Help Travelers Experience Your City With Your Local Cousin
Heading to a new destination? Are you keen to check out the city’s “vibe, culture, history, people and lifestyle?” Why don’t you contact Your Local Cousin for some personalized travel recommendations?
Your Local Cousin connects travelers with local experts who can help them plan their trip by making personalized recommendations. This is one of the best ways that travelers can interact with a real person who can supply local advice that will enhance the overall travel experience.
Whether you want recommendations on local beers, fine dining, free parking, or hidden gems, Your Local Cousin has you covered. Your Local Cousin is there to remotely guide you to the best of the best so that you can maximize your time.
Visit YourLocalCousin.com to search for trusted, local experts by location. Every expert’s profile tells you what he or she can advise you on (cooking classes, festivals, concerts, walking tours, burgers, coffee, clubbing, etc), what types of travelers they typically work with (Expats, budget travelers, students, backpacker, etc), the languages they speak, their profession, and their hometown.
It’s up to the traveler to pick the best Local Cousin for them. The traveler then chooses their preferred form of communication – call, text, email, or Skype. Then they describe how they travel and they share their trip details. Based on this info, the Local Cousin delivers customized recommendations. It’s a simple and affordable way to make any travel experience better.
Aarti Kanodia, Riddhi Jhunjhunwala, and Kunal Jain founded Your Local Cousin in February 2015. This shared economy company is based in New York, New York and it’s thriving. Your Local Cousin works with a worldwide network of local experts in over 80 countries and over 200 cities.
Currently Your Local Cousin only focuses on travel advice, but they hope to provide on-demand advice for everything in the future. Now is a great time to get your foot in the door and build your profile and ratings!
To ensure that all advice is from a legitimate local, Your Local Cousin requires that you either live in the city where you give advice or at least have strong ties like owning a business or a home. Strong English language skills are also highly encouraged.
If you meet these requirements, apply online to become a Local Cousin. Once selected, create a profile, add photos, manage your schedule, and update your information. You will be notified when a traveler wants to speak with you.
Your Local Cousin charges travelers $10 for up to 3 questions and detailed answers, $10 for custom maps, $15 to text a local up to 20 questions, $15 to speak with a local, and $25-$60 for custom itineraries. All payments are made upfront and it’s totally affordable.
Local Cousins, you get paid once all communications and conversations are successfully completed. The more advice you supply, the more you get paid. You may not be able to quit your day job, but you can certainly earn a bit of money by helping others experience your city.
The beauty of this job is that it is a totally flexible job where you can literally work while on the go or from the comfort of your own couch while wearing your pajamas. Everything is done online or by phone – you never have to interact with travelers in person. In fact, Your Local Cousin discourages you from ever meeting travelers.
For travelers, Your Local Cousin is one of the best ways to get the inside scoop on where you should go and what you should do in a new destination. For Local Cousins, this is a fantastic way to make money by sharing your knowledge about your hometown. In return for connecting the local and the traveler, Your Local Cousin takes a 30% commission on each transaction. Everyone comes out ahead when they use Your Local Cousin.
Your Local Cousin is creating a community of travelers around the world. Are you ready to sign up for Your Local Cousin? Try it today.
Quick Facts About Your Local Cousin
Year Founded: 2015
Headquarters: New York, New York
Description: Connects travelers with local experts who can help them plan their trip by making personalized recommendations
Local Cousin Requirements: English Language Skills, Must live or have some solid connection to location where they provide advice
Pay: Approximately $100-$200 per month