Our product: smartphone guide
We have developed free SmartGuide platform (see www.smart-guide.org) that makes it super easy for tourist attractions such as cities, parks, zoos, etc. to prepare a professional smartphone audioguide for their visitors. If an attraction has existing content with some recommended walking tour, photos and descriptions of points of interest, we simply turn it into a modern app that guides visitors around using GPS. The app supports various languages.
Our goal: build worldwide franchise
We are from The Czech Republic and have customers here, but we want to scale internationally and are looking for franchise business partners that will spread our product in their countries, because it is much easier when a person speaks local language and knows local circumstances. We plan to hire one franchise partner per country (large countries like India may have several partners covering regions)
Your job: business development
Selected Franchise Partner (you) will do the following:
Contact (assume mostly by phone and email) most interesting tourist attractions in their country/region and offer to their marketing / responsible person SmartGuide solution
When attractions are interested, you will gather from the attraction materials required to produce the guided tour (track with points of interest, texts, photos) and send to SmartGuide.
Together we will produce audio based on the texts (we can take care of English, for local languages you will find a freelancer on UpWork who can record it)
SmartGuide will publish the tour on our platform
You will get back to the attraction and explain how they should promote it
Upon hiring, we will share with you a full pack of documents and templates to use (template emails, contracts, presentations, FAQs etc)
Our business model: we offer freemium product
While our platform is free of charge to use for anyone who provides full quality content (including audio), we offer (via you) extra paid services, such as translations of tours into various languages, preparation of tour materials etc. If the attraction offers SmartGuide to visitors for free, it costs them nothing and for us it serves as a commercial. If attractions sell guide to visitors, we take 40% revenue share.
Your compensation: fully based on your results
We want to ensure our interests are aligned and we build long term partnerships with you. Therefore we will compensate you with a 50% profit share from both extra services (for example extra language translations) and from revenue share that we get from paying users, without upper limit. We will cover initial costs so you don’t pay anything, just your local calls to attractions.
We will pay you on a monthly basis.
How we work together: long term partners
We are serious about business. Our CEO has Harvard MBA, COO exited a successful startup to a major American technology company and CTO has many years experience in leading development teams.
We really want you to be our strategic partner and you will have large competences what to do in your country/regions of responsibility. You are also allowed to subcontract further people to work for you on this, as long as you guarantee of quality and professionalism.
We will not hire other franchise partner in your country/region so you have full opportunity. If we see you are not active / show no results, we reserve the right to terminate our cooperation.
Looking forward to working together
Sales Compensation Example
Attraction size (yearly number of visitors): 250 000
Profit from sold services (text translation, audio recording, gps recording): 300 EUR
Your compensation: 50% out of 300=150 EUR
Profit from sold guides:
Assumption: 3% of travelers buy audio guides together with entrance ticket yearly at 4 EUR/guide which results in 250 000*3%*4=30 000 EUR yearly revenues
SmartGuide profit: 40 % out of 30 000 minus tax = assuming 10 000 EUR
Your compensation: 50% out of 10 000 = 5 000 EUR/year
=> Total compensation per this attraction per year: 5 500 EUR (458 EUR/month)
This is only one attraction. If you sell services to more attraction, you earn more.