Since 2008 I have attended Dragoncon every year. Each time I have been able to afford the trip largely by saving money on my travel expenses. I am pretty good at choosing the most economical route while making sure I have a good trip.
I have photo proofs of my trip. This is an important part of my work to build and maintain my websites and social media pages. I prefer to get my own fresh content outside my own area for greatest value.
Take a look at my Cafepress store I built using images captured on my Gallifrey One 2013 and 2014 trips.
Don't ever think trips are for nothing but pleasure and relaxation. Running a website and/or social media page REQUIRES original media content in the form of images and videos. One of the fundamental means of growing a site is through engagement. This means traveling to other locations to collect material to use. People support others all the time for various goals. (remember potato salad?)
If you support long distance travel as a healthy activity, support people who are brave enough to go beyond their usual boundaries and comforts. It takes skill, time and logic to figure out how to live in another area within a budget and without any mishaps.
If you do not support fundraising for travel purposes, share this with someone you know who does. This is a different way of offering products and services in the form of the perks. One perk is a potential home business - simple mobile app design. Would you support the development and launch of a service that many would benefit from? Can you think of how a mobile page could benefit your business? (Chances are you are into Avon, Tupperware or other work at home sales business. Someone in your area with a mobile phone may be looking for your services. Plus it's a new way to hand out your business cards to Smartphone users. Think about it.)
I successfully completed my 2015 goal. Thanks to all who supported me mostly through offline donations and purchase of used items by Facebook members on rummage sale groups.
I have paid for next year, so it's a sure thing. I hope to have your support.
Some perks are services I can perform for you such as getting you your first mini mobile site just from your business card. Perhaps you are not ready to pay $300 and up for your first mobile site. Here, you pay either $90 for a Fan Track Leader donation a $150 Guest Of Honor donation. You supply your business card. I'll make a mini site for you.
If you are a Dragoncon fan, why not donate and get a mobile page? If you lack technical skills or time, this is your chance to be cool and have a mobile page. If you are a vendor at Dragoncon, this is a MUST!
Can’t donate? Please share. Even a quick share on Facebook can help.
The average share raises $97.
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