I am a freelance writer with 25 years of experience in the newspaper business. I currently write for several newspapers and a few magazines. I`m in the learning stages of publishing a local website and online newsletter focused on nature, history and related recreation, as well as educating people about conserving and enjoying our area`s natural resources.
Thanks Rafael. I like that name suggestion! I`ve already named the website, but I have a future magazine in mind - which may or may not have the same name. I`ll keep it in mind.
You sound like an energetic guy! From your message I think you`re trying to find a way to attract American clients to you as an independent tour guide. I`m sure you`ve come to the right place. Somebody here probably has some advice for you. But I don`t know anything about tourism.
I don`t want to discourage you at all, but I think most people here tend to book tours with well-known companies that they know are credible. On something as important as a vacation to another country, they want to make sure they`re dealing with reputable tour guides. You sound very reputable. It might be a matter of getting your name in front of the right people. I would contact all the travel agents I can find and send out marketing materials (brochures, etc.)
This tape program come to mind: "The Brand Called You" by Peter Montoya. You can find it at www.nightingale.com.
Hope that`s helpful. I didn`t look if you posted a separate topic. If you haven`t you might want to ask for other peoples` help.
Thanks Robin. Anybody else know where I can check that out? As I understand it, you can`t trademark the actual words - only the way in which they`re being used. Is that accurate? There would be no competition.