How to Share Your Experiences to Maximise Your Passive Income
One of the most common hurdles that guides struggle with is how they can share their experience with their following to increase the passive income they create. Every experience that you create has the potential to earn passive income, and the more people you share it with, the more likely your experience is to be viewed. In this blog you will find our top tips to sharing your experience, as well as links to our pre-made templates to help you on your sharing journey!
Here is our list of the best ways to share your FreeGuides experience:
- Your website
- Hostels and hotels
- Your physical store
- FreeGuides QR codes
REMINDER: Each experience you create has a UNIQUE Link on our FreeGuides app and web-app. This means that you are able to send anyone your link and they can access that experience. To see how to find your unique link on the FreeGuides phone app and web app, please refer to the red boxes in the images below.
a) Facebook Groups
If you are apart of a Facebook Group and the experience you have created has relevance to the group; you can share your experience and will reach a tight-knit community.
b) Facebook Post
If you have a decent amount of Facebook friends, sharing your experience on your Facebook wall will allow your friends to view it. This will also give you the opportunity to introduce your friends to also create experiences on FreeGuides.
You can click on the below image to access our pre-made template to help you share your experience on Facebook!
Instagram has been one of the most important platform's influencers have utilised to grow their following. There are a handful of things you can do to promote your experience.
a) Instagram Biography
Your Instagram biography allows for a link and a brief description. Most influencers include a LinkTree in their biography with a few links to their passive income lists. Your experience on FreeGuides can go on that list and can assist you with building up your passive income resources.
b) Instagram Reels
Instagram's Reels feature is a great way to give your followers a glimpse of what your experience looks like. You could make a short, aesthetic video of you going on your FreeGuides experience, or even a tutorial video demonstrating how your followers can access and follow your experience on the FreeGuides app.
c) Tagging and Hashtags
You can tag @FreeGuides on your Posts/Stories/Reels to increase the views on your experience. We will share your Story/Post/Reels when you tag us. Also, use #freeguides on all your posts as there are high levels of activity on this hashtag.
d) Instagram Post/Story
Both Instagram Stories and Instagram posts allow for you to share photos and images. You can use this to your advantage and share the experience you created on FreeGuides to give your followers a better understanding of what the experience is about.
You can click on the below image to access our pre-made template to help you share your experience using Instagram posts!
You can click on the below image to access our pre-made template to help you share your experience using Instagram stories & reels!
Create an aesthetic video or vlog of you going on your experience. You can also share this with your following to further increase your passive income. Youtube can provide passive income to videos with a decent amount of views. Sharing your Youtube video and FreeGuides experiences will allow you to increase your experiences on both platforms.
When you click on the share button on your FreeGuides experience, you will be given the option to share your experience on WhatsApp.
This is a great sharing mechanism because we have already created an automated message for you to use if you decide to send it to your WhatsApp friends! This message includes the link to your experience and states how many people have already gone on it - making your job super easy!
5. Your Website
Do you already have your own website or blog? If the answer is yes, then you could use your platform to promote your FreeGuides experiences. We recommend creating a promotional banner that could look something like the image below. You could insert images of your own experiences, change the colours to suit your website, and attach a link to lead your viewers to your experience.
You can click on the below image to access our pre-made template to help you share your experience using website promotions!
6. Hostels and hotels
Hostels are the perfect place to share your experiences, guest of hostels are always looking for fun things to do and what better way to discover amazing things to do than FreeGuides.
Simply edit the below template to suit your experiences and take these posters to your local hostel. If you want to take it to the next level email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you some flyers if you want.
If you have a LinkedIn profile, sharing your experience to your feed will allow your network to view it. You could use our template below to create a visual post, and include your unique experience link in the caption. This also gives you the opportunity to introduce your friends to FreeGuides and they can begin making experiences to!
You can click on the below image to access our pre-made template to help you share your experience on LinkedIn!
8. Your Physical Store
A great way to increase exposure to your experience is to create and stick up promotional posters to your business windows or other visible places outside. On the poster, we recommend including the name of your experience, some photos of your experience, and a QR code that viewers can scan to access the experience! Refer to point 8 for more information on how to create a QR code. If you don't own a store space, but have included shop, cafe or restaurant stops in your experience, why not have a chat to these businesses and ask if you can hang your poster up there! Check out some poster inspiration below.
You can click on the below image to access our pre-made template to help you share your experience by creating promotional posters!
Another useful way to engage your customers with your experience is to hand out physical brochures promoting your experience. We recommend creating a trifold pamphlet using our template linked below, and include your contact information, a description of your experience, photos, and maybe even a personal story about how you became a FreeGuides tour guide. This is beneficial because you can include a bit more information in comparison to a poster, and customers can have their own tangible copy to take with them.
You can click on the below image to access our pre-made template to help you share your experience by creating promotional pamphlets!
c) Business Cards
Nothing screams professional like your own business card! Creating a business card to hand out to new explorers who visit your store is a great way to market yourself as a FreeGuides tour guide and direct people to all the experiences you have created on the app. It's also useful for explorers to have your contact information if they have any questions about the experiences you have created.
You can click on the below image to access our pre-made template to help you create your very own business card!
9. FreeGuides QR Codes
Recently we ran a pilot program in NYC where one of our guides stuck up QR codes around the city redirecting explorers to their own experience... and this saw HUGE success with a lot of traffic being directed to their experience! To share your own experience, it would be a great idea for you to convert your own experience's unique link into a QR code.
We recommend using QRCode Monkey to create your QR code - it's super easy and free to use! Alternatively you can email @email@example.com and we can arrange for you to be mailed personal QR codes stickers for your tours!
Once you have created your QR codes, we recommend sticking them up in relevant local locations like public signage that may be relevant to your tour. For example, for the Central park tour the tour guide stuck them on place name signs and public information signs. See the slideshow below for more example of where you could stick the codes.