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We want to help more LGBT bloggers, YouTubers and social media personalities to travel the world & share their adventures.
We want to help more LGBT bloggers, YouTubers and social media personalities to travel the world & share their adventures.
49 backers pledged $5,122 to help bring this project to life.

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Outfluential was founded by the guys behind Two Bad Tourists, a popular travel blog and online resource for LGBT travelers created in 2012 focusing on international gay friendly destinations, festivals and events. With an audience of more than 110,000 readers and followers, the website has grown to become one of the most popular online travel blogs written specifically for the LGBT community. 

We want to use our expertise in blogging, social media and outreach to help content creators connect with the travel industry to provide opportunities for increased visibility for the LGBT community.  Like Two Bad Tourists, Outfluential was founded on a passion for travel and the belief that LGBT tourism is a unique and important segment of the industry that is full of opportunity but lacks full representation from within our own community of self-made content creators, social media stars, YouTubers and bloggers.

We think it's important for more LGBT people to travel and share their stories. The more LGBT visibility we provide, the better we can overcome homophobia and help LGBT people to travel safely and be better informed about the amazing opportunities around the world waiting to be discovered.

Which Rewards are right for you?

We realize that there are different types of project supporters and stakeholders. We greatly appreciate any support you can provide and we want to make sure your pledge is valuable to you. Therefore, we've created 3 different categories that you may fall into. Be sure you choose the right category that best describes you to make sure you get the best benefits from your pledge.

Friend, Family or Fan - choose this category if you're a general member of the community and just want to support our project. Perhaps we're friends, family members, former colleagues or you're simply a fan of Two Bad Tourists or another LGBT blogger or YouTuber.

Content Creator - choose this category if you're a blogger, make YouTube videos or have a social media channel where you purposely create fun and engaging content for an audience. There's no limit to the size of your audience, but we've created specialized rewards to best benefit you.

Travel Industry Professional - choose this category if you work in the travel industry. These rewards are specially selected to help give visibility to your brand or business by giving you access to our audience within the LGBT community.

Note: the rewards are the same for all 3 categories at both the $10 and $25 level. To obtain specialized rewards you'll need to support at the $50 level and above. If you'd like to learn more specific details about the rewards please contact us here.

 We've already started connecting with great LGBT content creators who want to be part of this exciting project. Check out what some of our existing supporters are saying about us.


"We're excited to be part of the Outfluential Team to support and empower equality connecting LGBT travelers worldwide." #lovewins #loveislove - Karl & Daan, KarlisWorld

“Improving LGBT visibility is important to us and we think travel is a great way to help our community around the world.” - Vinny & Luke, V-Squared

“We think Outfluential is a cool and much needed concept and we’re looking forward to joining the team.” - Lauren & Bly, Button & Bly's Travel Show

"We are passionate about travelling and in particular providing more visibility to LGBT travel. We are therefore delighted to be a part of the Outfluential project." - Stefan & Sebastien, Nomadic Boys

You can share this Kickstarter campaign with your friends, family or colleagues and earn 15% cash referral from any contributions they make. Find out how on our Kickbooster page here.

Outfluential is a simple concept - we want to help content creators earn a living by telling more travel stories. We’ll do this by connecting content creators with the travel industry in a win-win scenario where content creators get access to more travel opportunities while helping to provide visibility to destinations and brands that support the LGBT community and want us to visit. Writing and creating video about travel is fun and rewarding, but unless content creators can get rewarded for their time, it’s difficult to continuously tell these stories. By connecting these two parities, we hope to see more great travel adventures from our favorite storytellers which will ultimately help the LGBT community gain access to better travel tips, advice and safety information.

We understand that the concept of “gay travel” might not make sense to everyone. After all, does our identity really affect the way we travel? However, we do firmly believe that until the LGBT community has full rights and acceptance globally, there will always be a need for additional support and specialized services for our community to ensure the comfort, quality and safety of our travel experiences. But rather than let the travel industry and traditional media (e.g. magazines, apps, guide books, etc.) take the lead, we prefer to empower self-made bloggers, YouTubers and social media personalities to help pave the path.

Just to be fully transparent, we're happy to share how we plan to use the funds from the Kickstarter campaign.

  • $1,800 - Exhibiting at World Travel Market in London (November 2016)
  • $1,500 - Presenting at the CMI Travel Conference in Las Vegas (December 2016)  
  • $1,200 - Legal fees, filing and advice
  • $500 - Website fees, design and creative

 

 

Risks and challenges

As with any new business or initiative, there are risks involved and success is not guaranteed. In order for us to be successful we need support from all stakeholders involved. We need to form great relationships with content creators who trust us and they need to continue making awesome content that their viewers and fans love. We also need to convince the travel and media industries that we are equally important and that our voices should be heard.

There are also obvious risks and challenges in starting a project which promotes LGBT equality and visibility while battling homophobia. We expect to have adversaries who don't support the LGBT community but this won't stop us from achieving our goal.

Of course, any of these initiatives could cost more than budgeted or not work out, posing additional risk and challenges to our project. However, we are confident that with our expertise, dedication and support we already have from existing LGBT content creators, we'll be successful in bringing this project to fruition.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    General Supporter

    The rewards for all 3 categories are the same for the $10 level. Don't worry, you're still awesome!

    Includes:
    • Listing as supporter on Outfluential website
    • Thank you Tweet from TwoBadTourists, 30k followers
    • Thank you email
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    General Supporter

    The rewards for all 3 categories are the same for the $25 level. Don't worry, you're still SUPER awesome!

    Includes:
    • Listing as supporter on Outfluential website
    • Thank you Tweet w/ name&photo from TwoBadTourists, 30k followers
    • Thank you email
    • Newsletter feature w/ name listed as supporter - 6k subscribers
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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Friend, Family or Fan

    Choose this category if you're a general member of the community and just want to support our project

    Includes:
    • Listing as supporter on Outfluential website
    • Thank you Tweet w/ name&photo from TwoBadTourists, 30k followers
    • Thank you email
    • Prominent feature w/ name & photo in newsletter - 6k subscribers
    • Shared TwoBadTourists Instagram shoutout, 20k followers
    • 1 week small supporter banner on Two Bad Tourists w/ name & photo
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    Content Creator

    Choose this category if you're a blogger or make YouTube videos.

    Includes:
    • Listing as supporter on Outfluential website
    • Thank you Tweet w/ name&photo from TwoBadTourists, 30k followers
    • Thank you email
    • Prominent feature w/ name & photo in newsletter - 6k subscribers
    • Shared TwoBadTourists Instagram shoutout, 20k followers
    • Small banner on TwoBadTourists w/ YouTube/Blog link & CTA, 1 week
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    Travel Industry Professional

    Choose this category if you work in the travel industry

    Includes:
    • Listing as supporter on Outfluential website
    • Thank you Tweet w/ name&photo from TwoBadTourists, 30k followers
    • Thank you email
    • Prominent feature w/ name & photo in newsletter - 6k subscribers
    • Shared TwoBadTourists Instagram shoutout, 20k followers
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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Friend, Family or Fan

    Choose this category if you're a general member of the community and just want to support our project

    Includes:
    • Listing as supporter on Outfluential website
    • Thank you Tweet w/ name&photo from TwoBadTourists, 30k followers
    • Thank you email
    • Prominent feature w/ name & photo in newsletter - 6k subscribers
    • Shared TwoBadTourists Instagram shoutout, 20k followers
    • Small supporter banner on TwoBadTourists w/ name & photo, 1 month
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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Content Creator

    Choose this category if you're a blogger or make YouTube videos.

    Includes:
    • Listing as supporter on Outfluential website
    • Thank you Tweet w/ name&photo from TwoBadTourists, 30k followers
    • Thank you email
    • Prominent feature w/ name & photo in newsletter - 6k subscribers
    • Shared TwoBadTourists Instagram shoutout, 20k followers
    • Small banner on TwoBadTourists w/ YouTube/Blog link & CTA, 1month
    • 30 min 1-on-1 coaching session to help pitch brand/destination
    • Feature in TwoBadTourists blog post - Top YouTubers/bloggers
    • Introduction to 1 destination PR of choice from list
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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Travel Industry Professional

    Choose this category if you work in the travel industry

    Includes:
    • Listing as supporter on Outfluential website
    • Thank you Tweet w/ name&photo from TwoBadTourists, 30k followers
    • Thank you email
    • Prominent feature w/ name & photo in newsletter - 6k subscribers
    • Shared TwoBadTourists Instagram shoutout, 20k followers
    • Small banner on TwoBadTourists promoting business w/ link, 1 week
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  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Friend, Family or Fan

    Choose this category if you're a general member of the community and just want to support our project

    Includes:
    • Listing as supporter on Outfluential website
    • Thank you Tweet w/ name&photo from TwoBadTourists, 30k followers
    • Thank you email
    • Dedicated feature w/ name & photo in newsletter - 6k subscribers
    • Dedicated TwoBadTourists Instagram shoutout, 20k followers
    • Small supporter banner on TwoBadTourists w/ name & photo, 1 month
    • 30 min 1-on-1 coaching session to help plan an awesome trip
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  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Content Creator

    Choose this category if you're a blogger or make YouTube videos.

    Includes:
    • Listing as supporter on Outfluential website
    • Thank you Tweet w/ name&photo from TwoBadTourists, 30k followers
    • Thank you email
    • Dedicated feature w/ name & photo in newsletter - 6k subscribers
    • Dedicated TwoBadTourists Instagram shoutout, 20k followers
    • Small banner on TwoBadTourists w/ YouTube/Blog link & CTA, 1month
    • 1 hour 1-on-1 coaching session to help pitch brand/destination
    • Feature in TwoBadTourists blog post - Top YouTubers/bloggers
    • Introduction to 3 destination PRs of choice from list
    • Dedicated interview on Two Bad Tourists promoting your channels
    • Large banner on TwoBadTourists w/ YouTube subscribe CTA - 1 week
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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Travel Industry Professional

    Choose this category if you work in the travel industry

    Includes:
    • Listing as supporter on Outfluential website
    • Thank you Tweet w/ name&photo from TwoBadTourists, 30k followers
    • Thank you email
    • Dedicated feature w/ name & photo in newsletter - 6k subscribers
    • Dedicated TwoBadTourists Instagram shoutout, 20k followers
    • Small banner on TwoBadTourists promoting business w/ link,1 month
    • 30 min 1-on-1 coaching session to help plan an awesome trip
    • Large banner on TwoBadTourists promoting business w/ link, 1 week
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    Pledge $275 or more About $275

    Travel Industry Professional

    Choose this category if you work in the travel industry

    Includes:
    • Listing as supporter on Outfluential website
    • Thank you Tweet w/ name&photo from TwoBadTourists, 30k followers
    • Thank you email
    • Dedicated feature w/ name & photo in newsletter - 6k subscribers
    • Dedicated TwoBadTourists Instagram shoutout, 20k followers
    • Small banner on TwoBadTourists promoting business w/ link,1 month
    • 1 hour 1-on-1 coaching session to help plan an awesome trip
    • Large banner on TwoBadTourists promoting brand/business - 1 month
    • Shared Sponsored Post on TwoBadTourists promoting business/brand
    • Dedicated Email blast to 6k subscribers promoting your business
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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Friend, Family or Fan

    Choose this category if you're a general member of the community and just want to support our project

    Includes:
    • Listing as supporter on Outfluential website
    • Thank you Tweet w/ name&photo from TwoBadTourists, 30k followers
    • Thank you email
    • Dedicated feature w/ name & photo in newsletter - 6k subscribers
    • Dedicated TwoBadTourists Instagram shoutout, 20k followers
    • 1 hour 1-on-1 coaching session to help plan an awesome trip
    • Small supporter banner on TwoBadTourists w/ name& photo, 2 months
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  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Content Creator

    Choose this category if you're a blogger or make YouTube videos.

    Includes:
    • Listing as supporter on Outfluential website
    • Thank you Tweet w/ name&photo from TwoBadTourists, 30k followers
    • Thank you email
    • Dedicated TwoBadTourists Instagram shoutout, 20k followers
    • Small banner on TwoBadTourists w/ YouTube/Blog link & CTA, 1month
    • 2 hour 1-on-1 coaching session to help pitch brand/destination
    • Introduction to 5 destination PRs of choice from list
    • Feature in TwoBadTourists blog post - Top YouTubers/bloggers
    • Dedicated interview on Two Bad Tourists promoting your channels
    • Large banner on TwoBadTourists w/ YouTube subscribe CTA, 2 months
    • Dedicated Email blast to 6k subscribers promoting your channels
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    Limited 1 backer
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  15. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Travel Industry Professional

    Choose this category if you work in the travel industry

    Includes:
    • Listing as supporter on Outfluential website
    • Thank you Tweet w/ name&photo from TwoBadTourists, 30k followers
    • Thank you email
    • Dedicated feature w/ name & photo in newsletter - 6k subscribers
    • Dedicated TwoBadTourists Instagram shoutout, 20k followers
    • Small banner on TwoBadTourists promoting business w/ link,1 month
    • 1 hour 1-on-1 coaching session to help plan an awesome trip
    • Large banner on TwoBadTourists promoting brand/business - 1 month
    • Dedicated Sponsored Post on TwoBadTourists promoting business
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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Travel Industry Professional

    Choose this category if you work in the travel industry

    Includes:
    • Listing as supporter on Outfluential website
    • Thank you Tweet w/ name&photo from TwoBadTourists, 30k followers
    • Thank you email
    • Dedicated Email blast to 6k subscribers promoting your business
    • Dedicated TwoBadTourists Instagram shoutout, 20k followers
    • Small banner on TwoBadTourists promoting brand/business, 2 months
    • 1 hour 1-on-1 coaching session to help plan an awesome trip
    • Large banner on TwoBadTourists promoting brand/business, 2 months
    • Dedicated Sponsored Post on TwoBadTourists promoting business
    • Flyer distribution at 2017 LGBT Travel Show
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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    Travel Industry Professional

    Choose this category if you work in the travel industry

    Includes:
    • Listing as supporter on Outfluential website
    • Thank you Tweet w/ name&photo from TwoBadTourists, 30k followers
    • Thank you email
    • Dedicated Email blast to 6k subscribers promoting your business
    • Dedicated TwoBadTourists Instagram shoutout, 20k followers
    • Small banner on TwoBadTourists promoting brand/business, 3 months
    • 1 hour 1-on-1 coaching session to help plan an awesome trip
    • Large banner on TwoBadTourists promoting brand/business, 3 months
    • Dedicated Sponsored Post on TwoBadTourists promoting business
    • Flyer distribution at 2017 LGBT Travel Show
    • Twitter Chat Sponsor (est. 5+ million Twitter impressions)
    • Listed as sponsor in press release sent to 50+ LGBT media outlets
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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    Travel Industry Professional

    Choose this category if you work in the travel industry

    Includes:
    • Listing as supporter on Outfluential website
    • Thank you Tweet w/ name&photo from TwoBadTourists, 30k followers
    • Thank you email
    • Dedicated Email blast to 6k subscribers promoting your business
    • Dedicated TwoBadTourists Instagram shoutout, 20k followers
    • Small banner on TwoBadTourists promoting brand/business, 3 months
    • 1 hour 1-on-1 coaching session to help plan an awesome trip
    • Large banner on TwoBadTourists promoting brand/business, 3 months
    • Dedicated Sponsored Post on TwoBadTourists promoting business
    • Flyer distribution at 2017 LGBT Travel Show
    • Twitter Chat Sponsor (est. 5+ million Twitter impressions)
    • Listed as sponsor in press release sent to 50+ LGBT media outlets
    • 2017 Presenting Sponsor (includes influencer campaign)
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Funding period

- (30 days)