Frequently Asked Questions
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What does Yakondi mean?
Yakondi is derived from the African name Jakodi, which originates from the Old Gaelic name "O Cuidighthigh". That means "descendant of the helpful one". The spirit of Yakondi is to share travel advice with other people, give helpful information and support to other travellers. You are a descendant of the helpful one - you are Yakondi!
How does yakondi work ?
You can find detailed information about how it works here Here
What is the value of Yakondi?
Yakondi is a travel platform, which brings travellers together from all over the world. It's nearly impossible to have new and exciting experiences just by following the mainstream travel advice you find online. A better option is to get insights from locals and travellers who explored the region and know it well. Yakondi enables you to get in touch with travellers with similar interests and travel style as yours.
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How can I benefit from Yakondi?
On one hand, Yakondi can be used as a travel inspiration and planning tool for your next trip; on the other hand, it can also be way for you to help other travelers with your expertise, and in turn earn some money for your next travels.
Is it free to sign up?
It's free to sign up, so if you are an adviser you don't have to pay anything and can even earn some money helping other travellers.
Is the chat free ?
Yes, in the beginning there is mostly a short chat so people can find out if the adviser got the information the traveler is looking for. As a next step the traveler can schedule a call with the adviser, to get individual advice for his journey. Yes, most conversations start as a friendly chat between the traveller and the adviser. If the traveller feels the adviser has expert information about a destination, the next step is to schedule a call, have a real chat, and get all the advice for his/her journey.
How much I have to pay to get advice from a travel adviser?
It depends if the adviser has activated paid or free advice. If he have activated paid advice you would have to pay 10$ per 20 minutes for the advisers efforts.
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How I become an adviser
You just need to sign up and complete your profile. After that, you can activate yourself as a travel adviser. You can also find more detailed information about how to become a travel adviser here
I have signed up as a travel adviser, what's next?
The most important thing to get started is to promote your travel adviser in any channels you know. You can share your travel adviser profile on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. You can also go into travel groups or forums and post your travel adviser link. The more people you have viewing your profile, the more chances you have to get booked more often.
Can I earn money with Yakondi?
We know that your time and advice is precious, so you will get paid, if you choose give paid advice. For a 20-minute video call, where you advise, you will receive $8 USD. You can request a payout through the dashboard at any time. We can transfer your money via PayPal, bank transfer and several other ways. So you can earn a good amount of income from home or on the road. The more travellers you advise, the faster you will be on the other side of the world, experience cultures and follow your passion.
How much money do people earn on average?
It really depends on how many requests you receive. At this level it won't be enough to consider it as a full time job, but if you promote your travel adviser profile well, it can help you to finance your next travels.
I didn't receive any requests, what should I do?
If you don't get any requests you should promote your travel adviser in any channels you know. You can share your travel adviser profile on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. You also can go into travel groups or forums and post your travel adviser link. The more people you have viewing your profile, the more chances you have to get booked more often. A very easy way to get more attention is to create a introduction video or write a travel blog post.
I have a regular job, how much commitment is necessary?
Yakondi is not like a full time job, it is more like a hobby, which help you to make some extra money for your next travels. You can always decide if you accept or reject a request or if you would like to take a break. You are in control.
Can I get more involved in the Yakondi team?
The Yakondi team is always looking for motivated people to help improve the travel platform with new innovations and spread travel love. If you would like to join the team please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
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What is a public trip?
A public trip is a planned trip created by a traveler which includes the desired destination, budget and date. The trip is visible to everyone. The travel adviser can then create a pitch for the public trip with details about accommodation, flights, tours and local experiences.
Is it free to create a public trip?
Yes, it is free to create a public trip and receive suggestions from the travel advisers. When you can decide to talk to the travel adviser afterwards to get even more details, and can book a call with him/her - but this is up to you.
What I get from pitching for a public trip?
When you pitch your suggestions to a public trip you can get reviews for your travel adviser account, which helps you to get booked for advice more often.