Sunday, November 22, 2020

Fundraising Through Freelance Advertising?

 This is going to sound crazy, but I'm going to attempt to get my fundraising link out there by hiring a social media influencer. I went on Fiverr and found that there are people with large followings willing to share your information for $5. I narrowed it down to influencers from the United States since this is American Cancer Society and sent three potential influencers a message to find out more about their followers. Basically, do they really have engagement with posts.

If it seems like they might be able to help me, $5 is a small price to pay to help me raise the last $2000. 

The first influencer I messaged has 83,000 followers on his Twitter page. His bio says he's a "The ultimate Mercedes enthusiast." but looking at his Tweets, they're mostly advertisements lately. So I wonder how many people will actually read a Tweet from him if it comes across, even if he does have 83,000 followers.

The next person I messaged seems to be from India. I had marked English, not United States, when filtering sellers so I'll see if she responds, but I don't think I will use her since again it's an American Charity so international audiences might not be as willing to donate.

The last person I messaged has over 10,000 Instagram followers and a Facebook page with 100,000 fans. He responded to my message that since it's for charity he'd post to both pages so, here I go. $5 for a chance to reach the fundraising goal.

I created an image for him to post with a short blurb and the link...

After losing 100 pounds, my next goal is to run a marathon. I have teamed up with Team Determination to raise money for The American Cancer Society in memory of my grandmother. Team Determination is helping me train for the New York City Marathon 2021 (or later depending on safety).

I'm also going to create some holiday themed scheduled posts for Twitter. This way as people are doing Thanksgiving and Black Friday, they'll see some requests for donations. Tis the season...