• Elton Cilliers

Crowdfunding

Updated: 6 hours ago


Amazing rewards for your support!

Would you like to get a photoshoot at your business, home or nearby park for a fraction of the normal price?


Would you like to help keep a middle-aged fool's dreams alive?


Would you like to get extensive marketing exposure for your business/brand?


If you don't have a clue what I'm on about, I am planning to visit 30 countries in Europe in a campervan or motorhome.


Read more about my motivation here, and here for the goals of the road trip.


Why are you raising funds?


I am totally passionate and determined to make my dream of travelling extensively a reality.

So determined in fact that I actually sold my house. For a period!


Unfortunately after 4 months into the sales process, my buyer decided to pull out of the purchase on the 2nd October 2020.


Not wanting to face an unknown period of months with the road trip on hold until I can sell the house again, I thought I would try a crowdfunding exercise and see if I can raise the money to purchase a campervan through the kindness and support of strangers.


But I live in reality, so I fully understand that people aren't simply going to part with their hard-earned money to some stranger for no benefits or return!


Why don't you just get a loan?


Unfortunately, due to only having been in business for 15 months I do not have the required 2 years of bank statements for a bank to consider giving me a loan 😢


Why should I donate to your fundraising efforts?


Asking for help is difficult for me. I wasn't raised that way. And I would never expect anyone to just give me something. So I'm not asking you to simply donate money to send some old geezer off on a holiday!


By pledging, you will save between 50-70% off my normal prices! These offers are ONLY available for people who pledge/donate during the period of the Crowdfunder fundraiser. It is a one time offer for those kind enough to support me to make my dream a reality.


For any pledge of £500 or more, your business will be listed on the sponsors page and get a shoutout on my social media channels.


What I offer in return will depend on the value of your donation. These are examples of rewards and this list is likely to grow as I think of more rewards that I can offer. I want to ensure it's a no brainer for you to pledge.


Donate £10 and select one of the following


  • Get a virtual (digital) postcard from a location of your choice! I am creating a Google map of all the places I intend to visit. These will include obvious tourist attractions to the more obscure, tucked away places and some spectacular landscapes and seascapes. You will get on digital postcard containing an image taken at your location of choice personalised to you. You get 1 digital postcard PER £10 donation.

  • I'll post 5 pins on Pinterest that link to 1 URL of your choice on your website or blog. I have on average around 800,000 unique viewers on Pinterest currently. I have a target of reaching 2 million in my first year on the road.

  • I will review your LinkedIn profile and provide feedback to improve and optimise it.

You can pledge here (launching soon)


Donate £20 and select one of the following


  • A half-hour "Introduction to FaceBook Creator Studio" Zoom session. Covering connecting your Facebook and Instagram accounts. How to schedule posts. How to use the analytics to get insights into your posts and audience.

  • I'll post 10 pins on Pinterest that link to 1 URL of your choice on your website or blog. I have on average around 800,000 unique viewers on Pinterest currently. I have a target of reaching 2 million in my first year on the road.

  • A 45-minute "Introduction to Canva" Zoom session. This session will run you through using Canva to create compelling image and video posts for your website or social media channels. Plenty of tips and tricks included.

  • A 30-minute "Introduction to Pinterest" Zoom session. During this session, I will explain why Pinterest is often an overlooked platform for promoting your business. I will walk you through the history of the platform, some mindblowing statistics from 2020 and insight into my own account on Pinterest and the benefits I have seen. This will provide you with sufficient knowledge to decide if you invest time and energy in marketing your business through Pinterest.

  • Get an online headshot session with me wherever you may be in the world. I will direct you to ensure we have the best possible lighting on your face, instruct you how to set up your smartphone or digital camera. You take the image and then send it to me for professional editing and background removal and replacement.

  • Get a printed postcard from a location of your choice, signed with a personalised message.

You can pledge here


Donate/pay £50 and select one of the following

  • 30-minute Natural light photoshoot at your home or nearby park. You will receive 6 images of your choice included! This can be used for single portraits, couple portraits or family portraits.

  • 1-hour "Get leads from LinkedIn" Zoom session. Covering all you'd learn in a typical 5-day challenge and more!

  • 1-hour "Getting off Automatic" Zoom session. During this session, you will learn all about the photography exposure triangle and immediately start taking more creative and stunning images.

  • I'll design a bespoke LinkedIn and Facebook banner/cover image for you. The same design is used for both and resized for each platform.

You can pledge here


Donate/pay £100 and select one of the following

  • Get a 1-hour photoshoot at your home, home office or office. Includes 10 images of your choice.

You can pledge here


Donate/pay £250 and select one of the following

  • Get a half-day (4 hours) photoshoot at your home or place of business. You will receive 40 images of your choice included! Normal price: £499

  • 1 month of Pinterest account management. You can pledge a maximum of 6 months for this reward, ie £1500. I will create 60 pins and post a total of 90 pins (5 per day) to your Pinterest account. Maximum of 6 clients for this service, please get in touch before donation to confirm slot availability.

You can pledge here


Donate/pay £500 and select one of the following


  • I will build you a 6 page (maximum) website on Wix AND provide you with training on how to maintain the website moving forward. If you would like me to maintain the site for you, we can discuss a retainer fee.

  • 1 day (8 hours) photoshoot at your home or place of business. This would be ideal for larger businesses where there may be several different offices/workshops/teams. You will receive 80 images of your choice!

  • Get 6 hours of wedding photography including 60 images! (please make sure you confirm date availability BEFORE donating!)

You can pledge here


Donate/Pay £1000 and select one of the following


  • Get a full day (12 hours) wedding photography. Includes 200 developed images. (please make sure you confirm date availability BEFORE donating!)

  • Your product photographed at 10 locations of your choice (models NOT included if required) provided in high resolution with full commercial use license. You get 2 images PER location, so a total of 20 images. If you choose, I can also post your selected images on Instagram and Pinterest and tag/mention your brand at your desired timings. Please get in touch to discuss your product, before you donate, to ensure it's viable and relevant to my audience.

  • Choose 10 images of your product PER MONTH for 4 months! Provided with full commercial use license. Images will be taken along my road trip. Unlike the reward above, you do not get to select the location, however, you do get to choose which 10 images you receive per month from those taken.

You can pledge here


Donate/pay £1500

  • Get 6 months of Pinterest account management. I will post 90 pins per month to your Pinterest account to drive traffic to your website, market your products, and increase your sales and inbound leads.

You can pledge here


Donate/Pay £2000 and select one of the following

  • Your product photographed at 25 locations of your choice! (models NOT included if required). You get TWO images PER location so a total of 50 images. Donate your product along with your donation and I will use it throughout my road trip. For example hiking boots, camping or cooking gear, hiking gear etc. It will be visible in a minimum of 10 images posted to Instagram per month. You will be tagged/mentioned in these posts. Valid for 1 year from date of departure on the road trip.

  • Choose 10 images of your product PER MONTH for 12 months! Provided with full commercial use license. Images will be taken along my road trip. Unlike the reward above, you do not get to select the location, however, you do get to choose which 10 images you receive per month from those taken.

You can pledge here


Donate/Pay £5000 - Official Gold Sponsor (Limited to 3) and get all the following


  • Be an official sponsor of 'Grumpy Git's Road Trip' and #roadtrip4charity for 1 year from official road trip launch. I will be limiting the gold sponsors to 3 companies to ensure they get maximum exposure.

  • You/your company will be tagged/mentioned in a minimum of 10 posts on Instagram and Facebook per month.

  • Link to 1 URL of your choice on your website or blog in 10 Pinterest Pins per month. Increase web visitors and product/service sales and improve SEO with backlinks.

  • Your logo displayed prominently on the upcoming, revamped website and blog (launched if the target of fundraising is reached) along with Sponsored by text.

  • "Sponsored by" section at the end of each blog post which will include your logo as a clickable link to your website. (I'm aiming to blog as often as possible once on the road but a minimum of once a week)

  • Credits on all YouTube videos created once the road trip starts for the first year of the road trip.

  • If you have products suited to travel, camping, hiking or photography and would like to donate it I will include it in a minimum of 10 Instagram posts per month. You will be tagged in any images showing your product.

  • Donate a product along with your pledge and choose 5 images PER month for the first year of the road trip featuring your product. You will receive a Commercial Use license with these images so that you can use them in your own advertising and marketing efforts! This equates to a value of £6000 alone!

  • Your logo printed on a prime location on my polo/t-shirts and jackets.

Please note that I will only consider sponsorship donations from companies who are aligned to my morals and ethics.


You can pledge here


Donate/Pay £8,000 - Official Platinum Sponsor (Limited to 1) and get all the following


  • Be the only Platinum official sponsor of 'Grumpy Git's Road Trip' and #roadtrip4charity for 2 years. I will be limiting the Platinum sponsors to 1 company to ensure they get maximum exposure.

  • You/your company will be tagged/mentioned in a minimum of 10 posts on Instagram and Facebook per month.

  • Link to up to 5 URLs of your choice on your website or blog in 20 Pinterest Pins per month. Increase web visitors and product/service sales and improve SEO with backlinks.

  • Your logo displayed in the header (available throughout the website) on the upcoming, revamped website and blog (launched if the target of fundraising is reached) along with Sponsored by text.

  • "Sponsored by" section at the end of each blog post which will include your logo as a clickable link to your website. (I'm aiming to blog as often as possible once on the road but a minimum of once a week)

  • Credits on all YouTube videos created once the road trip starts for the duration of your sponsorship term (2 years)

  • If you have products suited to travel, camping, hiking or photography and would like to donate it I will include it in a minimum of 15 Instagram/Facebook posts per month for the duration of your sponsorship (2 years). You will be tagged in any images showing your product.

  • Donate a product along with your pledge and choose 5 images PER month for 2 years of the road trip featuring your product. You will receive a Commercial Use license with these images so that you can use them in your own advertising and marketing efforts! This equates to a value of £12,000 alone!

  • Your logo printed on a prime front location on my polo/t-shirts and jackets.

  • 2-year sponsorship term.

  • First refusal to renew as Platinum sponsor at end of sponsorship term.

Please note that I will only consider sponsorship donations from companies who are aligned to my morals and ethics.


You can pledge here


Common questions answered


What happens if you don't reach your target?

If the target of £20,000 is not reached, then your pledge is fully refunded at the end of the campaign! Therefore your pledge only becomes active if the target is reached by the end of the campaign.


Can I choose the date for my photoshoot if I pledge/donate?


If you are looking to pledge to secure a heavily discounted wedding photography rate, then of course your proposed date will be set and agreed upon. Please ENSURE you confirm your date is available BEFORE pledging.


For other photoshoots, you cannot choose a date. Your photoshoot will take place within 1 year of the road trip getting under way. If the crowdfunding fundraiser is successful in reaching the target, I will then plot out my route of the UK inputting locations of where photoshoots need to take place. I can then get in touch with anyone who has requested a photoshoot in exchange for their pledge and initially give them an estimated timescale for their photoshoot. I will then again give at least 1-week notice of when I will be in your area and to agree a date for me to attend your home, office or nearby park. You are receiving at least 50% off the usual pricing because I am requiring you to be flexible. You will also not be charged any travel expenses as I will specifically plan my route to include your location.


Can I choose the date for an online service or training?


Yes. If my target is reached on Crowdfunder, then I will make an online booking system available where you can book your preferred online session for a date and time that suits you.


Will there be contracts for the sponsorship opportunities?


Yes indeed. We will agree and sign a contract detailing the rewards you will receive for your donation/pledge ensuring peace of mind for your business and clarity on what will be delivered for the term of your sponsorship.

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EmC Photography


Baines Coney
Haverhill
Suffolk
CB9 7WU

United Kingdom (UK)

Tel: 07545 287 079

Email: info@emcphotography.biz

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