For the past few days, the participants have been doing two day self designed challenges. For mine, I decided that I would try and raise money for a recently announced Unschool Adventure trip to Buenos Aires. The cost of the program is $6000, but the total cost of going on the trip is $8000.
I started out the first day by reading Blake Boles’ book on crowdfunding and talking to him about how I should start. He said that I should only try and raise $4000, half the cost of the trip, via the fundraiser and get the rest myself. He assured me that with my skills in editing, I could make the money in no time. After more discussion, I decided to use Indigogo and began to work.
By far the hardest part about creating a crowdfunding event is trying to come up with good rewards. The key is to have good rewards between the $15 to $45 range because that is the area most people will donate at. After getting ideas from some other successful travel fundraisers, I decided on them.
A few examples of the rewards are a hand written letter sent to you from Buenos Aires, a ukulele lesson via Skype, and a pack of alfajores (A delicious and popular cookie snack in Argentina.)
If you’d like to support me yourself, you can find my page at this link – https://www.indiegogo.com/