→ Go to www.withlocals.com and click (sign up)
→ Sign up through: Facebook, Google or with an email and password
Become a host
→ Once you set up your profile, click on your icon and go to the right-hand-side pull-down menu, click ‘Become a host’
→ Select the country and city that you live and would like to do tours
→ Proceed to fill out the form which will take you to your profile
Already spoken to a team-member via video call? Our team will approve your host profile after the interview, and let you know about the next steps via email.
→ Once your host profile is approved, you can proceed to fill it out [go to ‘Edit profile’ on drop-down menu]
→ Fill in all the sections:
You can check out this video to see how to create your profile!
The first impression matters. Let guests see how cool you are through your profile picture!
Tell us about yourself and your passions summed up in a few easy sentences. On your teaser, make people want to know more about you.
Eg: A vegabond that loves to discover other cultures and particularly getting to know the people inside different countries. If I am not riding around on my bicycle, I am properly enjoying a delicious tapa and glass of wine somewhere.
Tell us your story and other details that the guest might find relatable at the moment of picking their perfect host. Make it interesting and not sales-y.
Eg: I am a local to Madrid and know the city inside and out. I studied history and archaeology which allowed me to learn more about my beautiful country and its history. My idea of the perfect day would be sitting on the terrace, soaking up the sun while reading books. Then when I have finished reading I love to go and socialize with my friends in the city, we are always discovering amazing places to eat and drink (I know some of the really secret spots not in the guide book). My other passion is music, I teach guitar to kids when I am not showing people around my city.
Your host tagline
How would you describe yourself? Write it down in this section. You must put here: The [adjective] [noun]
Eg: The Friendly Guitarist, The Happy Historian, The Chatty Explorer, etc.
Please tick the box of every language you feel confident to lead a tour in!
Time for you to select your main passions. These will be shown to guests on the website so they can choose hosts that share their passions!
Put your address here; don’t worry, this is never shared with the public. The purpose is for us to verify you as a resident of the city you will be leading the experiences in.
Pick the best way for you to get paid after a tour. We offer cash or bank transfer payments in Europe, and cash or PayPal in our non-European destinations.
Our recommended payment method is bank transfer/PayPal. With this method, guests make the full payment upfront when making the booking, and payments are made automatically to you after a tour is complete.
If you select cash, then the gusts will pay a reservation fee when booking the tour, and pay you the rest directly in cash on the day of the tour.
When choosing the cash option, you will still need to fill in your payment details as they are needed for partner booking payments.
Add your mobile number and email here. They are important for us when we need to get in touch with you and also for the guest to have your number in case they need to reach out, they will only receive your number once their booking is confirmed and paid for.
If you would like to add pictures of your city, you can do that here. This way you can give your guests a sneak peek of your city and your favorite spots (not mandatory).