The Travel Influencer Guide

The step by step guide for new and old influencers alike, that will teach you how to attract new followers, create a beautiful Instagram aesthetic, landing paid collaborations with brands, and getting paid to travel!

Want to learn techniques and tools to the trade to land paid and comped collaborations with major brands, hotels, press trips, airlines, and more? Want to be recognized as a business for content creation and be involved with paid campaigns and promote products and services? This is the guide that will change your life!

 

Do you want to:

  • take your brand to the next level?
  • get paid from your hobbies/passions?
  • work for yourself?
  • learn how to monetize online?

 

What You Will Learn:

  • how to brand yourself
  • what you need to give to brands to land collaborations
  • how to pitch yourself to brands for paid and comped travel
  • helpful hacks
  • how to land presstrips
  • and so much more!

If you're new to Instagram or have had an Instagram account for awhile but are tired of trying to figure out on your own how to take your account to the next level, this Travel Influencer Guide is just for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can I really gain paid partnerships and free trips with brands?

Absolutely! I’ve worked with a mulitude of brands and landed free hotel stays all over because I’ve used the techniques implemented in this workbook that I am now sharing with you!

How long do I have access to The Travel Influencer Guide?

The material is downloadble for you to keep forever!

What if I’m not a travel influencer or an influener at all?

It’s alright if you’re not an influencer. The technigques and tips implemented in this book can be used for anyone interested in becoming an influencer or wanting to gain comped or paid travel. If you’re interested in becoming an influencer, you an also refer to my online courses for more in-depth lessons how to brand yourself on social media.

I have more questions, who can I reach out to?

If you have more questions, I’m always available to answer anything that is unclear in the book or if you have concerns before purchasing! You can reach me at: info@iamcharlieg.com.

Do you offer any refunds?

Unfortnately, not at this time, however, it is guaranteed that you will learn a few things from this guide that will propel you in a positive direction!

About the Author

I have been blogging online for a little over a decade. I’ve launched lifestyle blogs, blogs primarily focused on poetry and writing, fashion, and more. From there I became a Software Engineer in 2016.

While working as a software engineer, I was sought after by a few major brands to become their brand ambassador that paid me well. About 8 months after working with one and 2 after working with the other, I parted ways with my software engineering job and began working as a full-time fashion and travel blogger/influencer and photographer.

During my path to become this full-time, I struggled a lot. From reaching out to brands, negotiating the right pay, figuring out photography and videography and so much more. As I excelled and successfully achieved each milestone after long periods of stress, tears, sweat, and self-doubt, I decided to create e-courses, workbooks, and in-person workshops teaching others everything I’ve learned without all the headaches.

My goal for you as someone seeking help is to cut through all the overwhelming, mundane, information on google and other expensive resources that don’t tell you anything, and learn authentically and in detail simple practices to achieve whatever it is you’re trying to do that works best for you, your business, and your skillset. Good luck!
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Went to therapy today. Confirmed that you can literally feel your energy being drained around certain ppl you have no business being around. Just dropping this tidbit to relay the message that 2020 is fasho a with or without you type of year. Real simple ✨

Went to therapy today. Confirmed...

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This Sunday.
Meet me there?

In the meantime, swipe for food porn.

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STOP asking creatives to create for free.
STOP asking creatives to create for product.
STOP asking creatives to create for bartered services.
STOP asking creatives to create for discounted rates.
STOP asking creatives to create for wasted time.
STOP asking creatives to create for late payments.

Respect the energy it takes to create ANYTHING.
We are the not the same creatives from over 10 years ago. We use expensive equipment, valuable time, and considerable thought into making things that make ppl’s experiences feel better at high-quality. If it were simple, you’d do it yourself. If you could make an audience move the way we do, you’d move them yourself. So respect the process.
Pay the invoices.
On time.
In full price.
With no excuses.
Or...simply, move on.

That energy. All 2020, my baby ✨

STOP asking creatives to create...

Still surprised how much stretch marks are a taboo. If it weren’t for how much ppl praised me for my first collab with @savagexfenty I’d be totally left out in the dark.

I spoke to a fellow photographer in a casual setting. He said he loved a photo I took a few months ago. But “that” [my stretch marks] would be alllll retouched off top.

A lot of ppl messaged me about how “courageous” it was not to edit the pics. I felt that extremely strange how far we go to come off perfect in an already imperfect world. Light makeup is the farthest I’d go.

All in all I’m grateful that I’m too lazy to give a f*ck and I’m grateful for another opportunity to collab with a fave from a fave @savagexfenty x @badgalriri and the confidence #savagex brings to the table ❤️ #savagexfenty #savagexirl

Still surprised how much stretch...

Body insecurity, pt2. Let’s continue to talk about it.

What frustrates me most about my weight gain, is making a comment to my friends who brush me off like they don’t notice and then boom. I’m looking at a picture of myself at a party 3months later looking huger than I’ve ever been because I decided to ignore my 1st mind. It was an actual reality check to get me out of denial and the final step was validation from my peers.

Who else has fallen victim to this?

Sometimes you just have to get up and handle yourself w/o waiting on the validation from your friends and then some. Coming from that place, I’ve allowed myself to slack most of 2019 and that’s okay.

Where I’d normally look myself in disgust and immediately head to the gym only to abruptly stop weeks later, I’ve decided to do the opposite. I’ve admired every extra pound, curve, and roll, when I look in the mirror. I’ve accepted my flaws and while deciding to still work on them, I don’t do it out of self-hate, but with encouragement for long-term goals such as health that radiates inside out. This allows me to workout CONSISTENTLY, one of 2020’s key words for the decade.

This is why I’ve decided to partner with Detroit Area @planetfitness in the #BeTheBestYou challenge. This is to admire all your shortcomings, grow into the person you want to be healthily inside AND out. When you’re not working out for vanity purposes, but being your healthiest self, you’ll regularly find yourself more apt to get your workout in.

Because PF is in line with showing up as the best version of yourself for 2020, I’ve partnered with them to offer a giveaway for a FREE.99 6month Black Card Membership at any of their 50 Detroit Metro Area locations.

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To enter, all you have to do is follow myself and Detroit Area @planetfitness and post and tag this picture in your stories with hashtag #BeTheBestYou. NO PRIVATE PAGES.

Body insecurity, pt2. Let’s continue...

You say bathrobe, I say causal wrap dress. Let’s not get caught up in details.

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You say bathrobe, I say...

Body insecurity, let’s talk about it.

I’ve fallen off from training in the gym for about 8 months. I’ve seen severe weight changes and once you get on the other side of 25, things don’t just fall back into place like if you decide to forgo eating unhealthily for a few days like they used to. 
My metabolism has slowed down. I’m seeing weight distribute to places I didn’t even know they could, like what the hell is that over there? And yes, I now have rolls. Something I wouldn’t even thought twice I’d see for another ten years. Reality has sunk in hard and having severe anxiety and depression hasn’t helped me with getting out of the bed and hopping on the treadmill either. 
That’s why I’m so pleased to be partnering with Detroit Area @planetfitness who’s committed to helping US commit to OUR long term goals of being the best US we can be all 2020. This is opportunity was too perfect for me to pass up if I wanted to overcome my depression and it’s well known that working out regulatory helps combat depression and anxiety. 
We’re in the perfect season and decade to snap out of our previous limitations and make 2020 our best decade yet. That means working on our minds with therapy, our health with mindful eating habits and regular doctor’s visit, our finances by being fiscally responsible, and of course our bodies by training healthily and regularly. And in doing so, Detroit Area @planetfitness is willing to help us get on track by offering my followers an exclusive offer code to get your FIRST MONTH FREE on any membership, now through 2/29. Simply use one of the codes below when signing up!
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Body insecurity, let’s talk about...

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Just 3 of your fave Detroit blogger babes enjoying a #COZY event held by my fave trio @whatupdoeimlee @thor_jones_ @mrslaceyjones which was completely lit.

When’s the next one?

Just 3 of your fave...

Fashion says “Me too”, style says “Me ONLY,” Look styled by @sicarrablack 
Shot by @crossoniam 
Edited by @backdropcharlie

Fashion says “Me too”, style...

This morning I woke up feeling very in the middle. I binged a few shows and went back to sleep. I woke up again with the intent to cook, clean, and complete all projects I have deadlines on. After I was done cooking, all the energy I had forced me back to bed. These past 2 days, I could barely leave my bed.

I realized that while cooking, I began to feel extremely melancholy. Something about the food I was cooking was making me sad.

What the fuck.

The food was delicious. It was serving. I over ate and still, something about the food I prepared before I was able to consume it, made me feeeeel extremely sad.

What the fuck.

I did the steps. I forced my mind not to go there. Not to instantly seek death. I tried to talk myself out of it. “Nothing caused this sadness, Charlene. This feeling isn’t real, continue on with your day,” I’d tell myself. I listened. It allowed me to push through cooking the rest of the meal.

By the time I was finished, I felt gloomy. And full but dissatisfied. Against my plans, I went to bed.
I laid there. And the tears started flooding. I couldn’t think of why I felt this way. 
What the fuck.

I cried on the phone to my friend for about 2 hours until I fell asleep. I woke up hours later, instantly felt guilty. I hadn’t done anything I planned to do yesterday and today.

What the fuck.

This makes me inquire, is this really how my mind is going to be for the rest of my life? Feeling completely normal 1 minute and then uncontrollably yearning death for no particular reason the next? How does one combat this and why the hell does depression seep in so easily even when trying to remain positive?

Stepping into 2020, I’ve decided to speak positivity into my mind no matter how much I don’t believe it bc my friends made me realize that no matter how much I’ve tried to die, it won’t happen until I fulfill my purpose and with such a negative mindset, I’ll always attract detrimental negative circumstances to my life bc I keep wishing death on myself that never comes.

Being mindful is hard af and requires great intention. Something I’ve always lacked. What things do you all do to get through? How do you plan to be better at it going into 2020?

This morning I woke up...