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ANYone can contribute content and retain full copyright. We will publish your contact information with your article, photos or videos so that those wishing to contact you for reprinting rights may do so.
Benefits to you include extra exposure on the web and links back to your OWN website or blog, increasing your traffic. We do not care whether you are a new, or experienced, writer, however we do reserve the right to suggest edits before publication and, if you are a "newbie," we might suggest you reach out to one of our more experienced writers for mentoring and editing. We often have writers who's first language is not english, so if this is the case for you, don't worry, we will fix any grammatical errors before we post online.
You may also JOIN Travel Writing Partners and enjoy the benefits below...
Benefits of TWP Membership:
By joining Travel Writing Partners you enjoy enhanced benefits, including the ability to obtain "FAM Packages" (FAM: "familiarity") .
What is a FAM Package and how do "FAM Packages" work exactly?
FAM Packages are travel packages containing "freebies" and "perks" by businesses wishing you to write about them and offering their services for free. A package might include accommodations, meals at various restaurants and cafes, and tickets for attractions or shows. Most packages will have some kind of administrative fee (to compensate our Travel Coordinators who put them together for you), and, if you utilize the service offered, you are agreeing to write about that business.
Let's say you are looking at a FAM Package to Madrid, Spain. It includes 3 days and 2 nights at a hotel, meals at 4 local restaurants, tickets to a show and a tour (all for two people). The retail value is $1000.
There might be an administrative fee of $150 to $200 for the package (fees vary). 80% of this is going to the Travel Coordinator who put it together, reaching out to the businesses, sending the contracts, etc. 20% goes to TWP as an administrative and processing fee to cover time spent following up and posting your content when you submit it.
There MIGHT also be a "Deposit" required, if you are new to this, which will be refunded to you when you turn in your articles, photos, videos (or reporting) for the online magazine (this is to insure people don't just take advantage of the offers without holding up their end of the deal.
You are not required to use everything in the package. For instance, if you can't take the tour, or one of the meals, just return the contract for those items, They can be included in another package (if you can't use everything though, you do not get a partial refund of the administrative fee. After all, the Travel Coordinator already did the work, right?).
When you secure a "FAM Package" it will be emailed to you. Each venue will have a signed contract outlining their address, contact information and contact person. If there are special instructions, they will be included. For instance, a hotel might want to insure you feature their SPA services, or a restaurant might request you interview the owner or chef. Other instructions might include calling ahead before showing up, making a reservation, taking a photograph of a certain area, etc.
You will be able to contact the Travel Coordinator with any questions beforehand and, if you feel the package is more than you want to handle, you may ask them for a reduced package, or to use just a few of the items in it.
By having these arrangements made in advance, you will feel comfortable going into your "assignment" and the people you meet through these packages will help you make invaluable contacts and friends that will be there for you for YEARS to come!
Do you like to like to travel but don't think of yourself as a writer? Check out our "Travel Reporter" positions. With those you don't write the actual article, just provide reporting (and photos or videos) to a writer that does.
Acting as a reporter, or writer, still allows you to earn income. See our AD REVENUE page for details.
Do you want to wear multiple "hats?" Keep in mind that you may hold more than one position with Travel Writing Partners, you may be a Writer/Editor AND a Travel Coordinator or Marketing Partner, or all three! After all, this is YOUR business, you are self employed, choose your own schedule, your own duties, etc. You will receive a 1099 each year for the income you have generated so that you can properly file your tax returns and prove the legitimacy of your travel deductions!
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