The Ultimate Guide for Collabs
Learn how to become a successful collaborator with Shrpa partner communities!
This is what a community sees when you apply for a collaboration:
Communities can easily access your recent adventures and read over your collaboration field inputs in addition to your application.
How to create a solid application:
Your adventures - Create the type of content communities want to see if they were to collaborate with you. Write detailed descriptions, feature your best photos, and create a theme for your adventure!
Your bio - This is where you can tell travelers and communities what you're all about. Give viewers a feel for who you are, what you love about exploring, and the type of content you focus on.
Your profile photo - Add a fun photo that truly reflects you and your brand.
Your social media links - make sure these links work and that they stay up to date so that communities can discover your other platforms!
Fill out your collaboration fields thoroughly to give a community a good idea of your interests, the type of content you create, as well the gear you have, and how far you're traveling.
*Remember that 400 miles is about a 6-hour car ride!
Be thorough on your application - Fill out all the information accurately, while trying your best to meet the needs of the community.
Leave a personalized note, but not a novel - Communities want to hear about why you want to work with them. What excites you about this particular collab? Why are you the perfect fit? Be personal in your note, but writing a novel means your note may be skimmed over. We recommend keeping it around 3-5 sentences.
Whether the community is comping your stay, or you’re in charge of booking your accommodations, please communicate dates, times, & locations.
Best Practices for Creating Collaboration Adventures
Learn more about our requirements and how to create collab adventures!
Highlight the awesome locations and businesses you visit on your trip! Take great photos of each location give a beautiful visual to the experience. Personalize your write-ups to showcase your fun perspective and your positive experience in the community!
Really touch on your personal experience, as well as what you observed, what was unique, and how other travelers can experience that location.
Review the themes and guidance the community provided before you start creating your adventures. How can your description of the location follow the theme of the adventure?
It’s important to be accurate with your grammar and writing style when your creating paid content for a local community. A great, and free, tool that you can use as an extension in your browser is grammarly!
Communities love seeing a range of photos that makes their community look fun, and desirable to visit. That’s why a combination of photos with happy people, and great shots of the location and it’s ambiance can make your adventure more engaging.
What category of people is the community trying to target with these adventures? Who will be exploring these adventures, and how can your writing be tailored to their experience?
You’ve completed your collab… Now what?
1. Let the community know about your experience in their community!
2. Create a post on social media promoting the community!