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. 

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! [email protected] .

Who can be a Tour Creator?

Anyone!  Simply login to your Tour Taker account from a desktop computer.  Follow the prompts to add a Tour Creator account to your Tour Taker account.  Once this is complete, you can begin creating tours.

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.

How much revenue does the Tour Creator earn?

All tours are sold to Tour Takers at $10 each.  This revenue will be split between the Tour Creator, and support of the Built Story platform.  Built Story absorbs all of the fees associated with self-guided touring, so that this is not your headache! Tour Creators receive  $4.82 per tour sold on our platform.

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.

 

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 [email protected] and let us know!

 

What does Built Story do to help promote your tours?

We can consult with you, to best market your published tours!  We might: create and distribute press releases; create social media advertising; commit to event calendars around town; distribute email  announcements to our newsletter list, etc.