Hi there Black Hatters, I have been working on a portal that provides an opportunity where every traveler can get a tour guide in the country he travels to. I have been working on some super cool features to add on the portal – The plan is to get 1 Million Users on my portal in 2-3 months time. · You can use the portal to post an interest that let’s say you are traveling to the Maldives & you need someone to guide you there & plan your trip – You can just post it as a project & all the local guides there can put their offers. · It also gives you an opportunity to add up all the countries & cities you have traveled so far & represented it in a nice way so it can be shared easily on Facebook & Instagram. It will allow everyone to showcase their travel history & when other people watch it – It can give us more & more signups. · The added social wall feature let travelers and locals share their experience with that place. It also supports interaction as on social media – travelers & locals can like and comment on the travel encounters shared on the social wall. The social wall also gives much of the information if you’re visiting to plan that place. · The top travelers feature on the main page of our website. The most traveled person on the basis of the travel history is who we call the top traveler. Top 5 travelers are featured along with their traveling percentile and number of countries/cities they have traveled so far. We plan to send presents from our portal to these top travelers in the world & each country. It can develop a sense of competition among them. · Since now we are allowing everyone to create their own profile – We plan to let people give feedback to the profile owners. I highly believe that feedbacks allow us to improve ourselves & be more adaptive. This way others can post positive/negative feedbacks to the travelers anonymously or with their Facebook profiles & it will be up to the profile owner if he wants to approve them or not. · We plan to add an ask a question button so everyone can anonymously ask the questions from the travelers & they can respond to them on their profile as well (up to them). We are focusing on the fact that the questions are travel related. ·We plan to add a feature where every traveler & local guide can write their travel goals & mark them completed once they have done it. Write their travel diaries which then will be posted on the added social wall of each city (if relevant). I think that this idea has great potential & can turn out as bookings & Airbnb. It can also create mass employments in tourist friendly countries. It will also help the travelers to know different cultures in a better way. I hired a couple of developers & an operation manager to execute this entire project & build it all lightning fast. We are half way done & added up most of the features on the portal already. It has let’s say costed me over 10K USD so far. Now for the marketing side, I plan to do the followings · Hire Social Influencers in the travel niche. I plan to spend 20K USD in the first month when I launch this project. · Do crazy nice SEO as the niche is too vast – We can target every city in the world & millions of keywords. I slowly plan to develop it over with SEO. In the first go, I am buying Editorial posts & nice diversity packs for over 1000 keywords. I have 2 guys doing ON-PAGE SEO for everything on our portal. I plan to spend 30K USD for the SEO in the first month after the launch. · I have asked the developers to scrape data from competitors & automatically post them on our portal – Let's say data of all the tour guides & travelers we can find on our competitors' websites & then sending them emails to welcome on our portal. · I am doing small paid ads – Let's say 100$ everyday & will keep it running for a long time focusing on the features that can build us users base. We are also managing our Social Media profiles in a very nice way – Hired a creative designer to keep the followers engaged. · I am training a business development guy to reach all the relevant businesses if they are interested in doing a Joint Venture with us. · I plan to develop some affiliate programs but that I am still imagining how to execute it successfully. I plan to keep everyone posted about everything I do on the portal. The development & the marketing side of it. If you think you can add valuable feedback – you can post below & suggest me different ways of doing it.