Australian marketer who hated her job bids to crowd fund new life in the US

A former marketer who was on close to six-figures is seeking funds via a GoFundMe campaign so she can pursue her dream of being a nutrition and lifestyle coach in the US.

Claire Morgan – who has spent time as the brand, marketing and communications manager for MoneyMe and the head of marketing at GetCapital – says she has been in the US for nearly five months, and has “not done any cash work or received money illegally, even though there have been plenty of opportunities”. Morgan says she needs the money to fund her Green Card, which she has to apply for before July.

So far, she has raised $2,215 of the $4,000 she is seeking.

Morgan’s career also includes sub-editing and writing for Oxygen magazine and working as a PR account manager for GoodFit PR. In September 2016 she launched Aqua Commz and took on the role of director and brand integrity specialist, but says she ultimately became dissatisfied with her marketing career and after a trip to Bali, realised LA was the place she should be.

“I had really achieved everything that I thought I should want for my age and stage in life. I was making close to six figures in my late 20s, had the boyfriend, the great job title, and a beautiful apartment in the heart of Sydney, and everything looked great,” Morgan says in her crowd funding video.

“Some of you might be wondering what happened to my money when I had such a comfortable job and a comfortable life. The reality of the situation is, I still spent what I earned,” she said of why she is seeking additional funds.

Morgan is also reaching out to Donald Trump on Twitter in a bid to propel her campaign.

“The reason that I wanted to reach out to President Trump is that first and foremost my life has been a little too serious for a long time… and I thought, sometimes, you’ve just got to live a little,” Morgan said in a Facebook Live video.

Noting she is not a very political person, Morgan said she wants to support the Trump administration in “any way” that she can.

“I don’t know all of the nitty-gritty details of Trump’s policies, what he stands for, who he is personally. I don’t know him. I have heard some of the more dramatic stories. But regardless of his political views and whether or not you agree with how he has come across in the media… throwing stones doesn’t really get you anywhere,” she says.

“In the case of Donald Trump, I feel for him, because he has had a lot of negativity and a lot of stones thrown at him on a scale that is pretty extraordinary around the world.”

Morgan said she had received a mix response to her fundraising efforts.

Morgan’s GoFundMe campaign can be found here.


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