Social Media Made Easy
This Simple, Step-by-Step Formula Delivers More Perks... Better Gigs... and Higher Pay
This Simple, Step-by-Step Formula Delivers More Perks... Better Gigs... and Higher Pay
Imagine sitting down at your computer to find a message from a tourist board asking if you’d be interested in visiting their town—all expenses paid...
Imagine if, with the easy click of a few buttons, you could turn the images you enjoy making with your camera into a virtual calling card that opens doors to new experiences and paying gigs...
Imagine if, by putting a few things on the equivalent of “auto-pilot,” you could almost magically transform that “little blog” you started into a powerhouse of a resource and leverage it to cash in on complimentary travel and perks like insider tours, on-the-house meals, or fancy gift baskets left for you in your hotel rooms...
Before you dismiss those musings as myth, let me assure you: Those sorts of perks and benefits are a lot more accessible and easier to come by than you probably think.
You see, social media—when used in the right way—can be an incredibly powerful tool for writers, photographers, and bloggers.
It’s not complicated to use social media to set yourself apart from all the other people out there competing for the same story slots in magazines and the same press-trip opportunities offered up by tourism PR folks.
I say that because—through social media—you can gain access to people and to opportunities that you’d never be able to walk right up to in the “regular” way.
Used effectively, social media can get you past the “gatekeepers” and put you, immediately, in front of that editor you’d love to write for or sell your photos to. It can allow you greater reach for your blog and connect you instantly with your readers and with folks who are eager to have you write about them.
It can put you in touch with that resort owner or luxury tour provider who would love to have you cover what they have on offer—and invite you to come for free.
Done right, social media effectively allows you to “cut the line” and come out ahead of everybody else calling themselves writers and photographers.
If you like the idea of getting paid to explore the world—whether it’s your own hometown or a country on the other side of the planet...
If you dream of being able to experience places in a special way—meeting new people, enjoying insider access to everything from wine tastings to golf courses to five-star resorts...
If you love seeing your name in print...and you look forward to savoring that satisfying feeling again and again...
Then you should know: You could enjoy all those sorts of experiences—a lot sooner and a lot more easily than you probably imagine.
When you use social media the right way, it can automatically fast track your writing and photography efforts and hand you the lifestyle perks and benefits you’re looking for on a silver platter.
This doesn’t require massive extra effort on your part. In fact, done right, it’s quite simple.
My name is Kristi Dosh. I’m a writer and social media expert. And for the past year, the folks at Great Escape Publishing and I have invested a lot of time, effort, and resources on a project designed to accelerate your success.
We created it because these days, frankly, it’s really not enough to simply pitch stories and photos to editors or to create your blog posts. Yes, you need to do those things. And yes, that effort is likely to result in some bylines and maybe even some perks.
But if that’s all you’re doing, you’re going about it the long, hard way. And you’re missing out on a lot of opportunity.
You’re effectively knocking on doors like a traveling salesman does, hoping somebody opens up. But when you use social media to your advantage, you’ll find people waving you over, inviting you in, and serving you a cocktail.
I’d like to show you how you can make that happen for yourself—quickly and easily.
Social media can seem intimidating, I know. Often people tell me it’s a younger person’s game.
But I’m here to say: You’ve got what it takes to use social media well...you just don’t know it yet.
I’d like to prove it to you in my brand-new program called Social Media Made Easy: The No-Fuss Formula for Success.
Inside, I give you the master key you need to open the right doors at the right time. I show you how you can use platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn to your great advantage.
If you’re ready to embrace a lifestyle that allows you to travel when you feel like it and turn your adventures into income...
If you’re ready to enjoy the freedom and fun that comes from earning doing something you’d gladly do for free...
...well, social media—done right—can help deliver that life...
And in Social Media Made Easy I show you exactly what to do.
It really works.
Take Noreen, a retired nurse (and friend of mine) who reinvented herself as a travel writer. She tells a story about how, while she and I were in the ski town of Breckenridge, CO a couple of years ago, I helped her set up Instagram and Twitter accounts. She posted some pictures of Breckenridge and tagged the local tourism board. After the trip, she continued to post photos, and lo and behold, the Vail, CO tourism representative contacted her and asked if she’d be interested in coming to Vail (on the house) to do a story. All because she’d seen her posts on Instagram when she tagged Visit Colorado.
Or consider Jeanine, another, relatively new travel writer. She told me, “I’d written about the Finger Lakes a fair bit. But once I started tagging local attractions on social media, things started happening. I was invited to join a press trip there and I got to visit a whole bunch of wineries. At one, I sat down with the owner over a glass of wine and we chatted. I got the kind of access I couldn’t have gotten another way and a much richer understanding of what’s going on in the wine industry up there. I took lots of photos and posted them, and the owners love that.
“My Instagram acts as a calling card, really. Once a place sees what I’ve done to profile another, they want me to come and do the same for them. The social media puts you out there and lets you network and market yourself in a really powerful way. Plus it’s fun!”
I’ve had many similar experiences.
I often try to stop by breweries when I’m traveling because I write for CraftBeer.com and never know when I’m going to stumble across a story. I’ll share my flights on Instagram as I’m out and about, and that often leads to another brewery in town reaching out through Instagram to invite me to come enjoy a flight on the house.
I was on a girls’ trip to Las Vegas last year and sharing a lot of our activities on social media. I mentioned we were trying out the most creative cocktails we could find in Vegas, and several bars reached out and invited us to come try their creations. I ended up turning that into a story even though that hadn’t been my original plan.
Once, when I was teaching a one-day social media crash course in person, one of the women in my class—a novice travel writer who had about 100 followers on Instagram—told me she was going out for dinner that night with her husband and daughter to celebrate the daughter’s birthday. I’d talked in the class about effective ways to use social media, and this woman decided to put one of them into practice immediately.
During our lunch break, she found the restaurant on Instagram, commented on one of their posts and mentioned something about how they were excited to come celebrate there that night. The restaurant saw it, looked up her reservation, and when this woman and her family arrived for dinner that night, there was a complimentary bottle of champagne on their table. That’s right—her very first targeted social media post paid her immediately—in bubbly.
In many ways, social media has turned the whole publishing industry on its head. It used to be that the ONLY way you could get an editor’s attention was by pitching a story via email and hoping that you did it in such a way that it caught that editor’s fancy.
You still have to do that. We’re all still pitching stories. But now social media provides a whole additional forum in which you can call attention to yourself. It’s a beautiful workaround for the folks who understand how to use it.
If you’re a photographer, social media provides you an ideal portfolio for your work. I know a magazine editor who has hired multiple people to do story-photo packages and found them through their excellent Instagram feeds. He loved their photos, was impressed with the way they wrote the short descriptions that went along with them, and approached them directly to create content for him.
And blogging—it used to be such a challenge to get followers and even once you did, it was still an uphill battle to get the attention of editors and tourist board people. Bloggers weren’t valued as much as writers for “traditional” publications.
But now, because so many readers are getting their travel recommendations on social media and directly from bloggers and often by-passing those old-school publications, tourist boards and resorts and airlines and so on are more willing than ever before to work with bloggers directly.
Their logic is hard to argue with: Why wait for an editor to publish a writer’s piece, when a blogger will create content about a destination in real time and post images and make it look fun and inviting and drive traffic to that place immediately?
Social media—used right—is arguably the sharpest, most effective tool you have in your toolbelt today when it comes to landing the benefits and perks that can make this lifestyle extra fun.
These days—to be perfectly honest—you’re EXPECTED to be on social media. And if you’re not, you will miss out on opportunities for travel and perks. That’s the long and short of it.
But there’s good news: You can begin to reap the benefits of savvy social media use almost immediately—you just have to get started.
And social media is something you can add into your daily or weekly routine pretty seamlessly, once you know the secrets and tricks to do it efficiently.
And social media is fun. It’s a way to interact with readers...to connect with characters in your community and other places you’re writing about.
One writer says that when she tagged Alaska Airlines and Southwest on social media—just because she was flying them to get somewhere—they gave her free drink coupons and free wi-fi on board.
Another said she’s now in the habit of tagging restaurants and bars and such on social media when she’s out and about—even if she’s not working on a story. It’s just a way to give a place a positive “shout out”—but it can lead to perks.
She says, “I might say something like, ‘Love these cocktails at so-and-so bar’ and post a nice photo with it. They’ll reply by saying, ‘Thanks for visiting—let us know when you’re back,’ and when I go back, they might offer free drinks or dinner.”
Social media can open doors for you. And I’d like to give you the master key you need.
...the key to doors that lead to better-paying assignments at more prestigious publications. Doors that bring you more and better readership. Doors that lead to amazing perks... from all-inclusive vacations to free meals to insider access you just wouldn’t get any other way.
Yet most people leave this powerful tool on the table. They either ignore social media altogether or don’t use it well.
I’d like to make sure you’re not in that group. I’d like to introduce you to the insider secrets that can make social media work for you quickly and easily.
All you need is a clear understanding of how the platforms work and the specific ways you can use them to maximum effect.
That’s what I show you in Social Media Made Easy.
You can turn your passion for travel and adventure into paid assignments and generate all sorts of invitations to enjoy perks that could range from a beachside long-weekend escape to concert tickets for The Rolling Stones (yes, one writer I know landed that treat). And by using social media well, you can do that faster and more effectively than you ever could going at it the “traditional” ways.
So, let me show you how it works. I designed Social Media Made Easy to shave weeks (if not months or years) off your learning curve.
You may be only vaguely familiar with social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Pinterest. Maybe you’ve heard of them or maybe you even use them for staying connected with friends and family and co-workers. (Or maybe you’re not on social media at all.)
Whatever your level of comfort with these platforms is fine. Because I’m going to hand you everything you need to not only get comfortable on them—but to use them like a pro.
It’s all about focus. It’s about understanding how to get the most bang for your buck on them—and then doing exactly that.
Inside you’ll find—
What makes this program unique—and powerful—is that it’s designed to eliminate the trial-and-error you’d run through if you were to tackle this on your own.
When I say I walk you through everything you need to know, step-by-step, I’m not exaggerating. I assume you know nothing and so I start at the very beginning with videos that introduce you to the various platforms—Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter primarily. But I also talk about TikTok and others.
I’ve included screen-shot videos that show you how to do everything from sign up to create your account on specific platforms to make specific kinds of posts to manage your full social-media presence with ease.
This program comes with companion guides and worksheets. And I’ve filled it with lots of examples so I don’t just tell you what to do—I show you.
The strategy I outline in Social Media Made Easy is simple. It’s easy to execute. And it works.
Which means that sooner than you probably imagine, you could grow your following for your blog, start networking with the business owners and PR folks who can invite your to share in great perks on the house, and start calling attention to your work in such a way that editors take notice and start seeking you out.
Social media is the key to accelerating your success—and I’ll show you exactly how it’s done.
As one successful travel blogger who uses social media well put it, “I managed to secure a place on a 5-day press trip to Finland, 2 nights’ hostel accommodation in Chicago, an 8-day press trip to London and Hull, and a 4-day press trip to the Bahamas...
“Social media is super important for travel bloggers. Brands will want to know that their product will reach a wide audience, and a social media following is the number one way for them to gauge just how many eyes will see their product.”
Another has enjoyed all-expenses-paid day out on a 36-foot catamaran in the Bahamas...a day golfing, free, on the Caribbean island of Anguilla...an on-the-house stay in a swank 2-bedroom suite overlooking the ocean in the Turks and Ciacos...and lots, lots more...
He explained his success, saying, “As I gradually learned the ropes of travel writing, I noticed that the successful writers were visible. Their writing was prominently displayed on various travel websites, on social media...”
A third writer observed, “When you put yourself out there on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you’ve identified yourself as a travel writer to the world. The more followers you have, the more tourism board reps know the story you deliver will be shared—by you, and by your followers.”
My point is: Mastering the social media strategy you need to accelerate your success as a writer, photographer, or blogger is a lot more straightforward than most people think.
What you need is a clear guide. And that’s what I’d like to be for you: your guide.
Right now, because I’d like to help as many people as possible and make this as accessible a program as possible, we’re offering a really special deal on Social Media Made Easy.
When you agree to take a look at Social Media Made Easy today, you’ll receive—
Altogether, it’s everything you need to get started fast and put my straightforward social media strategy into action for yourself.
It would be easy to justify a hefty price tag for this in-depth, hold-your-hand program. No other social media course out there provides as much clear, no-jargon guidance as I do in Social Media Made Easy. I know. I’ve looked.
Most social media courses are geared toward marketers and they don’t focus, as I do, on what YOU need as an individual travel writer, blogger, or photographer. Plus, they’re priced as high as $1,300.
But we’re not going to charge anywhere near that much. That means you pay just $159 when you order today.
But that’s not all. With this special offer, I’m including some useful extras we well...
Inside this 2-video bonus set—Pin It to Win It: Pinterest for Travel Writers, Photographers, and Bloggers and How to Get Set Up on Pinterest—you’ll discover the secrets to using Pinterest to give you the most bang for your buck on that social media platform.
I talk about who should consider Pinterest—and why. And I show you exactly what you need to know to get set up quickly and with ease and confidence.
Plus, I give you some tricks for gaining a following efficiently and the best ways to associate yourself with other, fellow writers and photographers in your pins.
This platform is less interactive than the others. It’s not the first social media platform I recommend. But for some people, it makes really, really good sense and it’s worth your while.
In this video set, I’ll help you decide if it’s worth prioritizing for you (or not) and—if it is—show you exactly how to do it well with maximum impact and minimum effort.
And that’s not all.
I’ve just created a second special add-on that I’m giving away, as well, to anybody who orders my program today...
We’re living in curious times, no question. In response, I’ve put together a bonus video for you called What You Need to Know About Using Social Media Now about what a travel writer, blogger, or photographer can—and should—do on social media today, even if you can’t travel.
It’s an ideal time to “plant your garden” as it were so that when things really open up again, you’ll immediately see the fruits of your labor in the form of good assignments and offers of free travel.
I talk about what tourist boards, destination marketing organizations, and convention and visitor bureaus are thinking today and how you can tap into what they need to make yourself invaluable to them.
Now is this a great time to focus on your own social media presence—take the time to get set up properly, put an action plan in place for how you’ll manage your posts and so on (everything I teach you in this course).
In addition, keep in mind that, just like every business, people in the travel and tourism industry are pivoting, and refocusing their ad dollars and energy, and trying new things.
You want to help them do that effectively. In this video, I show you exactly how. Follow my advice, and when things open up again, you’ll be at the top of the list of people they want to work with.
What’s more, you should understand that just because we can’t travel the way we’d like to—that doesn’t mean you can’t be pitching stories and getting them published. So in this bonus video, I talk about how to find stories that will sell NOW—and, too, how you can use those to line up additional paying gigs later...
I know I’ve said this already, but I’ll say it again: I can’t count the number of times that I’ve simply tagged a local destination in a post—even if I’m not there on assignment—and that has led to that destination reaching out to me in return, either to offer me free stuff right then and there or else to invite me to come back for a free trip.
So there’s plenty you can be doing—right now—on social media to put yourself in that position, and I talk about what that is on this bonus video, What You Need to Know About Using Social Media Now, which is yours—FREE—when you order my course today.
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That is to say: In a prime position to cash in on all the great benefits and perks that travel writers, bloggers, and photographers who have a savvy social media presence can take advantage of.
You have 30 days to examine all the materials, start putting the strategy I share in place, and to decide if it’s right for you.
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When you use social media well—and it’s not complicated to do so—you can gain access to people and to opportunities that you might never find any other way.
Social media can get you past the “gatekeepers” and put you in front of that editor you’d love to write for or sell your photos to. It can allow you greater reach for your blog and connect you instantly with your readers and with folks who are eager to have you write about them.
It proves to the PR people who represent destinations, resorts, hotels, restaurants, and more that you can provide a valuable service to them as they aim to get the word out about what they have to offer.
In Social Media Made Easy, I show you how to do it right. It’s not hard. It’s not complicated. And it does not need to be a massive time suck.
When you put the strategy I show you in place—creating your social media presence won’t only be effective, but it’ll be fun, too.
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If you’re ready to take your writing or photography to the next level...
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P.S. It’s a good time right now to get set up and position yourself for success as the world begins to open up again. There are, as I mentioned, really smart, strategic things you can be doing today to ensure that the folks who will be handing out perks and freebies in the future will have your name at the top of their list.
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