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@maptheunknown We suggest creating content that solves a problem you have or have had.
This is what we’ve done in general with our website. We’re both detail orientated people (IT consultant and project manager) so when traveling we found that the city guides we found online were usually lacking in detail and we still spent hours putting together a map and itinerary with all of the information we wanted (history, hours, cost, location, etc.). It made sense to us to publish this information for other travelers like us in our own city guides.
We did the same with house sitting. When we first looked into house sitting (2014/2015) the information we found was pretty surface level and definitely full of headlines that promised glamour and free accommodation. As most of us on this forum know, that’s not a full/transparent perspective. House sitting comes with responsibility, dedication, and hard work.
Our problem was that we wanted to know what house sitting was, would we be good at it, how to apply for a sit, how to find a good sit, and how to get good reviews/do a good job.
From what we found online, even the most comprehensive articles and guides on house sitting didn’t tell us the honest details we needed to know. So, we created our own ‘Ultimate House Sitting Guide’. It’s a 6-part series that covers everything we just mentioned, plus our own experiences, funny stories, and lessons learned. It’s honest and doesn’t sugar coat everything, because house sitting isn’t necessarily for everyone.
The first step to good content is creating something on a topic you’re familiar with and solving a problem. So, what problem do you have or did have that you could help others by solving or giving an answer to?
Next step would be where are you hosting the video content? Note a huge surprise, but we think YouTube is becoming the search engine of video content the way Google became the search engine of websites. If you want your videos to be found, you have to do more than just create quality content, be sure to do a bit of research on SEO and tagging for them