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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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How to Budget for Studying Abroad


Studying abroad is one of the best opportunities you can take advantage of while in college – but it does come at a price. While some universities have programs that cost the same amount for studying abroad as they do at the home campus, many study abroad programs exceed the normal cost for tuition. In addition to tuition costs, travel expenses and costs while studying abroad can quickly add up. Here are some ways to budget so you are able to study abroad without stressing about the cost!

Cut Unnecessary Costs

In the moment, that pumpkin spice frappuccino from Starbucks and your Hulu account you use to catch up on your shows with might seem like dire needs, but getting rid of extra expenses like these is an easy way to start saving your money.
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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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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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How to Raise Money For Your Trip And Get Your Friends Involved


I am going to begin by stating the obvious. Raising money for a trip is hard.  And getting your friends to commit money to you, so you can see the world, is daunting and uncomfortable. But if I can do it, so can you. Here are 10 tips that helped me raise over $15,000 in under thirty days for my trip in Nepal.

1. Start with a cause. People aren’t often comfortable with the idea of giving you money so you can experience a new city. There has to be something more. You need to do something that benefits people outside of yourself. When you are planning your trip, make sure to find an activity that allows you to give back to the local community in tangible and meaningful ways. Use this cause as leverage when you reach out to people in your network and request cash.
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