Christine GRRRLTRAVELER is creating Videos Travel Guides & Tips
36

patrons

$188
per month

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.


Is one woman doing it all alone ...enough?


Honestly, I burn out regularly.

I create anywhere from:
3-6 videos a month plus
- Accompanying written guide or blog post
so viewers/readers can follow my breadcrumb trail.  - I'm also uploading older videos to Facebook twice weekly to give new and old fans an additional travel fix for their week (* this requires re-editing into something shorter for a Facebook format).
- I also promote my videos on Instagram so I try to create fun stories and an inspiring travel inspo feed.

My workload changes weekly but generally it's always packed- if I'm quiet on social media, it means I'm really working behind-the-scenes or I'm secretly burnt out and need to recover. 

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.

The larger my audiences get, I'm starting I NEED TO HIRE help to upgrade my design style, maintain my weekly social updates, so I can focus on the main creative work, outreach and creating new tools for travelers.


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. Sometimes, this can feel crushing.

Without outside support and as GRRRLTRAVELER grows, it's too much of a workload to carry alone.  I burn out often and I'm not sure how long I can keep it up.





Travel and filming is my work


Creativity, resourcefulness and research goes into finding and creating the best travel stories, which ultimately empowers the viewer with a sense of the destination for solo travel, a vetted itinerary and its do-ability.  

I research and coordinate my travels like a film shoot. Time is money, so each travel moment is used for filming ideas for my channel. I GO HARD, filming each day while still coordinating my next day's film plans, logistics and if I will be bringing in a 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. The limit starts at $5; after Paypal fees and freelance income taxes there is little left to benefit either of us.  But if your support is less than $5,  you'll still get a virtual smile from me! =)

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 rtewards. 



What you can't afford it, but still want to help ?


If you're in a rutty financial situation, please do not donate. 

There are other ways to support GRRRLTRAVELER:
pread the word and share my channel with friends and your travel communities!
-  Tweet or Facebook it and tag me so I know! 
-  Leave Comments on my videos.  Promote my work to the world!  

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!

Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
You don't want anything, but just appreciate what I do and  wanna see me continue doing it!  Thank you!


"The Production Assistant"
$3 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
Thank you! Every production needs PAs to help achieve success and sanity.

+ Limited access to my PATREON ONLY FEED  +  VIDEOS


"The Casting Director"
$5 or more per month 17 patrons
Awesome, you wanna be part of my GRRR Inspired Fan Fam.

You get MEMBERSHIP to::  


+  My SECRET GRRR-INSPIRED FACEBOOK GROUP,  where you can  : 


++ Know where I'm traveling next before I post it publicly


++  Exclusive vlog rants, occasionally about my personal struggles- oops! 


++ Behind-the-Scenes updates 


++ Post travel questions for other members' feedback.


++ Vote on my content 

+++  Occasional SURPRISE perks 

"The Camera Operator" (Creative)
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
You're awesome sauce! Every Creator needs a strong Creative Team and at heart, you connect creatively with me. 


FULL ACCESS to ALL the  rewards mentioned above:: ::  

+  EXCLUSIVE Behind-the-Scenes Creative /Trip Vlogs & Rants


+  Occasional SURPRISE perks (ie. Google Hangout)


+  Feel free to share creative feedback about my channel, new ideas you think might excite my audiences, offer your creative support.

"The Director"
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
Holy Wow, thank you! A director helps oversee the creative process and helps shape vision. You want to know and help me shape my channel's my vision.

FULL ACCESS to ALL the above rewards mentioned::   


+ FREE Downloads to my paid
Travel Survival eguides and any updates. 

+ Voting on Polls involving my creative process.


+  Occasional SURPRISE perks (ie. Google Hangout)


+  Feel free to share creative feedback about my channel, new ideas you think might excite my audiences, offer your creative support.


Executive Producer
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Holy Wow, you're rockstar! As an "Executive Producer", your creative ideas and channel feedback have some kick! You know what I do takes real work, you want to help my creative vision to success.  


FULL ACCESS to ALL the above rewards mentioned::  

+  Email me an idea for a video you'd like to see and I'll see if it can work  into my channel schedule. 

+ +  Occasional SURPRISE perks.

+  Feel free to share creative feedback about my channel, new ideas you think might excite my audiences, offer your creative support.

Be part of my GRRR Inspired Crew!

VIP Backing Producer
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I'm speechless, really.  You're not sure if you want to be a visible part of my crew, but you believe in the inspiration, dedication and value of my videos. You want me continue with less obstacles and you know this channel can be more.  


FULL ACCESS to ALL the above rewards mentioned

Monthly One-on-One 30 min Google Hangout or Skype session


Goals
$188 of $1,500 per month
Yippe, goal #1! You'd be surprised at what it takes to create semi professional travel videos about solo travel, while living in the U.S.   

By completing this goal,  I will still live with my parents and juggle day jobs.  BUT this goal helps life some of the impending doom, by helping me afford the small expenses in occasional equipment repairs and the expenses of filming some of my trip adventures. Mostly, it encourages me to keep going! xo
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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.


Is one woman doing it all alone ...enough?


Honestly, I burn out regularly.

I create anywhere from:
3-6 videos a month plus
- Accompanying written guide or blog post
so viewers/readers can follow my breadcrumb trail.  - I'm also uploading older videos to Facebook twice weekly to give new and old fans an additional travel fix for their week (* this requires re-editing into something shorter for a Facebook format).
- I also promote my videos on Instagram so I try to create fun stories and an inspiring travel inspo feed.

My workload changes weekly but generally it's always packed- if I'm quiet on social media, it means I'm really working behind-the-scenes or I'm secretly burnt out and need to recover. 

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.

The larger my audiences get, I'm starting I NEED TO HIRE help to upgrade my design style, maintain my weekly social updates, so I can focus on the main creative work, outreach and creating new tools for travelers.


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. Sometimes, this can feel crushing.

Without outside support and as GRRRLTRAVELER grows, it's too much of a workload to carry alone.  I burn out often and I'm not sure how long I can keep it up.





Travel and filming is my work


Creativity, resourcefulness and research goes into finding and creating the best travel stories, which ultimately empowers the viewer with a sense of the destination for solo travel, a vetted itinerary and its do-ability.  

I research and coordinate my travels like a film shoot. Time is money, so each travel moment is used for filming ideas for my channel. I GO HARD, filming each day while still coordinating my next day's film plans, logistics and if I will be bringing in a 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. The limit starts at $5; after Paypal fees and freelance income taxes there is little left to benefit either of us.  But if your support is less than $5,  you'll still get a virtual smile from me! =)

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 rtewards. 



What you can't afford it, but still want to help ?


If you're in a rutty financial situation, please do not donate. 

There are other ways to support GRRRLTRAVELER:
pread the word and share my channel with friends and your travel communities!
-  Tweet or Facebook it and tag me so I know! 
-  Leave Comments on my videos.  Promote my work to the world!  

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!

Recent posts by Christine GRRRLTRAVELER

Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
You don't want anything, but just appreciate what I do and  wanna see me continue doing it!  Thank you!


"The Production Assistant"
$3 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
Thank you! Every production needs PAs to help achieve success and sanity.

+ Limited access to my PATREON ONLY FEED  +  VIDEOS


"The Casting Director"
$5 or more per month 17 patrons
Awesome, you wanna be part of my GRRR Inspired Fan Fam.

You get MEMBERSHIP to::  


+  My SECRET GRRR-INSPIRED FACEBOOK GROUP,  where you can  : 


++ Know where I'm traveling next before I post it publicly


++  Exclusive vlog rants, occasionally about my personal struggles- oops! 


++ Behind-the-Scenes updates 


++ Post travel questions for other members' feedback.


++ Vote on my content 

+++  Occasional SURPRISE perks 

"The Camera Operator" (Creative)
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
You're awesome sauce! Every Creator needs a strong Creative Team and at heart, you connect creatively with me. 


FULL ACCESS to ALL the  rewards mentioned above:: ::  

+  EXCLUSIVE Behind-the-Scenes Creative /Trip Vlogs & Rants


+  Occasional SURPRISE perks (ie. Google Hangout)


+  Feel free to share creative feedback about my channel, new ideas you think might excite my audiences, offer your creative support.

"The Director"
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
Holy Wow, thank you! A director helps oversee the creative process and helps shape vision. You want to know and help me shape my channel's my vision.

FULL ACCESS to ALL the above rewards mentioned::   


+ FREE Downloads to my paid
Travel Survival eguides and any updates. 

+ Voting on Polls involving my creative process.


+  Occasional SURPRISE perks (ie. Google Hangout)


+  Feel free to share creative feedback about my channel, new ideas you think might excite my audiences, offer your creative support.


Executive Producer
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Holy Wow, you're rockstar! As an "Executive Producer", your creative ideas and channel feedback have some kick! You know what I do takes real work, you want to help my creative vision to success.  


FULL ACCESS to ALL the above rewards mentioned::  

+  Email me an idea for a video you'd like to see and I'll see if it can work  into my channel schedule. 

+ +  Occasional SURPRISE perks.

+  Feel free to share creative feedback about my channel, new ideas you think might excite my audiences, offer your creative support.

Be part of my GRRR Inspired Crew!

VIP Backing Producer
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I'm speechless, really.  You're not sure if you want to be a visible part of my crew, but you believe in the inspiration, dedication and value of my videos. You want me continue with less obstacles and you know this channel can be more.  


FULL ACCESS to ALL the above rewards mentioned

Monthly One-on-One 30 min Google Hangout or Skype session