Working with Amateur Traveler - Travel for the love of it

There are many different ways to work with Amateur Traveler. Contact Chris if you have questions at host [at]

Podcasts Advertising

Amateur Traveler podcast ads can be baked into a podcast episode when it releases. The typical episode will get around 11K downloads in the first month and 14-15k downloads by the end of the second month. I currently leave in ads for 3 months. 

$300 for a 60 second mid-roll ad, discount to $250 for 4 or more episodes purchased together.

Amateur Traveler is now offering inserted ads into all episodes, new and old. This will allow you to advertise more timely information to the Amateur Traveler listeners. Ads can be pre-recorded although we recommend host read ads. We know that times are hard so, for now, we are offering these discounted terms:

  • pre-roll ads $10 CPM for a 30-second ad
  • pre-roll ads $20 CPM for a 60-second ad
  • mid-roll ad $15 CPM for a 30-second ad
  • midroll ad $25 CPM for a 60-second ad
  • Ads targetted to specific countries or states at the above rates + an additional $10 CPM

Podcast Content

  • I am always looking for new content for the Amateur Traveler on new destinations. Consult my guide to pitch an episode.
  • I can create a white-labeled podcast series for you on your destination or brand. You would own the content of the podcast. You can provide the topics or the guests and I will provide an interview host, creation, editing, consulting on promotion. You can get the benefit of the 1700+ podcast episodes that I have created. You own the content. – $1000 / episode with a minimum of 8 episodes

FAM Trips / Press Trips

I do take a limited number of FAM trips for which I produce a podcast episode or post as appropriate complete with social media promotion.

I do not charge as a rule for participation but I do provide a series of additional content:

  • Provide a custom licensed edited version of a new or old podcast episode without the Amateur Traveler theme song, community news, etc. suitable for company promotion – $500
  • Provide licensed photos for use in company publications and advertising – $20 a photo sample photos from Viking River cruise to Portugal
  • Provide licensed 2 min video – $500 sample video
  • Hotel reviews for each property – $200 per review
  • On location episode of This Week in Travel – $500
  • Additional guaranteed blog posts – inquire

Additional Services

  • Social Media, Content Marketing consulting – $120 / hour
  • Run blogger trip – recruit bloggers using, negotiate and track deliverables – starting at $5000
  • Promote blogger trip and provide camping tracking for blog posts with lite ($19/month) or premium ($49/month) account.

Posts on Your Website

  • Posts by Chris – ~$500 depending on the length.
  • Blog post content package – We identify bloggers, negotiate and track deliverables for a series of articles. – $5000 / 10 blog posts

Guest Posts on Amateur Traveler

I do accept quality guest posts. I charge for no-follow links at $200 per commercial link and do not provide follow links. See my guest post guidelines for details.

Blogger / Social Media Campaigns

  • Run blogger trip – recruit bloggers using, negotiate and track deliverables – starting at $5000
  • Blog post content package, identify bloggers using, negotiate and track deliverables – $5000 / 10 blog posts
  • Tweetups – contact for pricing
  • Instagram takeovers – contact for pricing
  • subscriptions so you can connect with bloggers, starting at $100 a year for BloggerBridge Lite

Hotel / Restaurant / Tour Reviews

I do occasionally review hotels, restaurants or day tours on the Amateur Traveler blog in exchange for a hotel stay, restaurant meal for 2 or tour. I do not as a rule charge any additional fee. All reviews are my honest evaluation.

Book / Gear Reviews

I do the occasional gear review. We are no longer do book reviews at this time.

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