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Minimalist Journeys is a lifestyle and travel blog focused on simple living and sustainable travel. We offer practical advice, and tried and tested tools to people who want to

  • (re)gain control of their life/money/time and pursue what truly matters to them;
  • travel independently and affordably, with respect for the environment and the communities they visit.

With a combined corporate experience of more than 20 years in product management and management consulting, it may not come as a surprise that we research before we buy and critically assess products and services we come across.

As minimalists, our possessions are limited to those that give us true value. What we own and use every day has been carefully researched and is undergoing long-term testing. Likewise, as experiences are more important to us than material items, we are very tuned in to what does (and does not) comprise a good service experience.

We enjoy telling others about service experiences that exceeded our expectations or products that stand the test of time. After all, why keep something great to ourselves? Vice versa, when products or services fall short, we know what can be improved upon.

So, how may what we do be applicable to you and how can we work together? There are a number of ways we can add value to your business (and at the same time help our audience).

Minimalist Journeys have adopted the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment
Minimalist Journeys have adopted the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment
Minimalist Journeys support the Tiaki Promise
Minimalist Journeys support the Tiaki Promise

Product and Services related Consulting

We are interested in working with organisations which offer products and services that help our audience simplify their lives/finances and/or travel more sustainably, and who continuously seek to improve their offering.

Products

As long-term users of high-quality, technical clothing; light-weight, multi-functional travel gear, and a multitude of apps, we provide constructive feedback on the pros and cons of your product (especially in comparison with competitor products), and ideas for product improvements.

Minimalist Journeys accepts sample products on a select basis, but only when we know we can utilize the product and seamlessly integrate coverage (probably in a product round-up post) on our site.

Services

As full-time travelers who write about their experiences, we have used a broad range of transport and activities providers, and have stayed in hundreds of accommodations over the years. Being short-term rental accommodation providers ourselves, we also understand the host’s perspective. We therefore believe we can comment on your service with a degree of authority. We offer independent, honest, professional appraisals of tourism industry services to help providers create an even better experience for their guests. 

Whether your product or service has been around for a while or has not been launched yet, we can provide valuable input. If your product/s or service/s could use a professional, unbiased assessment please get in touch.

Our unbiased, professional assessment helps you take your product or service to the next level | Photo by Rawpixel
Our unbiased, professional assessment helps you take your product or service to the next level | Photo by Rawpixel

Freelance Writing

We write articles not just for our own website but also contribute to other print/online publications.

Keen to further develop our portfolio, we are looking for collaborations with print/online publications wanting to feature and tourism industry participants wanting to showcase travel experiences (products/services) that take a holistic and inclusive approach to the environment and local community they operate in.

Let us write about your sustainable tourism product or service | Photo by Pexels on Pixabay
Let us write about your sustainable tourism product or service | Photo by Pexels on Pixabay

Affiliate Marketing and Advertising

We are open to exploring affiliate marketing and advertising opportunities that are aligned with Minimalist Journey’s philosophy of experiencing more by living with less. In the first instance, these are products and services we already use – from the gear and apps we use to tourism industry services, including online booking platforms, accommodation or transport providers as well as tour operators.

We only work with organisations which offer products and services we have used and are happy to recommend to our growing readership. If you believe your product or service might suit our audience please get in touch. While we are always scanning the market for products and services that better meet our (and our audience’s) needs, we may not be aware of your offering.

Broaden your customer reach with affiliate links and/or advertising space on our website | Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash
Broaden your customer reach with affiliate links and/or advertising space on our website | Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash

Affiliate Program Management

We help small business merchants through our proactive affiliate program management system and networks. Affiliates, like ourselves, are independent online marketers who, for a commission, promote products or services sold by merchants.

Small businesses do not always have the resources or experience to effectively grow affiliate programs, which is where outsourced program managers like ourselves can add value. If you are a small business interested in broadening your customer reach with your own affiliate marketing program please get in touch.

Last updated 19 February 2019

What’s next?

If you would like to explore any of the above opportunities we would love to hear from you. Please contact us today.

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Work with us at Minimalist Journeys
Work with us at Minimalist Journeys
Work with us at Minimalist Journeys

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