Simonseeks.com, the brand new travel website, is set to inspire a new generation of travel writers offering them the opportunity to earn money writing from home.
It is the world’s first online travel site where enthusiasts share experiences of their favourite places worldwide and make money every time a user clicks on their reviews.
The website features travel guides written by a community of writers ranging from travel enthusiasts to celebrities and media professionals, and is open to all. The only requirement for writers is to submit an original, informative and readable guide.
The site is continuously updated with fresh travel guides which will in turn be rated by visitors to the site. All guides uploaded are vetted by the editorial team to ensure a high level of quality writing.
Simonseeks.com already features more than 1,000 guides from across the world to inspire your imagination, from the deserts of Egypt to the trail of Rembrandt in Amsterdam. Whether you are looking for a break on a shoestring or a breathtaking road trip, all budgets and holiday tastes will be catered for.
The website is the brainchild of entrepreneur Simon Nixon, founder of moneysupermarket.com – the UK’s leading price comparison website – and its partner site, travelsupermarket.com. His aim is for simonseeks.com to become one of the top 10 travel websites in Britain within 12 months of launch.
Nixon, a keen traveller, was inspired to launch the website by his interest in travel and his own experience in searching for tailored travel guides online.
Simon Nixon says: “The idea for Simonseeks.com was born out of my own experience in searching for tailored travel guides online. The site will be distinct by the quality, range and relevance of the reviews, and will be easy to use. I am confident this aspirational venture will prove a success and that simonseeks.com will quickly become one of the UK’s most popular travel websites.”
This unique venture raises the possibility of contributors becoming “simonseekers”, able to give up their day job and earn a full-time income from travel writing through Simonseeks.com. Others will have the opportunity to join a booming digital cottage industry of home workers using broadband to generate extra income.
Writers share revenue with Simonseeks.com, based on the number of site visitors who click on their uploaded travel guides. Commission is paid on bookings made with the travel partners, and writers will also take a share of advertising revenue. The more often an article is read, the more the author earns.
At a time when newspapers are wrestling with how to make websites profitable, simonseeks.com aims to prove that money can be made without charging customers for online content. The secret lies in cross-selling advertising that is directly relevant, and closely matched, to editorial.
To allow consumers to be able to seize the day and book a trip through the site with confidence, Simonseeks.com has partnered with some of the biggest names in travel.
After feeling inspired you can research directly for the latest deals on hotels and restaurants mentioned in a guide from companies including lastminute.com, hotels.com, ebookers.com, Superbreak, Laterooms and Mr and Mrs Smith, with many more to be announced.
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