Co-founder and CEO of Horizon Guides. We're commissioning! Register your details for news of (well paying!) guidebook assignments: www.horizonguides.com/journalists
This looks cool, vaguely similar direction to what we're doing with Horizon Guides' expert Q&A: https://www.travelmassive.com/posts/horizon-guides-448042677 Great to see validation of shared concepts, and I know there's plenty of traveller demand to go... show more
Some great comments below on what you cover + how. I'll add a different angle to this, from my own expertise in publishing + marketing. Unless you're a hobby blogger doing it just for the fun + passion, you probably care about things like your website ... show more
Hi Linda, you might want to create a listing on Horizon Guides too – it works similar to affiliate networks but as a direct channel.
The consensus on the question I posted before seems to be that it's okay to encourage travel, but that we need to encourage traveling BETTER, whether that means encouraging choosing trains over planes, taking longer trips, seeing things in a different way, etc. My question now is HOW? How do I as a content creator do that? I mean, just lecturing people about sustainability or whatever isn't going to help. I'd love some PRACTICAL ideas on how to encourage better travel. So far I'm trying - not always succeeding - to avoid writing about the places that are very popular and instead focusing on lesser-traveled places. I'm avoiding big general listicles and instead trying to write about much narrower topics. As much as possible, I'm traveling by train or bus rather than plane and that'll come through when I write about a place. Any other suggestions?
I'm working for iDrive4x4 and we are setting up our affiliate program. 💭 Our dream: Big and small travel bloggers from Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Oman and Georgia promote travel by 4x4 with rooftent, sending their readers to idrive4x4.com and earning commission once they book. I'm being overwhelmed by the amount of Affiliate Marketing Software Platforms that present themselves online. Some are really expensive, others more affordable. We need to choose one, but we are not ready to invest 1000s of euros into this. I think there is maximum of 100 euros a month and 500 euros for installation. Which affordable platform can we use that travel bloggers are also comfortable with? Examples of platforms I found are: AffiliateWP: https://affiliatewp.com/ FirstPromoter: https://firstpromoter.com/ Tradedoubler: https://grow.tradedoubler.com/ Leaddyno: https://www.leaddyno.com/pricing Awin: https://www.awin.com/ And many many more... 👉 Would love to hear from travel bloggers what they recom...
Even last year, I didn't consider artificial intelligence (AI) a threat to a travel journalist. Artificial intelligence applications seemed clumsy, and open-source language models primarily silly. I have made an effort to research and follow the development. Although I see a lot of opportunities, I also see threats that the price of billable work will collapse either directly when artificial intelligence replaces a human as a writer or when artificial intelligence makes it possible for people who previously could not write publishable articles. Have you noticed that the number of articles produced directly with artificial intelligence has increased? Or that there has been a significant decrease in writing fees? An example of an artificial intelligence (AI) application that already creates publishable articles for some uses is, for instance, Surfer. What worries me the most is the pace of development. When the content it writes is already so good, how good will it be next year? I...