Have you just returned from Central Florida and want to let everyone know how your trip went? Did you have a memorable experience at the theme parks that you want to share? Or, do you have a passion for Orlando and are looking for a huge audience to share your knowledge or projects with?
If so, OI Share might be perfect for you!
Our site is growing by leaps and bounds – in 2011 we had 600,000 pageviews, in 2012 that number jumped to 1.9 million, and in 2013 our pageviews grew another 189% to 5.5 million! In all, over one million families visited our site last year looking for help with planning their Orlando vacations. When you share with us, you could potentially be sharing with tens of thousands of Orlando and theme park fans.
Learn about sharing your story and contributing to our site
OrlandoInformer.com is always keeping an eye out for great new content to publish on our site. One of the best resources for original ideas and compelling stories is our growing community of readers and subscribers. With this in mind,
I invite you to share your story!
You don’t need to know how to publish on a blog or anything fancy like that. You just need to have a good story to tell about Central Florida and a desire to share that story with over 50,000 unique OrlandoInformer.com visitors per week.
Here are some ideas of what you can contribute:
- Restaurant, hotel, and attraction reviews
- Tips on how to save time or money while visiting Orlando
- The inside scoop on a news story or big announcement
- Retrospective on a closed venue
- Top 10 lists (example: Top 10 things to do in Orlando on a rainy day)
- And of course the ever-popular trip report is always awesome!
Do you have several stories to tell? Then you could become a regular OI contributor, and we will pay you! Keep reading to learn more.
Can I really write about anything? The sky is pretty much the limit. Your topic just needs to somehow relate to Central Florida tourism.
Do I need to live in Orlando? Not at all. In fact, depending on what you are writing about, it would even be okay if you had never even been here!
Do I need to have my own website to contribute? No, you definitely do not.
If I have my own website, can I link back to it? Absolutely! I encourage it.
Can I post content that I have already posted on another site? This usually isn’t a problem.
What’s in it for me? Three fantastic things are in it for you:
- First, sharing your story with other OI members is a powerful way to help others. Many people visiting Orlando are coming for the first time, or they are visiting a new venue for the first time, and it can be daunting. Your story can provide support, confidence, and hopefully help others save a little time and money along the way.
- Second, sharing your story can be an enriching experience. Useful advice is appreciated by all, and by contributing to OI you get a chance to offer your personal insight and interact with other OI members. Ultimately, this can be very rewarding for you.
- Third, sharing your story is a great way to support OrlandoInformer.com without having to buy one of our access plans (although they are an incredible value!).
Get paid while gaining exposure for your own site and social networks
Are you a serious writer who wants to share multiple stories with us? Do you like the idea of displaying your insight, expertise, and enthusiasm to over 20,000 unique OI readers each week? That is great, because we are often looking for new contributors, and we will pay you up to $40 per post for the content you produce. We also commission projects from time to time that have paid over $500. In addition to getting paid, we encourage all of our contributors to link back to their own sites and social networks.
Keep in mind that contributors do not necessarily have to write about Orlando’s theme parks. As long as (1) your content is original, (2) you can make your stories come to life with amazing photos, and (3) what you write is somehow related to Central Florida tourism, we will likely be happy to publish you. One restriction: OI contributors must be 21 or older.
Julie (OI username Jewels) is one of our first contributors. Here are a few words she wrote about working with us:
I have and endless Love for Orlando and Universal, but no real outlet to share my passion, until I found the OrlandoInformer.com. Dan has created such an amazing site for fans like myself and for people thinking of visiting/wanting to find out information about the area. When Dan asked me if I would like to contribute to the site I was honored! To be apart of such an awesome community and to be able to share about something I have such an interest in was so exciting! Dan is excellent to work with, keeping in touch and always making sure to help me if I had any questions along the way.
To see what OI contributor Julie has written for us, click here (the link will open in a new window). To learn a little more about OrlandoInformer.com before contacting us to become a contributor, click here (that link will also open up in a new window).
All active OI contributors also get complimentary access to the OI Universal Center and can join our community in the OI Forum!
How does it all sound?
Hopefully it is sounding pretty dang good. And remember, you don’t need to have any website or blogging experience — you just need to know how to put your words down in an email and attach photos.
To get started, complete the contact form below.
Thank you for your time and interest!
Owner & Editor