Raising Funds

One of the downfalls of being a hiker/backpacker is the expense of the gear. And the expense of a thru-hike. I’m on an AmeriCorps budget and funds are tight, savings are not exactly something that I have at the moment. But I’m desperate to start finding ways to fund my future thru-hike.

I’ve been brainstorming lately to come up with ways to have an extra income. I’ve started looking into creating postcards from photographs that I’ve taken while hiking. I’m considering adding quotes, relevant to hiking, on some of them. The hard part is trying to sell them. If the postcards do well I’d like to try to start selling prints and building off of that. I’m also trying to find ways that I can get hired as a freelance writer. It’s hard to be creative in finding ways to raise funds, short of getting a second job. So if any of you lovely people have had any success in fundraising in the past I’d love to know!

Also feel free to check out my other blogs if you like:

My year of service with AmeriCorps:
http://oneluckygirlandherdog.wordpress.com/

Ramblings of Twenty-Something:
http://thoughtsofatwentysomethinggirl.wordpress.com/

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