“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”
― David Mitchell
***This article provides additional marketing tips to enhance our previous article: How to Start a Travel Website for $99
When you put up a travel business, you start to become fond of quoting famous people and books with influential liking to travel, thinking that quotes will ever make an impact in your market.
You can probably count the days by counting your quotes. You count more and more, but to no avail. Ever wonder why? Yes, people are fond of quotes. But, quotes remain as words unless transformed into a more convincing form: something dramatic, highly engaging and mystifyingly igniting. Now, you are describing promotion.
Promotion or marketing is the hardest play to master, not only for new established businesses – it is an eternal exercise that needs brilliance and genius on a constant basis. The business world is changing, so must this skill. It must evolve according to the progressing views and preferences of your target market.
Now, you must be in deep thoughts. Your business is basically new; you still don’t have the manpower and the financial capacity to steal a scene in the travel industry. So, you start to feel hopeless. But, wait, weep not!
There must always be EASY and AFFORDABLE means for your new travel business to shine, not just a little, but shine the brightest.
Here, I will count the ways. Pick that $25 from your pocket and begin imaging a business that doesn’t drive you crazy. Here are some offers to help your new travel business grow:
I will tweet your products or services to OVER 6,000 followers for $5
You see this account? This is a must! Capture the online scene. Make your business visible inside one of the most advanced virtual channels for conversation, Twitter. Wouldn’t you like 6, 000 or more people to read your live updates and juicy offers?
Consider MediaGirl‘s great promotion to her twitter followers.
I will publish your article on my travel blog for $5
Travel blogs are still the most conventional tools for the romantics. Travlers consult blogs to explore others’ ideas and opinions when it comes to places to visit. Tourists also ask for insights from the most trusted travel enthusiasts.
Check BettyRoberts‘s blog and be amazed by what she has in store, your business might be featured here one day.
I will make you an awesome infograph for $5
More people are visual than wordy. You hand them a 10-page book or a 15-page illustration and they’ll still grab the latter. Inforgraph makes amazing business tool, it is an artistic form of communication that can easily be understood. It catches the attention very well!
Check Liezel‘s awesome styles that might match your type of infograph!
I will advertise your business on a Pedicab in Times Square NYC for $5
If you want tour ads to be cool, catchy and well, one-of-a-kind, you must invest your $5 dollars in this great gig! A pedicab cab is moving, it deals with countless people in a day – making your ads visible all over the city. Just make sure that your advertisement isn’t crazy enough to cause an accident.
Well, Fiver‘s unique way is in-demand, check it out before it’s too late!
I will design a creative flyer for you for $5
With the winning combination of professional and art touches, what more can you ask for in a flyer?
Flyers are the easiest and cheapest promotional tools. You can make things happen by handing them to the people inside that coffee shop near your site or simply to the people that pass you by.
Aleeshaaa‘s great designs are waiting to be seen anytime.
So what now?
It’s time to get the ball rolling with your business. With $25 dollars and willingness to work hard, you will surely drive your business to success. Good luck and get ready to shine!
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with the problem longer” – Albert Einstein
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As a proud management PhD dropout, let me tell you one thing that I’ve learned about work: money comes from working; wealth comes from having money and people work for you.
Although we all have to work to earn money, the more of our resources that we invest, the more we can earn in the long-term without working. Therefore, any time that you can afford to invest, do it.
With your blog, hiring a writer can be one of the best investments you can make – giving you additional content, some extra time, and new perspectives. Having other writers create several articles for your website every week may help propel your website to success significantly faster.
The Value of Outsourcing Some of Your Content
If you want to develop relationships with readers, it will be important for you to be involved in your website – with the writing, commenting, and social media. However, this doesn’t mean that you cannot pay someone to write an article here and there. The more content you have, the more readers you will attract to your site.
As you will notice from looking around FiverrDaily.com, I have started paying for a few articles here and there. Although the site is not making much money yet, I believe that a small investment in content now will be of significant value in the future.
What Type of Content Should You Hire Someone to Write?
If you can afford to spend $30-$50 per article, then you can find people to write just about anything for your blog content. There are many experts who will write great content for you – for the right price.
However, if you are living on the edge of being broke (like myself), then $30 is a little out of your price range. Fortunately, it is possible to purchase articles off of Fiverr for $5, or even hire a Filipino writer on Odesk for $2 an article.
When hiring an inexpensive writer, it is important to recognize that they are not going to be a professional in the subject, they will not be able to invest a lot of time into the article (you aren’t paying them that much), and their English may not be fantastic. Therefore don’t expect a $50 article for $5.
An inexpensive writer can be helpful for:
When you tell the writer what you want them to write about, recognize that you may be more of an expert than they are (at least at the beginning). Therefore, don’t expect to be blown away. But it can still be nice to get some content that you would not have time to create yourself – and as long as it’s relatively decent, it can add something extra to your site.
How Can I Find a Talented Writer to Hire?
If you hire a writer, don’t try to be cheap. Recognize that you will get what you pay for, and live with that. Some people think that they can pay someone in the Philippines next to nothing and have top-notch content. That’s foolish. Don’t try to cheat anyone, don’t make them do complex rewrites, and ALWAYS pay your writers.
That being said, here are some steps to help you find a great writer:
1. Look on Fiverr or Odesk
If you want to select someone yourself, Fiverr is a great website to use. You can find someone who specializes in your topic, and make a purchase.
For someone looking for a long-term writer, or for someone who would like to have multiple choices – post a job on Odesk. You will begin receiving bids for your job and you can select the person who has the best fit.
2. Review Previous Ratings
The quality of a writer can be partially determined by seeing how other people have rated them. A low Fiverr score or Odesk rating may suggest that this person is trying to do something that they aren’t very good at. This would suggest that you keep looking.
3. Ask to See Previous Work
Especially when someone is new, it is nice to see examples of their writing style. Most people should be able to send a copy or link to an article that they have written. This will give you a good taste of their writing style.
4. Start With a Sample Article
Start with a test run. If you don’t have a lot of money, you can suggest offering a lower rate for the first article – but always pay. It is likely that you will have to try out several writers before you find a good one. Therefore, be patient, pay people as promised, and be willing to move on.
5. Keep Great Writers Around
Once you’ve found that A+ writer, hang on to them! Be thoughtful, give them leeway, and provide bonuses when you can. A good writer is worth a lot – so make sure you hang on to them.
Groom Your Writers for Management
At first, you may just want a few articles here and there. However, if your website starts getting big and difficult to manage, it can help to have a writer on hand who knows how things work. Once you find a great writer, if they are willing to work hard, consider grooming them to start managing the website – leaving you time for other ventures.
It takes a lot of work to develop a popular blog. I am realizing that 5,000 views a day in 100 days may be even more challenging than I thought! But I’m still going for it. And having an extra few articles to publish is certainly helping.
What are your thoughts on hiring a writer? Do you prefer the control of writing all of the content yourself, or do you want to develop a website that manages itself?