10 Tips to Become a Successful Travel Guide

Published August 31, 2018

If you like traveling, and want to make some money from it, then you should really follow the pieces of advice below in order to become one of the greatest travel guide among your peers.

  1. Make yourself popular

The landscape of this business of has changed since it all started. It is even more difficult as more and more people create similar content. Nevertheless, do not despair.  Perhaps you just need work on how you present your videos to others.  I think that more and more social networking platforms have considered this, so they have built tools to help find new content. I know that YouTube has created a column with “up and coming” suggestions trying to bring out the talents of other new creators.

  1. Believe in what you are doing

Everything has to do with how passionate you are about what you are doing. I believe that the viewers you have can understand if you are passionate or just chasing the increase of the screenings. Some people like the process of editing, video editing, adding music and special effects, whilst some people just like to share their personality and take an opportunity to say what they want to say.

  1. Be unique

Be unique and create things you can not find anywhere else. Sometimes it’s good to follow trends and see what’s popular, but you have to do it in your own way and style so that you’re special and you therefore stand out.  For example, have a dinner at Jimbaran seafood restaurant, which is one of the best in Indonesia, instead of tasting some street food, like everyone does, when you reach this marvelous country is perhaps makes you more unique.

  1. Meet other people

Find people to share your content with – even if it’s a small audience to begin with. Share your audience and connect with other people who do the same thing as you are doing with a similar level of passion.

  1. Understand social platforms

YouTube and Facebook will be the main ‘players’ in the online video market. However, will they help you take your work in a different direction? Will they offer something new? They both live and feature 360 degrees of ​​content. So be active on those two platforms.

  1. You do not have to have expensive equipment

Start with your cell phone. The story you intend to share is far more important than the quality of your photos or film. Many of the travel influencers started using a small camera that was not of good quality. Later they bought lenses for better shots, but this step is generally not necessary.  Some of the audience have said that the better the quality of the pictures, the more inclined they are to question how authentic the content is.

  1. Do not consider it your permanent job

It is quite difficult to make this your primary source of income. If you love it and enjoy it, try it as a hobby and see how it works. But do not go into it with the expectation that you will get money. If you start and build an audience, it can evolve well. It is the same as any skill, it starts like a hobby and then you learn. Professional musicians do not immediately start earning money by playing in a band; they do a lot of rehearsals and just play for fun at first. That’s the way you have to see it. Starting out with a conviction that you will make money out of it is most likely naive.

  1. Try to make the difference

It is very easy to deal with things that are shallow. How we behave in humans, animals, and the planet – these are the messages you should discover your own answers to.

Do not be afraid to show off your personality

It is very important to show people who you really are and not pretend to be something else.

  1. Do not have obsessions

Be happy with everything you do, and don’t do it if it gets you too tired. It’s so simple!

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