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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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Four Myths of Travel Crowdfunding You Should Know

Are you planning to go around the world, drink wine in Paris, enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Vegas, and finance the whole or part of the trip through crowdfunding? Think again! It is not as easy as it sounds. You need to run a crowdfunding travel campaign to raise funds. And it requires a lot of hard work before, during, and after the funding (fingers crossed) campaign to finance your world trip from strangers. Here are four myths for travel crowdfunding that you must know before you launch your first campaign:

You can Travel the World without Giving Anything Back

Most people will not buy you a trinket and expect nothing in return. With this in mind, you need to create something to give back to your donors. Make travel documentaries, provide free and unique travel tips, or put together images of various travel places in the form of a coffee table book or something useful for other travelers. So, before you ask for money, think of value you are going to provide to your donors.

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5 Collectibles You Can Make Money From While Traveling Abroad

The last thing on your mind while you’re on vacation is your side hustle.

But a little bit of forward thinking on your next trip abroad can pay you back in dividends once you get home. That’s because the Internet goes wild for collectibles purchased from faraway places and re-sold domestically.

All you have to do is brush up on what people want. Pick up a few of the following five collectibles, and you’ve got a surefire way to make a little bit of money back after your next international getaway.

Pillowcases

If you’re traveling to a country known for its unique, handmade or otherwise spectacular tapestries, head to the local market and start shopping for throw pillowcases.

They’re usually pretty cheap, and local merchants will probably be open to giving you a bundle deal if you’re making a big purchase. Plus, you can buy the pillowcases without inserts, meaning a big stack won’t take up too much space in your luggage.

Once you’re home, you can expect the colorful, unique, handmade pieces to go quickly once you put them up for sale. Rather than choosing the same old fabrics everyone else has, these pillowcases will stand out. Online buyers will love something different and one-of-a-kind for their homes.

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 17 Tips for Sharing Your FundMyTravel Campaign

One of the largest crowd funding sites, FundMyTravel, allows travelers across the world to raise money for their trips. Whatever the reason of the getaway, be it sheer willingness to see the world, a business projects or family emergency, FundMyTravel allows you to start campaigns to raise money so you can reach your destination.

While starting a fundraising campaign seems to be easy with FundMyTravel, running a campaign successfully and effectively requires effort and immense creativity.

Since the success of your FundMyTravel campaign solely depends on how effectively and extensively you share the campaign, here we have listed 17 tips to make this job easier for you. Check them out and get inspired to share your campaign to a huge number of people:

Use the ‘share’ widget on your fundraising page

Before trying out any other method to share your FundMyTravel campaign effectively, first click the share icon on your campaign page and share it on social media portals like Facebook, Twitter and through email.

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5 Ideas to Make Your Travel Fundraising Campaign More Appealing to Donors

Being a part of a travel fundraising campaign, the first thing you need to understand is that you don’t convince donors to pay for your trip, instead you help them realize that they already care.

If they are reading stories and blogs on this website, then the odds are that they are at least considering donating money for your meaningful travel abroad.

Crowdfunding is never easy and takes a lot of effort, here are some tips to help you finance your travels:

Research

To convince donors to contribute to your travel campaign, you need to understand the factors which would persuade them to willingly do so. In marketing terms, you need to know who your target audience is and the way their minds work. And that requires a lot of research.
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