I am a 21 year old undergraduate Digital Media student at Falmouth University with a passion for beauty, fashion, art and technology.
I need to raise £950 to replace my broken computer equipment in order to develop my hobby into a viable career.
3 years ago, before I started at uni, I began a blog as a hobby (click to see) It combines my enthusiasm for creative eye makeup, fashion, writing and communication. I create visually attractive pages with dynamic, relevant content. I give beauty advice , style tips and answer specific questions (click to read). In the first few months , to my surprise, I gained 1000 followers. I never dreamed at the outset that I'd have the kind of following I have today - 12000 and rising!
In the blog I take pride in trying to answer as many questions and requests as I can each day and enjoy the interaction I have with my followers and visitors. I am inspired by the number of people that love all the things I write, and come to me for advice - from all around the world. I find it so exciting.
As I enter my final year of my degree I am looking to the future and researching possible avenues for my career in Digital Media.
What's my idea? Well, so many of the lovely people that I interact with through my blog have requested time and time again that I create video tutorials/an online channel dedicated to answering their questions.
This is a hugely popular modern medium. I have always dreamed of creating a channel as a way to extend the site, and to show more specifically the techniques, products etc I advise them about.
In the past I felt too shy to put myself forward, but, during my time at Falmouth Uni my confidence has grown, I have modelled for photographer friends (see pic above - pink hair!), and feel able to take on the challenge of fronting my own channel.
I have researched with interest the growing number of beauty bloggers who developed their careers through YouTube channels etc, ( **see list of examples below) It is an exciting, contemporary and growing medium accessed regularly and freely by my generation. I believe, having the enthusiasm, experience and supporters I already have, strongly indicates that I have the potential to develop my own career in this genre by creating my own channel.
So, why am I Crowdfunding?
Simply - In order to create this style of video, I need to buy a computer and software. I specifically need a Mac computer and software such as Final Cut Pro and Premier. Alas, I have a student fee debt of £27,000!.
I would be so very grateful if you would consider helping me explore my dream of becoming a professional Beauty Blogger/YouTuber. I believe I have the credentials to make a success of it, I just need your support to help me take the next step.
Thank you so much :)
** Beauty bloggers include:
- Lauren Curtis
All photo credits go to Fashion Photographer Elise Wee. Current student at Falmouth University.