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