How are tours created?

Building tours is easy with Built Story! No programming necessary. We built the tech, so that you can focus on the tour content itself. 

Building your tours here is a delightfully user-friendly and refreshingly positive experience (of course if you find it to be less than this, please drop us a note!)

The first step in creating a tour is to register as a Tour Creator.  Start, or log in, here. (See more details below.) 

For step-by-step instructions in creating a tour, see this article

Find tips and help on building tours in the Help Center and in Built Story Academy. Or drop us a note! hello@builtstory.com .

How do you become a Tour Creator?

To become a Tour Creator, follow these simple steps! In a nutshell: first, sign up as a Tour Taker.  This is always the first step – it’s quick and easy!  Once in your Tour Taker dashboard, you’ll see a button to “Register to Create Tours”.  Follow those steps… and Voilà! You are a Tour Creator.  It’s always free to register as a Tour Creator. 

Can I create a tour in a language other than English?

Yes! You can enter text, and upload video and audio in any language of your choice.

When building your tour, there is a drop down menu of languages that you can use to categorize your tour.  If your desired language is not present, we recommend stating the language in your description of tour, and in your tour highlights.  This way, Tour Takers can quickly spot tours posted in their preferred language.

When will I receive payment?

When users purchase tours through an iPhone, Apple, unfortunately, holds all revenue flow for up to 75 days, before releasing to Built Story.  Once in receipt, Built Story will work to pay Tour Creators as quickly as possible.

When users purchase tours through an Android, however, this delay does not exist. Tour Creators will receive payment for tours sold to Android users in 3-5 business days.

How much does the Tour Creator get paid?

All tours are sold to users at $10 each.  This revenue will be split between the Tour Creator, and support of the Built Story platform.  There are some additional processing fees, from entities outside of Built Story, that are estimated to be about $0.18 per tour.  This will be deducted from the Tour Creator.  So Tour Creators should receive approximately $4.82 per tour sold on our platform.

Where can I create tours?

Built Story uses Stripe.com for all payment processing.  You can build tours in countries where Stripe.com, our payment processor, has reciprocal agreements.  Once Stripe is supported in your country, you’ll be able to accept payments from customers who live anywhere in the world.

Below is a list of the 25 countries where Built Story tours are supported:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belguim
  • Canada
  • Cyprus 
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Don’t see a country where you would like to build tours? Send a note to hello@builtstory.com and let us know!