to the planned budget.
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.
Crowdfunding is a fantastic way to raise the money needed for travel, but there are other tried and true ways to save and earn the money you need. Budgeting for a trip can be daunting when you add up what you expect to spend on transport, food, and lodging. However, if you use these money saving and earning tips on your travels in conjunction with good budgeting skills, you’ll find that traveling the world does not have to be as costly as it might appear.
There are a surprising number of opportunities to find free lodging on your travels. Whether it be through actual couch surfing using websites or apps devoted to the practice or good old fashioned networking to find places to stay, you can avoid costly hotels. Hostels are always a solid option, as it is essentially couch surfing with a minimal fee, but if you’re looking for a totally free stay, there are still options.