Everyone is actually possible to be the travel guide as long as we know how to describe the destinations, attractions, and the most important is that we should actually know how to serve the visitors.
But we aren’t going to talk about the possibility for everyone to become the travel guide. I think, we should talk more further than that where becoming the guide can also supporting your financial and later on can support your life as well.
Yes, there should be at least a way for that since there may people who have such a dream. Moreover, what if you can be the travel guide at your own hometown or city you were born? Then it won’t lead you to start learning more since you are actually have been knowing much things around.
Do you know how you can earn money while becoming the travel guide at your own city?
Ways to be a travel guide
One of the best thing you can get when you are being the travel guide is that you are traveling around while getting paid. Surely you will have to responsible directly to your own guests but no matter what the risks are, become the guide somehow is the job with minimal risks.
You will only prepare the stories to tell, your energy and all the related things that may required by the guests who are hiring you to accompany them while exploring the surround environment.
But, as it can be a good business as it sounds, you will still need the preparations so you can really make yourself ready while finding the ways to marketing your services. That’s why I am presenting this for you.
1. Offer the hidden gem spots along with the popular destinations
One obvious thing we keep on getting from the travel managements or operators is we are recommended to visit the popular destinations all the time. It is not a fault at all if you are interesting about them, too. But, think differently when you are the businessman.
When you have something that the other travel operators didn’t do, you can really then make a differentiation about your services. And you can always starting it by offering something unique or never been offered before just like the special of virgin spot to be visited by your customers.
By doing this, customers may are thinking that you are really knowing more about the area than the others and that may the cause why your services as the travel guide will be hired.
2. Build a website to market your travel services as the guide
No matter how best your services are, most of the businessmen in the world are keep on trying to find the best formula that works to market their businesses. So do you with your travel services as the guide.
The main question is that, how you can reach the potential travellers as your customers?
Today, it is almost impossible for running businesses without making use of the website since it can be really effective in reaching more customers on internet.
You can also do the same thing even if you are only the local guide.
By building a site for those who need the travel guide services, you can also build your own brand (business and personal brand) through website that can help you reaching more travellers and surely the brands are possible to increase your travel guide fee.
3. Collaborate with the other related businesses
Can you really get customers anytime through a website? Yes, you can. But the thing is that, it is also takes time so you need more strategies so there will be more people are knowing that you are offering the travel guide services.
One of strategy you can use is that to collaborate with the other related businesses such as hotels and the other accommodations, travel managements, ticketing operators, rented transportation business and many more.
For example, let say that there will be an old lady in a hotel that will need a travel guide in a sudden for some reasons but surely that the hotel employee won’t do much things about her. Then, the manager may are thinking about you since you have been propose your services before and he was agreed to collaborate with you. Don’t you think this can be good for your business as well?
Or what if the travellers are asking you to providing them a car that can be rented, you can get an extra earning from the rented transportation services, can’t you?
That’s what the collaboration I am talking about. You will only need to think about how your proposal as the travel guide will also add the advantages for the other related businesses.
Keep on trying to find the other ways how you can be a travel guide at where you are living, while earning money where I think it will be the great inspirations for the others that also want to be the travel guide.