Hi wonderful people. I’m back today with some of my blogging tips and tricks. This one might be interesting for all the lifestyle and travel bloggers out there that want to combine work with pleasure. And maybe even make money on the side. Lets talk about 3 Ways On How To Collaborate With Hotels As A Blogger.
1 – Research and selection
If you know you’re traveling abroad soon and you want to mix work with pleasure, it’s good to start approaching hotels like 1,5 or two months beforehand. It’s important to search the internet and make a selection of hotels that you truly would like to collaborate with. They are loads of hotels out there and not each and everyone of them would you like to stay the night. I mean we have to be honest here hahah. So make a selection of interesting, cute, boutique hotels that you think would be interesting for your readers/subscribers. When you have done the selection of the hotels you would like to collaborate with, it’s time to do a little research on these hotels. What so unique about them? What’s their story-telling? What’s so interesting about the themes they’ve chosen? This is interesting to know because then you can create some interesting emails to get their attention. That’s step 2…
2 – Let the emailing begin
We live in a world right now where so much can be arranged and done by simply just emailing. I always say email is magic. As soon as you’ve made the selection of the hotels you really want to collaborate with, it’s time to send them the pitch email. In this email you’re going to introduce yourself and your platform. Here is also when you’re going to talk a little bit about their hotel (to show that you actually did some research) and explain why you want to collaborate with them and how you want to do that.
3 – Follow up
When you’ve finished sending the emails to the hotels, it does happen that they won’t send you a response. This can be because of many reasons which we might not know at that point of time. Don’t let it hold you down to send a little reminder. I would say if you haven’t received a response within one working week, send them a friendly reminder. If they don’t react to your email after two weeks, they are clearly not interested. On to the next one.
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