Start a Tour Guiding Business Online
Yes, It’s been done. And you can too
If you’re a guide, or interested in leading tours to historically significant places, culturally alive places, or any other place of interest, you might want to know that you can make a proper career out of this hobby.
There’s no dearth of ideas and absolutely no need to feel lost implementing them too.
Simply set up your business online.
There are all these advantages to being online and let us start with how you can make the most of this opportunity.
Describe your tours. The stage is all yours. Choose words that instigate a sense of wonder and mystery. Give a little teaser to your readers and leave them wanting to know more by joining your tours.
Put up alluring pictures of the places you take clients on a tour to. Spend some time to make these pictures special. Remember; a picture speaks a thousand words!
Put in a scheduled calendar. This makes it super easy for your current clients as well as potential ones to know when your tours are available. Even if you plan to be available on demand, it might be a good idea to keep some regular slots listed so your clients know that you can be contacted for those days and times.
Include a link to payments for your listed tours. Once you have a visitor on your website who is interested in what you offer, they are more likely to make a commitment right away. If they have to go to another place to pay up and secure a spot, it is likely that interest will die down. So provide them with an opportunity to pay as they browse your tours.
Use client testimonials to show that your work is appreciated and bring forth whatever it is that is special about your tours. Perhaps they are full of interesting information, peppered with humour, or even in unexplored places. Your personal brand is built as a sum of all these parts so continue to pay attention to what you put up on your website.
Keep your contact details easily visible on the landing page of your website. It makes it easy and almost encourages people to write to you and start an inquiry.
Include a simple form on your landing page that asks for the email address and name of the visitor to your website. Provide them with the opportunity to sign up to hear from you on updates or messages you may send periodically.
Take these simple steps on a trusted platform like Shopmatic to set up your tour guiding business. The technology to support the various needs of your online store exist. All you need to do is fill in your own information and you’re good to go.
It’s really that simple to turn your hobby into a profitable business. Make a start now.