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Think about what you love
Yes, it really is that simple. What kinds of things do you love sharing with your friends? What’s something you know a lot about? What’s a topic that really excites you? What are the things you really love doing? Sharing those moments, ideas and adventures with other people are what eXpertLocal is all about.
Write it down
From your favourite kind of Saturday picnic through to knowing all the cool little places to go in a particular suburb, your experience really needs to have a little form to it so other people can understand. So break down your idea and think about:
- Why do you love doing this particular activity?
- Who are the kinds of people you’d love to share it with?
- What tools do you need to make your experience happen?
- Where would you stage your experience?
- Why would people really enjoy your experience?
- When would you be able to conduct your experience?
Enjoy the freedom
One of the best things about eXpertLocal is there isn’t a boss telling you how to run your experience. What you want to do is what you write down. We can certainly help you write your tour, but everything from the length of the tour to the subject matter, through to how many people can go and what it entails is entirely up to you. AND you can try out your experience, and change it when you want to. This is your opportunity to design your ideal job with support!
Check out the info that matches your situation
We know it can be a little daunting when you first consider running your own tour. That’s why we’ve written inspirational blogs that give you ideas on the types of tours you may want to host on eXpertLocal. And you can take advantage of our profile tips and advice on writing a cool experience.
Follow the prompts (and ask for help)
A great way to check out what kinds of experiences may work on eXpertLocal is to check out the other tours. You can also register for our Meetups and come and meet other hosts, ask questions and get to know the team behind eXpertLocal. And if you need an extra hand getting your tour into shape, you can email us directly via email@example.com to workshop your idea or even have your idea written up!
eXpertLocal is as simple (or as complicated) as you want it to be. So why not take that long held dream of the kind of experience you’d love to share from idea stage to the next level?
If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below.
As members of the Sydney startup scene, the team at eXpertLocal know firsthand how hard it can be when you first start out.
And we also know from the events we attend, the time we spend on the internet and the sheer amount of new and interesting things popping up in this beautiful city of ours, that there is a lot of super brilliant ideas that simply aren’t gaining the coverage they should.
So we want to change that.
Not just a platform to book things on
As a platform designed for events and activities, eXpertLocal gives any of you a unique way of testing out your idea before making huge financial investments in your own website, storefront or venue outlay. You can test your idea with an audience and see if it can gain traction.
As we’ve mentioned previously, we think this is a problem worth solving.
We’re trying to change big gaps in window fronts in Oxford street as much as we are attempting to excite Sydney siders about what is new. We want to aid in the discovery of Artisan craftspeople and small business owners trying to differentiate what they offer with unique ideas. We want to support people doing their own events through to market holders wondering if they should take the leap to retail, to change makers and creatively minded people looking for new ways to reach their audience.
At eXpertLocal, we’ve seen quite a few people trying to do their own thing. And we’re also living this as well as a startup. And so, we’ve decided if we’re going to be able to help you, and ourselves, we need to do things a little differently.
More support for you, your dream and the Sydney scene
We’ve always offered ourselves as a booking platform calling ourselves an experience marketplace, but we have come to realise this is not enough. As a team, we’ve pulled together and racked our brain (and scribbled on an awful lot of butcher’s paper in the process!) to identify what the best value and best possible support eXpertLocal can offer.
So we’re taking the bull by the horns, and becoming an experience marketplace in as many senses as our small team can offer. This includes:
- Personally workshopping and writing your experiences for you
- Providing marketing support and content advice to help you promote your experience (and your idea)
- Including PR in the mix- and promoting you along with us
- Holding events on a monthly basis so you can not only find out what it’s like to be a host, but also meet other hosts (current and potential) in the process
- Bringing together all the kinds of wonderful and interesting events we find so more people can discover them
One hell of an awesome freebie
If you look at it this way, our team will be personally helping you to discover if your idea works, helping you market and promote it, providing you coverage in specialist and mainstream media- and removing headaches like building your own site or only pushing it through channels you know. All of which is covered in the 15% we charge on successfully booked tickets. Meaning if things don’t work out, you’ve received a lot of support, assistance, coverage and the ability to test your idea without spending any money.
And if it does work, it’s a fee well worth it (and still a lot cheaper than what you would pay independently).
We understand the pain of starting a dream, working on a new idea and trying to reach an entire audience. Don’t go through the motions yourself, learn with us and get a leg up towards a successful journey to the finish line.
We’ve now got a dedicated PR person working with a dedicated marketing and customer relations person looking to give you a super leg up- so drop us a line via firstname.lastname@example.org
Join our MeetUp group and join us to find out how to become a host.
Or book an experience workshop direct with Rebekah email@example.com
What have you got to lose? Get serious about seeing if your idea works and get on www.expertlocal.com today!
One thing we’ve found when talking to people about collaborative consumption and eXpertLocal is that being able to put a face to the name is super important. Being able to trust someone in your local neighbourhood to shore you around the highlights and things to do becomes that much easier if you have the chance to get to know someone.
That’s why we’re introducing a series of info nights and seminars to help you get to know other members of the eXpertLocal community.
The first one is a straight up information night at the White Horse Hotel, Surry Hills. Anyone who is interested in eXpertLocal, whether that’s someone who would like to host their own tours, help us host some of our tour ideas, or someone looking to go on a tour who hasn’t taken the plunge yet.
We’ll be giving you information about what eXpertLocal is, how you can use it to promote your own ideas, the opportunities available in terms of side income, what we are trying to do and so on. Any questions you may have will also be answered on the night.
So make sure you keep the night of Tuesday 24th September free and meet us for a drink and a chat.
You can also add yourself to the official eXpertLocal meetup group and stay in the loop regarding any other events that may be happening that interest you.
If you have any further questions, feel free to drop us a line via firstname.lastname@example.org – or we’ll see you on the night!