Show Around app is available on the website for Android or iOS devices. This app allows travelers to find a person living in the city to show them around. It is fantastic to travel to a foreign country alone or in groups. However, once you arrive it is fantastic to meet a person to show you around. With the help of this app, you can find local people to show you around their city and take you to places that you normally wouldn’t go. It is now so easy to plan a trip or even be a guide for a visitor in your own country. So next time you want to travel to a new destination using the app to help you find a person to take you around.
How Does It Work?
- For the traveler or guide, you’ll need to download the app and install it on your phone. You can download the app on the website or from the Google Play Store or the App Store.
- Register with the app and create your account. It is easy to create your account with Facebook.
- As a traveler, you should fill in your profile and add a few pictures. This will make your profile look more authentic and trustworthy.
- As a guide, it is important to have a complete profile with pictures and information. You want to attract the traveler to your account so they will book a tour with you.
- A guide needs to fill in how much they want to charge by the hour. Some guides just want to meet people from a different country and get to know them. Therefore, they will offer tours for free.
- No matter if you want to offer a free tour or be paid by the hour, you’ll need to fill in your information.
- To determine your price, it is a good idea to look around the app to find others in your area that is providing the same services. Check out their prices and what makes them attractive and why people have chosen them.
- On the app, the traveler can book a tour with any of the people that live in this area. They have access to the guide’s complete profile and what they have to offer.
- If the guide is being paid by the hour the company will collect the money for the tour upfront and hold it in an escrow account.
- The guide will be notified when a person wants to book a tour through them.
- You can now talk with the traveler using the app. Make your arrangements, where you’ll meet and find out how many people will be with them.
Working As A Guide:
- If you want to attract more clients it’s important to make your headlines interesting.
- Make a complete profile and include all your interests, hobbies, and what you like to do such as traveling, enjoying the nightlife. Make an attractive “About Me” page because this is where people will go first to find out about you.
- When you upload your photo make it look authentic. Don’t try and fool the person with a photo you find online. Be yourself and upload a picture of you that reflects who you really are.
- If you do a good job and people love you, ask them if they would take 5 minutes out and give you a review. Reviews are important and will show the traveler that you have experience and love your work.
- Once you have a booking, make contact with the person. Talk with them, confirm your availability, and ask them what they are interested in seeing.
- Arrange your meeting place, time and date. Show up early so you don’t keep them waiting. Normally a traveler will show up early because they are not familiar with your city. The most important thing is to not be late. Make a good impression.
- Make sure you know what your client expects from you as a guide. Keep in contact with the person booking your tour.
- One thing a person loves is when you are honest with them and tell them who you are. Be open and forthcoming.
- Let your client know what is included in your price and what is not included. If they want to visit a place that has an entrance fee, transportation, meals and any other expenses that won’t be included in your price.
- Before the tour, make sure you’re ready. Prep everything the day before so there is nothing forgotten. If you need to arrange transportation, book this ahead of time and let the person know they will be paid when the tour is over.
- The site can collect the fees upfront for the tour. Otherwise, you can be paid when the tour is completed. This will all depend on where you live and if it’s possible the site can deposit funds into your account directly.
- Make sure you keep your tours classy, but at the same time fun.
How Are You Paid?
- If you live in a country that supports an EEA bank the company will collect the booking fees upfront for you.
- They are held in an escrow account until your tour is complete.
- After finishing your tour, 24 hours later the funds are released and send directly to your bank account.
- However, if you don’t live in a country that accepts EEA banking, then the client can pay you in cash when the tour is finished. You’ll need to make these arrangements with the client ahead of time. Let them know they will be paying you upon completion of your tour.
This is a legitimate app and way to earn money as a tour guide in your own country. The app helps you to find clients that are looking for a person to show them around. Many tourists love to see the country through the eyes of a person who actually lives there. This personal touch is such a benefit to you and the tourist. You can make a major impression on a person when you explain your country to them. They can learn from you first hand. Furthermore, you’ll be paid for your time and efforts which can help you financially and help you to establish your own tour guide agency. If you do a wonderful job the people that you help will be happy to write you a review. This can help you build your reputation and attract more clients to your new business adventure.