We believe many people want to experience the people and places in this sector.
But businesses in this sector have limited to no capacity for effective promotion, so we want to keep our promotional options very affordable and still be able to ensure they get a content-rich, effective feature on our site. Our motto is:
We’re excited to tell stories about traditions, cultural festivals, self-guided walks, history and nature, but these are not associated with clients that can pay us… and here, your support will help us include this amazing content and not need to cover the costs by raising our prices for paid content.
Your support will enable us to keep costs low and provide top quality, free content to create a dynamic, effective website for clients and exploring travellers alike.
Keep it low-cost for our clients: we offer a free basic listing, but we also want to ensure our paid features are kept low cost and high quality, telling the full, rich story of Saint Lucia.
- Amazing Freelancers: We have a team of freelance writers, photographers and videographers contributing to Island Effect: Your support will go towards ensuring we have a good team who get paid a fair fee for their amazing contributions.
- Community mentorship: We want to create a community of clients and hold meet-ups, networking and mentoring sessions. We’ll seek grant funding but often we will need to match funds – your contributions can help make this happen!
- Excellent website: We need to make sure we have an eye-catching, fully functioning site and be able to adapt and grow as new needs become known to us.
- Facebook post “boosts”: We will promote via our supportive network of fans and media contacts, but we will also make use of affordable promotion via Facebook. Your support will help fund this – especially for non-commercial content.
- Promotion, Promotion, Promotion: The more we can promote ourselves, the more our mission is likely to succeed! Your contribution will make a real difference!
- Awesome e-newsletters: A big part of making sure our site is effective is making sure people receive the amazing travel inspiration so we will create and send out great newsletters!
- Much more: We’ll tell you about the things we need along the way. Despite our best efforts to think of everything up front, we know there’ll be opportunities that come up along the way and we’ll want to be in a position to be able to act on them.
You can give your contribution to our work below – we have set options for you to give a little or to pay for a specific length of a non-commercial feature.
You can choose to support a single time and select a contribution by the length of feature you’d like to pay for – select ‘Feature Length’ Buy Now button below
If you would like to give us something every month for a 12 month period, then select the Long-Term Subscribe button option
Thank you for your contributions – you help make our site full of a wealth of fun, serious and interesting content!
We welcome your support however it comes!
We’d love for you to share our website with friends and family, whether they are fellow explorers, or businesses you think would benefit from being featured on Island Effect.
If you’d like to contribute physical items or your skills, just send us an email and tell us what you’re thinking!