Meaning it will be a 22 BILLION dollar industry by 2022. That means more and more hotels, brands, tourism boards, and companies are investing in people like YOU to help them market their product, location, and service.
Passport to Travel is our 5-part virtual course to creating a personal brand, growing your Instagram, and collaborating with brands, so you can share your passion for travel and get paid to travel the world.
Did you know that Influencer Marketing is a 10 BILLION dollar industry right now? and it’s growing by 50% EACH. YEAR.
We’re Samantha and Ryan Looney and we created this course for travelers just like you. Because a few years ago, when we had no idea how to edit our photos or what to say in a pitch to a hotel or what the right hashtags to use were, we desperately wanted a course just like this.
And guess what? You can travel the world AND get paid to do it. We know you can, because we do it too. We turned our passion for travel into a six-figure business in less than three years.
Share what you already love to grow an audience of people who are excited to follow you and your advice
Have a step-by-step guide on how to adjust all of your camera settings, so you nail the shot every single time
Get paid to stay in 5-star resorts and relax on the prettiest beaches in the world
Make money doing the things you already love to do--traveling, exploring, & making memories
You want to travel the world and experience all it has to offer, but you’re stuck behind a desk because you have to “pay the bills.”
Create a personal brand so you can use your story to build a business
Write Instagram captions that connect and engage your audience
Edit all of your photos so they look professional (even if they were taken with an iPhone)
The best apps to use to plan out your posts, so you can create a dreamy Insta grid
How to remove people and objects from your photos so even if you don’t totally nail the shot, no one will ever know
How to find the best contact to reach out to and exactly what to say, so you can land collaborations with your favorite brands
How to actually make money and get paid to travel
And SO. MUCH. MORE!
"I think what really helped the most was that [Ryan and Sam] are so engaging and really care about answering questions and giving your students the time and space. I definitely think the course helped me realise what I wanted out of my Instagram and “brand,” in particular, about what makes me unique and how I can “add value” and utilising different things like stories and captions etc to have the most impact. I feel like I’ve started to find my niche and that I’m now getting people send me DM’s asking me things and responding to (& sometimes sharing) my stories etc. I’ve got one company that I love sending me a free item just because I reached out to them saying how much I loved their ethos etc. I didn’t actually expect it and there’s no requirement to do a post with the product etc but it’s an ethical product that I will feel happy to share about anyway, so I’m hoping to be able to work with more brands like that down the line.”
Do you have something that makes you unique? (The answer is yes, obviouslyyyy.) And when we say unique, we mean, do you love to go on adventures? Are you an expert at traveling with a dog? Do you know how to find the cheapest flights, so you can travel the world without breaking the bank?
In this unit, we’ll help you find your niche, figure out what your personal brand is and how to leverage it to build a business, and how to share your story, so you can connect and engage with your community.
Do you feel like you open up Instagram and have no idea what to say or how to grow your following? In this section, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about using Instagram to grow your audience and stand out from the crowd.
How to make the most of your bio so people click “follow”
What kinds of photos to post so everyone wants to double-tap
How to write captions so your comments start blowing up
What apps to use to plan out your posts so you can create a cohesive instagram grid
The best hashtags to use to actually get noticed
How to show up on stories so people get to know the “real” you
Do you have a camera that you bought, because you want to be able to take better travel photos, but you still haven’t figured out how to use it? Do you want to be able to capture epic travel moments, but for some reason you just can’t get the photos to turn out quite right?
In Unit 3, we’ll cover the art of photography and how to manually adjust your camera settings, so you can really take your photos to the next level.
What equipment you need to take your photos from “eh” to “OH.EM.GEE WOW!”
How to manually adjust your camera settings and what ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture really mean once and for all
The difference between RAW and JPEG (And why you should be shooting in RAW)
How to compose your image so you’re following the #1 rule of photography -- the rule of thirds
How to pose and create movement in your images so all of your photos are absolutely epic
Do you feel like you can take a decent picture, but when it comes to editing, you get so overwhelmed by all of the different tools and options? Have you ever opened up Adobe Lightroom and thought “what the heck does this do?” Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish I could just remove this pole from the photo, because then it would be so. much. prettier.”
Well, in this unit, we show you exactly how to use every single tool in Adobe Lightroom (both the Desktop and the free mobile version), how to remove people and objects from your photos using Photoshop, and how to create your own unique editing style by creating your own presets.
Okay, but HOW do you actually make money? What do you say when you reach out to a brand? Who do you contact when you’re looking for a sponsored stay? What do you do next once they say “YES!”?
In this unit, we answer all of those questions and more. You’ll learn:
How to make money as a travel influencer
How to determine what brands to partner with and which ones you should be saying “no” to
What a media kit is, why you need one, and how to create one
How to pitch yourself to hotels and other brands
How to successfully complete a collaboration (so you get raving reviews and more and more brands want to work with you!)
How to know your worth and price yourself so you get paid what you’re worth
“Before Passport to Travel I had figured out that I wanted to start a travel blog / website but that was about it. I had an Instagram handle secured but hadn’t ever posted or followed anyone, it was a blank account. Now I have the account up and running, I’ve learned how to use Lightroom to edit my photos and make them look consistent, I’ve learned how to properly caption, hashtag and create a brand for my page. I feel like I actually have a foundation to work off of now whereas before I was completely lost.”
“Loving this course!! It seems a little silly and insignificant since I’m still under 1,000 followers, but I’ve doubled my followers since starting this course a few weeks ago and that’s super exciting. So thank you!”
“I loved the Passport to Travel course! It’s filled with so much value to help you quickly learn all the tips and tricks to creating your own business through a travel Instagram page that Sam and Ryan spent years learning from experience. I have pages and pages of notes from this course. In particular, I like that at the end of each module they give some homework which helps you know where to begin with applying and practicing your new knowledge. For sure worth the investment.”
“This course has been eye opening in helping me realize that what I do and think about every day (and used to take for granted) is valuable content that people actually want to see!”
“Great course! [Sam and Ryan] explain how you can turn your hobby into a business. Even if it wasn’t for the business aspect of it, it made me think of how to organize my posts. These classes were extremely helpful for anyone to start marketing their passions into a business.”
Yes, it’s a one-time payment of $497 or 3 monthly payments of $187
Once you join, you’ll get access to our private Facebook group where Ryan and I will respond and interact with you on a regular basis.
Influencer marketing (or companies paying people to promote their products) is going to be a $22 billion dollar industry by 2022. Which means, companies are only going to be investing more time, energy, and money into finding people like YOU to collaborate with. It’s not too late. It’s honestly just the beginning.
Once you sign up, you have lifetime access to the course.
The course is broken up into 5 different units. You can watch it over 5 weeks or in one day or over two months. It’s totally up to you and you can take the course at your own pace.