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Contributing To Travel Guides

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1. Posted by brianoh (Full Member 48 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

I can contribute to Travel Guides by posting on here, right?

What's in it for me though, other than giving advice to other members.

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1855 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Nothing other than maybe getting your name mentioned in the guide. We post here to help other travellers. Not for any gain.

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5174 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

For values of "posting on here" which are equal to "editing pages with /guide/ in the URL, yes". ("here" here is the forum, which is separate from the travel guide).

Besides having your name (and website) linked to from the guide articles you helped edit (read more about this, you can also share in the revenue of displayed google ads. (Once you gain "Full Member" status, which should be pretty soon for you.) I seem to recall you can also opt to have your share of advertising revenue redirected to the Travellerspoint Foundation, which wil use it to make microloans on Kiva.

Another benefit of editing the travel guide is that it counts (like most activity on travellerspoint) for your member status (currently "Budding Member"), which helps with gaining the full / respected member status, giving you more backup space for full quality photos, the ability to start more blogs, and the ability for ad revenue sharing. :)

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Well said, Cyberia, but not exactly true...

Yes, contributors to the guide do so because they want to share their knowledge. What you gain is that information when you decide to travel to a certain destination and someone has written something about it. That's the big picture. It's about sharing information with others and self-satisfaction in doing so.

There is another gain IF you make the effort. You can earn a bit of coin via the 'Ad Revenue Sharing' program. Basically, you work through Google's AdSense program. The more your write, the more you will earn.

About: Ad Revenue Sharing

Now, if you are in a giving state of mind, you can also donate that money you have earned to the TP Foundation.

Touche' Sander - you beat me to it.

[ Edit: Edited on 13-Jul-2011, at 09:27 by Isadora ]

5. Posted by brianoh (Full Member 48 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Thanks people.
When does one become a full member.

6. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5174 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

No one can say exactly, as the algorithm which determines that is a closely kept secret - but what is known is that it measures all your contributions to the site (forum postings, blog posts, uploaded photos, guide edits, etc), as well as how some of those contributions are perceived (by things being featured or rated in some way). People who've only posted forum messages tend to becomes full members around the 100 posts (though I haven't paid attention in a long while, so that might've changed), and given your existing contributions to the guide, you really should be quite close.