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Why Should I Host My Tours on Built Story?

Posted on May 1, 2020
Why Should I Host My Tours on Built Story?

Whether you’re just getting started as a tour guide or tour creator, or are seeking to supplement your existing business, you may feel a bit intimidated during these times of social distancing and travel restrictions. But you don’t have to do it alone. With Built Story, the world’s first tour marketplace, you can create tours risk-free and hassle-free. 

That’s because, with Built Story, there is no financial investment on your part. Creating tours is always free. Simply use your knowledge base to craft intriguing self-guided tours using our platform from the comfort of your home. And that’s it. We’ll take care of the rest, publishing your tour and making it accessible to a community of tour seekers who are looking to sign up for stories and experiences that only you can offer.

Why should I post tours for $10 when I typically charge more?

Reach a larger audience

Built Story tours are priced to be accessible to all levels of tour seekers. This means that your tours can now reach a wider audience base, expanding your sales funnel and introducing your content to those who may have missed it otherwise. 

Young tour seeker

Use Built Story as a marketing tool

Giving away free content is a shockingly successful strategy that businesses employ regularly not just to expand their sales funnel, but also to build brand equity, demonstrate their value, and position themselves as experts in their fields. 

Similarly, with Built Story you can create easily accessible, entry-level self-guided tours chock-full of some of your strongest content and strategies to act as a gateway to your in-person business. Once customers see the value that you provide in your $10 tours, the brand awareness and trust you build will make it so much easier for them to commit to your higher-priced in-person offerings. 

The Built Story app allows anyone to search and find local tours in their area.

Why should I choose Built Story?

Earn with ease

Unlike traditional tours, Built Story tours require little investment on your part. Since creating an account and publishing your tours is completely free, the only investment you make is that of the time in initially creating your tours. And since our tours are self-guided, once your tour is created, there is no other commitment on your part.  Just script it once, and you're done!

Most people make their plans last minute, tours included. In-person tours don’t really allow for this sort of flexibility. But with Built Story, your tour offerings are completely on-demand... easier for your customer, and easier for you to earn income around the clock! 

Almost half (48%) of activity/tour/experience bookings happen while travelers are at their destination.

This means--no scheduling, no guiding, no entertaining. Simply set up your tour and we’ll take care of the rest. Our digital platform allows tour takers to purchase your tours 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So you can earn money while at home, at the gym, at work, or even while you sleep.

And look, even though the $10 tour price may look low at first glance, don't let that slow you down. Your potential earning power is still so high. With each tour sold bringing you $5, it is easy to see how a successful tour can multiply, easily becoming a great source of income in an uncertain time. 

Just take a look at this chart, and see how quickly tours add up:

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Perfect for anyone stuck at home with a few hours and some knowledge on their hands, your tours can make you money without having to do much on your end. Simply create your tour once, build it through the site, and you’re done! Let it sit and earn revenue for you, while you focus on other things. Built Story handles the rest.


The Built Story Mobile App features fun local tours in an area with directions to and from each stop.

Tours-even for right now

With the coronavirus pandemic, social distancing norms and the fear of contamination have led people toward more and more contactless solutions. Many companies have already sought out touchless delivery, payment, and pick-up options--innovating with safer practices. Similar digital solutions will also be beneficial to the tour industry, allowing customers to make more responsible choices, easing their apprehension, and providing peace of mind.

Built Story is contactless.  It allows people to tour solo. It allows for social distancing. It provides a responsible option for locals venturing carefully out of the house. It keeps your business moving.

With convenient mobile use features, the Built Story app provides everything tour takers need to enjoy an unforgettable experience.

Anyone can become a tour creator

Our passionate audience of eager travelers values your local experiences and stories. Whether you are a professional tour guide, an educator, a historian, an art buff, or a mom who knows the best green spots in the city, there is an audience searching for your content on Built Story. 

Our easy-to-use platform means you don’t need any prior experience as a tour guide to get started, and the self-guided nature of our tours means that even the most introverted of us can become a tour creator since there is no in-person hosting to worry about. 

The best tour creators are passionate about the places and stories that they want to share. 

The Built Story Tour Creator Dashboard allows tour guides to create, edit, and manage tours on the desktop site.

Getting started is simple

Built Story is the first tour marketplace that connects audiences with local self-guided tours in their area. As a tour creator, you’ll use your expertise and knowledge of the history, stories, and ins and outs of your local or favorite neighborhoods and attractions to create captivating and entertaining self-guided tours from the comfort of your home. 

Begin generating passive income in a few simple steps:

  1. Create an account on Built Story.

  2. Login from a desktop computer to build your profile and create tours.

  3. Sit back and relax. Our platform will serve up your tours to tour-takers, process their transactions, and seamlessly get you paid for your content.

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Have knowledge to share? Follow our easy steps to tell your story and start earning today.