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Frequently Asked Questions for Writers

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I would like to write roadbooks in French/Spanish or any other language.

The website is in 3 languages (French/English/Spanish), and you can write the roadbook in the language you want. To do so, you just have to add the languages in which you can write roadbooks in your writer profile.

If travellers request a roadbook in a language you have indicated, and on an area you have indicated, you will then be asked to send a proposal for this request.

About ten languages are currently available. We will add more in the future.

What is the average earnings of a roadbook?

RockingTrip is a site that allows travellers to submit their custom travel requests to travel writers (the roadbookers) who will be able to write them a roadbook of tips for their trip.

This roadbook is 100% private and completely custom made. In order to remunerate the writer’s work, the traveller will make a price offer for the amount of the roadbook he wants, the writers are then free to accept it or not.

There is therefore no average remuneration, only those for which you accept to make a roadbook. As a roadbooker (editor) you are the only one in control of your average remuneration.

I’m an writer and I’ve just written a road-book, and I would also like to be able to use RockingTrip on my next trip, is that possible?

Yes! There is only one account on RockingTrip, your writer account also allows you to submit road-book requests to go on a trip.

What are the advantages of becoming a premium roadbooker?

Roadbooker premium status allows you to get paid for your services more quickly and to get extra visibility on the best travel requests. This is a possibility to earn more money with higher quality road-books.

How do I become a premium roadbooker (writer)?

To become a premium roadbooker (writer), you must have written 5 roadbooks that have been fully validated by travellers with a minimum rating of 4.5/5.

How long does it take to receive payment for my writing services?

After final validation of the roadbook and its delivery to the traveller, the maximum period is two months for a non-premium editor and two weeks for a premium editor.

Once the PDF has been created, is there any support to be provided during the trip?

As a roadbooker ( writer ), your job ends with the delivery of the PDF rodbook, containing the full description of the trip. You have no support to provide during the trip.

As we know that some travellers will want on-site assistance during their trip, we have set up a 24-hour travel assistance service. This is an additional service that will be offered to travellers as an option and does not affect your editorial work or your earnings.

How can I be sure to get paid?

Any RoadBook request made by a traveller is accompanied by payment for the RoadBook. During the selection phase, you only have to propose a summary of your offer (in short, explain what can differentiate your proposal from other proposals).

Then, if you are selected, you will write the entire roadbook according to the proposal made, and you are guaranteed to be paid. “Every job deserves a salary” is how we see the relationship between travellers and roadbookers.

From the initial request to its payment after validation, we keep the money to guarantee that you will be paid for the work done.

Can I receive my payments without a Stripe account?

We are currently working with Stripe because it is the best system at the moment, you just need to create a Stripe account so that we can make a secure transfer of your earnings.

There are no plans to use any other system at the moment, as Stripe is one of the few solutions available in almost every country in the world.

If several travellers request almost the same offer, is it possible to send the same roadbook to different people?

We invite you to offer a quality service by responding in a very individual way to the travel requests that will be submitted to you. This is also what will make the difference with other roadbookers in your area. Of course, for each similar roadbook request you don’t have to rewrite everything, but it won’t happen often.

On the other hand, as a roadbooker ( writer ) you have a private database on RockingTrip. All the places, activities, accommodations that you enter… are saved in a 100% private database specific to each roadbooker and not shared between roadbookers.

This means that as more and more roadbooks are written, writing roadbooks will be easier and faster because you will be able to reuse elements from your previous roadbooks.

Can I write roadbooks only on the locations I know?

We do indeed ask writers to be familiar with the area they are going to write about. Knowing the areas you are writing about allows you to offer a quality service to our travellers and to stand out from other roadbookers.

You can add several locations to your profile. It’s now time to show your expertise!

Is there really a market ready to pay for advice that they can get for free online and in travel guides?

This is what we think, based on the experience of our associates specialized in tourism who often have to respond to this type of demand.

Our service is aimed at people who do not find the right advice on forums or guides, or who do not have the time to create their own roadbook, and who want to have totally customised advice end experiences.

On which locations are you looking for roadbookers?

The planet is our playground, so any destinations where you have experience and want to share tips are perfect.

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