You have a blog that offers travel advice and tips, as well as interesting stories about the places you have lived in and/or visited. You monetize your blog through ad network, affiliate links, sponsored post and so on.
Nowadays, there is an app for everything and more and more people are shifting their travel planning from web to mobile, increasingly relying on mobile apps as their primary tool for all travel-related activities, from booking trips to planning daily itineraries to exploring destinations. In 2015, iTunes App Store revenue reached over $20 billion, up 40% from the previous year, and it is estimated that Google Play revenue for the same period totaled over $11 billion.
Are you still invisible in the app economy? If so, you are missing out on a huge income opportunity for your blog.
GPSmyCity is a pioneer in transforming travel blogs from static web pages to GPS-powered mobile apps. Our Blog2App platform makes it possible so you don't have to possess any programming skills. We help travel bloggers monetize their blogs on iTunes App Store and Google Play, and thus participate in the burgeoning App Economy.
Our innovative technology, Blog2App Platform, converts your blog posts from static web pages into GPS-powered mobile application software, also known as mobile apps. The converted mobile apps can be downloaded onto mobile phones and tablets. Travelers can then read your articles on their mobile devices as if they were reading them on your website, but that is where the similarity stops. There are some major benefits for those using a travel article app on a mobile phone or tablet.
i) Read offline. An article app can be read offline, e.g. on an airplane or carried around while sightseeing. This means no more boring hours on a plane because now travelers can read about their favored destinations and plan their trips accordingly. And later, instead of trying to recall what's been said about this or that attraction on your website, they can simply read about it while standing right in front of it.
ii) Get travel directions. This is the most exciting part of using an article app. While a travel article app can be downloaded onto a mobile device for free, readers have the option to upgrade it by paying a small fee to bind the article to an offline map and a GPS navigation engine. Once upgraded, your article is empowered with GPS navigator. Now, if the readers want to visit that same landmark you have eloquently described in your article or a hidden gem you have stumbled upon, or some amazing restaurant you have discovered, they can easily do so by simply clicking a “Go There” button next to the attraction name in the article and have a travel route plotted on an offline map to that particular place (be it on foot, by car or bicycle). The converted travel article app works offline, so there is no need for data plan or roaming – perfect for travelers!
There is no fee for using Blog2App platform to publish articles on iTunes App Store and Google Play. We work with travel bloggers on a revenue share basis. The income from the article app upgrade described previously is shared between blogger and GPSmyCity. As a blogger, you receive 70% of the article net sales, which is the article gross sales income less the commission fee charged by iTunes App Store or Google Play and the cost of a third party offline map.
The income you earn on iTunes App Store and Google Play is completely complementary to the current income from your blog site. No additional writing is required for converting your travel articles into mobile apps and selling them on iTunes App Store and Google Play. We work with your existing blog content so you can start earning right away.
You retain full ownership of your blog content. You grant GPSmyCity exclusive rights to convert your blog posts into mobile apps and publish them on iTunes App Store and Google Play. We require exclusive rights to avoid duplicate publications on the app stores which is prohibited by both Apple and Google. Should you not be satisfied with our service, you can terminate your author account any time and all intellectual rights over your articles will be reverted back to you. Please see the complete terms and conditions here.
Publishing your blog article is extremely easy. Since we work with your existing posts, no additional writing is necessary. Moreover, our staff can upload your blog posts into the system for conversion on your behalf free of charge. Yes, that's right. We can do all the leg work for you. Just let us know if you need our assistance.
GPSmyCity has been publishing city guide apps on iTunes App Store since 2009 and on Google Play since 2013. GPSmyCity is the largest publisher of self-guided walking tour apps on iTunes App Store and Google Play, offering mobile city guide apps to over 700 cities worldwide. Our walking tour apps have recorded over 12 million downloads since 2009. See what the press say about GPSmyCity.
"GPSMyCity is not just a fun way to earn money with my blog, it has become my top way I earn money online. Being an article author is so fun to write and I look forward to writing each article. Not only am I an author, I’m also a user of the app. When I travel somewhere new, I love to check out the app and see where I need to go!"
"We have been tremendously happy about our relationship with GPSmyCity and our success monetizing our blogs with the help of your organization."
"I started blogging to document my trips but never thought it would be a way to earn some money. Until GPSmyCity came along. What's great about GPSmyCity is that I did not have to write specifically for them, but could just submit my existing blog posts. The GPSmyCity website for contributors makes it very easy to submit articles. Plus the team is also very responsive and within a few days the approved articles are converted to apps! Thank you very much GPSmyCity for the opportunity to contribute!"
"Over the past few years we have had a great experience with GPSMyCity. As we do a lot of city based articles it was a natural fit to have them placed in GPSMyCity. They are well received by their growing community and in turn we are compensated nicely for our efforts. It is very easy to work with GPSMyCity and we look forward to partnering with them for many years to come."
"I have been working with GPSmyCity for three years and it has been a very happy collaboration. Not only has it given me a focus for my blogging it also provides a regular monthly income. Over 100 of my travel guided articles are available on their website which is a great showcase for my own website. Clear guidelines, prompt responses to queries and a website that makes it easy to track the progress of my articles enhance our very good working relationship."
"Working with GPSmyCity is an exciting new way to grow and serve our audience while adding revenue to our business."
"As a travel writer, sharing my blog posts with GPSMyCity is not only a great way to make a little extra cash to fund my travels, but to share wonderful cities and towns which otherwise might not receive the acknowledgment they deserve."
"GPSMyCity is a great avenue for monetizing our blog. I have been a participating author for the last few years and I have been able to increase my revenues every month. As a result, I have been able to add upgrades to my site which in turn should manifest on itself. The company representative I work with is extremely responsive. It only takes a few clicks to submit an article, and the programmers do the rest. I'm happy to have a recurring income on my blog."
The Blog2App platform is open to travel bloggers on an invitation basis. If you are a travel blogger and have been contacted by GPSmyCity staff or are a Blog2App ambassador, please read the Frequently Asked Questions and then click the “Register A FREE Author Account” link below to get started.