Our Attendee Spotlight is:
Tourism Exposed by Kimberly Ramsawak
What do you hope to experience at Blogging While Brown 2014?
I hope to learn more about how to transform my blog into a business, including traffic generation and email list building, branding and monetization.
Why did you decide to start a blog?
I love the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. I don’t think any other industry could’ve allowed me the chance to travel and see the world and meet so many fascinating people, all the while growing my professional career quicker than I ever thought would be possible.
However, this industry get’s a bad rap and I take it personally. They are a lot of people out there who think that this industry is for those who can’t get a “real job” in a “real industry” or that the industry doesn't offer good salaries or that the only jobs are in hotels, airlines and travel agencies.
In an effort to give back to this industry that has given me so much, I’ve created this blog to help students and career changers who are interested in this industry learn about what this industry has to offer and how to always push themselves to succeed in this industry, take big risks and go after the career success they desire and deserve.
When people come to your blog, what will they find?
Tourism Exposed is a community focused on career development for students, recent college graduates and career changers interested in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, where they'll get proven strategies, tactics and tools. I’ll cut through the fluff, and show exactly what works and how they can start doing it to find and land their travel, tourism and hospitality dream job.
What is your promise to the people who visit your blog?
The promise I make to people who visit my blog is that they will learn how to find their dream jobs in travel, tourism hospitality in months instead of years.
Who are your blogging heroes?
Do you need something from your fellow bloggers to take your blogging to the next level?
I would like to have the opportunity to guest blog or be a guest contributor on blogs that are appropriate to my niche (i.e., travel, tourism, careers, self-help).
What do you have to offer blogger to take them to the next level?
Regarding my niche, I believe smart people who want to become successful travel, tourism and hospitality professionals must learn about the unknown career opportunities that are available and how to use hidden job search strategies to get out of their rut, find their dream jobs and take control of their future. I provide not just tactics, but the strategy behind the tactics needed to break into the travel, tourism and hospitality industry quickly.
Regarding overall blogging I can offer editing, proofreading services.
What are your top tips for bloggers?
1) Promoting your blog and blog posts are 80% of the work, while writing content is 20%.
2) Create a writing schedule and stick to it, whether it's daily, weekly, etc.
Where do you see you and your blog in 5 years?
In 5 years I see myself known as the definitive expert on career development in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. My blog, Tourism Exposed, will be the leading resource for the overall industry as well as for colleges and universities that offer travel, tourism and hospitality programs. Students and career changers will use Tourism Exposed as their only resource to help them find their dream jobs in the industry.
Tourism Exposed will be a successful business for myself and for my family, in which it will provide 100% financial support.