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Thank you so much for making your way to our Patreon page. I have some really big plans for the future and I'm asking you to be a part of it all.
I create weekly videos around the solo travel experience, taking you inside my imperfect adventures to show you that you can travel alone and still have fun! I've been producing travel tips and food/city guides but I want to raise it to the next level and bring you original content! But I can't do that if I burn out~ that's where you come in.
NEW UPDATE as of May 30th 2020: Due to the coronavirus and the hit its placed on my travel blog and work income, I have decided to take a hiatus to recharge for a couple of months and to work on my e-course. In addition to Patreon perks, I will be posting one Early Access Premium travel video a month here.
If I reach 100 patrons or succeed in make the total of my first goal (to hire an editor for one month), I will release that video to my channel. Otherwise, my channel will remain the same and I will have occasional update videos.
Is one woman doing it all alone ...enough?
Honestly, I burn out regularly. I create anywhere from:
- 3-6 videos a month
- Accompanying written guide/s or blog posts so viewers/readers can follow my breadcrumb trail.
- I also uploading older videos to Facebook twice weekly to give new and old fans an additional travel fix for their week.
My workload changes weekly but it's always packed- if I'm quiet on social media, it means I'm working hard behind-the-scenes or I'm secretly burnt out or that i'm playing with my lovable diabetic dog, Tinker.
Juggling the creative skills, tools and expenses to implement a travel blog and a weekly YouTube channel about female solo travel takes more time/energy than one person can put out.
Costs: How I afford my blog maintenance and travels
I did not quit my freelance life or part time jobs in the U.S.
YouTube is not my only job nor is it solely how I'm funding my travels!
Last year, I juggled five different outside jobs to make the income to fuel GRRRLTRAVELER, while also working for GRRRL on a full-time basis and afford filming my travels.
But I passionately believe in what my videos stand for travel inspiration and want to make travel doable for all. If I can change perspectives and fears about traveling alone, then travelers have one more resource to make their travel dreams happen. And it's become a part of me.
Growing GRRRLTRAVELER is like working a 9-5 cubicle job with overtime hours. I have ongoing responsibilities to create consistent and quality content. But there's one difference... I don't get a paycheck for my work hours. I'm my own worst employer.
Without outside support and as GRRRLTRAVELER grows, it's too much of a workload to carry alone. I'm not sure how long I can keep it up.
Travel filming is my job
Creativity, resourcefulness and research goes into finding and creating the best travel stories, which ultimately empowers viewers with a sense of do-ability.
I research and coordinate my travels like a film production shoot. Time is money, so each travel moment is used for filming ideas for my channel. In travel mode, I film and coordinate my next day's film plans, logistics and if I connect with a local co-host. Returning home, I give myself a couple of days to sorta crash and then the editing and promoting of my videos begins.
Sometimes I'm fortunate to work with tourism board sponsors who can help out with some of my expenses, provided our work expectations match the partnership and my audiences.
Personally, I want to keep making travel videos and get more of you out there living your travel dreams! But I can't do that all alone. Ideally, I'd love to afford a part time video editor or assistant to help, but I can't invest in that without support.
How can you help?
I'm asking you for your support.
My Patreon campaign is an ongoing, monthly fan funding campaign to help GRRRLTRAVELER keep making videos and do this for a living. You control how much you want to donate, once or monthly and when to quit.
If a one-time donation is more comfortable to you, then you can do so on Paypal. The only drawback is that you won't be able to access Patreon rewards.
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One girl can't do it all alone. She needs help. Support, share and like my campaign and help me inspire women and soloists towards their travel dreams!