About This Course
Ah, getting paid to travel...what many would describe as a dream job may actually be more realistic than you’d initially think. In this course, professional traveler Chris Hau will break down the barriers to enter this field using his years of experience and expertise in the industry. Lessons include pitching, setting up contracts, media kits, marketing, connecting with tourism boards, insider stories from multiple industry professionals, and pro tips for key things to avoid. Plus, instructor Chris prepares a list of important documents to help you get started, all included with access to this course. And the best part: you don’t need to have ANY followers to get started. From “free” experiences to pricing strategies, uncover the “secret sauce” to travelling professionally, and finally commit to turning your passion into your career.
What you will learn
What it means to get paid to travel
How to break in to the industry
How to leverage your skills without any followers
How to strategize, pitch, and market your ideas to attract customers
The “secret sauce” to professional traveling
How to land free experiences
How not to land free experiences
How to develop contracts and budget your travels
The importance of contingency planning
How to build your confidence as a content creator
Watch Lesson Samples
Watch Lesson Samples
Approach #1: The Publication Approach
In this lesson, Chris Hau shares one of the ways to break into the travel content industry through established publications. Chris explains how to find, reach out, and offer value to publications to benefit them.
Approach #2: The Portfolio Approach
Chris shares an alternative approach to break into the travel content industry: you could build a strong portfolio, which will allow you to impress potential future clients and establish your value within the industry.
Johnny: 'How I Got Started'
Johnny walks through the lessons he learned on his journey to becoming a full-time content creator and his struggles to get to where he is today.
Nathaniel Drew: 'How I Got Started'
Nathaniel Drew shares his story of becoming a content creator as a full-time job and using that to travel. He offers a reminder that it’s not too late for you to jump into the industry, too!
Iz Harris: 'How I Got Started'
Iz Harris shares her story of landing a job where she gets paid to travel, emphasizing the hours and hours she put into learning new skills and investing in herself to make that happen.
How Do You Actually Make Money Traveling? A Breakdown
Course Instructor Chris Hau explains how any skill can be marketable if you know how to market it. Chris lists the various ways to make money while traveling and shares ways to market yourself.
Do I Actually Need a Following?
The content you produce is more important than the number of followers you have. Chris Hau explains the value of audience engagement and shares how you can build your brand without followers.
Gear? My Starting Kit
Chris Hau shares his recommendations for a gear starting kit, including a mirrorless camera, lens, tripod, microphone, drone, and more!
Brief Overview of Camera Settings
Chris Hau shares some quick tips on how to prep your camera for a shoot, which includes researching the best practices for framing, white balance, frame rate, and more!
Course Instructor Chris Hau assigns you your first piece of homework. Find a place to jot down your answers in the course guide PDF.
Chris Hau is a YouTuber, Instagram influencer, and Creative Director from Toronto, Canada. A creative storyteller at heart, he's an expert at crafting innovative and engaging content. His powerful imagery, relentless dedication, and passion to create have built a loyal following of filmmakers, photographers, and travel enthusiasts around the world.