We all would love to get paid or compensated for traveling.
As travel is becoming more accessible to all, many new and inspiring travel bloggers/vloggers/podcasters/ influencers are looking to get paid and/or compensated for their influence.
RachelTravels.com has been running for three years and I’ve had the most amazing opportunities to partner and collaborate with amazing brands, including Herschel Supply Company, Amazing Thailand, AC Marriott hotels, and much more, to name a few.
Understand, it takes a lot of hard work, diligence, ignored messages, and consistency to get to a position of working with major brands. So heads up sweetie. If you’re not gonna be committed, then growing any success travel brand may not be for you.
But I want you to flourish, so I’m going to share with you what I’ve learned so far.
This is the “how” my friend.
Obviously, there’s more to it. But if you truly understand and are very clear about the following, you’ll be halfway there to getting paid and/or compensated for traveling:
1) There is no such thing as “free”: It was our good brother Drake who said, “I shouldn’t have to f*#&! for free.” And it’s true. As pretty and good looking as you are, no one is going to compensate you based off of your looks (or the looks of your Instagram ) alone. When collaborating and partnering with Brands they will require something from you as you would from them. This could include blog posts, video, reviews on certain sites, etc.
2) You MUST Understand Your Audience & The Brands’ Needs: This is possibly the most important point for you to remember. You must be VERY clear on your audience. If you have no idea of or not sure of exactly who you’re talking to, under their needs, desires, etc. it will be difficult to convince a brand that partnering together is mutually beneficial (keyword).
3) This is a Business Transaction: Seriously. You’re not just getting free nights stay at a beautiful resort and villa. You’re staying to document your experiences, writing about it, creating beautiful, visually appealing content, etc. As mentioned in an earlier point, you’re getting to give. If you desire to work with other Brands, you must take this seriously and with pride. Your name is on it.
4) Be Different: I think it’s safe to say, lately, there’s been an influx in travel bloggers/ influencers. Legit. We come a dime a dozen. So you must stand out in some way. What that means for you is going to be different from me what it means or looks like for me. If you want to get more clarity on how to set yourself apart, you can schedule a coffee date with me.
Now, do you want to figure this out on your own or use the exact pitch templates I use to work with huge global brands?
Of course, you do.
So now that you’re clear on what it takes to work with Brands, do you want the exact templates that I use to pitch major brands for partnerships, collaborations, and sponsorships?
These are the exact templates I use to pitch brands that I want to collaborate and partner with including Amazing Thailand, Norwegian Airlines, Herschel Supply, Co, and many others.
After three years as a Travel Influencer, I have learned how to structure these templates to get results and a response from brands. The way the templates are structured is very strategic.