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Get paid to tell your story

Join the Creators team

It's time to inspire others to go further.

We’re looking to expand our creative community around the world, so we’re now accepting applications from talented contributors.

Be a digital storyteller.

What you get

By becoming a Creator, you'll join the wider Smaller Earth family, a group of travel enthusiasts who share a strong belief in cultural exchange and travel.

Benefits include:

  • An opportunity to build your online portfolio with one of the biggest cultural exchange business

  • Exposure on a high domain authority travel site (with backlinks to your site allowed)

  • Reaching a new audience with your work

  • Shares of your content/accounts on our social media

  • £25 per accepted article (paid after every 4 articles)

How it Works

You'll liaise directly with our Global Marketing Team, who will work with you on creative briefs for our two main brand websites; Smaller Earth and Camp Leaders.

Smaller Earth

Focused on broader travel articles, as well as a big focus on self-development. Areas include:

  • Self-development through travel /
  • cultural exchange /
  • Working abroad
  • Budget travel
  • Solo travel
  • LGBTQ+ travel

Camp Leaders

Our flagship summer camp brand, with content heavily focused on, you guessed it, America. Areas include:

  • Summer camp
  • Work & travel in America
  • Stories and experiences / City specific (in particular, '48 hours in ' & 'Free Things to Do in' titles)

Who we're looking for

  • Have been on Smaller Earth programs or similar cultural exchange programs.
  • Are experienced world travellers.
  • Have a portfolio or sample of live, creative work they've done in the past (URLs required)
What we're looking for

We’re looking for genuine, original content that highlights the benefits of travel and inspires people to go further.

  • Is positive, honest, and insightful.

  • Tells an interesting story about a travel experience, activity, landmark, resource, etc.

  • Contains helpful information about what to expect from transit, accommodation, restaurants/food, etc in a destination.

  • Contains good visual content wherever possible.

  • 800 - 1200 word articles, however, we are more focused on the quality of content and storytelling, rather than an exact word count.

  • It should also follow the guidelines listed in the Smaller Earth Content Guide.

Become a Creator