Set up a blog, instagram and facebook following to get free toursLots of working holiday travelers dream about making big money becoming travel writers or professional bloggers and retiring early on a stream of easy income from their literary assets. While success is possible for a small percentage of people in the blogosphere and make a good income from being travel writers, this is normally attached to some prior celebrity status that has given them the jump on regular people.
For travellers there is one specific way to put your blog, Instagram account or writing skills into action and seek out tour operators and accommodation who will heavily discount or provide the product for free.
When talking to accommodation providers directly or emailing them in advance of your arrival at the destination you can promote yourself as a blogger or pro Instagram user who offer them exposure in exchange for discount or free product. There appears to be certain personality types at a better at pulling this off than others, but it never hurts to try.
It has also been seen to be done to write a review or the blog prior to the travels, so the operator you are seeking favour from can see that you have researched their product and have completed your side of the deal.
While it has not been seen to be tested, pre writing reviews on Google business or TripAdvisor is another way to win favour with accommodation and tour operators. To read the reviews and then make contact on the phone or by email should impress once they realise that you have already done something for them. This is even more meaningful to operators they have recently received a negative review which normally leave them in a state of mind a distress.
So the resolve you should have is to take 15 minutes to set up a blog account, 10 minutes to start using Instragam, and 5 minutes to create a Tripadvisor account before you start to travel.