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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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5 Tips to Write a Captivating Crowdfunding Description

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.
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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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5 Things That Might Ruin Your Travel Funding Campaign

Crowdfunding is a great tool for getting the money you need to travel. Whether you want to take a bucket list trip, travel abroad to study, or volunteer your time in another place, there are people who are willing to help you reach your goal. The only thing you have to do – is to start a campaign. Nowadays there are numerous platforms that allow doing that but you have to keep in mind, that this is not as easy as it might seem. With that being said, here are 5 things that might ruin your travel crowdfunding campaign:

Not Showing Your Own Efforts

We think it is pretty obvious, that people start crowdfunding campaigns to gain money that they don’t have, not to save some. So you have to show your funders that you are investing just as much time and effort into this campaign as they do. Take a second job, make some savings – let people see that you are working hard to achieve your goal and don’t just beg for other people’s money.

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